Call to Artists: 5th Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival

By Editorial Team on July 12, 2012

Deadline: Fri, 20 May 2022

An overview of last year's artist tents. Photo Copyright East City Art.


Deadline: August 6, 2012
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The 5th Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival will take place Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 11am to 5pm.  The festival will take place at 5500 Baltimore Avenue Hyattsville, MD. Visit the website  Note that the site will be updated continuousl

Applications must be received by August 6, 2012

Juried Festival: Exhibitor Application Form
Last year, over 2,000 DC-area art aficionados lined the streets of Arts District Hyattsville to see over 50 exhibiting artists and numerous live performances, accompanied by tasty local food & drink. Now in its fifth year, join us alongside the newly opened retail town center, anchored by Busboys and Poets and Yes! Organic Market alongside several other fine retailers.

About the Festival
The Hyattsville CDC, Pulte Homes, StreetSense and Maryland Milestones / ATHA Inc., are sponsoring the 5th Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival to promote the vibrant community along Route 1, just two miles from DC. Over $20,000 in promotional support is made available as
part of this event. View last year’s website, which will be updated shortly, at

Event Details
The event committee will select at least 40 artists for participation. The booth fee is $75, which helps defray the cost of a 10’x10’ tent, 8’ table + cloth and two chairs for each exhibitor. All other promotional costs are paid for by the sponsors. Promotion includes advertising in print and online, direct mail, guerrilla poster campaign, email marketing and public relations. Multiple other Arts District galleries and shops will be open onsite, for a showing of more than 100 local artisans.  The anchor site for the festival is the newly opened retail town center featuring: Busboys and Poets, Elevation Burger, Chipotle, Yogi Castle, Tara Thai, Big Bad Woof Pet Supply, and Yes! Organic Market.

Day of Details
Only original artwork, photography, handmade jewelry, and handmade crafts are allowed. No commercial merchandise will be accepted, unless it is incredibly unique and environmentally friendly in nature.  The jury will select the artists for participation from the applications received by Monday, August 3, 2011. You will be notified of your acceptance by Monday, August 13 Exhibitors will receive a 10’x10’ white tent cover, 8’-foot table with cloth and two chairs. No tent sides are provided, but artists may provide their own sides in any format desired. The booth is
your canvas.

Sorry, but no artist may bring their own tent.  Setup should occur between 9:15 AM – 10:30  AM. All booths should be completely setup by 10:30 AM.  Event starts at 11 AM and entertainment will be provided throughout the day.  Please come prepared with a helping hand in case you need to leave your booth.  Numerous eateries are open onsite and restrooms will be available.  Electrical power may be available with special arrangement. There is an ATM onsite.  Tear-down will begin at 5:15 PM and all participants should be complete with tear-down by 6 PM.