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 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

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

Artists

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 deadline has passed. For more information about the 2021 Art Fair, please check back in December 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 deadline has passed. For more information about the 2021 Art Fair, please check back in December 2020.

Call for Young Artists

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As of March 19, 2020 Summer of the Arts and Toyota of Iowa City have suspended the Creating a Legacy of Local Artists program for 2020. This is a sad moment  for us, and we apologize to those who have already applied.

We will restart this program in 2021.

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 application deadline has passed. For more information about 2021, please check back in December 2020.

Holiday Thieves Market, December 5-6, 2020

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As of 2019, Summer of the Arts is now producing the Holiday Thieves Market, which was produced by the University of Iowa Fine Arts Council for 50 years.

The 2020 deadline to apply has passed. Please check back in spring 2021 to apply for the 2021 event.

Food Vendors – All Festivals

The 2020 Food Vendor application is now closed. Please check back with us in December 2020 for our 2021 opportunities. 

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.

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.

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.

The Fun Stop application deadline for the 2020 Festival Season has passed.

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 is open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 7. It is filled with booths representing different countries and cultures. Each booth activity serves as a learning experience for children and families who visit and participate. Each child who fills their passport with stamps is eligible to enter a prize drawing!

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 application deadline has passed.

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