Fine & Fresh ARtists
We are proud to bring Q-Fest to the tri-state region, where patrons show their appreciation for art and artists. Q-Fest committee members, staff and volunteers work year-round to promote the event to potential artists, community patrons/sponsors and tourists. It's because of strong financial support within the community, and new partnerships, that Q-Fest is able to market the event to a tri-state region that includes over 600,000 people within 75 miles.
Q-Fest Fine & Fresh art show is located in a beautiful shady park in the heart of our vibrant downtown. Easy access and flow to and within the park directs patrons into the 50+ artists booths comfortably situated within generous 10’x10′ spaces. Complementing the sale of fine art is free hands-on art activities, a local food court, entertainment, including very popular Blues in the District concert on Friday night and District Street Dance Saturday evening.
The Fine & Fresh art exhibition and sale includes approximately 50+ artists chosen by a five-member panel of jurors including arts professionals. Many of our artists have so enjoyed the atmosphere, community, volunteers and sales that a mix of new and returning artists continue to apply each year. Artist exit surveys each year praise our volunteers for the excellent service and hospitality provided to our artists – we go above and beyond! WE LOVE ARTISTS!
FOR THE ARTISTS:
Over $5000 in awards including $1000 Best of Show Purchase Award
Over $7500 in Art Fare sponsored and sold to purchase art work during Q-Fest
$20 Application Fee, $100 Booth Fee
Convenient, drive-up set up/tear down
Above & Beyond Hospitality including water service, booth sitting & more!
FREE reserved parking & electricity
Extensive multimedia marketing & public relations efforts including website, print, tv, radio & more!
All artwork must be original art produced by the exhibiting artist.
Eligible Media Categories include:
2-D such as drawing, photography/digital photography, printmaking, mixed media, painting, fiber arts and 3-D such as clay, jewelry, sculpture, wood and glass.
Fine art prints and reproductions are acceptable when accompanied by original works of arts.
Prints and reproductions must be clearly marked and cannot be more than 50% of the display.
Commercially produced, machine made, kits, course work or buy-sell items are not acceptable.
Artist must be present and will only be admitted with a photo ID.
Booths may not be shared unless work is collaborative.
Work must be as defined by digital images submitted with the application or event organizers reserve the right to refuse entry at the time of event set up.
The $20 application fee is non-refundable.
An exhibitor who wishes to withdraw from Q-FEST may be released and may receive a 50% refund on the booth fee provided the festival is notified in writing by April 12, 2019.
The booth fee will not be returned if an exhibitor withdraws from Q-FEST after April 12, 2019.