43rd Street Festival Application 2020

festlogoCall for Artists for the 29th annual 43rd Street Festival of the Arts.  This year, the event is Saturday, September 12th, 2020, 10 am to 5 pm.

This event is limited to 80 regional artisans and features some of the finest arts and crafts available in the area. It is a great way for artists to show and sell their work to an appreciative audience. A unique selection of contemporary art, fantastic music, great food and a loyal crowd help round out the event.


    • Best in Show, Fine Arts (2-D): $250
    • Best in Show, Craft (3-D): $250
    • Judge’s Choice Award: $200


$10 Application Fee.  $85 Booth Fee.

*We are requesting artists apply here ONLINE.

Applications, images, and application fees are due by May 1, 2020.
Each entrant must submit a nonrefundable application fee of $10.

All applicants must submit five (5) digital images of current work.
Please include four (4) of recent work plus a booth shot.  
Please give a description of the work.

Exhibitor notification:  online to all artists by May 15th, 2020.         Artists who are selected will then submit a booth fee of $85 (online or by check) by June 1st to secure their space.

(Please note that it is not our responsibility if you do not check your emails for info on deadlines for applications/ fees or acceptance/rejection notifications. You many have to check your “Junk” mail, but all will be notified by May 15th.)


Online submissions only.  Applications available and posted on Facebook at 43rd Street Festival of the Arts and online at www.43rdstgallery.com/festival.

We strive to have a minimum turnover of 25% of the artisans each year. Some exhibitors will be rotated out as needed.


An accepted application is a commitment to show. No refunds will be made and the show will be held rain or shine.* We expect all artists to be in attendance at their booth and to present their work in a professional manner.      (*2018, exception, cancelled due to hurricane.)

For over 25 years, the festival has raised funds to support organizations that help shelter and care for the homeless. We are now partnering with CARITAS.  All profits from an artist designed T-shirt and proceeds from a raffle of donated artwork will benefit CARITAS.  The festival staff is completely volunteer. You will be asked to donate a piece of artwork for the raffle the morning of the show.  We keep the booth fees low to encourage participation, but it is voluntary.

There is great onsite musical entertainment and food available during the show.

We count heavily on YOU to get your customers to the show, and make 50 postcards available for each exhibitor to send to customers. Just let us know if you need more. E-mail postcards will be sent to all exhibitors.

* Send us a design for this year’s T-shirt. If accepted and your design is used, we will refund your booth fee.

  • Price: $10.00
    You will be redirected to PayPal once you click Submit.

    I certify that I am the sole designer of the work which will be exhibited. I release the 43rd Street Gallery and promoters of the 43rd Street Festival from any liability due to breakage, theft, or injury while I am participating in the festival.

43rd Street Festival

1410 W. 43rd St.

Richmond, VA 23225

(804) 233-1758