Well of course, we’re a little prejudiced, but we believe this is the artist-friendliest show around. We don’t take a percentage of your sales, only a booth fee. We help you load in your stuff and load out your stuff. We provide an artist’s lounge where you can take a break and eat free food. We have cute little munchkins in aprons bringing water and snacks to your booth. We even have volunteers who will come to your booth and give you a break to go to the potty. We’ll answer your questions, and treat you like someone special, because you are!
Just a couple of quotes from Cherrywood Art Fair artists:
“You have really made an intelligent, safe and happy place for people to vend, expand, and create community through ART. Excellent. Thank you!!!”
“I had such a wonderful time! This was my first year and I was so impressed by everything. Great customers and crowd, and such a wonderful environment. I also loved the way you all treated the artists. It was an absolute pleasure being a part of the show!”
“What a gift to be included in the Cherrywood Art Fair fold! Everything, from having the coolest art fair posters in the country, a sweet venue, awesome staff, and terrific artist amenities make us happy!”
“Wow! Lots of Love!”
OK, we’re done bragging!
I am willing to travel to be a part of a show but would like to talk to other vendors from previous shows to see if it’s worth it. How can I get in touch with them?
You can review vendors from last year’s show here. You can contact them through their websites. Sorry, but we really can’t give out lists of email addresses for privacy reasons.
3D ART (Sculpture, Wood, Metal, etc.)
CERAMICS OR POTTERY
FINE ART (Drawings & Painting in Pencil, Pastels, Oils, Acrylics, Watercolors, etc.)
HOME DÉCOR & BEAUTY (Candles, Soaps, Frames, Yard Art, etc.)
KIDS & PETS (Toys, Games, Clothes, Pet toys and Accessories, etc.)
PAPERMAKING (Handmade Papers, Journals, Card Sets, etc)
PHOTOGRAPHY (Color, B&W, Digital Art, etc.)
PRINTMAKING (Lithography, Serigraphy, etc.)
TEXTILES & ACCESSORIES (Fabrics, Clothing, Hair)
Absolutely! Your application will not be considered without three current photos of your work. This is a juried show, and your photos are what the jury looks at to make the booth award decision.
No thanks! Three photos are plenty. Only the first three will be used in the jury process!
No, we only look at the photos you provide in your application. We want the jury process to be an even field, and some people have dynamite websites because their brother-in-law is a web developer. Come on, man!
I’ve been an artist with Cherrywood Art Fair before. I can just send you the same photos I did last time, right?
Technically, yes…BUT, we will assume your body of work has not developed since last year. This could work against you. We advise you to take the time to show us what you have been up to since last year!
Sure, but you each need to fill out the application separately, and you will be juried separately. If both of you are accepted, we’ll make split booth payment arrangements with you. If one of you gets in, but the other doesn’t, we will offer you a space of your own, or try and match you up with another shared booth partner. Also, booth shares can only be 10 x 10 spaces. There is a place in the application to tell us about your booth sharing preferences. We’ll do our best to accommodate, and we know you’ll do your best to accept jury decisions with grace.
Of course! We love all our past artists, but each show is brand new, and creating a successful balance of media types can’t be accomplished without all new apps every time. Being a past artist does not guarantee a place in the current show.
Oh, don’t forget, you need to do these things by SEPTEMBER 14th at midnight! Don’t be like Cinderella, running to catch the coach while it is turning into a pumpkin! Fairy Godmother won’t bail you out!
Part of what makes Cherrywood Art Fair a successful show is the careful selection of artists we think will create the best balanced and quality show. We also consider the variety of the show overall, making sure that we don’t have too many similar items or vendors. Take a look at our past artist photos to get a sense of Cherrywood Art Fair’s content.
By juried, we mean that a small group (usually 3) of people who are respected in the arts community look at anonymous photos of your work, compare them with everyone else in your media category, and give you a grade. Those grades, along with criteria for media balance, and a certain percentage of new artists each year, determine the final selection.
I’ve been an artist with Cherrywood Art Fair before so I have a better chance of getting accepted, right?
Nope. That’s not how it works. We always clear the slate and start off clean so we can keep Cherrywood Art Fair fresh and new! You’ll thank us for it later!
