Downtown Summit Art Festival

Arts + Cars

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Co-organized by the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and Summit Downtown

Do you have art or crafts you want to show and sell? The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and Summit Downtown are thrilled to once again be hosting an outdoor art festival in beautiful downtown Summit! The event will work alongside local businesses and the Summit Farmers Market and will include a car show, a stage with musical performances all day long, and a beer garden. The event always attracts large audiences.

Event Date: Sunday, September 17, 2023 (rain or shine), 10 AM–4 PM

The Arts + Cars, a downtown Summit Art Festival, is a juried arts and crafts festival. Apply for your space by completing and e-mailing, mailing handing in this form at the Art Center in person. [Download The Entry Form Here.]

PARTICIPATION POLICIES: Applications from artists working in fine art & craft will be accepted for jury. ONLY original work in design and concept by the artist(s) signing this agreement is allowed and must be for sale. Artists may only occupy booth space assigned to them. Artists may share a booth, with a limit of three artists per 10×10’ booth.

Reproductions (including giclées) of an artist’s original work displayed on walls or panels must not comprise more than 40% of exhibited work; must be clearly & individually labeled, signed, numbered & part of a limited-edition series.

Photography: 75% must be signed and numbered in series of no more than 250.

Jewelry: Jewelers must be the designers & hands-on makers of original work.

Prohibited: agents, dealers, imports, works created from kits, art supplies, buy/sell items, patterns, embellished commercial products, and mass-produced works.

Artists must display ‘family-friendly’ images. Final interpretation of acceptable work will be made by the jury committee, which reserves the right to remove work deemed unsuitable for display or misrepresented by the application or expel an exhibitor without refund who breaks these rules.

Artists are to exhibit on the day of the event rain or shine. Name(s) of the artist(s) on this application is/are required to attend the booth & be present for all of the advertised hours.

All proceeds from sales belong to the artist, along with the responsibility to set up, break down, and collect/report sales tax to the State of New Jersey. Art demonstrations are encouraged. Pets are not allowed, except for service animals. We reserve the right to change policies.

SET-UP: Check-in begins Sunday, 8 AM. Set-up must be completed by Sunday, 10 AM. No setup until vehicle is fully unloaded & moved to designated parking area. Your booth display must be professional & aesthetically pleasing, and must not exceed your assigned space. It is your responsibility to adequately stake and weight your tent against wind gusts/weather. You must be checked in by Sunday, 9 am or your space may be reassigned and your fees forfeited.

BREAK DOWN: Artists may not break down their booth until the fair ends at 4:30 PM on Sunday. All refuse must be properly disposed of at the end of the day. Do not leave behind any articles that were used in your display. You must leave a clean footprint.

BOOTH SPACE: Marked, numbered, & measure Single: 10’w x 10’ deep; Double: 20’w x 10’ deep; or Triple: 30’ x 10’ deep. Artists are responsible for required tent, tables, chairs, booth design, contents, and weights. Electricity is not provided.

CANCELLATION POLICY: NO REFUNDS. An accepted application is considered a commitment to show.