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Art on the Blue River 2019

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Call Type: Festivals
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 7/3/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 4, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 4, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (Art on the Blue River - Silverthorne): $25.00

Friday July 5, 2019, Saturday July 6, 2019, Silverthorne, Colorado 

Art on the Blue River Festival

Silverthorne, Colorado will be offering the 2nd Annual and highly successful Art Festival for artists and art buyers. With the majestic Gore Mountain Range as a backdrop, and along the gold medal waters of the Blue River, the lawn of the new Silverthorne Performing Arts Center (SPAC) will be the setting of the new ART on the Blue River Festival.

The art festival will be held in conjunction with Silverthorne’s First Friday event. The First Friday is a widely promoted fun event for residents and visitors. There will be a band, food vendors, and alcoholic beverages for sale both Friday and Saturday. The SPAC is the home of the Lake Dillon Theater Company. The Company will be performing “Mama Mia” both nights. Ticket holders will be notified about the Art Festival taking place before the show.

Art on the Blue River is sponsored by and benefits the Summit County Arts Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Summit County, Colorado.

Art on the Blue River is a juried show. 
Artists from all over US are eligible to apply. This show is not confined to just residents of Colorado. 
All work must be original and be produced directly by the artist. 
Attendance by the artist is required both days of the event.
We strive for a variety of art and a balance of genres without overloading any one category. The Summit County Arts Council makes the final selection of participating artists. 

Booth spaces are 10 X 10 (single) or 10 X 20 (double). Artists will provide their own free standing display booth. The festival takes place outdoors at an altitude of 9,000 feet. Suitable protection from sun, wind and rain are recommended. Weights are required to protect booths in case of high winds. No staking is allowed.
Electricity is limited and will be provided upon request on a first-come-first-served basis.  
Artists may request a specific booth or area and/or a corner booth on their application. These requests will be assigned based on the date their application is received. The Summit County Arts Council reserves the right to assign booths based on art medium and genre.

All applications must be made via the Cafe website.

Applicants must submit four images, via the Cafe application system. 
Three images must show individual pieces representative of current work. 
The fourth image must be of your display and booth set-up. The quality of your booth image is important to the overall score from the jury.
Jurors will review images of each media category and will judge according to originality, technical execution and presentation of artwork. 

We request that you provide a brief statement describing your artwork, process and experience as an artist. This statement may be used during the jury process to clarify any questions by the jury as well as in promotion of the event if you are accepted in the show.

Jury/Application Fee$25 non-refundable
Booth Fees (Due upon acceptance):
Single Booth (10' x 10') - $300.00
Double Booth (10' x 20') - $550.00


The Summit County Arts Council (SCAC) also sponsors the Meet The Artists - Frisco show on Sept 7,8 2019. Artists who participate in both shows are entitled to a $50 discount upon payment of booth fee for the Frisco show. 

A wait list of juried artists will be maintained for each category. Artists on the wait list are notified via telephone or email of their acceptance.

Set-up: Thursday, July 4, 2019
Check-in: 12 noon-5 pm
Artists may begin set up on Thursday (12 noon-5 pm) or on Friday morning. All artists must be set-up and open for business no later than 10 am each day of the show. 
Security will  be provided overnight on Thursday and Friday nights.

Friday, 10 am to 7 pm. We request this later than usual closing time so that First Friday Event attendees will have an opportunity to view the artwork after the band ends their entertainment.
Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm
Coffee, doughnuts and water will be offered to artists each morning. Pizza for lunch. Booth sitters will be available to help artists during breaks.


  1. All work exhibited must be original art produced by the artist.
  2. Artists may only exhibit work in the category in which they are accepted.
  3. Artists must be present to exhibit. No spouses or other representatives will be permitted in place of artist.
  4. No staking is allowed. Weights are required to protect booths in case of high winds.
  5. Artist’s pets are not allowed in booths.
  6. Artists are responsible for collecting and reporting all taxes. Once accepted, each artist will receive tax instructions specific to the event. Tax Requirements, Instructions & Forms and will also be included and in the Artist Packet at check-in for the event.
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