SUBMIT TO BECOME A PARTICIPATING ARTIST !
The annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival has become a beloved community tradition during the first weekend of May each year, attracting over 150 artists and thousands of collectors from the Southern California region. This juried fine art event is only minutes from Malibu and Los Angeles and housed in the beautiful Commons at Calabasas, an upscale dining and shopping center in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. Our unique venue offers great street visibility and plenty of parking for both vendors and attendees. Artists are encouraged to share their creative work, knowing that the quality and originality they bring greatly enriches this wonderful community tradition!
Only work created by the exhibitor’s own hand will be considered and all submissions are subject to jury discretion. Artists must submit photos of the work to be sold during the Festival. One additional photo of the booth display is also required to help the jury see the size of the work and set up style.
It is the goal of the Arts Council to raise the level of craftsmanship each year; therefore the jury process is based on the current submission information and not seniority or previous participation. Jury acceptance is based on the quality and uniqueness of one’s work as well as the overall festival aesthetic. When placing vendors in the show, the Arts Council will attempt to meet personal requests regarding sun direction, corner spaces and other personal needs. Please note that there are no guarantees and the producers will also factor in the show’s overall aesthetic, competing mediums, similarity among price points, an optimal load-in/loud out timeframe and Fire Marshall Codes.
Artists seeking admission into the Calabasas Fine Arts Festival are required to submit the following materials to a jury panel for review:
Illustrious Artist Contest:
Artists who agree to release their photos will be entered in the 2018 "Illustrious Artist" contest. Winners will receive awards and recognition by city officials as well as have images of their work featured in flyers, posters, cable television programs and news releases. The highest ranked Artist of the Year will receive a free 10x10 booth space within premium section of the show. Don’t forget to check “yes” on the application!
2018 FEE STRUCTURE:
APPLICATION PROCESS (Two Convenient Options):