Father's Day Weekend, 2019 - June 14th, 15th & 16th - Cohasset, Massachusetts

Application Information

The South Shore Art Center Arts Festival is looking for artists and craft artists to submit original, hand-crafted work for our annual festival.

This is a juried event, and applicants are offered booth space after consideration by a selection committee. The application fee is non-refundable.

This is a rain or shine event, and all exhibitors are expected to have a booth that is capable of protecting their work from the elements.

Some of the most important criteria for acceptable entries are the following:

  • The work must be designed and hand-crafted by the artist.
  • Work created through a manufacturing process or using elements mass-produced by a process other than the artist's own (such as beads purchased from a wholesaler) are typically not acceptable, though exceptions might be made in certain specific instances, should there be a compelling reason.
  • Work should be of the highest quality, and be presented in a professional fashion.
  • Work submitted for jurying should be professionally presented, in digital images. All images must be in JPEG format, and should have a minimum of 800 pixels along each edge.

Artists should expect to be present at their booths for the duration of the festival. We understand that in some cases the presence of the actual artist may not be possible on each day of festival, however, the booth must be operational daily, from open until close, no exceptions.

New applicants should read the following guides to assist in creating the best possible application for consideration:

You may submit your application electronically, via this web site, or if you prefer, you may download, print, and mail your application.

What are the differences between registering via this site and mailing an application? See the table below for details!

Online Application Standard Application
$25.00 Application Fee $35.00 Application Fee
$325.00 Standard Booth Fee
$400.00 Corner Booth Fee
see notes 1 & 2, below
$325.00 Standard Booth Fee
$400.00 Corner Booth Fee
see notes 1 & 2, below
Create your application online in minutes! Download and print an application.
Upload your images directly to this web site. Burn your images to a CD or DVD to mail.
Secure online payment, using a credit card or PayPal account. Payment by check, submitted with the printed entry form.
Only the application fee is required immediately. If you are accepted into the festival, you will then need to pay your booth fee prior to the Booth Fee Deadline. A check for both the application fee and booth fee must be included with your application.
Note 1: Artists featuring large items that cannot fit within the Standard Booth size of 10 feet by 10 feet MUST request a Corner Booth, so that access to neighboring booths is not impeded.
Note 2: When creating an Online Application, if you are offered a booth at Festival, you will be required to pay your booth fee within two weeks. Booth Fees paid via credit card, using this web site may incur an additonal charge to cover the cost of the transaction. You have the option to pay by check, if you do not wish to pay the additional fee.

More detailed information regarding the electronic registration process can be found on the FAQ page.

If you'd like the extra flexibility provided through electronic registration, please create an account.

If you prefer to submit your application via the standard process, please download the application form.

Have you read everything on this web site and still have questions? Please use the contact form and we'll answer any questions or respond to any comments as quickly as we can.

Festival starts in

Important Dates

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Application Submission Opens

February 18th, 2019
Application Deadline
(deadline expired)

March 1st, 2019
Selection Announcements

March 15th, 2019
Booth Fee Deadline
(Applies to online entries only. Entries mailed in must include a check for the booth fee.)

Friday, June 14th, 2019
Start of Festival
Check-In open @ 8am

Hours of Operation

Friday: 1pm - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 7pm
Sunday: Noon - 5pm