Fine Arts & Crafts Show – Call for Entries

Columbia Festival of the Arts,

Entry Deadline: Mar. 4

10475 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
PHONE (410) 583-5703

Columbia Festival of the Arts’ LakeFest event is returning to the Columbia Lakefront June 14-16, 2024 for a spectacular celebration. Included in this not-to-be-missed free outdoor weekend is our Invitational Fine Arts & Crafts Show along with the live performances from national, regional and local artists on the LakeStage, interactive children’s activities, festival foods, and fun for the entire family!

Our juried, Invitational Fine Arts & Crafts Show is currently seeking artisans with original work, representing a breadth of media including functional and wearable art, to participate in this June 14-16, 2024, free outdoor weekend in Columbia, Maryland.

Deadline:  Entries must be received by Monday, March 4, 2024. Artists accepted to participate will receive invitations via email the week of March 11, 2024.

General Requirements:

  • All artwork entered and included in the show must be the artist’s ORIGINAL work.
  • Entries are reviewed by a panel on the basis of originality and quality of craftsmanship.
  • All artwork must be for sale at the price range indicated on the entry form.
  • Submission of this application constitutes an agreement with all conditions of this show and includes permission to use submitted images of accepted works for publicity purposes.
  • Upon acceptance, as required by Maryland State law, exhibitor names and addresses will be submitted to the Maryland State Tax office. Artists that do not have a Maryland tax number will be issued a temporary permit (at no fee). For additional information, call Maryland State Tax Division at (410) 767-1543.

Event Information:

  • Show Dates & Times: Friday, June 14, 5 – 8 p.m., Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., & Sunday, June 16, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. The show is free to the public to enter.
  • Please note that all artists are required to participate Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during specified hours. No exceptions will be made.
  • The Show Fee is $275 for all 3 days. Fee includes the rental of one (1) NFPA 701 Fire Code Certified 10’x10’ tent and four (4) sides.

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