PLEASE READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY BEFORE CONTINUING TO THE APPLICATION BELOW.
Your application requires your agreement to these terms.
IMPORTANT DATES & TIMES
Show Date: New date to be announced soon - Previously scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2020
Show Hours: Noon - 9:00 PM
Artist Set Up Begins at: 7:30 AM
Location: Bar K Park | 6608 Bar K Clubhouse Court, Lago Vista, TX 78645 | On the shore of Lake Travis
The festival is located in Bar K Park on the shoreline of Lake Travis in Lago Vista, TX. LAGO FEST is known for its beautiful park setting, spacious booth layouts, and easy load in/out at booths.
The North Shore is experiencing its fastest growth in history with new homes in the $300k -$4mil range. New home developments surround Lago Vista on both sides including Lakeside, Nature's Point, and Tessera and Travisso. High-end home builders, golf courses, development of a boutique hotel, and expansion made on one of the state's most exclusive wedding venues are part of the area's growth. This provides artists with unique potential not only for immediate sales but large commissions and ongoing client relationships with art collectors and designers. Members from the Austin Yacht Club are an integral part of the festivities and represent the South Shore buyers of Lake Travis including Lakeway and Bee Cave.
Applications currently being accepted.
Show Fees Due: UPON ACCEPTANCE and no later than TBA .
Booth location special requests are assigned in order of booth fee payments received from each artist. Requests cannot always be guaranteed, but we will do our very best.
Application Fee: $0
Booth Fee: $75
Electricity: Provided for FREE! (Please limit electricity to 300 watts or less for lights ONLY. Power using marine batteries is allowed.)
3 artwork - 1 booth display
DOES MY ARTWORK QUALIFY?
LAGO FEST ARTS is for professional, visual ARTISTS + MAKERS who both design and handcraft their own works of art. Mass produced products, artwork made from kits, artwork made with elements that are store-bought (ie. jewelry with store-bought beads and chains strung together), or other products purchased elsewhere and sold through you (buy/sell) ARE NOT accepted. All work MUST be created by the artist.
We strive to attract artists with handmade, high quality, unique artwork in a wide variety of mediums, for all ages, and in a variety of price ranges including those that entice impulse buys. We love all types of quality original fine art and craft. For examples of this, see Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, Southlake's Art on the Square, and Cherrywood Art Fair.
We expect and encourage artists to offer a varied price range. We ask that the images you submit represent the median price range you will display at the Festival.
JURY PROCESS - VERY IMPORTANT!
Jury selections are based solely upon the quality of work, technique, and originality as illustrated in submitted digital images. Jurors score your four images (3 artwork, 1 booth display) at 25% each for a total score. Jurors rate each image on a 1-5 point score. Artists with the highest scores are juried in. The quality of your images makes a big difference in your final jury score. Take photos on solid-colored backgrounds unless you already have nice "lifestyle" shots. Make sure you have a booth shot that is representative of what you will have at the show. If your artwork looks good but your booth image does not, this can greatly affect your chances of being accepted into the show. If you don't already have a photo, spend a day setting up your booth in your driveway and snap away. It's good to do this every year or so anyway to keep your display fresh and easy to set up for the next show. If you are a 2D artist, it is recommended that you show just your artwork with no frames. VERY IMPORTANT! Get tips on how to create great images, create your booth design, what to do and what not to do, and instructions on how to prep application images to upload HERE.
ARTWORK APPLICATION IMAGES SHOULD LOOK LIKE THIS
YOUR BOOTH IMAGE AND DISPLAY AT FESTIVAL SHOULD LOOK LIKE THIS
We cannot express strongly enough the necessity for proper booth and image application shots.
Applications with booth shots that do not meet standards will not be accepted.
Displays at the show must also be presented in the most professional manner possible.
PLEASE review all instructions and tips.
To learn more about how to exhibit professionally, visit these sites.
Media categories are used by the Arts Festival as a tool for organizing artists’ images into logical, related groups for the jury’s review. While a balanced show that equitably showcases both works of fine art and fine craft, as well as diversity among media, is a principal Arts Festival objective, the Arts Festival establishes no quota or entitlement by media category.
Ceramics: All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry is accepted in this category. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed each piece must be signed.
Digital Art: This category includes any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Artwork must be in signed and numbered limited editions, on archival quality materials. Traditional photographs taken through digital media should apply in the photography category.
Drawing: Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon, etc. or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush are to be entered in this category.
Fiber: All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry, and papermaking. This can be wearable or non-wearable. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted. No factory produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist, may be exhibited.
Glass: No forms of mass production are permitted.
Jewelry: All jewelry whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials must be entered in this category. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed.
Metalworks: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed.
Mixed Media: This category includes works, both 2 and 3-dimensional, that incorporate more than one type of physical material to produce. Includes non-sculptural work as determined by the artist. (examples may include collage, fine crafts, etc.)
Painting: Works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, etc. are in this category.
Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist’s original image, which have been processed by that artist, or under his or her direct supervision, are included in this category. Artwork must be in signed and numbered limited editions, on archival quality materials. Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes.
Printmaking: Printed works for which the artist’s hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens and which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition may be entered in this category. All photogravure, photocopy and/or offset reproductions, will be rejected. Printmakers are required to disclose both their creative and printmaking processes.
Sculpture: Three-dimensional original work done in any medium.
Wood: Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category.
Artists will provide their own 10’ X 10’ canopied tent. What we are looking for is a clean, professional display. Your tent doesn’t have to be a high-end, multi-thousand dollar deal. As long as it’s a quality presentation and a nice compliment to your work, you're good to go.
