California Travel Tips

Crafty, Artsy Californians Getting Applications In

Published on: March 16, 2019


Pictured: Sunset Beach Mother’s Day Art Festival graphic by Bill Anderson

Arts and crafts fairs happen all year long in the Golden State, home to more of these events than any other place. Thanks to fine weather, open space and a huge population, Californians can unleash hidden art talents and test market their products at a wealth of art festivals, fairs and shows. While many of these events bill themselves as juried events, there are more that are not. With the click of an application (and a few bucks investment,) you can determine if you’ll be the next Picasso, based on how the public responds to your artwork (or crafts) you hope to sell.

March is a great time to spring into action for those wanting to sell at upcoming art fests & events that blossom in May. One such event seeking Art & Craft vendors is Sunset Beach Art Festival, celebrating its 52nd year Mother’s Day Weekend.

“We’re planning on having our  largest turnout ever of vendors and attendees at this fun,  free event,” said Frances Small, Festival Art Gallery Chair  for Las Damas, a philanthropic non-profit woman’s  organization which has helped local residents and schools  for 50 years. “Vendors need to turn in their applications…” read more>

Another California favorite is The 41st Annual Spring Peddler’s Faire on Memorial Day weekend in the beautiful mountain resort town of Arnold. Hand-crafted items, vintage jewelry and gourmet foods are attractions at this event produced by After the Gold Rush Fine Arts & Crafts Festivals. If you’d like to participate, vendor applications are available… read more>

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