About This Festival
University Avenue between Webster Street and High Street|Webster St & University Ave, Palo Alto, CA | Map
From the Organizer
Application Deadline: February 13. Applications accepted after deadline for space or waiting list consideration. Fine Arts & Fine Crafts, August 26 & 27, 2023 University Avenue between High and Webster Streets in Palo Alto, CA Well-known for showcasing high quality art, Palo Alto’s Festival of the Arts celebrates its 40th anniversary. Over 65,000 patrons who appreciate the festival’s excellence visit this open-air gallery each year. Art lovers stroll along tree-lined University Avenue, browsing fine arts and fine crafts booths, interacting with the artists and shopping the stunning selections from over 250 talented, creative minds. This beautiful venue delights all senses with the festival’s diverse elements including sidewalk piano virtuosos, Italian Street Painting, hands-on kids’ art activities, delicious food selections and alcoholic beverage varieties. The community-friendly event is hosted by the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce with the support of the City of Palo alto and is a major fundraiser for the Chamber as well as several local non-profit organizations. Spaces are on asphalt down the middle of the street. Up to 250 spaces. Event Hours: 10:00am – 6:00pm Spaces are on asphalt down the middle of the street. 8d x 10w (northwest exposure, wide walkway in front of space). 10d x 10w space (southeast exposure, narrow walkway in front of space). Space sizes and fees Standard spaces 8dx10w / $295.00 + 10% Commission 10dx10w / $345.00 + 10% Commission 8dx20w / $590.00 + 10% Commission 10dx20w / $690.00 + 10% Commission WalkThru spaces (open front & back) 10dx10w / $420.00 + 10% Commission 18dx10w / $715.00 + 10% Commission 10dx20w / $850.00 + 10% Commission Corner spaces 8dx10w / $370.00 + 10% Commission 10dx10w / $420.00 + 10% Commission 8dx20w / $690.00 + 10% Commission 10dx20w / $790.00 + 10% Commission Double corner spaces 10dx18w +2Corners / $885.00 + 10% Commission Only one artist or a collaborative partnership will be assigned to one space. It is possible, though, for two artists (each must apply separately) to request side-by-side spaces. Applicants whose work has been accepted must be on-site the full weekend of the show. Participating artists are expected to be totally self-supporting by providing a canopy (optional) and all furniture, supplies and materials needed to present an attractive and safe display. Artist spaces are lined up back-to-back along nine blocks of University Avenue. Booth displays may stay up overnight. Light overnight security is provided. Canopies are not required, but if used, white is preferred. Power is not available and generators are not allowed in the artist display areas. Quiet battery-operated units are fine & are to be provided by the participating artist. Free parking is within two blocks from the site. Designated RV & trailer overnight parking will be available location TBA. Due to City restrictions, set-up can only take place Saturday morning. Controlled load-in and load-out is provided with easy access to space location. Temperature during August is usually in the mid-80s.