The Artfest Show Application Guidelines
*NEW Application Deadlines- We recommend requesting all of your shows using our ONE Application System.
Artfest Kingston Christmas Art & Craft Show 2019- applications open
Artfest Toronto May 2020- Applications open soon
Artfest Kingston 2020- Applications open soon
Artfest Toronto Fine Art & Craft Show 2020 open soon
Exhibit Fees 2019
Artfest Toronto at the Distillery Spring May 18-20 Victoria Day Weekend, $420 (10x10), $840 (10x20), $525 (6x10 tent included) plus HST, corner fee $50
Artfest Kingston June 29-July 1, Canada Day Weekend, $420 (10x10), $625 (10x15), $840 (10x20) plus HST, no corners available
Artfest Toronto Fine Art Show Aug-30-Sept 2, Labour Day Weekend (four days) $525 (10x10) $625 (6x10 tent included) $1050 (10x20 limited number) plus HST, corner fee $50
Artfest Kingston Christmas Art & Craft Show Dec 7-8, $495 (5x10), $595 (10x10), $575 (5x15), $695 (10x15), $925 (5x20), $1175 (10x20), corner fee $100. plus a new Christmas Makers Markette Section (emerging artists and smaller makers) $250 (5ft round skirted table supplied) or $125 for one day.
Show Payments Schedule
You are required to include a deposit of $100 for EACH show you apply for. Successful applicants will be notified by email following the adjudication process. A secure payment processing link will be included in that email. You are required to submit the balance of your show fee(s) payment within 30 days of your acceptance email to secure your exhibit space. You may pay by Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Paypal, Interac Transfer (email@example.com) or cheque.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
This is a juried art & craft show. If you are not selected to exhibit at the event, a full deposit refund will be issued. If your application is approved for the show, you will be required to pay the balance of the show fee. Refunds are available up to 30 days before the Toronto shows, and 60 days for the Kingston shows. A $50 cancellation fee will be applied.
Only Canadian handmade products will be considered for exhibiting. Artfest Shows are juried art and craft shows. Only the finest artists and artisans offering original work (prints of original works are accepted) will be accepted to exhibit.
Acceptable product categories include: visual art, bodycare, clothing, glass, fashion accessories, gourmet food, jewellery, leather, painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, textile art, toys, wood and other. Candles (excluding the Distillery).
*Please note that the Artfest Toronto August 30- September 2, 2019 show is primarily a Fine Art & Craft Show. The focus of this show is visual art, photography, sculpture, fine craft: glass, pottery, fine jewellery, and gourmet food. Please contact Lory if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
A 10x10 WHITE tent (your own or rented) is required. We provide the 6x10 booth size white tents (Distillery shows only limited number)
Kingston Christmas Show- no tents required. Pipe and drape and 750w electrical is included. AstroTurf floor. No carpet is required.
Two different product categories are permitted in one booth.
Corner booths are available in the Toronto (limited number $50 extra). and Kingston Christmas shows (limited number $100 extra).
We provide and install the weights for the Toronto shows.
You must have Liability Insurance
Complete the online application form (link is below).
NOTE* A $100 deposit for EACH show is required and must accompany your online application (paypal, visa, MC, Amex, Interac Transfer). Deposit refunds will be issued following the final jurying process if your application was not successful.
Submit 5 digital photographs of your product plus a booth photo by email (see details below)
The jurying process is ongoing until the application deadline. You will be notified about your application status as soon as possible. We recommend that you submit your application(s) EARLY.
Successful applicants will be notified by email. You are required to submit your payment balance promptly (within 14 days of notification) to secure your exhibit space. Your space will be re-assigned if we do not receive your payment.
Submit Your Photos
All applicants must submit 5 photos and include a booth design photo (for new Artfest exhibitors only) or proposed drawing.
Photo size Requirements: resolution 300dpi and size 500px wide x any length.
Email your images and type in the Subject line: Artfest Toronto May Images, Artfest Kingston Images, Artfest Toronto Sept Images, or Arfest Kingston Christmas Images. If you are applying to more than one show, then place all images in one email, and type all show names in the email subject line
email images to: email@example.com
Key Points for the Kingston Christmas Show Dec 7-8 to be updated shortly.
Lory’s Cell 705-812-2914
If you have any questions or trouble with the online application form, please contact Lory firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-293-2787 anytime. We will respond promptly.
We respect your privacy and do not share ANY of your personal information that is collected during the application process. Please refer to the contract on the application form for further details.