2023 Sandblast Call for Artists

2023 SandBlast Festival of the Arts

July 22 – 23, 2023
McCormick Park, Duvall, WA

Call for Artists

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Information & Entry Form

SandBlast Festival of the Arts is held annually at McCormick Park on the shore of the historic and beautiful Snoqualmie River in Duvall, WA.

The dates for this year’s Festival are Saturday and Sunday July 22 & 23, 2023. The festival features a professional and community sand sculpture event and includes live music, dance and performance, storytelling and a fine art and craft fair. The arts fair is located on a grassy knoll overlooking the river and sand sculpture area and offers artists an inviting venue in which to demonstrate, display, and sell their work. The main goal of the festival is to celebrate the arts, connect the public to local artists and introduce and promote local and regional artists and art organizations

Art and Craft Guidelines

All items sold at the festival must be handmade by the artist. No commercial or mass produced merchandise will be permitted.  However, greeting cards, t-shirts, coffee mugs, etc. that features the artist’s original images will be allowed.  Photos, slides or samples submitted with the application must be representative of the work to be offered for sale at the festival. Artists are allowed to share booth spaces provided they are accepted.

Booth Requirements

All artists are responsible for their own booth and display. Each artist will be assigned a 6’x10′ or 10’x10′ space depending on preference and availability. The display area is grass and uneven in some areas so it is suggested that you come prepared to make adjustments to your display as needed. Booths with sides are considered tents and will determine booth layout. If you are able, PLEASE indicate if you have walls on your booth space. Running water will be accessible.

Selection Process

Applicants will be judged on the quality and originality of the work submitted. Special consideration will be given to artists who indicate that they are willing to demonstrate their technique/medium at their booth during the festival.

Festival Hours and Set-Up

Art Festival hours are Saturday, 12:00 pm-7:00 pm and Sunday, 12:00 pm-6:00 pm. All participants must be present and available during Art Festival hours.  However, artists are encouraged to have their booths open to the public by 10:00 am to take advantage of visitors who regularly come down to the park in the mornings. Set Up: You may set up Friday evening 5:00pm-8:00pm. Saturday set up begins at 7:00am. Vehicles will be allowed in the park at this time to unload supplies and display materials. Limited vehicle access will be allowed on Saturday morning but artists should come prepared to transport the rest of your materials and your artwork to your booth site. Breakdown will begin promptly at 6:00 pm or conclusion of ceremonies on Sunday.

Booth Fee

Upon approval of your application, a $50 booth fee will be required to reserve your space. This can be paid in the form of a check to Duvall Foundation for the Arts. Credit card payment can be arranged with the event coordinator if needed.

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