The 17th Street Festival, a community-building event celebrating the arts, shops, and restaurants of the 17th Street corridor, is set to take place on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 12:00PM-6:00 p.m.
A limited number of spaces will be available to artists, and applying artists will have to undergo a selection process to ensure a broad range of art on display: paintings, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, etc. Selections will be made on a rolling basis, and all artist applicants will be notified of the selection decisions by July 26. Priority will be given to artists residing in and in proximity to Dupont Circle. Artists will be able to sell their artwork during the show. To ensure that the 17th Street Festival remains a locally-focused event benefitting residents in proximity to 17th Street, the Festival reserves the right to deny any application for vending that would compete with existing businesses in the 17th Street business corridor.
By submitting your application, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the 17th Street Festival information, policies, and guidelines. You agree to abide by the rules stated. You understand that Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets’ representatives, volunteers, staff, and agents are not responsible for or liable for damages, including, but not limited to, loss suffered before, during, or after the 17th Street Festival. You understand that there are no refunds due to inclement weather or space assignment. Decisions to cancel the event due to extreme weather or unanticipated issues will be made by Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets. You further understand that spaces are approximately 100 square feet (10′x10′) and that if you want a tent, you are required to bring your own tent, which must be permitted. You understand you will be informed by festival staff of your acceptance or denial from the 17th Street Festival. Full payment for festival booth space, and any other rented equipment, is due upon acceptance. If payment is not made, you will forfeit your spot at the 17th Street Festival. Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets has the right to refuse your application based on your business type because of sponsors, location, quality, or competing with already established businesses along the 17th Street Corridor.