Booth sizes may be up to 15x15 feet. LAGO FEST ARTS is known for providing ample space surrounding booths including an area in back for storage, chairs, and desk. All exhibited work should be contained within this area. You may work with your neighbor to scoot your booths over to the far end of your large spaces so that each of you can show work on your outside walls that face each other in the large space now created.
ARTISTS MUST HAVE WEIGHTS to secure their booths. The festival site is on the lake and can be windy. We will check to make sure you have these.
Please, no artwork or flip racks that jut out in front of your booth blocking traffic flow to your neighbor. The front legs of your tent should line up with the front line marked on the grass.
Because there is a lot of space around the booths for your convenience, customers can see these areas. Please keep your display and storage areas clean and tidy at all times. Extra stock or equipment should be neatly covered.
ARTIST AMENITIES AND BENEFITS
- Dedicated onsite artist coordinator
- Free artist parking close to booths with security
- Booth sitters
- Water delivery
- Light breakfast on Saturday
- Easy load in and load out at booths
- Artists and their works promoted on the LAGO FEST website and social media sites
- Marketing: Newspaper, Radio, TV, Website. Social Media, Regional/State Event Calendars, Direct Mail, Banners, Newsletter, Flyers. $10,000 in paid advertising - print, digital takeovers, and broadcast including four weeks of live and recorded spots on Austin City Limits Radio.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
LAGO FEST ARTS considers enforcement of these rules and regulations our exclusive right and responsibility.
Cancellations: As you can imagine, a lot of work goes into producing the show. If you have accepted your invitation to exhibit but have an emergency which necessitates a cancellation, please contact us immediately. Those artists who do not call and are a "no show" may risk not being invited to exhibit in future shows.
Weights: Being on the lake is beautiful, but can be windy at times. All artists are responsible for having their booths weighted at a minimum of 25 lbs. at each corner to prevent damage to their work and that of their neighbors. Weights must be attached to the frame of the tent.
Reproductions: Framed reproductions may be displayed on one wall of the booth, not to exceed ten (10) linear feet. All unframed reproductions must be displayed in browse bins. (Note: Giclées are reproductions, prints are printmaking.)
The following items are not permitted at the Festival: Any work that you did not make by hand or is not your own work. This includes but is not limited to, buy-sell, imported items, kits or pattern items, and commercially manufactured items. No tie-dye. If prohibited items are found, you will be asked to take them down. Please do not apply if works include prohibited items described above. Festival staff will visit all displays throughout the Festival to ensure that exhibitors comply with Festival rules and regulations. So please make sure you read all parts of this prospectus carefully.
Load Out Process: Packing for loadout can begin no sooner than 8:00 PM, but no vehicles are allowed on the circular festival road or on the park lawn until police deem it safe. Event staff and security will do their best to guide the public out of the festival as soon as it closes. Dollying out is fine. Just watch out for the kiddos.
Insurance: Artists are responsible for maintaining general liability insurance for their booth space during the event for their personal protection against loss. In other words, the show is not responsible for any damage, loss or act of God to your display, equipment, artwork, or any other possessions.
By submitting a LAGO FEST ARTS artist exhibitor application, you are confirming that you have read and agree to all terms, conditions, rules, and regulations as outlined in this application prospectus.
Applications accepted until April 20, 2020.
Show Fees Due: UPON ACCEPTANCE and no later than April 24, 2020.
Payments can be made online via credit or debit card (A payment link will be included in your notification email)
To share a booth, both artists need to fill out their own application and be juried separately. If both of you are accepted, we’ll make split booth payment arrangements with you.
Booth location special requests are assigned in order of payments received from each artist. Requests cannot always be guaranteed, but we will do our very best.
All artists are responsible for collecting State of Texas sales tax.
The festival is rain or shine.
ADVERTISING / MEDIA OUTREACH - Including, but not limited to...
Austin 360 | Austin Chronicle | Austin Monthly | Texas Monthly | Round Rock Leader | Hill Country News | Northshore Beacon | Hill Country News | Hill Country News | Travel Texas | Texas Hill Country Trail | San Antonio Current | Texas Travel Events Calendar | Everfest | Texas Fairs and Festivals | Festivals for Fun | Four Points News | Community Impact Newspaper | Austin 360 | do512 | Texas Highways | Eventbrite: | Austin City Limits Music Radio - Broadcast Spots, Event and Concert Calendars | Texas Music Magazine | Texas Highways Event calendar | Eventbrite | KEYE TV 42 CBS | KVUE ABC | KUT 90.5 FM | KXBT FM 98.9 | KLBJ AM 590 | KOOP FM 91.7 | KUT 90.5 FM | KOKE FM | Fox 7 Austin (KTBC) | KVUE TV 24 (ABC) | KXAN TV 36 (NBC) | KLRU TV 18 (PBS) | KEYE TV 42 CBS | 93.3 KGSR - Radio Austin | Culture Map | 93.3/97.1 Austin City Limits Music Radio Remote Festival Appearance | Selected Artist Interview
The Fine Print:
Lago Fest and the City of Lago Vista invites visual artists to apply for jury consideration for the 2019 Lago Fest Arts, subject to the terms and conditions above. By submitting an application, the artist warrants acceptance of these terms and conditions, and willingness to abide by the policies. The artist will be solely responsible for any injuries to any person and all damages to or loss of property which results or arises out of artist’s use of the facilities or grounds and agrees to hold harmless the City of Lago Vista, Lago Fest, North Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce & CVB and the Lago Vista Property Owners Association (hereinafter “Lago Fest") from and against any costs, liability or expenses arising out of claims of any person or entity due to the use or misuse of the facilities by the vendor. Lago Fest is not liable for loss or damage to the artist’s property. No refunds will be given in the case of inclement weather.