Artist Guidelines

 

Festival Location 

Front Street Arts Festival takes place in the heart of Downtown Lynden lining the streets at the corner of 4th avenue and  Front Street.

Artists Booth Application Process  

All applications for Front Street Arts Festival will be processed on jansenartcenter.org. Applications for the 2024 Festival will open to the general public on May 1, and remain open until all booths are filled.  

There is a $10 application fee. Applicants will be required to submit images of their art and or products for Jury selection.

Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate art making during Front Street Arts Festival. Artists are welcome to invite visitors to participate in the art making at their booth.   

Booth Fees 

Members of the Jansen Art Center:
$50 if you have your own tent
$75 if we provide one (first come, first served. There are is
very limited number of available tents that Jansen is able to provide.)

Non-members:
$100 – Must provide your own tent.

There is an optional commission on sales (artists will have the choice to donate a percentage of their sales) at the festival to support and raise funds for the Jansen Art Center.

Booth fees will be collected when your application has been accepted by the jury. Payment can be made via credit card, check or cash.

Booth Assignment + Location

Booth location assignments are made at the discretion of the event team. We cannot guarantee booth placement. Load in and load out information will be emailed to all accepted applicants.  

Refund Policy 

There are no refunds after July 1, 2024.

Tax Reporting 

Collection and reporting of Washington State Sales Tax are vendors responsibility. 

Artists Amenities 

  • Food – Food trucks and local restaurants will be available for purchased items. A water filling is available in the Jansen Art Center. 
  • Booth Sitters – Volunteers and staff will be available throughout the festival to watch your booth for a few minutes.  
  • Restrooms – Public Restrooms can be found on Front Street in front of Jansen Art Center. Additional restrooms are located inside the Jansen Art Center.  
  • Equipment – Canopies, tables and chairs must be supplied by booth artists. No power will be provided. If power is necessary, you must have a generator below 60 dB.

Participation Requirements 

All Artwork must be original, high quality, and handcrafted by the artist(s).

Security 

Jansen Art Center will hire an off duty police officer to patrol the festival day of. We ask all booths to be vigilant with their products, money, and personal items. 

Insurance 

Jansen Art Center expects booths to carry their own insurance and to plan with their own insurance companies for proper coverage. Jansen Art Center will not be held responsible for any theft or damage to artists’ work or other personal property. 

Inclement Weather 

Front Street Arts Festival is a rain, shine, or wind event. Vendors agree to be available during Festival hours, regardless of weather. In preparation for possible inclement weather, The J requires that all canopies are secured with a minimum of 40 pounds of weight on each corner. Although July typically has nice weather, it can get windy and even smoky, being prepared for any type of condition is important in the Northwest.