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Iowa Arts Festival

Art Fair

The Iowa Arts Festival features a juried art fair where over 100 artists can present and display their craft.  Interested participants will be able to apply through Zapplication starting December 1st. All applications must be submitted by March 1st, 2018.  Click HERE to apply!

Emerging Artist Pavillion

Each year, high school, college, and university students from across Iowa are featured in the Emerging Artists Pavilion at the Iowa Arts Festival.  The pavillion gives up-and-coming Iowa artists who may not qualify for the juried art fair the chance to share their talents with the community. Artists must be an Iowa Resident and currently enrolled in school in order to qualify.

Iowa City Jazz Festival

A limited number of Artist Vendor Booths are available for the Iowa City Jazz Festival each year.  Please check back in 2018 for more information on our 2018 application. For your information, click HERE to view last year’s online application, HERE to download an application in a .pdf format and HERE to download and review the 2017 Rules and Regulations.

If you have questions, contact

Food Vendors

Food Vendors Cotton CandySummer of the Arts is proud of the quality and variety of food vendors who participate in the Iowa Arts Festival, lowa City Jazz Festival and Iowa Soul Festival. Local Food Vendors are given first priority for acceptance and we work hard to make sure that each food vendor offers something unique to our attendees.

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

The deadline for the 2017 Food Vendor Application for Iowa Arts Festival and Iowa City Jazz Festival has passed. For your information, you may view the online Food Vendor Application Form (Google Docs).

Please download the 2017 Food Vendor Rules and Regulations (PDF) for complete information regarding this area of our festivals.

For more information or questions regarding our application process contact Lisa Barnes by phone at 319-337-7944 or by email.

Children’s Activities

FUN Stops

We feature FUN Stops as an exciting addition to our festivals. We invite your business or organization to host and staff a FUN Stop booth and provide an interactive family friendly activity (that children can participate in) as attendees make their way through the festival. This will be a rewarding and valuable opportunity for your business or organization to demonstrate your positive community involvement while also gaining high-level visibility with your presence at our events.

Check back soon to apply as a 2018 FUN Stop presenter . For more information, you may view last year’s online FUN Stop Booth Application Form (Google Docs).

All activities must be approved by our staff to avoid duplication or conflict of interest. Official notification of acceptance to follow shortly after the application process closes.

If you have specific questions about our FUN Stops, please contact us by email or call our office at 319-337-7944.

Children’s Global Village

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Children’s Global Village will be filled with booths representing different countries and cultures to serve as a learning experience for kids who visit and participate in the booths’ activities.  Children can pick up a passport and have it stamped at each booth in order to go into a drawing for great prizes!

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

Click HERE to fill out the 2018 online application. 

The deadline to apply to be a 2018 Children’s Global Village Booth Presenter is March 26, 2018.

If you have more specific questions about Children’s Global Village participation please email or call the Summer of the Arts office at 319-337-7944.

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