The Smithfield Arts Festival celebrates it's 3rd year in historic Smithfield, VA along Main Street on May 18, 2024. The event encompasses visual, performing, culinary and literary arts and is held from 9 am to 4 pm.
The 1750 Isle of Wight Courthouse will offer its live "Court Day" performance - ticket info coming soon!
Vendors are encouraged to apply (only through us) avoid scammers, as a Fine Craft Vendor, Food Vendor, or for the Juried Art Show. You may also call us at 757.357.5182 for additional information.
The Juried Art Show requires a jury fee of $35 and if accepted, you are eligible for cash prizes.
Applications are available under the photos, videos, applications and menus tab above.
The Smithfield Arts Festival will celebrate visual, performing and culinary art in the quaint and historic downtown of Smith-field, Virginia. The event will be held Saturday, May 18, 2024. Artists, fine crafters, authors, performances and food will make this a fun and exciting event for all ages. Fees are non-refundable, unless we cancel due to unsafe weather.
Applications - https://www.genuinesmithfieldva.com/events/detail/113/smithfield-arts-festival/101581. Submission requirements for juried art show include completed application, 4 photo images representative of work to be exhibited, and a full photo of tent set-up.
Jury Fee - A $35 non-refundable check or money order payable to Isle of Wight Arts League must accompany application. Jury Selections - Artists will be notified regarding acceptance into the juried art show. Space Fees - Once accepted, I agree to submit the $125 space fee by check or money order payable to Isle of Wight Arts League and dropped off or mailed to: Arts Center @319, Attn: Sheila, 319 Main Street, Smithfield, VA 23430
Artist Agreement - Participating Artists agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the Smithfield Arts Festival.
Original Artwork Regulations:
All art must be original, handcrafted work.
No commercial, mass-produced or manufactured work will be accepted.
The artist, upon submission of images, guarantees the accuracy of the description of artwork presented and the authenticity of the artwork as original and created by his/her own hands.
Reproductions - A reproduction is defined as any existing work of art that is copied by digital or photographic means and printed on an offset press, a serigraph press or through a computer by means of a giclée process, and reproductions with additional enhancements by the artist.
2-dimensional reproductions are allowed under the following provisions: Prints are labeled as such and prints are signed and offered in a limited quantity. Prints may make up 20% or less of the artwork exhibited in each booth (Photography, Printmaking and Digital Arts categories are exempt). Space and Other Information
Participating Artist must provide their own white 10x10 tent, adequately weighted and secured
Electricity is not available
Early breakdowns are not permitted. Breakdown begins at 4:00 p.m. and must be complete by 6:00 p.m.
Off-site parking is required for artists and shuttles will be provided
All state and local taxes are the responsibility of the artist. www.tax.virginia.gov, 804.440.2541
Awards - Best in Show and other awards to be determined.
Awards will be selected by a qualified jury. The Best in Show winner will have the 2025 application jury fee waived.
All awardees will have guaranteed acceptance into the 2025 Smithfield Arts Festival in the media category in which they were awarded. For Additional Information contact
For more details contact: Connie Chapman, Smithfield & Isle of Wight CVB, email@example.com or for specific info. on the Juried Art Show contact Sheila Gwaltney, Arts Center @319, firstname.lastname@example.org, Office 757.357.7707.
Eligible Media Categories
Photography - photographic prints made from the artist’s original image, which have been processed by that artist, or under his or her direct supervision. Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes.
Digital Art - includes any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Entries in this category must be in limited editions, signed, and numbered on archival quality materials. Traditional photographs taken through a digital media apply in the photography category.
Drawing - works created using dry media; chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon, etc. or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush.
Painting - works in oils, acrylics, watercolor, mixed media or similar fine art mediums.
Printmaking - works in which the artist’s hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens and which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition may be entered. All photogravure, photocopy and/or offset reproductions will be rejected. Printmakers are required to disclose both their creative and printmaking processes.
Ceramics - all original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry is accepted in this category. Machine-made or mass-produced work is not permitted. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed each piece must be signed.
Fiber - works crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking. This can be wearable or non-wearable. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted. No factory produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist, may be exhibited.
Glass - functional or decorative pieces which are kiln formed, or crafted by glass blowing, molding, or casting. Works may be etched or engraved. No forms of mass production or alterations of pre-fabricated objects, i.e. pressed wine bottles, are permitted. This category excludes jewelry made from glass.
Jewelry - work produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials are included. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed.
Sculpture - three-dimensional original work done in any medium, regardless of size.
Participating Fine Crafters (as of 2/15)
4U - Handcrafted Jewelry Designs, LLC
Zoa Mae Designs
The Cutting Edge
Creations by Alecia
Ocean Otis Jewelry, LLC
Darlene's Glass Cafe
Just Gorgeous Custom Wreaths
Fair Winds Fair Trade Mobile Boutique
Timelessly You Jewelry