March 6, 2016

Big Bear Arts Festival, Now Accepting Exhibitor Applications

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Big Bear Lake Artwalk Festival - July 2016

Bartlett Events Center, 630 Bartlett Rd

Big Bear Lake, California (West)

Phone: 909-680-8153

Show Dates: 7/2/16 - 7/4/16

Application Deadline: 4/3/16 Midnight PST



Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Nonrefundable Application Fee): $25.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.

Event Summary

The Big Bear Lake Artwalk Festival is a free to the public, walking event held in the Bartlett Events Center. The Events Center is located in the Village Shopping and Entertainment District, the Center of the Alpine Lakeside Community. The Event features Fine Artists and Crafts Artisans from the West Coast, Mountain, and Desert Regions. Along with all the Fine Arts and Crafts, the Festival offers Gourmet Food Vendors, a Beer & Wine Garden and the Main Stage Live Music Performances on Saturday, Sunday and Monday afternoons during the Festival.

Historic Pine Knot Village (The Village) is the location of the very first lodges on the south shore of Big Bear Lake in the Bear Valley region of the San Bernardino Mountains in Southern California. Big Bear Lake… SoCal’s Leisure Travel and Getaway Destination!

The Artwalk is sponsored by the Arts Council of Big Bear and the City of Big Bear Lake and is organized by the Big Bear Lake Arts Community, and staffed by volunteers. The Artwalk has been held each year in July since 2004.

Enjoy the clean mountain air and laid-back atmosphere that make this four season resort community a real getaway from the big city. Art Galleries, Quaint Shops and many Restaurants offer Village visitors many options to Shop, Browse and Dine before and after attending the Festival.

On behalf of the Festival Staff, the City of Big Bear Lake and The Arts Council of Big Bear Valley… Make your plans now to exhibit at the next Big Bear Lake Artwalk Festival!

Application Fee:  A $25.00 non-refundable fee must accompany each submitted application.  Applicants may pay via Pay Pal, Credit Card or Check.  Checks may be made to: Arts Council of Big Bear Valley, PO Box 232, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315.

The average number of exhibitors for the Festival is 60. The Festival has room for between 80-90 exhibitors with our ability to alter and/or expand the exhibit area to fit our needs each year.

When necessary, a Wait List is maintained and every effort is made to notify Wait Listed artists in a timely manner when a vacancy appears.

Application Opens: Thursday January 21, 2016

Application Deadline: Sunday April 3, 2016

Jurying Complete by: Thursday April 7, 2016

Notifications of acceptance will be sent electronically by: Saturday April 9, 2016


Artist Fees:

Application Fee: $25.00 must be received by Sunday April 3, 2016 (Application Fee is NON-REFUNDABLE)

Standard Booth Space (11 x 11): $200.00

Double Booth Spaces (11 x 22): $400.00

Corner Space Add $40.00 per corner (11x22 double space could have 2 corners total (2x40.00)

No commission is charged on works that are sold during the festival.

More information here

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The Garcia Center for the Arts
536 W. 11th Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410

Tel: 909.381.1900

mailing address:

5500 University Parkway
Visual Arts Building, Rm. 308
San Bernardino, CA 92407

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