We invite you to apply to the 9th Annual South Street Art Festival.
South Street Art Festival is a three-day outdoor art festival held in the heart of Downtown Arlington, Texas.
Knowledgeable art loving attendees fill the streets seeing booth after booth of quality art from local, regional and national artists on April 7, 8, 9, 2023, Easter Weekend
South Street Art Festival has moved to the month of April!
In doing so, we hope to fill the gap for artists that participated in the long running Deep Ellum Art Festival in Dallas, TX.
After 28 year, the Deep Ellum Art Festival was retired and 2022 was its last year.
For artists that participated in the DEAF show, we hope to fill that void and give you a show to be a part of the first full weekend in April...(as how DEAF was always scheduled.)
If you are wondering why Easter weekend? Well, that is how the first full weekend of April falls...and DEAF would have been on this weekend as well.
South Street Art Festival is the longest running and only fine art festival in the Downtown Cultural Art District of Arlington, TX. In addition to the quality art, patrons can enjoy live entertainment from local and regional bands performing all weekend, creating a well rounded event for all to enjoy.
Voted BEST Outdoor Festival in Arlington by the Arlington Today Magazine readers!
All work submitted and exhibited must be original, hand-crafted work produced by the Artist participating in the show and may not be the result of work by any person other than the Artist, or the Artist and his/her Collaborating Artists. No use of commercial kits, molds, greenware, patterns, plans, prefabricated forms or other commercial methods. Artists must be present with their work for the entire Festival.
Ceramics: All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry is accepted in this category. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed each piece must be signed.
Digital Art: This category includes any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Work in this category must be in limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials. Traditional photographs taken through a digital media should apply in the photography category.
Drawing: Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, marker, etc. or from the fluid medium of inks applied by pen are to be entered in this category.
Fiber: All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, tapestry and papermaking. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted. No factory produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist, may be exhibited.
Glass: Dichroic, fused, stained and blown glass work. No forms of mass production on any creation and/or design are permitted.
Printmaking: Printed works for which the artist's hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens and which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition may be entered in this category. All giclee, photocopy and/or offset reproductions, will be rejected. Printmakers are encouraged to do their own printing which has been processed by the artist, or under his/her direct supervision. Printmakers are required to disclose both their creative and printmaking processes.
Jewelry: All jewelry whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials must be entered in this category. No commercial casts, molds or mass production work is allowed.
Leather: Includes all works from leather. No mass production work is allowed.
Metalworks: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No mass production work is allowed.
Mixed Media 2D: This category includes work that incorporates more than one type of physical material to produce a two dimensional piece of work.
Mixed Media 3D: This category includes work that incorporates more than one type of physical material to create a 3 dimensional piece of work.
Painting: Works created in oils, acrylics and watercolor are accepted in this category. Limited edition prints of original works must be signed and numbered and placed in print bins. Coasters and note cards with printed image of artist's original artwork is acceptable. Any and all other items not listed with printed artwork will not be allowed to be sold.
Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist's original image, which have been processed by that artist, or under his or her direct supervision, are included in this category. Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes on prints which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition.
Sculpture: Three-dimensional original work done in any medium, including built up works in wood are included in this category.
Wood: Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category.
All artist applying to South Street Art Festival must be 18yrs of age or older to participate as an artist. Exceptions will be considered for special circumstances. The artist's guardian must contact the Artist Relations Director prior to applying.
2022~2023 Important Dates to Remember
October 1, 2022~ January 22, 2023 Artist application open.
Deadline to apply is Sunday January 22, 2023
Friday January 27, 2023: Notification of invitation.
All invited artists will be notified by email. Email will have all payment information for artist to pay and confirm spot in South Street Art Festival.
Friday February 11, 2023: Invited artists deadline to pay booth fee. All invited artists will only be confirmed when booth fee payment is received.
April 7, 2023: Artist load-in 8am-2pm
April 7-9, 2023: South Street Art Festival
Fri. 4pm-8pm, Sat. 11am-7pm & Sun 11am– 5 pm
Artist Application Requirements:
Images required: 4 (3 of artwork to be juried),
(1 of booth setup required*) All applications without a booth shot will be rejected. If you do not have a booth shot, we recommend doing a mock booth setup in a 10x10 or 10x20 area showing what your booth will look like at a show. Take a picture of that setup and submit it with your application.
Invited Artist Information
Artists notification of invitation to participate is instant
Accepted Artist Booth Fees:
All booth fees include electricity
A limited number of corner booths are available for an additional $100
Artist check-in will begin at 8am Friday of festival.
All artists must check in before setting up.
Artist set up will be from 8am-2:30pm
Artists will be able to drive up to their booth to unload. Artists must unload and remove vehicle from area before setting up tent and display.
Friday April 7, 2023 4:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday April 8, 2023 11:00am-7:00pm
Sunday April 9, 2023 11:00am-5:00pm
Absolutely no loading out before the festival ends.
Load-out will begin at 5pm close of show Sunday. Anyone in violation of following this rule, will not be invited back to participate at South Street Art Festival.
Rules of festival:
All Artist MUST have a WHITE tent (no exceptions)
All Artists must be present during show. No representatives can be sent in your place.
All work must be of the artist exhibiting.
Artists may only exhibit and sell work in the media category in which they are accepted.
Absolutely no booth sharing.
Collaborating artists must explain process in application.
Artist retains all revenue from the sale of their work.
Artist are responsible for collecting and paying all taxes. City of Arlington sales tax is 8.25%.
Moya Art Events Booth Fee Refund Policy: With documented reasons for cancellation, MAE will offer refunds starting after the first day of purchase and up to 45 days prior to the opening day of the festival. Refunds are issued by check and will be mailed to the artist's address provided in this application. All refund requests must be submitted by email to email@example.com with a brief explanation for cancelation. Up to 45 days prior to Festival opening date- Full refund of booth fee (electricity and/or corner booth fee if artist has paid for it) less $50 admin fee.
No refunds are given after 45 days prior to the festival opening date. No exceptions will be given for any reason.
§ Force Majeure
In the event of inclement weather, or for any reason whatsoever that the South Street Art Festival is delayed, postponed, resceduled, rained-out or unfeasible by any act or regulation of any public authority or bureau, civil tumult, strike, epidemic, pandemic, emergencies, acts of God, or any other cause or causes beyond the control of Steve Moya/Moya Art Events, the ARTIST agrees that there shall be no claim or action against Steve Moya/Moya Art Events. Festival attendance numbers are not guaranteed and no refund of ARTIST participation fees will be given for any reason.
The ARTIST shall release, indemnify, and hold harmless Steve Moya/Moya Art Events, the City of Arlington, Texas, all sponsoring organizations and all trustees, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability, claims, suits, actions, damages, settlements, and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, arising out of injuries to persons or damages to property directly and exclusively resulting from said ARTIST actions and participation in the South Street Art Festival. Steve Moya/Moya Art Events or any subsidiary thereof will not be responsible for any kind of injury sustained by participants or guests while in attendance.
By submitting this electronic application, it indicates that you have read, understand and have accepted the rules in their entirety, agree to follow all rules and polocies as outlined in this document and/or any addendum thereto.