43rd Street Festival Application 2024


Call for Artists for the 33rd annual 43rd Street Festival of the Arts.                                                           The Festival is Saturday, September 14th, 2024, 10 am to 4 pm.

This event is limited to 75 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): $200
  • Best in Show, Craft (3-D): $200
  • Judge’s Choice Award: $100


$10 Application Fee.  $100 Booth Fee.

Artists apply here ONLINE.

Applications, images, and application fees are due by May 1, 2024.
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.  
You can submit without a booth shot, but show a grouping of your work.
Please give a description of the work.

Exhibitor notification:  online to all artists by May 15th.                                                                       Artists who are selected will then submit a booth fee of $100 (online) by June 1st to secure their space.  note: June 1st for booth fees.

(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 may 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.robincagepottery/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.      (*Exceptions, hurricanes and Covid.)

For over 30 years, the festival has raised funds to support organizations that help shelter and care for the homeless. We partner 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.

We advertise in print, radio, and social media.  We count heavily on YOU to also help get your customers to the show.  E-mail postcards will be sent to all exhibitors.  Please share and create your own FB and Instagram posts.

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

  • Max. file size: 512 MB.
  • Max. file size: 512 MB.
  • Max. file size: 512 MB.
  • Max. file size: 512 MB.
  • Max. file size: 512 MB.
  • 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