2017 Arts and Crafts Call


The 6th Annual festival will take place on September 23, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. It will be held on Main Street, between Blackhawk Street and Broad Street.

WE ARE EXPANDING! Reinbeck Art Festival is opening our submissions to handmade craft and will now be called Reinbeck Fine Art & Craft Festival.

Both art and craft vendors are juried. All artwork must be the original, handcrafted work of the displaying artist. Imports, mass produced or commercially obtained items are not accepted.

You can apply with the same form, found in the link below.

Another exciting change is that we will have a dining tent and food vendors. The Glampers, a glam/retro camper group featured last year will be back. The festival is outdoors with a few indoor booth locations, and as always, a rain location should we need it.

We are moving to an outdoor festival to concentrate artists and attractions closer together so it is easier for our patrons to navigate.

This year, we have started an artist referral incentive program! If you refer an artist and they are accepted into the show, you will receive 10% (each referral) off your booth fee! The referred artist will need to list your name on their application. Your incentive reward will be mailed to you immediately after the jury process.

We have created an Online Application process for those of you that would like to apply this way. You will still need to mail your jury and booth fee checks. Images and artist statements can be uploaded online.

Click here: RAF Online Application

If you prefer to download and fill out a paper application, it can be found here 2017-art-festival-application

We continue our “Buy Great Art” program with gift certificates awarded every hour to purchase art, as well as our Facebook contest.

New this year:

Outdoor Location (with inclement weather alternative)

Food trucks and Dining Area

Student Art Show

Artist Referral Program

Online Application Available

We are interested in a variety of mediums including, but not limited to, ceramics, book arts, digital art, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, print making, sculpture, watercolor, and wood.

The Reinbeck Community Development Board established this event to encourage the display and sale of multiple art mediums and to promote the nurturing and growth of the Arts.

Any questions, please call Dana at Reinbeck City Hall 1-319-788-6404 or email cityasst@reinbeck.net




Jury Fee: $10 ($25 after the June 23rd deadline)

Booth Fee: $25 ($40 after the June 23rd deadline)

Split Entry-Two Artists may split a booth but both artists must be juried and accepted. Each artist will need to pay a $10 jury fee; booth fee does not increase.

Mail two checks, either with your paper application or after you complete the online application.

One for the non-refundable jury fee of $10.00

One for the booth fee plus any extra lunches or table rentals.

Make checks payable to City of Reinbeck with Reinbeck Art Festival in the memo line.

If your application is accepted, only then will  the booth fee check be cashed.

Mail to:

Reinbeck City Hall
Art Festival
414 Main Street
Reinbeck, Iowa 50669


Please keep that in mind for the 4 available indoor spaces, which are assigned on a first completed application basis.

Images need to represent 95% of what you will be selling the day of the festival.

Images need to be at least 300 dpi/resolution or more and 7 inches on the longest side for judging and promotional quality. Please label them this way: YourName01.jpg, YourName02.jpg, YourName03.jpg

These images will represent you on our website and Facebook page, so please use adequate light, photograph sharply and without extraneous background.


The staff at the Reinbeck Art Festival would like to thank you for your participation in our show. In order for you to help us make it the best it can be, we have established some rules and regulations. To participate in our event, you must observe the following:

• All work must be original, handcrafted, created, and exhibited by the approved artist themselves. Kits, imports, and mass produced items will not be accepted.

• All categories shall be juried, prior to your acceptance. Your submitted images should reflect your intended display. Any media not approved during the application process we will ask you to remove.

• All applications require 5 digital images of your work. Images need to be at least 300 dpi/resolution or more and 7 inches on the longest side for judging and promotional quality.

• We do not keep images on file. Please submit images with each application.

• Please send an artist statement about your work. We use them for publicity opportunities.

• If your work is not accepted, artist booth fee will be returned to you un-cashed; the jury fee will not be returned.

• Bank Fees- A $25 bank fee will be charged on all returned checks. The check amount plus the $25 fee is payable with a money order, cashier’s check, or cash.


• Each exhibitor is responsible for collecting the State Sales Tax and filing a report with the local Department of Revenue. Reinbeck’s rate is 7%. We are required to submit a report of vendors to them.


•There are no refunds for canceled shows by the Reinbeck Art Festival.

• Artist cancellations must be in writing either by mail, fax, or email at least 60 days prior to event.


• Displays must be professional and aesthetically pleasing.

• Exhibitors will leave their exhibit space clean after packing up at break down.

• All approved exhibitors or their assistant will occupy his or her booth at all times. Please ask staff if you need your booth covered while taking a break.

•The exhibitor’s space shall be occupied by 8:30 am the morning of the show or you will be considered a “no-show” and your space will be forfeited with no possible refund or credit. All vehicles must be removed from the show area. Please do not tear down your exhibit until 4:00 pm. Please aim to be completely torn down before 5:30 pm.

• An accepted application is a commitment to display your work during all scheduled hours of the show.

• Exhibitors will not take up any additional space without first consulting with a show coordinator.

• Tents- Exhibitors are responsible for making their tents sturdy and weighted against wind, rain, etc.

Tents must be manufactured of flame-retardant materials. Staking into the pavement will not be permitted. The City of Reinbeck/Reinbeck Art Festival is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen property. Vendors will be responsible for any damages cause by unsecured tents.

Event staff reserves the right to make final interpretations of all rules and regulations.

General Release
The undersigned does hereby discharge, release and hold harmless, the City of Reinbeck/Reinbeck Art Festival, (all cities, property owners, and associations) and all co-sponsors from any and all manner of action, suits, damages, or claims whatsoever arising from any loss or damages or claims to the person or property of the undersigned while in possession or under the supervision of the sponsors during the Festival, and hereby consents to enforcement of an rules of this event.
Furthermore, the undersigned artist hereby certifies that all display work is handcrafted and created by the show participant. Participant understands that any mass produced item on display can cause expulsion from the show or future shows. There are no rain dates. There will be no refunds or credits if a show is canceled due to rain, floods, hurricanes, or any other forces of nature. There will be no refunds on artist cancellations. Credit will be issued if the City of Reinbeck/Reinbeck Art Festival is notified in writing at least (60) sixty days prior to the event. Exhibitors are responsible for full payment of show fee if canceled less than 60 days prior to event.
Event staff reserves the right to disqualify any exhibitor causing any problems to fellow exhibitors or event staff. Failure to comply with the rules and regulations included in this application may result in expulsion from the event and future events. The event coordinator reserves the right to make final interpretation of all rules.
The undersigned understands that if this application is not accepted, booth fees will be returned by mail. If accepted, the City of Reinbeck/Reinbeck Art Festival has my permission to reproduce my artwork, through the images or prints I have submitted, for the purpose of advertising and marketing the Festival. The City of Reinbeck/Reinbeck Art Festival also has my permission to publish photographs or videos taken of my booth, my work and me during the Festival for purposes related to promotion of the Festival, past or future. BY SUBMITTING THIS APPLICATION, YOU ARE AGREEING TO ALL POLICIES. RULES and REGULATIONS.