The Smithfield Arts Festival is a celebration of the 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
3 Categories: Photography, 2D and 3D
Best of Show Award - $500
1st Place - $300, 2nd Place - $200, 3rd Place - $100 in each category
SUBMIT BY NOV. 10, 2019
Complete the application on this page and upload your bio/resume and
photos of your artwork. You can also request that an application be emailed to you to be returned with photos and bio/resume via email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Smithfield & Isle of Wight CVB, Attn: Connie,
319 Main St., Smithfield, VA 23430.
$35 non-refundable jury application fee
$125 per 10‘ x10’ 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 pay for space
May 16, 2020, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Art Show
The Smithfield Arts Festival is presented by Smithfield & Isle of Wight Tourism and the Isle of Wight Arts League.
Disclaimer: The organizer and host are not responsible for loss or damage to submitted materials.