Changes to Our 2020 Vendor Applications

We are excited to partner with EventsLocal for our 2020 vendor applications. Each applicant will pay a $5 processing fee to be considered as a vendor. If selected, the vendor will then pay their booth fee to confirm participation. Applying to vend doesn’t automatically mean you are accepted to vend. Please review the appropriate information and deadlines within each category.

Applications that will use EventsLocal:

  • Emerging Student Artist Pavilion at Iowa Arts Festival
  • Nonprofit Arts Pavilion at Iowa Arts Festival
  • Food Vendors (one application for all festivals)
  • Fun Stops (one application for all festivals)
  • Iowa City Jazz Festival Artists
  • Soul & Blues Festival Marketplace Vendors

NOTE: We will continue to use Zapplication for Iowa Arts Festival artist applications.

Artists

Holiday Art Market December 7 – 8, 2019

 

The Holiday Art Market, which replaces the University of Iowa Fine Arts Council’s Holiday Thieves Market, is a juried art fair where artists can display their craft. This event takes place in the Iowa Memorial Union, on the University of Iowa campus.

The 2019 Holiday Art Market application deadline has passed.

Market Hours:
Saturday December 7: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday December 8: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location:
Iowa Memorial Union, 125 N. Madison Street, Iowa City, IA 52242

 

Iowa Arts Festival June 5 – 7, 2020

Art Fair

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The Iowa Arts Festival features a juried art fair where over 100 artists can present and display their craft.

The 2020 Iowa Arts Festival application is now open. To apply via Zapplication, click HERE .

Application deadline: March 1, 2020

 

Emerging Artist Pavilion

The Emerging Artist Pavilion at the Iowa Arts Festival showcases Iowa student artists currently in high school or college. Artists must be Iowa residents and currently enrolled in school to be eligible.

The 2020 Emerging Artist Pavilion application is now open. To apply via Events Local, click HERE.

Application deadline: March 25, 2020.

Call for Young Artists

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Summer of the Arts is proud to partner with Toyota of Iowa City to promote emerging Johnson County, Iowa artists (age 16-25) through Creating a Legacy of Local Artists. The selected artist will receive a commission of $3,000 for an original piece of artwork which will be featured at the Iowa Arts Festival.

The 2020 Call for Young Artists application will open in December 2019.

Application deadline: March 25, 2020. 

Iowa City Jazz Festival July 3 – 5, 2020

A limited number of Artist Vendor Booths are available for the Iowa City Jazz Festival each year.

The application for 2020 Iowa City Jazz Festival Artists will open in December 2019.

Application deadline: March 25, 2020. 

If you have questions, please email info@summeroftheARTS.org.

Soul & Blues Festival July 31 – August 1, 2020

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A limited number of Marketplace Vendor Booths are available for the Soul & Blues Festival each year.

The application for 2020 Soul & Blues Festival Marketplace Vendors will open in December 2019.

Application deadline: May 1, 2020. 

If you have questions, please email info@summeroftheARTS.org.

Food Vendors

The 2020 Food Vendor application is now open. To apply via Events Local, click HERE.

Note: This link leads to the Iowa Arts Festival application page, where you can apply for all of our festivals.

Application deadline: February 21, 2020.

For more information or if you have questions regarding our application process, contact Terri Reeve by phone at 319-337-7944 or at terri@summerofthearts.org.

ALL Summer of the Arts Food Vendors are required to use biodegradable or compostable foodware.

Please download the 2020 Food Vendor Rules and Regulations (PDF) for complete information regarding this area of our festivals. NOTE: There were several changes to the rules and regulations made in 2019, so please be sure to read the entire document.

Children’s Activities

2020 Fun Stops – Iowa Arts Festival, Iowa City Jazz Festival, and Soul & Blues Festival

We invite your business or organization to host and staff a Fun Stop Booth where you can provide an interactive experience for festival attendees as they make their way through our festivals!

This is a rewarding and valuable opportunity for businesses and organizations to demonstrate positive community involvement and gain high-level visibility at the Iowa Arts Festival, Iowa City Jazz Festival, and/or Soul & Blues Festival.

Fun Stop applications for the 2020 Festival Season is now open. To apply via Events Local, click HERE.

Note: This link leads to the Iowa Arts Festival application page, where you can apply for all of our festivals.

Application deadline: March 25, 2020. 

If you have questions about our Fun Stops, please contact Andrea Truitt by email or call our office at 319-337-7944.

Children’s Global Village – Iowa Arts Festival, Sunday June 7, 2020

The Children’s Global Village will from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 7. It is filled with booths representing different countries and cultures to serve as a learning experience for kids and families who visit and participate in the booths’ activities.

Community members, Girl/Boy Scout troops, church groups, student organizations, and others can share information about another country to festival attendees.

The 2020 Children’s Global Village applications will open in December 2019.

Application deadline: March 25, 2020. 

If you have questions about Children’s Global Village, please contact Andrea Truitt by email or call our office at 319-337-7944.