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Winter Street Fair Applications

Winter Fair application deadline (ZAPP online application): 11:59pm Mountain Time, July 23, 2014

ATTENTION ARTISTS!
We have a NEW process for applying to the 4th Avenue Street Fairs. We have joined the ZAPP family. Log onto to www.zapplication.org to find out how this system works. It’s FREE!

Click here To Apply

Click here for Info on how to apply
Click for photos of the Fair

Winter Food Vendor Applications

Please Note: Food vendors are not affected by this NEW application process. Click below for application materials.
Food Booth Application
Food Cart Application
Health Regulations
Food Booth Fire/Canopy Regulations

4th Avenue Winter Merchant Applications

Applications below are for 4th Avenue Merchant Members only.
4th Ave Merchant Booth Application
4th Ave Merchant Food Booth Application
4th Avenue Merchant Food Cart Application
Canopy Regulations

Winter Busking/Service/Entertainment

Click here for Service/Entertainment/ Busking Application
Application deadline 12/4/14

 

Below is the prospectus for the 2014 Winter Street Fair
Deadline to apply is July 23, 2014

Click here for a printable Event Prospectus

Important Time and Date Information

Show Dates: December 12, 13, 14 2014
Show Hours: 10:00am – 5:30pm (dusk) all three days
ZAPPlication Online Application Process Opens: April 1, 2014
Application deadline (ZAPP online application): 11:59pm Mountain Time, July 23, 2014
Acceptance notification, with invitations: August 27, 2014 @ 10am Tucson Time
Accept invitation & purchase deadline: September 10, 2014
Last day to cancel with refund: 30 days prior to event (11/12/2014)
Load in: December 11, 2014 after approx. 2pm to 10pm and December 12, 2014 from 6:30am to 9:00am
Requirements:
- 4 photos of art/craft
- 1 booth photo
No buy sell allowed
Artist must be present at the show.

Booth Placement

Booths are assigned on a first come first served basis as determined by the date of the online booth credit card payment made through Zapplication or the date we receive payment by check. Invited artists are urged to accept the Fairs invitation and pay for their booth space as soon as they receive an invitation. Corner and Double booth spaces are limited and sell out quickly.
Fees
- $35 Non-refundable application/processing/jury fee
- $470 booth fee (includes City of Tucson Special Event Tax Permit)
- $450 Second booth fee (limited availability)
- $150 Corner location fee (limited availability)$75 Special location fee
Artists will no longer be able to pay for both Winter and Spring Fairs at the same time.

Welcome

We invite nearly 400 artists and 40+ food vendors to this community event. We are known for our friendly, professional western hospitality, our operational prowess and for delivering a buying public to the doorsteps of our participants.

Mission of the 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair:

The mission of the 4th Avenue Winter and Spring Street Fairs are to provide a community arts event, free to the public, with the highest quality visual and musical arts. Our juried arts and craft fair is designed to attract a diverse variety of quality hand made art and fine craft selected by qualified jurors to promote artists and their work as the focal point of the festival. The proceeds directly fund infrastructure service on 4th Avenue, surrounding neighborhood association enrichment projects and free special events for the citizens and visitors of Tucson and 4th Avenue.
The 2014 date for the 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair was selected to enable artists to participate in two (2) events on adjoining weekends. This year the Tempe Festival of the Arts will be held on the weekend before the 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair. This arrangement allows for artists to attend both the Tempe and 4th Avenue Fairs saving time and money.

Why Tucson, Arizona?

The weather! December is a wonderful time to be in the Sonoran desert. Mild temperatures attract droves of Winter visitors from around the world. Tucson has grown by leaps and bounds in the past decade and now bolsters a population of one million residents. 4th Avenue with its tree lined sidewalks and creative retail appeal is truly the heart of the city. 4th Avenue is the gateway to Tucson’s thriving arts, culture and commerce.

