When will applications for next year's festival become available?
February 15th, 2023.
When is the deadline for applying to the 2023 MVFAF?
The early bird deadline is May 15th, the final deadline is May 22nd.
What products don't you consider for the festival?
We are a fine arts and crafts event and do not accept commercial manufacturers, plants/ flowers, edible art, skin care products etc.
Who are the jurors?
The jury committee selects 5 - 6 new jurors each year. Jurors are qualified artists, gallerists or collectors
When will I be notified about the jury results
Acceptance emails go out within one week of the jury process or by June 6th.
When must I accept and pay my booth fees?
Is there any advantage to getting my fees in sooner rather than later?
Yes, booths will be assigned according to the dates payments are made through Zapp. Invited artists will have a choice of rates and sizes with limited quantities of each. The sooner you pay the more options you will have.
When is the deadline for dropping out and receiving a refund?
You must notify MVFAF by July 15 for a refund less processing fee of $50. There will be no refunds after July 15.
If I am on the waitlist, when will I know if I will be invited? How many wait-listed artists generally get in?
Waitlisted artist must wait until after the accept and pay deadline of June 15 to inquire as to their status. Each year at least 20 wait listed artist are invited to the show. If you are able to come at short noticed that increases your chance of getting in.
What constitutes a "premium space"?
These very limied spots are drive-in and relatively level.
What other booth space options are there? Do they cost the same?
The booth space sizes and fees range from 8' X 8' up to 10' X 20' and are priced according to size and location in the park, ($375 (sloped) - $1050 (premium oversized).
If I do not get a drive up space, how do I access my booth?
Most artist must load in with dollies from the street.
Do you have any volunteers that can help with load in?
Yes. We have a limited number of volunteers on first come first assigned basis.
Do exhibitors need a CA sellers permit?
Yes. To obtain a temporary permit: contact 800-400-7115. or http://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/
What does my booth space fee include?
It includes just the space. You must provide any covering or structure. We do offer chair, table and canopy rentals. The rental from will go out with your booth assignment in August.
Does the festival provide electricity?
We do not. No gas generators are allowed in the park. Battery operated power is fine.
Does the artist need to be present at the festival or can they send a representative?
We require the artist to be at the festival for both days
I have a large trailer or RV. Where is the closest place to park and stay?
Golden Gate Trailer Park in Corte Madera http://www.goldengatetrailerpark.com/
Is parking provided to artists during the festival?
Yes, artists have designated parking near the park.