Tamarac Arts & Crafts Festival

2019 Event Canceled
Presented by the Tamarac North Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the City of Tamarac

Vendor Information

Tamarac Arts & Crafts Festival
Location: Tamarac Community Center 8601 W Commercial Blvd Tamarac 33351
Phone: Tamarac North Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce – 954-722-1520
Event Dates: March 30th 2019 11am – 7pm
Application Deadline: March 20th unless sold out.

Easy drive up and set up, Free parking, Rental of weights, tents, and panels available PRIOR TO EVENT
Suburban show
Exhibitor Spaces: About 100 spaces (10×10)
Staff Support: Tamarac North Lauderdale Chamber staff and volunteers are present on site throughout the entire festival to assist with information and assist, subject to availability.
Booth Sitting: Tamarac North Lauderdale Chamber staff and volunteers are available to booth sit for artists throughout the entire festival
Artist Parking: No additional cost – available from 7am until 11pm in designated area
Tent Rental: Artists may rent tents, tables, pro-panels, and weights through the festival. Tents are commercial grade and rental includes delivery, set up, weights and removal.
Tent walls and weights will be available for order prior to the event by 03/25/19
Marketing: A large multi-layered marketing plan supports this show. Professional public relations ensure high visibility for this festival.
Security: Over-night security is provided however equipment, artwork is left at owner’s risk.


Rules/Regulations -Festival Eligibility

All artwork submitted to jury, displayed and presented for sale at festivals must be created, designed and made or made under the direct supervision of the accepted artist(s). All artwork shown must be for sale.

An artist may apply in more than one category, but not twice in the same category.

Jewelry created through fabrication and casting is allowed if the original casts are made by the artist.

No commercial casts/molds or production studio work allowed.

No factory produced items may be shown.

Photography/Digital art: Original work made by the hands of the photographer is allowed. Only one size of an image may be hung in a booth. All printing of images must be done by the photographer or under their direct supervision.

Artists must create their work from start to finish.

The Artist certifies that jury images submitted represent their current original work and represent the category and body of art that will be displayed at the festival.

Art collaborators (up to two artists in total) producing a single item qualify as an exhibitor. A collaborator is not an employee or helper. If artists enter as a collaboration, it must be clearly noted on the application and art shown must be signed by both.

No work made solely by apprentices or employees is allowed. All artwork must be made in the country the artist resides in.

“Buy/sell” items are strictly prohibited from all or part of an artist’s booth. Buy/Sell is any art or object that is purchased from a manufacturer or maker other than the artist and sold at a festival as “original” work. The restriction of buy/sell work is in ALL categories of art at ALL shows.

Multiples: Limited editions of work in which the artist hand manipulates plates, stones, or screens numbered and signed in editions up to 500 are allowed and are an artist’s original body of work. Reproductions by mechanical techniques including “giclee” and “iris” prints must be signed and numbered (up to 500). Artists may display reproductions on up to 10 linear feet of their booth.


Festival Policies

Acceptance is non-transferable. Booths cannot be split.

All festivals are drug-free. No smoking is allowed in or near artists’ booths.

Accepted artists must be present during all festival hours. No agents, representatives, family members or friends are permitted as a substitute for the accepted artists’ attendance, unless express exception is granted in special circumstances.

Any artist closing the booth prior to the end of the show without permission will not be permitted to return the next day or in future years.

Only artwork in the category accepted through the jury process is allowed. It is the exclusive right of the Festival Committee to remove work that is not in compliance with festival rules. See www.tamaracnorthlauderdale.org for full info.

Discount/sales signs, and ribbons from other shows are not allowed.

Each exhibitor is responsible to collecting and remitting local sales tax to the State’s Department of Revenue as required by law.

White tents only. Nonwhite tent vendors to contact Chamber office 954-722-1520 info@tamaracnorthlauderdale.org


Booth Information

Exhibit Space Fees

$50 Exhibit Space Fee – before February 2nd $75 February 3rd to March 20th (non-refundable) Double Deal: 10 x 20 Booth Space for $90. First come first served, category restrictions may apply.

Spaces are 10’ X 10’ and work must be contained within the assigned space. You may not infringe on another space physically or audibly. Exhibitors must have a white tent. All tables must be skirted to the ground. Only one artist’s work or the work of two approved collaborating artists may be displayed per booth. Artist must keep their area clean and orderly. Double spaces are considered and must be occupied by two tents.

Special booth space and special needs requests will be accepted but are not guaranteed. We will make every effort to meet all special requests on a first come, first served basis. Additional charges may apply. Please include all booth requests on the registration form.

During the festival, all exhibits will be visited by a festival representative to ensure that they are in compliance with our festival policies. It is the exclusive right and responsibility of the Festival Staff to call for the removal of work that is not in compliance with the festival policies and requirements. Non-compliance may result in expulsion from the festival or refusal of future festival participation.

All canopies are required to be white and able to withstand winds and rain and be properly weighted. Properly weighting requires AT LEAST 40 pounds per leg (more in windy weather). Tents must be connected to weights with rope or straps, not bungee cords.

Cancellation Policy -Cancellations must be made in written form and submitted by mail, fax, or email. Emails should be sent to info@tamaracnorthlauderdale.org

If an artist cancels a show on or before March 9th, 2019, they will be given a refund for the amount they have paid towards the booth, less $25 processing fee. Application fees and permit fees are non-refundable. No refunds after March 9th, 2019.

Artists that cancel after March 9th, 2019 can have the amount that they have paid toward their booth fee transferred to another Tamarac North Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce event. The fee to transfer is $25.00.

No Show Policy– Artists who have not checked in and/or notified Tamarac North Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce with a message via festival phone (954-655-7569), office phone (954-722-1520), or email (info@tamaracnorthlauderdale.org) by 9am March 30th, will be considered a NO SHOW and the assigned space will be forfeited with no refund.