Smithfield Arts Festival

MAY 16, 2020

The Smithfield Arts Festival is a celebration of visual, performing and culinary arts. This exciting new event will take place the third weekend of May in 2020 in historic downtown Smithfield, Virginia.

Artists are invited to submit their original work to participate in the juried Smithfield Arts Festival. This exciting new event will be held throughout historic downtown Smithfield. The festival welcomes work in a variety of media. All works must be original creations of the artist and representative of work intended for the exhibition in the following categories:

  • Watercolors, Oils, Acrylics, Pen and Ink Drawings, Pastels and other fine art mediums.
  • Photography - all images must be shot by the artist, signed and numbered
  • 3D: Woodwork, Pottery, Glass, Metalwork, Fabric Art, Jewelry - must be hand made by the artist

Best of Show Award - $500
3 Categories : Photography, 2D and 3D
1st Place - $300
2nd Place - $200,
3rd Place - $100 in each category

Complete the online application on this page and mail the jury application fee to the address below OR download the attached pdf, complete and return it with the application fee, four photos of artist’s work plus one of tent set up and artist’s bio/resume via email to or mailed to:
Smithfield & Isle of Wight CVB
Attn: Connie Chapman
319 Main Street
Smithfield, VA 23430

$35 non-refundable jury application fee payable by check or money order to the Isle of Wight Arts League by November 10, 2019. Deliver or mail to:
Smithfield & Isle of Wight CVB Attn: Connie Chapman
319 Main Street
Smithfield, VA 23430

$125 per 10’ x 10’ space. Artists must provide their own tent which must be white and measure 10’ x 10’. Electricity is not available. Artists are responsible for providing and setting up their own display system for their art. Signage is allowed.

September 10, 2019: Call for Artists
November 10, 2019: Application Deadline
December 10, 2019: Jury selection announced for show entry
February 10, 2020: Deadline for accepted artists to submit payment for space
May 16, 2020, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Art Show

Upload artist’s bio or resume (File types accepted - .pdf only)

Upload photo of your Tent Setup (File types accepted - .jpg only)

Upload 4 photos of eligible artwork for judging (File types accepted - .jpg only)

+ add another photo (Maximum size total of all uploaded images not to exceed 140MB. If size limit exceeds the maximum size, mail properly labeled photos along with the application fee.)

Disclaimer : The organizer and host are not responsible for loss or damage to submitted materials. The Smithfield Arts Festival is presented in partnership with Smithfield & Isle of Wight Tourism and the Isle of Wight Arts League.