Unfortunately, we just can’t fit everyone in, even though we wish we could. Because we receive so many applications, it’s no longer possible to keep you updated on your “status”. But when the jury process is over (September 28th) we’ll send you an email with the results. In that email, we’ll tell you what size booth you were given if accepted, and whether it is indoors or outdoors. You have one week to decide if you will take the booth assignment. If you aren’t happy with the booth size, and don’t want to accept it, we’ll move on to our waiting list. If you aren’t accepted, you’ll get an email with our regrets. We’ll also ask you if you want to be on the waiting list if some artists don’t take their booth.
If you’re not accepted, it’s because we couldn’t make your work fit in our show scheme. Remember, we just can’t fit everyone in. We encourage you to try again for the next one.
We can’t give specific feedback to each person. When time permits, we will respond to respectful inquiries from applicants with details as best we can. We try not to respond to flaming diatribes.
We expect from 8,000 to 10,000 holiday shoppers over the two-day weekend. We work super hard to promote our artists on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. We display your photos on our website, and link to a personal inset with a description of your work and link to your website.
We also have a team of volunteers to make sure you are as comfortable as possible. We even have an Artists’ Lounge where you can take a break and grab some food that is donated especially for you!
There is a non-refundable application fee of $25 for every artist, even if you hope to share a booth.
Available booth sizes and pricing:
10×10 indoor – $250
10×10 outdoor – $200
4×12 indoor – $175
6×8 indoor – $175
We also require each artist to make a donation of an item or items of your original work valued at $50 to our Silent Auction.
You have to provide your complete display.
Your original application fee is non-refundable.
If you were accepted to the Fair, and paid your booth fee, than have to cancel for some reason, here is the policy:
Artists who cancel BEFORE NOVEMBER 2nd 2013 receive a refund of the full booth fee minus a $40 administrative fee.
Artists who cancel ON OR AFTER NOVEMBER 2nd but BEFORE NOVEMBER 16th 2013 receive a refund of half of their booth fee.
Artists who cancel ON OR AFTER NOVEMBER 16th don’t get a refund. NO EXCEPTIONS! It is likely that we won’t be able to fill your space after this date.
Because of the huge time burden that goes along with withdrawing an artist from the Fair and trying to find a replacement so close to the show date, you will forfeit your entire booth fee if you cancel ON OR AFTER NOVEMBER 16th. If you are accepted for the Fair, please consider your ability to commit to the Fair dates and times before you accept your booth! Someone else would REALLY like to have your space if the dates are iffy for you.
To be a food vendor, you’ll need to have an acceptable Food Service Permit issued by the health department available for inspection on show days. If this is foreign to you, please contact our Food Coordinator at .
Please note: While we will not be checking for these permits, there is a 100% chance that health inspectors will be at the show to do so; we highly recommend taking care of this early to avoid last-minute scrambling or penalties.
Food vendors must be self-contained, that is, you must furnish your own curbside facility and power supply. If you are interested in applying to be a food vendor, go here.
How good is your brother-in-law’s band? Seriously, we have a Music Booker who works all this out. We have room for 6 performers on each day of the show. Your brother-in-law can get more information and go here to apply, or he can contact our Music Booker at . By the way, we have a sound engineer who can help with the technical stuff.
We have the unique privilege of holding our Fair in a community landmark, an elementary school built in 1948. This gives the Fair a unique charm, but it is not without its challenges. While there are outlets at the school, you are NOT GUARANTEED ELECTRICITY. There is no electricity available for outdoor booths, period. Food vendors need to be self-contained, and provide their own power source.
Absolutely!! Cherrywood Art Fair loves its volunteers, and most of us are volunteers, too, who are passionate about Chula League, it’s programming, and the Fair! You will be treated with kindness, breakfast tacos, homemade soup, and an unbelievable good time!! Drop an email to to get on our volunteer list. Or visit here for more information about volunteering.
Please send an email to to get the details. We would LOVE to feature you or your business in front of a large and growing community of artists and crafters, and their fans. We have sponsorship options from small to large for any type of business.
If you got lost in the application process, and never paid, or aren’t sure you paid, go here to pay, or contact us at . We’ll help you get it straightened out. We aren’t all software engineers, after all.
We are here for you! Email us at and we’ll get back to you, pronto!