2024 Decatur Arts Festival
Artists’ Market Applications are now open
Festival Dates: Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th, 2024
Application Deadline: Sunday, January 7th, 2024 at 11:59pm
The Decatur Arts Alliance invites you to apply for booth space in the 35th Decatur Arts Festival. The festival will be held on the square in historic Decatur, GA, just minutes from downtown Atlanta. Each year, the Decatur Arts Festival attracts around 60,000 attendees over 3 days. The Artists’ Market typically consists of around 120 artist booths. The Decatur Arts Festival is produced by the Decatur Arts Alliance, a 501(c)3 organization that produces free and low-cost art events and programming in the city of Decatur, GA.
Festival Dates and Times:
Saturday, May 4th: 10am until 6pm
Sunday, May 5th: 11am until 5pm
A non-refundable jury fee of $35 is required. The booth fee is $375 for a 10’ x 10’ booth space, $725 for a double space. Double booth spaces are limited. Invitations to participate will be issued by February 6th. Artists must submit their booth fee by March 31st. No rain date and no refund of booth fees from accepted artists. Checks post-dated or returned unpaid by the bank will result in immediate disqualification. No exceptions.
The status of each artist will be posted to their Zapplication account. We will not send letters or call – all communication will be via email.
- City of Decatur Police Department will provide 24 hour security beginning on Friday, May 3rd until the close of the festival on Sunday, May 5th.
- Booth sitting provided by volunteers
- Complimentary artists’ breakfast on Saturday
- All booths located on the street – Friday evening set-up and drive up access for unloading.
Judging and Prizes:
Prizes for Best of Show, Second and Third Place will be awarded. The Best of Show winner will receive an invitation to the 2024 show free of charge. Second and Third Place will receive invitation to the 2025 show at half price. Cash prize for Best of Show is $1000, Second Place is $700, Third Place is $500.
Exact set-up times, a map, and parking information will be sent electronically after acceptance into the Artists’ Market is confirmed. Set-up will be completed on Friday evening.
If you have questions, call the Decatur Arts Alliance office, 404-371-9583 during business hours (10am – 4pm, EST). If you reach voicemail, please leave a message with your specific question.
2024 Decatur Arts Festival Timeline
Applications Open: September 21, 2023
Application Deadline: January 7, 2024
Artist Notifications Deadline: February 6, 2024
Purchase Deadline: March 31, 2024
Artist Load-In (required): May 3, 2024
Festival Event: May 4-5, 2024
Artist Load-Out (required): May 5, 2023