November 11 & 12, 2017

Saturday & Sunday 10:00-4:00pm
Waterloo Center for the Arts


SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

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In order to maintain the highest level of quality and variety of original works, the Waterloo Center for the Arts asks all artists to apply annually to be juried into the Holiday Arts Festival.

Artists may apply online at ZAPPlication.org or submit a completed application form along with the following: Artist Statement about your process/materials/biography and 8 images representative of your current works along with 1 image of your booth display. All images must be submitted on CD or USB drive.

If applying by mail, please include a non-refundable check for a jury fee of $20, and a separate check for the booth fee (see rates below). Booth fee payment will not be processed until you are notified of acceptance into the festival.

All artists must be reviewed by the Selection Committee. Artists will be notified if they have been accepted by October 10. Selected artists must agree to participate both days of the festival.
Reproductions of artwork presented must be clearly marked. Over half of the total works presented must be original works, created by the exhibiting artist, and not reproductions or resale items.

Festival Hours

Saturday, November 11 | 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday, November 12 | 10:00am - 4:00pm

Early Set-Up

Friday, November 10 | 9:00am - 5:00pm
Artists are encouraged to use this opportunity and will receive a 20% discount on the booth rental.

Day of Set-Up
Saturday, November 11 | 7:00am - 9:30am
Artists must be ready for business by 9:30am.

Carts, dollies and personnel will be available to assist with loading and unloading. Festival volunteers will also be available to provide breaks throughout the event.

Party with the Artists
Saturday, November 11
The Friends of the WCA will host a special reception for arts festival patrons and participating artists Saturday evening.

Each booth space is $150, with a limit of two spaces per artist. If artists intend to share a booth, both artists must complete the jury process. This is an indoor festival and space is limited. 10’x10’ spaces are in limited supply, otherwise available spaces are 8’x10’.

One six foot table and two chairs will be available by request at no extra cost. Please indicate if you require an electrical hook-up for an additional $20 fee.


Any artist withdrawing will be subject to a cancellation fee of $50; no refunds will be made after October 31, 2017.

If you have any questions, contact the Waterloo Center for the Arts at (319) 291-4490 or museum@waterloo-ia.org.


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