The Artsfest Artist Market features over 200 local, regional, and national artists exhibiting work in 15 different categories. Artsfest of Greater Harrisburg offers our 40,000+ visitors world class art that is displayed and for sale at the festival.

2019 Show Dates & Times:
Saturday, May 25th, 10am - 7pm
Sunday, May 26th, 10am - 7pm
Monday, May 27th, 10am - 5pm
Important Dates:
Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
Jury Dates: February 18 - 28, 2019
Notifications sent via email: March 10, 2019
Booth Fees Due: April 1, 2019
Booth Fee Refund Deadline: April 10, 2019
Artist Registration & Set Up: Fridsay, May 24
52nd Annual Artsfest of Greater Harrisburg: May 25-27, 2019

Entry Guidelines:

  • Work from molds, kits, patterns, plans, prefabricated forms or any other commercial methods are NOT permitted. 

  • All work must be original- No “BUY-SELL” or imports are permitted at Artsfest. If discovered the booth will be closed and applicant will be banned from applying to Artsfest in the future.

  • All artists must personally attend the festival and must be present during the entire Artsfest. Artists must be responsible for their own work and booth. Work in submitted images must be representative of the work to be shown at the festival. Only works of art personally created by the artist accepted as an exhibitor at the festival may be displayed or offered for sale. 

  • A waitlist will be selected from juror’s scores in each medium. Waitlist artists may be invited as cancellations in their medium occur.

Application Fees, Payments and Cancellation Information:

  • There is a $25 non-refundable application fee for each entry.

  • Artists are encouraged to prepare digital images and apply online. In the event that an artist cannot apply through Zapplication, Jump Street will accept paper applications for an additional $50 processing fee, making the application fee $75  Please contact for more infomration.

  • Artists may choose to pay online with a credit card through Zapplication. If you choose to pay by check, please checks payable to: Jump Street

  • Booth fee is due upon acceptance, deposited upon receipt. A full refund (less a 3% processing fee) will be given if written notification is received by April 10th, 2019. Any returned checks will incur a $35 penalty fee which will be payable immediately upon notification.

  • Artsfest of Greater Harrisburg will be held rain or shine.

Application Images:

  • 5 total images must be submitted

  • All images are juried anonymously so please be sure your name (or business name) does not appear anywhere in the image or in the image title.

  • Four images should feature individual pieces that accurately represent the body of work to be exhibited; work shown in the images must be representative of current work, and no more than five years old.

  • One booth shot is mandatory and must be representative of presentation and work to be displayed.

  • Each set of six images submitted by an artist is viewed as a group. Each group of images is viewed by category in the order submitted to ZAPP.

Booth Sizes, Fees & Other Booth Information:

  • All booth spaces are measured 10’ x 10’, double spaces can be reserved.

  • Artists are not guaranteed identical placement as previous years. The park is constantly changing with regard to trees, signs, roots and accessibility, and therefore exact booth spaces cannot be guaranteed year after year,

  • Jury-Exempt artists have been chosen from the 2018 participants, and the rest of the slots will be filled via the jury process.

  • 10’ x 10’ booth: $370 (+$80 for corner exposure)

  • 10’ x 20’ booth: $740 (+$80 for corner exposure)

  • Power is not available for artist booths

  • Tents are required for all booths. Artist must supply their own booth structure with cover; weights are STRONGLY encouraged, stakes are strictly prohibited. The river winds do tend to pick up. Individual tent rentals are available by contacting Jump Street.

  • Booths are required to be open and manned for the entirety of the festival.

Artist Services & Amenities:

  • Name badges & booth signs for artists at check-in

  • Volunteer booth sitters (must be reserved beforehand)

  • Free offsite parking (daily and overnight)

  • 24-hour security

  • Onsite first aid

  • Free coffee tent every morning

  • All artists listed on & with links to business websites

  • Full color festival program

  • Jump Street staff is onsite during all festival hours & more

  • Emergency phone number puts you in direct contact with Program Director

Jury Infomration:

  • The Artsfest jury is looking for artwork that will appeal to all age groups and price brackets. All decisions will be at the discretion of the jury. 

  • On Site Jury: At the 2019 Artsfest of Greater Harrisburg, all booths will be juried. Exemplary artists/booth will be juried exempt for the 2020 Artsfest of Greater Harrisburg. These artists will be exempt from the application fee as well. 

Media Categories:
You may choose only one category per application. Artists are welcome to apply in multiple categories, but must submit separate applications for each category. Please review category definitions carefully. Jump Street reserves the right to re-categorize any work. Every attempt will be made to contact the artist prior to re-categorization.

  • Ceramics: Original clay and porcelain work, includes both functional and decorative work.

  • Digital: Includes any original work in which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using the computer. (Digital photo editing within the confines of what could be done in the darkroom is allowed in the photography category.) Work must be in editions, signed and numbered.

  • Drawing: Original compositions that are drawn by the artist’s hand incorporating ink, wax crayon, charcoal, pastel, pencil, chalk, etc.

  • Fiber, Decorative: Work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking. No machine-tooled, machine screen patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted.

  • Fiber, Wearable: No factory produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist are permitted.

  • Furniture: Work where the primary intention is furniture, including clocks and lamps. All media are included.

  • Glass: Functional or sculptural work is accepted. Kiln forming, blowing, molding, or casting, as well as all cold working processes are permitted.

  • Jewelry: All work must be designed and made by the artist who is onsite. Only those artists accepted in the jewelry category may display or sell jewelry. All jewelry, whether produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber or other materials must apply in this category.

  • Leather: Work where the primary material is leather, including belts, handbags, and sculptural work.

  • Metal: Sculptural and decorative work where the primary material is metal. No production work or jewelry permitted in this category.

  • Mixed Media, 2D & 3D: Two-dimensional or three-dimensional work which combines materials from two or more mediums in one piece.

  • Painting: Original compositions that are created by the artist’s hand in oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, etc. Reproduction prints are not allowed.

  • Photography: Includes traditional film photography, hand colored images, emulsion transfers, and digital photography that has not been manipulated to achieve results beyond what could be done in a traditional darkroom. Only artists’ original source material is acceptable. Work must be in editions, signed and numbered on archival material and all work displayed in the booth must be for sale. Signage of an overtly commercial nature listing the availability of number sizes, printer surfaces, and/or framing options is prohibited.

  • Printmaking: Original work where the artist’s hand manipulated the plates, stone, blocks or screens and are properly signed and numbered in limited editions.

  • Sculpture: Three-dimensional work using additive or subtractive processes in a single material.

  • Wood: Original works that has been hand-tooled, machine worked, turned or carved by the artist.
    *Artists may apply in more than one medium, but must submit a separate application for each medium.