Artfest 2019 Show Applications are Open!

Happy New Year!

We hope you enjoyed a well-deserved holiday break.

Artfest is ready for the 2019 show season. 2018 was an exciting year for us with the launch of our first Christmas show and we are looking forward to another year of record attendance at our Artfest events. We are committed to working together for every artist’s success.

Application deadlines are earlier this year and start on February 15th. We have ONE easy application for all our shows. A $100 refundable deposit is required for each show. Please submit your application for the following shows as soon as possible, as the jury process is already underway:

  • Artfest Toronto at the Distillery May 18-20, Victoria Day Weekend

  • Artfest Kingston June 29 - July 1, Canada Day Weekend

  • Artfest Toronto at the Distillery Aug 30-Sept 2, Labour Day Weekend

  • Artfest Kingston Christmas Art & Craft Show, Dec 5-8

Application Guidelines and pricing are available here.

ARTFEST SHOW APPLICATION

Lory and the Artfest Team

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Posted on January 4, 2019 .

49th Apparel

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49th Apparel is a Canadian Company that has been designing and producing quality apparel, mainly sleepwear, in a small workshop in Sault Ste. Marie, since 1992. Loving the Northern nature and caring deeply about reducing our footprint on the environment, 49th Apparel's sleepwear for men and women is locally produced with quality natural fabrics and sustainable fashion practices.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Moore Design Bird Feeders

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Moore Design Bird Feeders creates custom designed and hand-built brass and glass bird feeders designed to be window mounted or anchored in your garden, yard or deck. All products are made with the best quality glass and brass purchased from Canadian companies to ensure your bird feeder will keep its strength and integrity over time. Got a bird lover on your list?

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

RJB Infuzion Inc.

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From RJB Infuzion Inc. comes 100% natural healthy dips, made from dehydrated herbs and vegetables. All products are gluten free, sugar free, salt free and MSG free. Perfect for parties and family get togethers.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Mint Jewellery

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Stella Hawkins painstakingly creates silver wire wrapped jewellery pieces with an eye toward both aesthetics and functionality. She holds to strict quality standards for her work that includes balance, quality materials and aesthetic value. At Artfest, Stella will offer on the spot customization of any piece.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

L'art-verre

Stained glass and wood home decor items from Stéphane Lavallée of L'art-verre make beautiful gifts.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Krazy Lady Kreations

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These crazy, colourful, hand-crafted fabric rugs by Krazy Lady Kreations have seven layers of patterned cotton, designed and cut by hand. Each one would be a beautiful and unique additions to any home for everyday use.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Jay Redbird

Jay Redbird is a member of Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve and lives in Toronto and Cape Breton. He is a self taught artist who grew up in the company of renowned artists such as Jackson Bready, Norval Morrisseau, his uncle Leland Bell and his father, Duke Redbird.

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Jay paints legends and dreams that bring to life the animal spirit and and the spirit of creation. He shares his work with all Nations to promote lasting peace and love.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Halina Stopyra

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From a young age, Halina Stopyra has been drawn to the healing arts. This natural inclination led her into a career as a physical therapist and, later in life, as an artist. She has been inspired and influenced by mythology, folk tales and stories, finding familair archetypes thought the ages and acorss the planet. Human faces and forms are the often the focal point of her compositions and, as the intimate self is expansive and flows, her medium is watercolours. A founding artist of Redbird Gallery, Halina splits her time between Toronto and Cape Breton.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Practical Art

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Michael McNeil and Steve Pietens create unique metal artwork that also serve a practical purpose. Artful and decorative products are equipped with hooks, lights, or shelves, which gives each piece a functional purpose beyond aesthetic appeal.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

BOKO

Jacqui Uza has become well known for her hand knit glass beaded purses for brides that are inspired by Victorian, 1920's flapper and Art Deco styles. Designs are based on original era patterns and continues with a new line creating her own vision of these classics. Apart from enhancing any wedding day, these special accessories become heirlooms to be passed down for generations and with monograms your special day lives on forever.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

CocoWix

CocoWix was created from a love for candles, a passion for a healthy home, and a mission to find the most natural, high quality and non-toxic ingredients that support health and well-being. All their candles are made with coconut wax, the most eco-friendly, sustainable, natural, organic wax available. Tastefully fragranced with essential oils, CocoWix candles come in a variety of sizes and a choice of cotton or wooden wicks.

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All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

White Lotus Design

White Lotus Design's line of contemporary jewellery features sculptural wire-woven gemstone necklaces, earrings, rings and cuff bracelets all handcrafted using time-honoured skills. From her home studio in Kitchener, Edina Racz transforms silver wire, sheet metal, stones and glass into wearable art.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Africkville - Chaka Chikodzi

Chaka Chikodzi is an Ontario-based stone sculptor originally from Zimbabwe. He learned the stone sculpting tradition at the age of thirteen under the tutelage of an older brother.

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Chikodzi's work explores the nexus between geological time and human memory that facilitates his conversation with the materiality of the stone. By thinking about the stone as a kind of supernatural material that transports him to future historical moments, Chaka examines the current politics of display in cultures of reception of Zimbabwean stone sculpture.

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All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Urban Nest Decor

Inspired by clean, authentic and modern design, Urban Nest Décor creates personalized and meaningful small batch home décor and gifts. Mindful to creating with quality materials, Urban Nest sources their raw materials from Canadian suppliers that have a dedicated philosophy to protect our natural world.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Truth Belts

Truth Belts knows that fashion doesn’t have to be cruel to be cool. In this day and age, you can be both stylish and ethical. Truth Belts is about high-quality, vegan fashion. Made from "Genuine Non-Leather", there is a Truth Belt for every waist.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Karizma

Charisma is inner style. Find yours with jewelry of hand-painted and patina'd brass, resin, streampunk, wire, natural and crystal beads by Karizma.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Dotti Potts

Ceramic artist Sandra Silberman of Dotti Potts combines modern simplicity with whimsy, producing a range of functional and decorative pieces including tableware, home decor and jewellery, as well as her beloved ‘clay quilts’.

Her material of choice is durable chip-resistant porcelain clay. Dotti Potts are irresistibly tactile, and are meant to be seen and used daily, to create an ongoing experience of delight.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Northern Smittens

Made from upcycled felted wool and cashmere sweaters found in local thrift stores, Northern Smittens are truly one of a kind treasures for you and your home. From just mittens, Northern Smittens has grown to include scarves, blankets and cushion covers.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.