IMPORTANT DATES
FOR 2023

October 1, 2022 – Applications open available only through Eventeny at: https://www.eventeny.com/events/vendor/?id=5781 
 

February 1, 2023 - Final deadline for all applications @ 11:59 PM CST.

 

February 15, 2023 - Notifications of acceptance via email.
 

March 1, 2023 - Deadline for booth payment.
 

March 31 & April 1, 2023 - Druid City Arts Festival.

ARTIST CHECK-IN AND SET UP

Thursday, March 30, 2023, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. CST.
Friday, March 31, 2023, from 9:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. CST.

 

(*In case of inclement weather, set-up time will be re-evaluated every 15 minutes, commencing no later than 12:00 p.m. CST on Thursday, March 30th).

IMPORTANT ARTIST INFORMATION

Festival Location
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 35401

 

Application Fee:       

There is a $25 non-refundable application fee which is charged upon application.

 

Booth Pricing:

Perimeter Booth  (10 x 10) -  $120          

Interior Booth (10 x 10) - $150

Park Center Booth (10 x 10) - $150 

Perimeter Double Booth (10x20)  -  $220   

Interior Double Booth (10 x 20) - $250

 

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 after selection, when you pay for your booth fees. The license will be provided upon arrival at the festival. 

  

Applicable Categories:

Artists may apply in up to 3 categories. You must submit a separate application for each category.

 

Clay: Original clay and porcelain work, functional or sculptural. – work; functional or sculptural

Fiber: All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry, and paper-making. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns, or other forms of mass production are permitted.

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. 

Photography: Includes traditional film photography, hand-colored images, emulsion transfers and digital photography. Only the 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. 

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. 

 

Handmade Work:

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. Resale is prohibited. All artwork must be original and sold by the artist directly.

 

Committee Information:

Exhibitors are selected on the basis of DCAF's standards of quality, originality and creativity as interpreted by a committee. We do not release committee results or scores. This is not a juried show, artists are selected by a committee.

 

Exhibit Day:

You must attend and occupy your booth for the entire days and times of the festival. This includes Friday and Saturday.

 

Promotion:

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

 

Multiple Entries:

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 the 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.

 

Weather & Cancellations:

Druid City Arts Festival is a “rain or shine” event. Alabama weather in the spring can be unpredictable at times, exhibitors should be prepared for inclement weather. Tents must be professional 10x10 foot with white top canopies and secure side curtains. Tents must be weighted down, with a minimum of 40lb on each tent leg. Staking is strictly prohibited. Please ensure that your displays are strong enough to withstand crowds, wind, and possible poor weather conditions.

 

We will utilize a text alert system to communicate with all artists and the public in the case of inclement weather. Updates will also be posted on the Druid City Arts Festival and City of Tuscaloosa social media pages.

 

General Release:

The applicant does hereby and forever discharge the City of Tuscaloosa, all sponsoring organizations and their directors, officers, employees, agents and volunteers of and from all manner of actions, suits, damages, claims and demands whatsoever in law or equity from any loss or damage arising out of or in conjunction with an application to or participation in the Druid City Arts Festival, which is not responsible for any injury sustained by exhibitors or guests while within the space designated for exhibits. The applicant has read and complies with all rules as outlined in this prospectus and in all future correspondence and understands that failure to follow these regulations may result in expulsion from this year's show or future shows. The City of Tuscaloosa reserves the right to make the final interpretation of all rules as they apply to the Druid City Arts Festival.