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Exhibitor Application

Deadline: Sep 16, 2022 11:59 pm (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Date: Sep 18, 2022 9:00 am - Sep 18, 2022 5:00 pm (EST)
Bel Air, Maryland

About the event

About the Show - The 2022 Festival show will mark the 55th 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 2022 Bel Air Festival for the Arts will be held on 18 September 2022 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 will open in March 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.
Bel Air Recreation Committee
Bel Air Recreation Committee

About the application

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 fine arts and photography categories are judged for show awards.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 apply in Jewelry. 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.Metal: Sculptural or decorative work made from metal. No jewelry will be accepted in this category.Mixed Media: Work which combines materials from two or more mediums in one piece.Musical Instruments: Handmade instruments.Natural Materials: This includes basket weaving, chair caning, brooms, gourds, and other works made from materials found in nature.Photography: Includes traditional film photography, hand-colored images, emulsion transfers, and digital photography. Only artist’s original source material is acceptable. 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.Two-Dimensional: Drawing, painting, and digital works. Reproduction prints are not allowed.Wood: Original works that are hand tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.

Terms & Conditions

ELIGIBILITY All items exhibited must be hand made by the person(s) signing the application and that person must be in attendance the day of the festival. NO commercially produced items will be accepted.Buy/Sell” items – goods purchased by the crafter and then sold under his/her name are STRICTLY PROHIBITED in this show. The festival committee reserves the right to pass judgment in regard to both of the above rules of eligibility not only when reviewing applications, but also on the day of the show. Those found not to be in compliance will be asked to leave.All craft items for sale at the festival must be completed craft products. No unassembled products will be allowed. This includes unfinished wood items, bunches of dried/fresh flowers and kits. LIMITED REFUND POLICY - As a BARC-sponsored event, the Bel Air Festival for the Arts and all of its participants are required to abide by the BARC Limited Refund Policy which is provided in the documents section. CODE OF CONDUCT - As a BARC-sponsored event, the Bel Air Festival for the Arts and all of its participants are required to abide by the BARC Code of Conduct which is provided in the documents section. Exhibitors who fail to adhere to this Code of Conduct will be asked to leave the festival venue and prohibited from participating in future Bel Air Festival for the Arts.LIABILITY RELEASE - As a BARC-sponsored event, the Bel Air Festival for the Arts and all of its participants are required to abide by the BARC Liability Release which is provided in the documents section.


10 x 10 Booth - Early Bird Discount for Returning Exhibitors $135 Non-refundable Early bird registration for returning exhibitors
10x10 Booth - New Exhibitors $150 Non-refundable Booth Rental Fees
10x10 Booth - Late Registration $175 Non-refundable Booth rental for late registration. Exhibitors may not be included in any printed promotional material or other festival marketing due to the date of registration.

Questions on the application

Business information

  • Business name
  • Legal business name
  • Contact name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Website (Optional)
  • Logo (Optional)

Additional information

  • Please describe your work.
  • Please choose your medium category:
  • I certify that my work is not "Buy-Sell" or Production work and completely made by me.
  • Artist Description
  • Maryland Tax ID Number (if applicable)
  • I am a returning exhibitor to the Bel Air Festival for the Arts.
  • Preferred Booth Locations
  • How many nights do you plan to stay in a hotel during the Festival?
  • By signing your name, you agree to our terms and conditions.

Picture requirements

  • Minimum pictures required: 3
  • Each application must include at least 3 color photos of your art, photography or crafts. You may also include at one photo of your booth set-up, and one photo of you making your items, of your work space or your overall creative process if your work could be mistaken for commercially produced.
Exhibitor Application
Exhibitor Application
2022 Bel Air Festival for the Arts
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