The “Park Your Art” committee welcomes all artists in any fine art or fine craft medium exhibiting his or her own handmade work of art. No dealers or sales representatives are allowed. The show is juried by local committees to maintain high quality, originality and creativity with a balance of represented arts and crafts.
The following items are NOT eligible for sale as arts and crafts items at the Arts Picnic:
- commercially manufactured items that are not significantly altered by the artist or crafter
- imported and resale items
- kits and ceramics cast from a commercial mold
- face painting (due to returning invited vendor)
A piece may incorporate some commercially produced parts, but the design and execution of the work must be the product of the exhibiting artist’s skill. Alteration and enhancement by the crafts-person and the handcrafted components must dominate the commercial components. Other factors in the jury process are price justification and artists featuring a specific media, NOT a variety booth.
Prior participation in the Arts Picnic does not guarantee acceptance into this or future shows. Because of the large number of applications processed, no conversation will be entered into regarding the decision of the jury. All decisions are final!
Work on display after the opening of the Arts Picnic will be reviewed by the committee. Any participant whose display includes work that is not consistent with the work submitted for jurying will be required to withdraw the work in question from the show without refund of booth fees.
Participants who are accepted and do not attend without giving the committee timely notification, will be removed from the mailing list.
Booth dimension is 10×10 feet and all parts of the display must fit within the space.
Arts picnic is held outdoors so we suggest suitable protection from the elements. All exhibitors must provide their own equipment including canopies, tables, chairs and etc. (Tent stakes, 12 inches or shorter are allowed.) Displays must be suitable for use on a grassy surface.
Booths can be set up after 2pm, Friday, July 24. Booths should be set up no later than 8:30am on July 25 and 9:30am on July 26. No early departures! Booth locations are determined by the “Park Your Art” Committee. You may not relocate your booth once it has been assigned.
Security will be provided in the park both Friday and Saturday nights. Booths may remain overnight but items should be removed from the park or secured in locked booths. The festival is not responsible for loss or damage to artists’ property.
Booth space may be shared if both artists are accepted. Applications may be submitted individually but mailed in the same envelope. A two-person team producing a single product may qualify as a single exhibitor.
Only complete applications will be considered by the jury committee.
Upon acceptance by the jury, no booth space refunds will be made. In the event of an emergency, written requests for refunds will be considered at the discretion of the Arts Picnic.
Exhibitors shall agree to abide by Festival parking regulations. Lots are available for vendors to park vehicles and trailers one block south of Arts Picnic in the City Hall parking lot.
No dogs (except service animals) are allowed in Lincoln Park by City Ordinance.
The City of Greeley reserves the right to cancel the Arts Picnic due to Acts of God, weather, or other unforeseen events that will jeopardize the health and safety of the public. There is no rain date.
We encourage vendors to demonstrate their art/craft from their booth space so the public may observe their skill and process.
- April 13: Registration materials plus $110 booth fee and $11 processing fee deadline
- May 18-22: Confirmation letters/booth assignments mailed
- July 24: Early vendor check-in (2-7pm)
- July 25: Vendor check-in (7am)
- July 25: ARTS PICNIC (9am-5pm)
- July 26: ARTS PICNIC (10am-4pm)
If you have any questions about the application process, the Arts Picnic, or you would like your name removed from the Arts Picnic mailing list, call Rhonda Welch at 970.350.9451 or email Rhonda.Welch@greeleygov.com or call Brady Wager at 970.350.9406 or email Brady.Wager@greeleygov.com.
More information can be found at ArtsPicnic.com