2017 SCITUATE ART FESTIVAL
The Scituate Art Festival is held in the Village of North Scituate, Rhode Island every year on Columbus Day weekend. Our 51st
annual show will be held October 7, 8 and 9, 2017. The hours of operation will be Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm and Monday from 10am-4pm.
The Scituate Art Festival is a favorite New England Fall tradition that draws upwards of 100,000 visitors over the three-day
holiday weekend. We are honored that the readers of 'Rhode Island Monthly' have voted to award us 'Best of Rhode Island' designations six times (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016).
We are still accepting applications for the Art section which includes two-dimensional fine art, photography, sculpture
and non-functional ceramics. We are no longer accepting applications for the Craft section.
Art and craft applicants who applied prior to March 31, 2017 will be notified by May 31, 2017.
We are a juried fine art and craft show. We provide booth space only for the sale of fine art or craft created by the person
exhibiting the work. We do not provide booth space for the resale of work created by others (buy/sell), for the sale of work by
multiple exhibitors (booth sharing) or for any purpose other than the sale of fine art or craft. Artists and craftspeople are
expected to be present at our show throughout the weekend to interact with patrons. A complete list of exhibitor rules is included at the bottom of our online application form.
Our jury is comprised of professional artists and craftspeople as well as members of our Board. Acceptance is based upon the
quality and originality of the work as well as booth presentation. In order to ensure a balanced and varied selection of exhibitors
, we do limit the number of exhibitors accepted in any single media or genre.
Our booth spaces measure 10 feet across by 10 feet deep. Exhibitors provide their own tents and displays. Our booth fee for
the 3-day show is $300. In order to maintain the professional appearance of the booth throughout the show, exhibitors are expected to have a 3-day inventory of work to sell.
HOW TO APPLY: ART EXHIBITORS 2017
Please read all information before submitting an application.
Fine artists, photographers, sculptors and non-functional ceramicists may apply for 2017 as follows:
working in those media may apply to exhibit at our 2017 show by submitting an online application and mailing us a check for the
$300 booth fee. Our application requires uploading five digital images (jpg and no greater than 2MB): four of your work and one
of your booth set up with your work displayed as we could expect it to be presented at our show. Professional booth
appearance is an important part of our jury consideration and the booth image is a strict requirement. Please do not send an
application without a booth image. Once we have received your properly-completed application and a check for your
booth fee, your application will be considered in conformance and ready for consideration by our jury. Jury results will
be sent on a rolling basis until each of these categories has been filled. If you are not accepted, your uncashed check will be
returned to you with your notification. If you would like to apply, please follow this link:
CRAFT APPLICANTS 2017
We are no longer considering craft applications for our 2017 show.
This includes all categories of craft including clothing,
fiber, florals, functional ceramics, furniture, giftware/home accessories, glass, jewelry, leather, musical instruments, personal
care products and wood. Please note also that, by policy, we do not offer exhibitor booth space for the sale of food products.
If you are interested in applying to exhibit at our 2018 show, please check back to our website in early January, 2018 when we
will again be accepting applications in all media categories until our deadline of March 31, 2018.
Although antique vendors are not subject to jury selection, we do require that the quality of items for sale and the appearance
of the booths be in keeping with the professionalism of the Art and Craft sections of our show. The number of spaces in our
Antique section is very limited, and we rarely have an opening. When a spot does become available, we will update this website with that information.
Thank you for your interest in the Scituate Art Festival!