We are crossing our fingers that we will be able to have an in-person event in May 2021. Things will have to look a little different to ensure a safe and socially distanced event. We will not have our large tent and exhibitors will be spaced 10 feet apart in rows in our field. Only a small number of pavilion spaces will be available. It's likely all exhibitors will need to wear masks and have hand sanitizer available at their booth.
The Spring Festival will be held on May 8-9, 2021 and the Fall Festival will be held on Oct. 9-10, 2021.
2021 Festival applications for Spring and Fall Festivals will be available starting December 4, 2020, with an application deadline of January 31, 2021 for both events. Our Jury will be in session Feb 5-12. Applicants will be notified by February 17.
Printable/paper applications are available upon request. Paper applications must submit digital photos only – email is preferred, cd is accepted. NO printed photos or slides, please.
The Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival uses ZAPPlication to administer our application and jury process. Interested artists should complete the online application/s and submit the non-refundable jury/application fee/s with four (4) artwork images and one (1) booth image with no visible signage. Artists must complete separate online applications for the Spring and Fall Festivals and acceptance at one Festival does not guarantee a place at the other. Artists who are not able to submit their application thru ZAPP may send a paper application. An administrative fee of $10 in addition to the Application Fee stated above will be assessed. Digital Images: Images 1-4 should represent the complete range of work that you intend to display at the Crozet Arts & Crafts festival. Image 5 is a booth shot, with no visible signage. We will jury both Festivals during the same period and notify all accepted Exhibitors for both Festivals on the Jury Notification Date. If you are accepted to one or both Festivals, you will need to submit your $150 deposit – this will be credited towards the last show in which you participate (i.e. if you are at both shows, the $150 will go towards your fall booth fee; if you are only in the spring show, the deposit will be credited to your spring booth fee). 2021 Spring AND Fall Festivals
December 4, 2020 – Applications available online at zapplication.org
January 31, 2021 – Application deadline
February 5-14, 2021 — Jury in Process
February 18, 2021 – Artists invitations/rejections/wait-lists released by email
February 28, 2021 – Last day to accept invitation to participate and pay deposit
October 8 – Artist check-in and set up, 10am to 6pm
October 9 & 10 – Festival Weekend
Zapplication Helpful Links: Frequently Asked Questions: Q: How do I apply? A: Click here for a step-by-step walkthrough of the application process. Q: My images will not upload. What should I do? A: Check to ensure you have formatted your image according to ZAPP’s Image Formatting specifications. Q: I applied to a show but I do not see my application. Where is it? A: Some artists have multiple accounts. Be sure that you are logged into the correct account or use the Forgot Username tool to retrieve your active accounts. Q: What does my application status mean? A: Click here to see explanations for each application status. Q. How to do I purchase a booth? A: Click the ZAPP Shop to see available products for purchase or view our walkthrough video, How to Purchase a Booth. Q: How do I get a refund for something I purchased? A: Contacting the event administrator is the only way to request a refund for purchases made on ZAPP. While payments are charged through ZAPP, the funds collected are the property of the events and only event administrators can authorize a refund. Q: I see a broken web page when I try to access ZAPP. What should I do? A: If you cannot reach the ZAPP site, you are using an outdated internet browser and will need to update. As of June 12, 2017, ZAPP® will only support TLS version 1.2. For more information about this security change, please visit our TLS Frequently Asked Questions. Can’t find your question here? Visit the Help Center for more resources.
Advertising & Promotion
Our marketing campaign includes but is not limited to the following:
Radio coverage by major networks in the Charlottesville, Richmond, Waynesboro, Staunton, and Harrisonburg areas, with on-air ticket giveaways
Television coverage, with station ticket giveaways
Welcome Center and Rest Area banners and promo displays
Social media connections
Press Releases to local and state-wide publications
Newspapers and magazine publications in print and online
Postcards (sent by artists, complimentary)
Poster and card distribution
Collaboration with local business and organizations
Festival postcards and posters provided free of charge for your mailing lists
Complimentary continental breakfast Sat & Sun
Catered Artist reception Saturday evening (2 complimentary tickets per booth) - CANCELLED FOR MAY 2021
Exhibitor name, medium, work description, and website with link listed on the Festival website
Exhibitor name, medium, work description, and website listed in the Festival program
On site camping, minimal charge.
Overnight Security on Friday and Saturday nights
On-site Exhibitor parking
Exhibitor badges and booth cards with business name and booth number
Electricity included with tent and pavilion booth spaces (please see Festival Policies for important information regarding electrical requirements)
Artist Award Program
The Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival offers several awards to outstanding Exhibitors each year. Director’s and President’s Choice Awards are honorary, with recognition at the Artist Reception on Saturday evening. Best in Show, 2nd Place, and 3rd Place are chosen by outside judges – generally community members involved in the local arts scene. These awards also include jury exempt status for Festivals in the following year, as well as free or discounted booth space. All Award winners receive beautiful handcrafted ribbons.
The Festival jury is made up of at least three members, not including the Festival Director who does not contribute to jury scoring. Jurors are artists, arts professionals, or collectors with experience in a variety of media. Jurors work independently, scoring each applicant 1-10 based on the photos provided with the application as well as answers to the questions in the application. Scoring is done anonymously – jurors do not know Artist names (please be sure your booth shot does not include signage). The Festival Director reserves the right to limit any category to provide diversity of arts and crafts throughout the Festival and to give Exhibitors a reasonable chance for successful sales.
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