855 Linden Ave.
Carpinteria, CA 93013

Calling All Artists - 2016 Avocado Festival Bazaar

Friday, August 05, 2016 at 10:00 AM — 05:00 PM
2016 Avocado Festival Bazaar
2016 Avocado Festival Bazaar

Call for Artists

This is an opportunity for artists to feature and sell their art in the courtyard of the Arts Center with over 100,000 people attending the Avocado Festival.

Deadline for applications is August 5, 2016

For more information, contact Marcia McNally at, [email protected]

The Carpinteria Arts Center presents the 9th annual Fine Arts and Handcrafted Bazaar during the Avocado Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 8th and 9th, on the grounds of the Arts Center. The bazaar was started in 2007 by local artists to give them a place to sell their work during the California Avocado Festival in Carpinteria.

The requirements for vendors participating in this year’s event are the following:

  • Each artisan must submit an application for participation by August 5th. This is a juried show and applicants will be notified by email or phone if they’ve been accepted by August 15th. Space is limited and we want to insure a variety and balance of craftsmanship and art. We regret we will not be able to accept all applicants. 
  • We are anxious to have a wide range of artists represented including but not limited to woodworkers, basket makers, weavers, photographers, painters, sculptors, printmakers, locally handmade items, unique designs, fabric and fiber artists, potters, jewelers etc. All items must be handcrafted. 
  • We encourage an “Open-Bazaar” feel for this event. Consider bringing an umbrella, heat can be an issue. Help us to create a festive atmosphere by decorating your area with as much color as possible. 

In addition each artisan must agree to the following:

  • 1. All vendors must be current members of Carpinteria Arts Center. Membership is $35.00. Payment must be made by September 15th to confirm your space for the Bazaar. You can mail a check to CVAC at PO Box 597, Carpinteria, CA 93014 or go to our website at carpinteriaartscenter.org.
  • 2. The Vendor fee is $100.00 for the two day event, payable with your application. Your check or credit card will not be cashed or charged until you have been accepted as a vendor for the bazaar.
  • 3. Vendors must sign a waiver of liability release for CVAC and the event site.
  • 4. All vendors must participate in setup and cleanup of their site.
  • 5. Vendors are encouraged to setup their site on Friday between 9 am and 1 pm, the day before the event. There is access from the back gate. The area will be locked and inventory can be stored in one of our buildings. The 8’ x 8’ site must be setup and ready for sales by 9:30 am Saturday and Sunday and must not be closed until the end of the festival on Sunday. (No leaving early!) Bazaar hours are Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm.
  • 6. Pop-up tents are not allowed.
  • 7. Failure to comply with #1 through #6 may result in an increase in fee from $100 to $150 and/or expulsion from this year’s event and will be considered in any future vendor applications.

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