Huron Valley Arts Festival Application


July 29th & 30th , 2017

10am – 5pm (rain or shine)


Huron Valley Arts Festival is back and celebrating its 6th year AND HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO TWO DAYS! The festival centers on all things art and includes the artist market, artist demonstrations, a locally sourced specialty food tent, interactive art theme activities for everyone,  live music and children’s activities. The festival has wonderful food trucks and tents on hand for all to enjoy as well.

The show will have no more than 100 artist’s booths for 2017 and the Director reserves the right to invite some of the artists for this special event.

Aspects of the 2017 festival to note:

Larger 12’ x 12’ booths

A new cancellation policy – if you need to cancel the show and we can fill your booth space from the waiting list, you’ll receive a refund of your booth fee less a $10 handling fee.

A new Locally Sourced Specialty Food Tent has been added. If you would like to apply to be a part of it, please fill out the application located at the bottom of the page . All products sold in the tent must be handmade. Tent and tables will be provided for the weekend. 6ft table rental: $120 for the weekend. 

3 new awards – People’s Choice, Best Booth and Juror’s Choice with money and an invitation for 2018

The popularity of the event has skyrocketed over the last 4 years and with our artist friendly changes, we’re hoping to make it the kind of show you can’t wait to do again.



$21 for each category you’re applying in



$180 for single 12’x12’ booth

$360 for double booth 12’X24’

$120 for table in the culinary arts tent 

All booth fees are due upon acceptance and must be paid online through the HVCA website.



All applications must be completed online through our portal and must include 3 images of artist’s work and 1 image of your fully stocked booth setup.



Each application allows for the jurying of one artist in one art medium.

Artists wishing to enter in more than one medium must submit separate applications, images and application fee payment for each entry.

Artists wishing to show ANY jewelry in a booth must also apply in the jewelry category.

Deadline for entries is April 30, 2017. Accepted artist will be announced on May 7th. All booth fees must be paid by May 12, 2017 or you will forfeit your space to the waitlist. 



Open to all artists.

Work must be original concept, hand-made and non-mass produced or imported. NO BUY/SELL.  Any artist determined by staff to be engaged in “buy-sell” will be asked to leave immediately without a refund.

Only artists accepted into the show will be allowed to participate. Picture ID of the artist is required when checking in

Exhibitors must stay within the space allotted. Subletting, selling, or giving space to anyone will not be permitted.

All exhibitors must remain open during the published hours of the show 10am-5pm. Absolutely no taking down will be permitted prior to 5pm.

The ARTIST is required to attend the event and display and sell his/her own original work.

Only the work juried into the show may be shown. Mass produced jewelry/settings, strung beads, dried flowers must play a subordinate role in the work submitted and may not be sold separately. All copies, commercial molds/kits, musical tapes and commercially printed books are strictly prohibited. Questions about prohibited items should be directed to the festival director.

All reproductions must be marked as reproductions and 2/3 of work shown in the booth must be original.

The festival administrators reserve the right to reject any work it considers unsuitable, or that was not juried.

The festival administrators reserve the right to interpret these rules.

Artists are responsible for collecting and filing Michigan sales tax.



White tents only please. If you are unable to provide a tent you make request a space in the large 20x30 artist tent on a first come first serve basis. 

Exhibitors that are not in festival provided covered spaces must have a professional artist tent or comparable to cover the booth area designated by the festival staff.

All materials must be contained within the allotted display space.

No debris may be left on the grounds after breakdown.

Festival administrators reserve the right to assess an additional fee for artists display outside of their set area or that leave debris after breakdown.



Booth fee will be refunded in full if the booth is able to be filled from the waiting list minus a $10 handling charge. If we are unable to fill the booth no refunds will be given for cancellation. Festival is rain or shine and no refunds will be made due to weather.



Neither HVCA nor its affiliates or partners during the Huron Valley Arts Festival shall be liable for any injuries, damages, theft or loss sustained by any participants/artists, his/her heirs, or any person or organization arising out of the event. By signing the application, participants hereby fully and forever release HVCA, Commerce Township or any affiliates, and volunteers from any and all causes of action, claims, and demands of any nature that arise out of the event.

Click here for Culinary Arts Application

Accepted artists


Congratulations!!! We are excited to have you participate in the Huron Valley Arts Festival. The event is on July 29-30 this year.  We've moved the show to the Walled Lake Central High School- at the corner of South Commerce and Oakley Park Roads. It's a highly visible site. 

Your next step is to send in your booth payment. It's $180 for a single booth or $360 for a double.  If you would like a corner spot with two sides open it's an extra $50.   

You may pay by check or credit card. Please mail checks to:

Huron Valley Council for the Arts, PO Box 999, Highland, MI 48357.

Paypal link for credit cards is below. 

Payment is due upon acceptance.We will be sending more information and resources as we get closer to the show. 

We look forward to seeing you in July!!!!!!!

Choose Booth Type
       Bookmark & Share  
Gallery & Art Shop Hours
Monday and Tuesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Huron Valley Council for the Arts
205 West Livingston Road
Highland, MI 48357


 © 2009 - 2017   Huron Valley Council for the Arts Michigan Web Design by AccuNet