2024 Bel Air Festival for the Arts - Eventeny
2024 Bel Air Festival for the Arts
Starts on Sunday, September 15th, 2024
Bel Air, Maryland, United States
About the event
About the Show - The 2024 Festival show will mark the 57th annual Bel Air Festival for the Arts, sponsored by the Bel Air Recreation Committee. With up to 300 artists, photographers and craftspeople, the show represents one of the largest one-day events in the Mid-Atlantic Region. When is the Show - The 2024 Bel Air Festival for the Arts will be held on September 15, 2024 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Where is the Show - The Bel Air Festival for the Arts will be held in Shamrock Park on 39 Hickory Avenue in Bel Air, Maryland. Shamrock Park is located behind the Bel Air Public Library and the Bel Air Town Hall and Police Headquarters building To Apply - Online Exhibitor Applications for are open now on the festival website at Additional Information - The show includes some of the finest and most unique fine art, photography, and hand-made crafts on the east coast. The Festival features continuous live entertainment on the bandshell stage plus performers roving through the crowds. A wide variety of wonderful foods are available. Profits from food concession sales go directly to benefit Bel Air Parks and Recreation programs. Offering a great opportunity for early holiday shopping, as well as food, entertainment, and activities for the children, the Bel Air Festival for the Arts is an event the entire family will enjoy. Smoking is prohibited anywhere on the Festival grounds. Remember, the Bel Air Festival for the Arts is ALWAYS a "rain or shine" event. The Bel Air Festival for the Arts receives support from the Town of Bel Air and from a Commnity Arts Development Grant from the Harford County Cultural Arts Board.
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Dates
Sep 15, 2024 · 9:00 AM - Sep 15, 2024 · 5:00 PM(GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Parking instructions
Free shuttle bus service provides transportation from the MVA parking lot on Route 24 to the Festival site. All day parking is also available at the Bel Air parking garage across the street from the Festival on Hickory Avenue for a $2.00 donation to the Bel Air Auxiliary Police.
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Health & safety
The Bel Air Festival for the Arts will publish any required COVID or other safety protocols in accordance with all Harford County or State of Maryland Department of Health regulations when received.
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Artists, vendors & exhibitors applications
Interested in applying:
2 active applications
Deadline: Jul 15, 2024 (Deadline passed)
Welcome to the Bel Air Festival for the Arts Exhibitor Application!
 
Only parents, legal guardians or persons 18 years of age or older can enter information for this program. 
 
If you are not at least 18 years old and you wish to apply, you will need to have a parent or guardian fill in the following forms.
 
Browse through our applications and let us know if you have any questions.
 
This is an electronic agreement and by selecting the booths, you are validating and approving this agreement electronically.
 
Categories:

Painting: Oil/Acrylic - Original work only, reproduction prints are not considered for this category 
Painting:  Watercolor - Original work only, reproduction prints are not considered for this category. 
Other Media:  Work which combines materials from two or more mediums in one piece.  Must include painting and/or photography as one of the mediums Photography: Includes traditional film photography, hand-colored images, emulsion transfers, and digital photography. Only artist’s original source material is acceptable. (Judged Category)
Clay: Original clay and porcelain work, functional or sculptural.
Fiber: Includes wearable and non-wearable. No machine-tooled, machine-screen printing, or other forms of mass production are accepted.
Glass: Functional and sculptural work is accepted. Kiln forming, blowing, molding, or casting, as well as all cold working processes are permitted.
Jewelry: Only those artists accepted in the jewelry category may display or sell jewelry. Items made from commercial parts may not be exhibited.If you sell jewelry, you may apply in a category other than Jewelry if jewelry is less than 10% of your items for sale. Otherwise, you must also apply in Jewelry.
Metal: Sculptural or decorative work made from metal. No jewelry will be accepted in this category.
Musical Instruments: Handmade instruments.
Natural Materials: This includes basket weaving, chair caning, brooms, gourds, and other works made from materials found in nature.
Printmaking: Only hand-pulled original prints are allowed. Prints must be in limited editions, signed, and numbered.
Sculpture: Three-dimensional work using additive or subtractive processes in a single medium.
Wood: Original works that are hand tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.
Literature: Original illustrated and non-illustrated published works by the author.  This is a new category for the Bel Air Festival of the Arts.
Food: Handcrafted, packaged food items approved for sale to the public. Only a limited number of exhibitors will be accepted. 
 
