Park Ave Summer Art Festival

APPLYING ARTISTS

August 1, 2020: 10 am – 6 pm
August 2, 2020: 10 am – 5 pm

An Introduction To The Festival

Celebrating its 44th anniversary, Park Avenue Summer Art Festival is hosted and produced by the Park Avenue Revitalization Committee and Park Avenue Merchants Association!

The festival runs along both sides of Park Avenue, a trendy tree-lined street of historic homes, independent shops and outdoor cafés, for 1¼ miles from Alexander Street to Culver Road. Booths are set up from the curb to the sidewalks, leaving the street open for the estimated 225,000 festival attendees. The street is closed to traffic during the festival hours, but open for vehicles before and after, so that artists may pull up to their booths to load and unload.

The members of the Park Avenue Merchants Association welcomes over 300 juried artisans to join them on Park Avenue to create a festive atmosphere, with live music, activities and food!

  • We use a blind jury process to select artist participants in April!.
  • NO BUY/SELL is permitted.
  • Preferred hotel rates.
  • Drive-up load in and load out.
  • Block Captains to help you as needed!

We invite you to apply to the 2020 Park Avenue Summer Art Festival!

All Applicants

Due to this being a transition year, we ask that all applicants sign up as a new applicant.

DOWNLOAD our categories, timeline & rules sheet.

Juried Art & Craft Show
  • Only those who are the hands-on makers of their work may participate in the Park Ave Summer Art Fest.
  • Review the categories, timeline and rules and select which category you will be applying under.
  • You may apply in more than one category, but they must be related and cohesive, such as glass and jewelry (made of glass only)
  • You need to apply separately, with a separate set of photographs, for each category.
  • If you are the hands-on maker of a body care product  (handmade soaps, lotions, perfumes, etc.) or, handmade packaged food intended for off-premise consumption (Handmade salsa, mustards, jams, etc.) or, packaged/other  (i.e. Henna, candles, books, paper, etc.), you will need to apply for the juried art and craft show.
Important Dates & Fees
TIMELINE FOR 2020 FESTIVAL
March 27 Deadline for Application with application fee ($40)
April 8 First Jury
April 13 Acceptance notices sent
April 27 Late Deadline for Applications with Late Fee ($50)
May 6 Late Jury
May 11 Late Acceptance notices sent
May 15 Deadline for booth fee payment ($280)
June 5 Last Date to Cancel with Refund
July 7 Packets Sent
July 31 Set up for Festival 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm
August 1 Morning set-up for Fest 6:00 am to 9:00 am
August 1 Festival 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
August 2 Morning set-up for Fest 6:00 am to 9:00 am
August 2 Festival 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • $40 non-refundable application fee.
  • $280 booth fee for each 10' x 10' single space. Not to be paid until acceptance into the festival.
  • Double booth is twice the cost of a single.
  • $40 will be an additional cost if you need electricity, not to be paid until acceptance into the festival.
  • $50 non-refundable application fee for those applications sent after March 27, 2020.
  • April 27, 2020: No application will be accepted after this date.
Booth Spaces
  • Booth spaces are 10' x 10'
  • Limited double spaces are available for twice the amount of a single.
  • You may request a general or specific location, but NO GUARANTEES are made that you will be assigned that space. Space assignments are final!
  • You must provide your own tent, tables, electrical cords, etc.
  • Many spaces are not level, SO YOU NEED TO PROVIDE LEVELERS.
  • Be prepared for all weather, with appropriate rain covers, tie-downs and weights.
  • You will need at least a 40lb weight attached to each leg.
  • All tables must be draped to the ground.
  • Boxes and packing crates may not be visible.

Rules
  • All cancellations must be in writing. Cancellations after June 5 are not refundable.
  • No booth-sharing, unless both artists collaborate on the same artwork.
  • You may only display and sell items in the category in which you are entered. Again, ONLY those entered and juried in the Jewelry category may display or sell jewelry. All work must be consistent with the images you presented for the jury.
  • You must be the hands-on creator of everything you are selling.
  • You must personally attend your exhibit, for all hours that the show is open. Any exceptions to this for special reasons must be arranged in advance. Your booth must be open for all hours of the show. (Saturday 10 am—6 pm) & (Sunday 10 am—5 pm).
  • You will be asked to leave the show, without a refund, for selling unauthorized items. You will be banned from all future shows for not following the above rules.
  • You must collect and pay NY State sales tax (currently 8%). You must have a current NY State Sales Tax Certificate of Authority. You must provide us with this number prior to the show and display the certificate in your booth during the show. Failure to do so may result in your removal from the show. If you do not already have a Certificate of Authority, you can obtain one HERE
  • During the show you must display the Registration Certificate you will be given in the front right-hand corner of your booth. You will also need to wear your name tag.
  • A certificate of insurance showing General Liability (including product liability) in the amount of $1,000,000.00 must be included with your application. The Park Avenue Revitalization Committee, Inc. (PARC), 620 Park Avenue #148, Rochester, New York 14607, must be listed as additional insured for the duration of this weekend event on your policy.
  • If you do not have liability insurance the Park Avenue Revitalization Committee can provide you this coverage for an additional fee. Please notify us at parkavefest@gmail.com to request a quote for this insurance.
  • Applications submitted after MARCH 27 MUST include a $50 late fee.
Artist Application Checklist

The following items must be included with your application:

  • Completed Application online at Entrythingy.com
  • Upload your images, three images must be of your work. PLEASE make sure these are close-ups of individual pieces with PLAIN backgrounds. The fourth image must be of your booth – your ENTIRE booth, with no people blocking the view. The fifth image should be of you in your workshop with your work in the process being created; for example, a partially completed item, tools that you use, raw materials, etc.
  • All photos must be under 2MB
  • You must PRINT OUT the application you submitted online and mail it in with the other required items:
  • Self-addressed stamped envelope
  • $40 Application Fee check or copy of PayPal confirmation
Mail Application To

Make checks payable to:
Park Avenue Revitalization Committee
Mail application and checks to:
Park Avenue Revitalization Committee
620 Park Avenue - #148
Rochester, NY 14607