Smithfield Arts Festival
Smithfield Arts Festival
Smithfield Arts Festival
Smithfield Arts Festival
Smithfield Arts Festival
Smithfield Arts Festival
Smithfield Arts Festival
Smithfield Arts Festival
Smithfield Arts Festival
Smithfield Arts Festival
Smithfield Arts Festival
Smithfield Arts Festival
Smithfield Arts Festival
Smithfield Arts Festival
Smithfield Arts Festival
Smithfield Arts Festival
Smithfield Arts Festival
Smithfield Arts Festival
Smithfield Arts Festival
Smithfield Arts Festival
Smithfield Arts Festival

Smithfield Arts Festival

319 Main Street
Smithfield, VA 23430

Saturday, May 18, 2024
09:00am - 04:00pm

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 and admission is free.

The 1750 Isle of Wight Courthouse will offer its live "Court Day" performance on Saturday, May 18.  Plan to come see an actual court case re-enactment in the 1750 Isle of Wight County Courthouse during the Arts Festival.  

The performance will be "Widow Rand Seeks Justice" Directed by Julian Bouchard. Performances will be offered at 10 am, 11 am, 12 noon, 2 pm and 3 pm. Tickets are $10 and children under 6 are free! 

For more details vist

The Smithfield Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will provide an International flair to the event at the Main Street Stage (located by the Smithfield Times) featuring an exciting line up of performers including: 

-Somos Drummers

-Kam Kelly-Guinea African Drummer

-Anita Harrell-Chief of the Weyanoke Tribe

-Orimolade Ogunijimi-Yoruba Priest

-Freeman Mweo-Zambian  Vocalist and storyteller

-West African Fashions from Vicky's Fashions 

*Bring a chair and enjoy the performers! Limited seating will also be provided.

Sundays at Four will host a concert at Christ Episcopal Church on Sunday, May 19 at 4 p.m. Ricky Goodwyn, Jr. will sing and there is no ticket charge, however a free-will offering will be taken to assist with Ricky's expenses towards his Masters program education.

Harvest Faire will present information and demonstrations on Medieval and Renaissance times with re-enactors. during the Arts Festival on May 18.

Smithfield Little Theatre will be presenting live, The Sound of Music" through May 19.  Friday and Saturday Shows at 8 p.m. Sunday Shows at 2:30 p.m.
Director: Dillon Bates

For ticket information visit 

The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain Von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a moral decision.
Background information on the The Sound of Music and the Von Trapp family.


ART FESTIVAL Vendors are encouraged to apply (only through us) to 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 for all divisions 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 Smithfield, 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 - 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., 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 more details contact: Connie Chapman, Smithfield & Isle of Wight CVB, or for specific info. on the Juried Art Show contact Sheila Gwaltney, Arts Center @319,, 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 (as of 3/25)

4U - Handcrafted Jewelry Designs, LLC

Wine-Marked Maker

Zoa Mae Designs

The Cutting Edge

Creations by Alecia

Ocean Otis Jewelry, LLC

JC Designs

Route 58 Tacos

Darlene's Glass Cafe

Gretchen Boals, Just G Visual Arts

Diane Milner, Circles in Stone

Just Gorgeous Custom Wreaths

Fair Winds Fair Trade Mobile Boutique

Morning View Creations

Jasmine Torres

Timelessly You Jewelry

Jane Keckler

Designs by Ana Maria

Ahavahh Art

Angel Quilters

Pollie Clay Co.

Aurora's Bakery

William East

Bruce Copeland Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Floating Peach Gifts

Claudia Moore Homemade Dog Treats & Accessories

Wrap'd Up Food Truck

Tammy Burgett Art

Boho Blyss

Pristine Queens Crochet Creations

Sandpiper Designs by Michele

Katesy Things

Davis DeSigns Wood Creations

 We Are Nuts