The 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair is ablaze with fascinating sights and sounds as more than 400 arts and crafts artisans, musicians, exhibitors and food vendors take part in this three-day community celebration. Artist booths are positioned back to back down the middle of 4th Avenue. The 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair brings a diverse and dynamic blend of texture, shape and color along six blocks of historic Tucson.

4th Avenue boasts over 100 locally owned businesses including many of Tucson’s finest restaurants, clothiers, pubs, bookstores and retailers. In 2014, 30+ businesses on Fourth Avenue were voted as the Best of Tucson in the locally published Tucson Weekly yearly Best of Tucson issue.

Why Exhibit at the 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair?

First, we deliver financial results to our artists. More than 70% of our exhibiting artists return year after year. Fair management is based on over 40 years of experience, customer service and artists satisfaction. Our family event offers a moderate to upscale audience of 200,000 to 300,000 art lovers and collectors.

We offer our artists:

  • Quick and speedy registration check in
  • Professional show management that is courteous and respectful.
  • Artist courtesy carts that deliver free snacks and water to your booth all three days of the event
  • Readily available experienced and reliable booth sitters
  • Best of Show Award with Free and special booth placement in the subsequent Street Fair.

Jury Procedure:

  • The 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair is staff juried with the assistance of selected artists. The jury session is not open to the public.
  • The identities of artists are not disclosed to jurors.
  • Artists are required to submit 4 photos of their work and one photo of their booth set up. Booth photo counts for 20% of your jury score.
  • The jury will review each artists set of images. These images, submitted by each artist through their ZAPP account, are viewed by each jury member on separate computer monitors.
  • The image information statement and image descriptions provided on the application will be made available to the jury.
  • Each artist is scored by jury members on a scale of 1-5, the top score being 5 and the lowest score being 1.
  • The top scorers in each category receive an invitation to the show. We only invite the exact amount of artists that we have room for.
  • Decisions of the jury panel are final.

Notification:

Upon completion of the jury process, we will send emails on August 27, 2014 to all artists asking them to check their ZAPP profile to determine if they have been invited to our Fair. No letters will be sent – all communication will be by email. Jury results will be posted on your ZAPP profile on August 27, 2014, 10am MT.

Policies:

The following policies and regulations have been established by the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association to ensure quality and integrity of process, presentation and patrons experience:

  1. Artists exhibitors must be present at the event to represent and sell their handcrafted work.
  2. All artists represented on the entry form must personally attend the exhibit and must be present during the entire three days and exhibit hours posted for the public. The Festival is compassionate towards working, collaborative artists who experience honest family hardships as a result of this policy. Collaborating artists wishing an exemption from this policy should contact the Director, prior to applying, who will provide specific requirements for exemption.
  3. The Fair is not open to manufacturers. Artisans may not sell manufactured or imported goods as separate items. Buy sell items are strictly prohibited. Any violation can result in expulsion from the Fair with no refund.
  4. Goods are considered manufactured when more than three persons are involved in the making or when they are mass-produced.
  5. All work must be represented by the original artist, including commercial reproductions of artwork (limited edition signed works are allowed).
  6. We admit vintage clothing and commercial items from our 4th Avenue Merchant Members only. Exhibiting Merchant Members have signs identifying themselves as a 4th Avenue Merchant.
  7. If product is not included in the juried slides, artist may be asked to remove those items from their booth.
  8. Booth sharing is allowed if both artists apply separately and are accepted by the jury.
  9. Live or pre-recorded music is not allowed in booths. Pre-recorded music may not be sold.
  10. If you are demonstrating your craft or talent in your booth, we reserve the right to control the volume and artist must remain in their booth. No selling or demonstrating outside of artist booths.
  11. It is the artists’ sole responsibility to identify the category and the bodies of work for which they would like to be juried.
  12. Artist is responsible for proper insurance and protection of work and set-up. The Fair will not be responsible for damage to work or set-up due to weather or unrelated incidents or acts of God. 24 hour security is provided.
  13. The Fair discourages any person from applying if they are inclined to misrepresent both their craft and the industry.
  14. All artists are expected to comply with all regulations and respect artistry standards. The Fourth Avenue Merchants Association reserves the right and responsibility to ensure compliance of all regulations. This is not limited to refusal of any work to be exhibited that is not consistent with images submitted and work accepted for display by the jury. Failure to comply and cooperate with Fair officials will result in removal from the show with no refund and exhibitors right to exhibit in future shows may be refused.

