Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival
September 9, 2023 to September 9, 2023
Bethany Beach, DE
Application Dates
Jan 30 to Apr 30 '23
Application Fee
$25.00
Notification Date
Jun 2, 2023

Prospectus

 

Bethany Beach Boardwalk
Arts Festival


Saturday, September 9, 2023    Bethany Beach, DE


Application Dates: Jan 30 - Apr 30, 2023, Application Fee: $25.00,

Notification Date: Jun 3, 2023
 


The popular one-day show features jewelry, glass, pottery, watercolor and oil painting, photography, woodworking, and much more! More than 100 juried artists, both local and from around the country, display their work along the bandstand, boardwalk, and streets of downtown Bethany Beach. 


For 44 years, festivalgoers have savored the end of summer at the annual event. There is not a more beautiful backdrop for unique works of art. For more information and 2023 artist information as it is available, visit www.BethanyBeachArtsFestival.com


Policies and Artist Agreement

Headings:

The paragraph and subparagraph headings contained in this Agreement are for reference purposes only and shall not affect in any way the meaning, enforcement, or interpretation of this Agreement.

Applicable Law:

This Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival Policies and Artist Agreement is a Delaware contract and shall be governed by and construed, interpreted, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, without regard to principles of conflicts of law.

Entry Information

  • Entry is open to artists 18 years or older.
  • Entry is open to artists who participate in fine arts.

Application Fee
A $25 non-refundable jury fee is required for all applications to be considered for acceptance into the show. 

Mediums
Clay, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Painting, Photography, Wood, Mixed-Media.

Jury Process
Decisions of the jury are final. The jury is comprised of objective art professionals. Participants are accepted through a blind jury process based solely on review of the images provided. Therefore, the Chamber staff cannot respond to questions concerning jury decisions

Acceptance

June 2, 2023: You will be notified of jury determination via email.

June 10, 2022: Booth fees due.

July 1, 2023: Refunds of the entire booth fee will be given provided that written notice is received. After that date, no refunds will be issued if requested. 

Booth Fees (please specify preference):

$150 - Boardwalk 12′ wide x 5′ deep (20 available spaces)

$200 – Premium Boardwalk 12′ wide x 5′ deep (7 available spaces)

$300 - Bandstand 10′ x 10′ (23 available spaces)

$250 - Garfield 10′ x 10′ (21 available spaces)

$300 - End Space, Garfield 10′ x 10′ (12 available spaces)

$200 - Parkwood 10′ x 10′ (13 available spaces)

$200 - Hollywood 10′ x 10′ (10 available spaces)

$250 - End Space, Parkwood 10′ x 10′ (4 available spaces)

Booth Space Requests:

Due to the of the increasing requests for 10′ x 10′ booths, and the limited number of 10′ x 10′ booths available, the date of application, requested booth location, and previous participation will be considerations in awarding the larger spaces. Juried applicants who did not award a 10′ x 10′ booth will be offered a 12′ x 5′ booth.

Images:

Upload 5 images: 4 of your work and 1 of your booth setups. All submitted images must be original work created by the artist, not manufactured by others. Entries must be received by April 30, 2023, to be considered for this show. Applications after April 30, 2023 will not be accepted.  Only work in submitted images will be eligible for sale at show.

Important Dates:

January 30 – Application Opens

April 30 – Application Deadline

May 1-25 – Jurying

June 2 – Notifications emailed.

June 16 - Booth payment deadline

June 19 - June 23 – Waitlist notified.

July 1 – Booth payment deadline for booths that were approved from waitlist & last date to cancel with full refund

July 8 – Advertising Deadline for full-color program

September 9 - Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival

September 10 - Rain date

Participant Information:

Artists must be present at the show. No stand-ins or artist’s representatives are permitted or admission for 2023 is compromised. Each artist must provide all his/her own display items, which may include panels, tables, chairs, canopies, and plastic (in the event of rain). Nearby free parking will be available to exhibitors two spaces will be provided for those who purchase a double space only. Attendance at this show will vary depending on the COVID-19 protocols at the time of the event. Admission is free.

Rain Date / Cancellation Policy:

Beach weather is unpredictable; come prepared to exhibit rain or shine. Refunds will not be given because of inclement weather if the Festival is produced. Artists are responsible for proper insurance and protection of work and setup. The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will not be responsible for damage to work or setup due to weather or unrelated incidents.

In the event that the forecasted weather poses a threat to public safety (e.g. excessive wind, flooding, lightning, etc.) the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will notify all artists (via e-mail, phone, Chamber web site, and/or Chamber hotline announcements) 24 hours prior to the event to communicate that the event has been postponed to the rain date. Artists who are unable to attend the rain date will not be issued refunds.

In the event that the forecasted weather poses a threat to public safety (e.g. excessive wind, flooding, lightning, etc.) on the scheduled rain date, the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce may cancel the show 24 hours prior to the scheduled rain date. If the event is cancelled by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce for any reason, all participating artists will have the option to receive a 100% refund of their booth fees or defer their booth fee to the 45th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival. Artists will not be reimbursed for any other incurred expenses (e.g. accommodations, travel expenses, tent rentals, etc.).

Artists will not be reimbursed for any other incurred expenses (e.g., accommodations, travel expenses, tent rentals, etc.).

Indemnification:

The exhibitor shall indemnify and hold harmless the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce (BFACC) from all losses, damages, and claims. The above will not insure or indemnify exhibitors against loss of any kind. It will be the exhibitor’s responsibility to secure exhibit/display and other property throughout the festival operations. This application, when approved, shall constitute a legally binding contract between the applicant and the BFACC and shall be enforceable by law.

Acknowledgement:

I acknowledge and accept the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival Rain Date / Cancellation Policy and the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival Policies and Artist Agreement.

I further state that by submitting this application I understand that I will be bound by the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival Policies and Artist Agreement.