Bethany Beach Boardwalk
Saturday, September 11, 2021 • Bethany Beach, DE
Application Dates: Feb 5, 2021 - May 1, 2021, Application Fee: $25.00, Notification Date: Jun 1, 2021
The popular one-day show features jewelry, glass, pottery, watercolor and oil painting, woodworking, and much more! More than 100 juried artists, both local and from around the country, will display their work along the bandstand, boardwalk, and streets of downtown Bethany Beach.
For 43 years, festival-goers have savored the end of summer at the annual event, proving there is not a more beautiful backdrop for unique works of art. For more information and 2021 artist information as it is available, visit www.BethanyBeachArtsFestival.com.
- Entry is open to artists 18 years or older.
- Entry is open to artists who participate in fine arts.
A $25 non-refundable jury fee is required for all applications to be considered for acceptance into the show. Those that deferred their payment from the 2020 Arts Festival need not apply.
Clay, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Painting, Wood, Mixed-Media
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.
You will be notified of jury determination before June 1, 2021. If accepted, the booth fee will be due by June 11, 2021. Refunds of the entire booth fee will be given provided that written notice is received by July 1, 2021. After that date, no refunds will be issued if requested.
Booth Fees (please specify preference)
$150 - Boardwalk 12′ wide x 5′ deep (5 available spaces)
$200 – Premium Boardwalk 12′ wide x 5′ deep (2 available spaces)
$300 - Bandstand 10′ x 10′ (6 available spaces)
$250 - Garfield 10′ x 10′ (2 available spaces)
$300 - End Space, Garfield 10′ x 10′ (3 available spaces)
$200 - Parkwood 10′ x 10′ (3 available spaces)
$250 - End Space, Parkwood 10′ x 10′ (1 available spaces)
*2021 booth spaces are limited due to 2020 cancellation*
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 not awarded a 10′ x 10′ booth will be offered a 12′ x 5′ booth.
Upload 5 images: 4 of your work and 1 of your booth set-up. All submitted images must be original work created by the artist, not manufactured by others. Entries must be received by May 1, 2021 to be considered for this show. Applications after May 1, 2021 will not be accepted. Only work represented in submitted images will be eligible for sale at show.
February 5 – Application Opens
May 1 – Application Deadline
May 3 – May 17 – Jurying
May 25 – June 1 – Notifications sent
June 11 - Booth payment deadline
June 18 – Waitlist notified
July 1 – Booth payment deadline for booths that were approved from waitlist & last date to cancel with full refund
July 9 – Advertising Deadline for full-color program
September 11 - Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival
September 12 - Rain date
Policies and Artist Agreement
Artists must be present at the show. No stand-ins or artist’s representatives are permitted or admission for 2022 is compromised. Each artist must provide all of 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.
In the event that the show is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, artists will have the option to receive a 100% refund of their booth fee or defer their booth fee to the 44th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival. If the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the Arts Festival, no refund will be provided.
The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will follow all COVID-19 protocols set forth by the State of Delaware, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Town of Bethany Beach to provide a safe event for all artists, attendees, volunteers and staff. Current mandates, restrictions, and guidelines (if necessary) will be communicated prior to the event date.
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.
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 fee or defer their booth fee to the 44th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival. Artists will not be reimbursed for any other incurred expenses (e.g. accommodations, travel expenses, tent rentals, etc.).
In the event that the show is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all artists will have the option to receive a 100% refund of their booth fee or defer their booth fee to the 44th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival. If the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the Arts Festival, no refund will be provided.
Artists will not be reimbursed for any other incurred expenses (e.g. accommodations, travel expenses, tent rentals, etc.).
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.
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.
The exhibitor shall indemnify and hold harmless the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce (BFACC) from any and 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.
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.