Booth Space:

The 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair is 6 blocks long running North to South. Artist booths are set up in the middle of the Avenue back to back. The 200 block of artist booths has been relocated onto 7th Street. The attendees will transit the event in a modified “T” arrangement as opposed to a race track format.

  • Most attendees at the event walk in a counter clock-wise flow. Each exhibitor will be provided a 10 deep by 10 wide or 10 foot deep by 20 wide space depending on what the vendor selected when purchasing booth space after being invited to the event.
  • Booths are assigned in advance of the Fair and restricted to the juried artist(s) and their work; however, the Directors of the show reserve the right to add additional artist areas such as Emerging Artists or other specialty areas in the show if deemed appropriate to the overall growth and development of the Fair.
  • Booths are assigned on a first come first serve basis as determined by the date and time of the online credit card booth payment made through Zapplication or the date we receive payment by check. Invited artists are urged to accept the Fairs invitation and pay for their booth space as soon as they receive an invitaion notification. Corner and Double booths sell out quickly, so if you are interested in purchasing a Corner or Double booth you must act quickly to our invitation.
  • Special and location requests are not guaranteed. When making a special location request, please indicate a location on your application to the show. A map of the Street Fair is located on our web site at www.fourthavenue.org A corner booth is defined as one that has two (2) open and connected sides. If it is important that your corner booth be on the end of a block, please specify this on your application, as there are also corner booth locations on the fire lanes. To accommodate a special location request for a corner, it may be necessary to place you near the outside boundaries of the Fair.
  • Special location booths are subject to availability and payment does not insure request.
  • There is no electricity available for artist booths.
  • Generators, open flame or propane heaters are not allowed.

Fees:

A non-refundable processing fee (to cover jury expenses and administration overhead) of $35 is required for each entry form/category. Upon receipt of an acceptance and invitation to the Fair, artists are required to purchase available booths through Zapplication.org. Booth fees are $470 for a 10×10 space (includes the City of Tucson Special Event Tax Permit). A second booth space is $450.A corner booth is an additional $150. Please note that if you paid for a corner booth you need not pay for a $75 Special Location Request. A special location request is $75. Special location requests are not guaranteed. When making a special location request, please indicate location space, booth number block and East or West side of the Avenue you would like to be located on within your application. Artists paying by check must be received in our office no later than 30 days from the purchase deadline.

Refund Policy:

No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 30 days of the event. November 12, 2014.

Equipment Rental:

Equipment rentals are available from local suppliers. Contact information is available online at www.fourthavenue.org/fairs/artist-resources.

Parking:

Parking is the responsibility of the vendor. Be aware of fire lanes, driveways and no parking signs. No artist parking is allowed inside the barricaded boundaries of the Fair. Both Herbert & Hoff are Fire Lanes during the event and parking in either will result in a ticket.

Sales Tax License:

City of Tucson Special Event Permit is included in the booth fee. However, this policy may change in 2015. A State of Arizona Sales tax (6.1%) is required Artists are responsible for collecting and paying Arizona Sales Tax (6.1%).

Awards:

During the Fair, staff jurors will select one Best of Show. The Best of Show Award will be presented on Saturday at the winning artist’s booth. The winner receives a free booth space including processing fee. Tucson city sales tax permit and corner location are extra, (a $485 value). Selection is based on artwork, presentation and artist interaction with fair attendees.

Categories:

Ceramics:
Porcelain: All original 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.

