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Mystic Outdoor Art Festival

Application deadline for 2014 has passed

The 57th Annual Mystic Outdoor Arts Festival will take place on
Saturday, August 9th, 10 am to 6 pm & Sunday, August 10th,10 am to 5 pm

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57th Annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival

Location:
2 miles in Historic Downtown Mystic
Mystic, Connecticut

Phone:860-572-9578
Email:Cherielin@MysticChamber.org Email me!

Application deadline for the 2014 show has passed. Thank you to all artists who have submitted to enter into the show!


Booth Information
Jury Fee: $ 30, payable at time of application
Single Booth Fee: $270 each, payable upon acceptance to the show.
Double Booth: $540

All artists who enter will be juried at once. Jurying will be held the last two weeks in April and notifications will be emailed or mailed by April 30, 2014. Applicants must accept our invitation which reconfirms their interest in the show and pay booth fees by May 24, 2014 to be considered an authorized exhibitor for 2014.


Event Summary
The oldest of its kind in the Northeast, the annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival hosted by the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating its 57th year, Saturday, August 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. along the streets of historic downtown Mystic, CT.

The Mystic Outdoor Art Festival has evolved in many ways from its humble beginnings 57 years ago and now stretches over two miles and attracts over 85,000 visitors. In fifty-six years, the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival has grown to over 250 artists who come from all corners of the United States and bring more than 100,000 works of art.

General Information
Accepted Media Categories: (chose one that best describes the work you are entering)

Fine Art:

Acrylics
Graphics
Illustration
Mixed Media
Oils
Pastels
Photography
Sculpture
Watercolors


Fine Craft:

Ceramics
Fiber
Glass
Jewelry
Leather
Metal
Wood



Rules/Regulations

All entrants must submit to jury. Prior participation does not guarantee acceptance into this year's show.
Booth space and locations are assigned based on the discretion of the Event Director and prior year's assignments do not guarantee the same location. The use of location is restricted to whom it is assigned.
Applications must be received by April 15, 2014. Applications received after this date will only be reviewed on a space only basis. Absolutely no entries will be accepted after the jury date.
Notifications will be emailed or mailed by April 30, 2014. No notification by telephone will be given prior to this date.
Applications must be received by April 15, 2014 accompanied by a jury fee of $30. Applications received after this date will only be reviewed on a space only basis. Absolutely no entries will be accepted after the jury date.

Notifications of acceptance and invitation to the show will be emailed or mailed by April 30, 2014. No notification by telephone will be given prior to this date.

Artists must accept the invitation accompanied by appropriate booth fees by May 24th, 2014.

Except for a $50 processing fee, the booth fee will be refunded in full if a written cancellation is received by June 15, 2014. Cancellations after this date will NOT be refunded.
Except for a $50 processing fee, the booth fee will be refunded in full if a written cancellation is received by June 15, 2014. Cancellations after this date will NOT be refunded.
All exhibited work must be the original work of the registered and juried artist and craftsman. Original work must constitute 75% of the display, reproductions must be numbered and signed. The Committee will remove exhibits not in compliance, and artists will not be invited back.
No work which has been made with commercial kits, molds, patterns, plans, or prefabricated pieces is allowed.
Work must fit into one of the Media categories on the application to be considered by the jury.
You may not exhibit work purchased from other artists for resale.
Official show time is Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 10am to 5pm.
Setup time is from 6am until 10am on Saturday. All setup must be completed by 10am on Saturday. No exceptions.
Absolutely no early setup. Town ordinances require setup after dawn on August 9 and teardown at dusk by August 10. Early breakdown is unacceptable.
Artists are not allowed to break down their booths early on either date without prior permission. Artists who do so will not be invited back for the following year.
Exhibitors may leave their booths intact Saturday night, However, with limited security, Mystic Outdoor Art Festival is not responsible for damage or theft.
Exhibitors can not block entrances to businesses and those setting up near churches are urge to accommodate worshipers on Sunday before noon. Do not block access to walkways.
Each participant is preassigned a 10' x10' space. Racks must be able to withstand crowds and winds.
Booths set up in the street must comply with depth restriction per order of the Fire Marshall. Artists must be prepared to straddle the sidewalk.
Due to the nature of a sidewalk show, space and layout is not an exact science. Reference markings in problem areas will be in place.
Compliance with exhibit size limits will be strictly enforced. Nonconforming booths will be removed and/or artists will not be invited back. No artwork may be displayed on the back or sides of the booth.
Electric lights or any other appliances in exhibit area are prohibited.
Official Mystic Outdoor Art Festival credentials and tax ID must be clearly displayed at all times.

​To obtain a number, go to www.ct.gov/drs click on "Businesses" on the left of the page and then click on "Vendors at Flea Markets" at the bottom of the page under "General Information" and follow the instructions. Either fill out the application electronically or send the form to:

State of Connecticut
Department of Revenue Services
25 Sigourney Street
Hartford, CT 06106

If you do not yet have a tax id number, apply for one and then send in your application indicating that the CT Tax ID number is pending.

Exhibits must be tended to by artists at all times. Committee volunteers are available to provide 15 minute "rest breaks" depending on demand.
Show goes on rain or shine unless the police or fire chief deem it unsafe.
Decisions of the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival in regard to jury selection, awards and space allocations are final.




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