October 28, 2020 - ARTIST Application available through Zapplication. Applications will only be accepted through ZAPP.
January 15, 2021 - Final deadline for ALL applications @ 11:59 P.M. CST
February 1, 2021 - Notifications of acceptance via email
March 15, 2021 - Deadline for booth payment
May 14 & 15, 2021 - Druid City Arts Festival
ARTIST CHECK-IN AND SET UP
May 13, 2021 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. CST
May 14, 2021 from 9:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. CST
IMPORTANT ARTIST INFORMATION
Government Plaza in Downtown Tuscaloosa is located directly behind City Hall between 6th and 7th Street and is connected to the City of Tuscaloosa Intermodal Facility (parking deck).
Address: 2106 6th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL
Potential exhibitors submit their work to go before a committee for inclusion in the Druid City Arts Festival. Exhibitors are selected on the basis of DCAF's standards of quality, originality, and creativity as interpreted by a committee of visual arts professionals. We do not release committee results or scores.
**This is not a juried show, artists are selected by a committee.
Once the artists have been finalized, a waitlist will be made. If a participant drops out of the event, the first person on the waitlist will be notified that a spot has opened up in the festival. We will move down the waitlist until the spot has been filled. You will not be charged the full amount until you officially have a spot at the festival.
It is absolutely imperative that the work you display be your own handmade work. We do not allow buy-resell, kits, or mass-produced products of any kind in our art shows.
You must attend and occupy your booth for the entire days and times of the festival. This includes Friday and Saturday.
Tuscaloosa County Business License
As a vendor, you are required to have a Tuscaloosa County Business License. If you do not have a Tuscaloosa County Business License, you will be prompted to purchase one while completing your application and it will be provided upon arrival.
2 Dimensional: Drawing, Painting, and digital works. Reproduction prints are not allowed.
Clay: Original clay and porcelain work, functional or sculptural.
Fiber: Included wearable and unwearable. 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. All jewelry, whether produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, or other materials must apply in this category.
Metal: Sculptural or decorative work made from metal. No Jewelry will be accepted in this category.
Mixed Media: Work that combines materials from two or more mediums in one piece.
Musical Instruments: Handmade instruments.
Photography: Includes traditional film photography, hand-colored images, emulsion transfers, and digital photography. Only the artist’s original source material is acceptable. All work displayed in the booth must be for sale.
Printmaking: Only hand-pulled original prints are allowed. Prints must be in limited editions, signed, numbered, and dated.
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.
Food: Any edible item homemade without any mixes.
Bath/Body/Candles: All items must be original and hand-made by the artist.
Artists wishing to enter in more than one medium must submit separate applications, fees, and images for each category. If only one application is accepted, only work in that medium may be exhibited. Artists may enter in no more than three categories. Depending on entries received, we hope to accept 90 artists.
Booth Sharing/Collaborative Work
Artists working together may apply as one if they have collaborated on every piece of work the artists plan to sell and showcase in their exhibit. In this case, only one booth fee will be charged. Other artists must pay the full fee even if they choose to share a booth with another artist.
1. Fill out the online application completely
By submitting this application, you consent to and authorize the use of any and/or all images of works in promotional literature and other promotional endeavors by the City of Tuscaloosa; including but not limited to a brochure, print and television advertisements, and internet display. The City of Tuscaloosa will keep all images of accepted work for publicity and festival archival files
2. Submit four professional-quality digital images of your work and a description of your work as specified below. Quality of images can affect acceptance
See for technical tips on preparing and submitting digital images through ZAPP
Images must show the range of the work you will be displaying
3. Pay the non-refundable $25.00 application fee
*Applications submitted without images of work will be considered incomplete.
Entry Deadline & Acceptance Notification
Entries must be received by Midnight CST on January 15, 2021. Selected artists will be notified by email by February 1, 2021.
Weather & Cancellations
Alabama weather in the Spring can be unpredictable at times. We will utilize a text alert system to communicate with all artists on ongoing weather concerns. If the City must cancel the event due to unforeseen circumstances, booth fees will be reimbursed, but application fees are non-refundable.
For those needing hotel rooms for the festival, we will be sending a link to hotels offering DCAF artist special rates in your artist acceptance email.
Perimeter Booth - $120
Interior Booth - $145
Park Center Booth - $170
Perimeter Double Booth - $220
Interior Double Booth - $245
It is required that the actual artist/crafter be present at his/her booth during all hours of the festival, including Friday and Saturday.
*For more help and information, please visit the following sites:
Toll-Free Helpline: (888) 562-7232 for application assistance.