Raku:
All original raku 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.

Clay Other:
This category includes any original work made from clay. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed each piece must be signed.

Clothing:
Clothing Handmade: All original clothing other than surface design is accepted into this category. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted.
Clothing Surface design: Surface design air brushed or hand applied to clothing is accepted into this category. Machine-made or massed produced clothing with hand applied surface design is to be accepted into this category.

Drawing and Painting:
Works created using wet and dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon, etc. or from the fluid medium of inks, washes and paints applied by hand are to be entered in this category. Signed Limited Edition prints of original works are permitted.
Furniture:

Works created as furniture in any media is accepted into this category. No mass produced works or kits are permitted./////

Glass:
Glass Fused and Slumped: All fused and slumped glass works are to be accepted into 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.

Glass Hand-blown:
All hand blown glass items are to be entered into 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.

Glass Stained:
All hand made stained glass works are to be entered into 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.

Jewelry:
Jewelry Fine: Hand made jewelry using precious metals; gem quality stones and or a high degree of design are accepted into 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.
Jewelry Ornamental: Hand made jewelry for ornamental purposes using non-precious metals and or semi precious stones or beads are accepted into 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.

Leather:
All hand made leather items are to be entered into this category. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted.

Metal Work:
All non sculptural hand made works are to be entered into 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.

Mixed Media:
All works utilizing different medias combined to make one work of art or craft is to be entered into 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.

Musical:
All hand made musical instruments of any media are to be entered into 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.

Other:
Art that does not fit into any other category, including hammocks, corkers, light switch plates, fan pulls, animal apparel (dog hats, collars), etc.

Paper:
All hand made works of paper art or craft are to be entered into 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.

Photography:
All photographic works including digital are to be entered into 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 and be a limited edition.

Pre-packaged Food:
All pre-packaged foods are to be entered into this category. Sampling of products to the attending public is allowed. A health permit and proof of insurance is required.

Printmaking:
All printmaking works are to be entered into 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.

Sculpture:
All sculptural works of art are to be entered 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.

Textiles Non-Clothing:
All hand made textile non-clothing works are to be entered into this category. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted.

Toys:
All hand made toys of any media are accepted into this category. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted.

Wood:
All hand made wood items that are sculptural and functional but not furniture or toy, are to be entered into this category. Mass produced work is permitted.

About the Fair producers:

The 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair is produced by the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association (FAMA). In its 45th year, FAMA has gained the experience, knowledge and expertise to present one of the top art fairs in the country. Together with our community, volunteers and sponsors, FAMA offers what we feel is one of the finest arts and crafts shows in America.

Important Time and Date Information

Show Dates: December 12, 13, 14, 2014
Show Hours: 10:00am – 5:30pm (dusk) all three days
ZAPPlication Online Application Process Opens: April 1, 2014
Application deadline (ZAPP online application): 11:59pm Mountain Time, July 23, 2014
Acceptance notification, with invitations: August 27, 2014
Accept invitation & purchase deadline: September 10, 2014
Last day to cancel with refund: 30 days prior to event (11/12/2014) November 12, 2014
Load in: December 11, 2014 after approx. 2pm to 10pm and December 12, 2014 from 6:30am to 9:00am

 

Rules / Regulations

Policies:
The following policies and regulations have been established by the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association to ensure quality and integrity of process, presentation and patrons experience:
1. Artists exhibitors must be present at the event to represent and sell their handcrafted work.
2. All artists represented on the entry form must personally attend the exhibit and must be present during the entire three days and exhibit hours posted for the public. The Festival is compassionate towards working, collaborative artists who experience honest family hardships as a result of this policy. Collaborating artists wishing an exemption from this policy should contact the Director, prior to applying, who will provide specific requirements for exemption.
3. The Fair is not open to manufacturers. Artisans may not sell manufactured or imported goods as separate items. Buy sell items are strictly prohibited. Any violation can result in