Deadline: Sep 01, 2024
Welcome to the Bel Air Festival for the Arts Exhibitor Application! Browse through our applications and let us know if you have any questions.
 
This is an electronic agreement and by selecting the booths, you are validating and approving this agreement electronically.
 
Categories:
 
Artists may apply in up to 3 categories. You must submit a separate application for each category. Only the painting, other media and photography categories are judged for show awards.
 
  • Painting: Oil/Acrylic - Original work only, reproduction prints are not considered for this category (Judged Category)
  • Painting:  Watercolor - Original work only, reproduction prints are not considered for this category. (Judged Category)
  • Other Media:  Work which combines materials from two or more mediums in one piece.  Must include painting and/or photography as one of the mediums (Judged Category)
  • Photography: Includes traditional film photography, hand-colored images, emulsion transfers, and digital photography. Only artist’s original source material is acceptable. (Judged Category)
  • Clay: Original clay and porcelain work, functional or sculptural.
  • Fiber: Includes wearable and non-wearable. No machine-tooled, machine-screen printing, or other forms of mass production are accepted.
  • Glass: Functional and sculptural work is accepted. Kiln forming, blowing, molding, or casting, as well as all cold working processes are permitted.
  • Jewelry: Only those artists accepted in the jewelry category may display or sell jewelry. Items made from commercial parts may not be exhibited.If you sell jewelry, you may apply in a category other than Jewelry if jewelry is less than 10% of your items for sale. Otherwise, you must also apply in Jewelry.
  • Metal: Sculptural or decorative work made from metal. No jewelry will be accepted in this category.
  • Musical Instruments: Handmade instruments.
  • Natural Materials: This includes basket weaving, chair caning, brooms, gourds, and other works made from materials found in nature.
  • Printmaking: Only hand-pulled original prints are allowed. Prints must be in limited editions, signed, and numbered.
  • Sculpture: Three-dimensional work using additive or subtractive processes in a single medium.
  • Wood: Original works that are hand tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.
  • Literature: Original illustrated and non-illustrated published works by the author.  This is a new category for the Bel Air Festival of the Arts.
  • Food: Handcrafted, packaged food items approved for sale to the public. Only a limited number of exhibitors will be accepted. 
 
The Bel Air Festival for the Arts (BAFA), intent is to promote the arts by offering the opportunity for artists, craftsmen and performers from across the mid-Atlantic region and beyond a place to exhibit and sell their arts and crafts.
 
This is an opportunity for non-profit arts education and advocacy organizations to share their stories and build relationships with over 300 exhibitors and 15,000 visitors.
 
A limited number of NO-FEE booths are available for these organizations so apply early.  
Volunteers
Interested in applying:
2 active applications
Assist the Food Vendors supporting the Bel Air Festival for the Arts. Food Vendors donate a portion of their revenue to the Bel Air Recreation Committee's Youth Program as a fund raiser. These proceeds are distributed to the various youth programs that the volunteers represent and can result in several thousand dollars to the various BARC youth programs. Volunteers assist primarily with food service and sales and other tasks chosen by the Food Vendor. Volunteers must be older than 15 due to the presence of hot stoves, grills and sharp knives, etc.
Staff the bottled water and soda sales stations throughout the Festival site. Proceeds from these sales serve as a fundraiser for the Bel Air Recreation Committee's Youth Programs. These proceeds are distributed to the various youth programs that the volunteers represent and can result in several thousand dollars to the various BARC youth programs. Volunteers staff the bottled water and soda sales stations located around the festival site at Shamrock Park. Youth volunteers must be 13 years old or older because of the responsibilities associated with handling cash.
Other applications
Interested in applying:
0 active application
Deadline: Jun 21, 2024 (Deadline passed)

Application to perform at the 57th Bel Air Festival for the Arts on Sep 15, 24.  Performers will perform from the Band Shell in Shamrock Park, 39 North Hickory Ave, Bel Air, MD, 21014. 

 

Performers will perform a 45-50 min set starting at 10 AM and running through 4:30 PM. 

 

Performers will be paid between $300-500/set subject to grant funding obtained by the Festival Organizers.

 

The Bel Air Festival for the Arts is one of the largest single day Arts and Crafts show in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  Over 300 exhibitors will be displaying and selling their fine art, orginal photography and hand made crafts.  Between 10,000-15,000 exhibitors visit the festival between 9 AM and 5 PM.  

 

The 2024 Bel Air Festival for the Arts is the 57th time the festival has been held.  It is a rain or shine event.  

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