Visual Artist Information

Deadline: February 7, 2021


You are cordially invited to submit an application to request participation in the 37th Annual Summerfest Arts Faire (SAF) to take place in Logan, Utah, June 18-20, 2020. Summerfest is a fine art/fine craft event popular with collectors and visitors (over 50,000) and takes place at Tabernacle Square in Historic Downtown Logan, the very heart of beautiful Cache Valley. Summerfest is a juried event known for its quality original artwork.

Artist Applications for the 2020 Summerfest are accepted HERE.


Summerfest 2020 takes place over three days from Thursday, June 18 through Saturday, June 20, 2020. Summerfest event hours are 11 am to 10 pm on Thursday and Friday and 10 am to 9 pm Saturday.

Please NOTE that artist required hours are 11 am - 9 pm, Thursday and Friday, and 10 am - 8 pm Saturday (in other words, artists may close their tents one hour earlier than the festival closing time), but artists are welcome to stay open until closing time on Thursday and Friday evenings. There will be music and food available until closing each night.  

No more than 170 artists will be invited to participate in Summerfest 2020. Artists are encouraged to apply early. Early applications, however, do not get more favorable treatment than those that come later within the open application period, i.e., Dec. 7, 2019 - Feb. 9, 2020.

All items are required to be original works made by the artist who is applying, and who will also be present for the event. No resale of manufactured goods or imports are allowed at Summerfest. All art must be original, designed and produced by, or under the direct supervision of the artist. The artist must be present throughout the festival. No representatives, though assistants/helpers are allowed. Please do not apply if you are a reseller of manufactured, mass produced goods (no buy/sell), or re-packaged commercially manufactured goods. Artists selling reproductions of their own work must still have more than half of their inventory in original works.



Please look through all the mediums and choose where your artwork fits the best. It is very important that your artwork be placed in the correct category to ensure that the jury process is fair. Please contact the Summerfest staff if you have a question. 

2-D & 3-D Mixed Media
Artisan-made Culinary/Personal-care Goods: handcrafted spices, vinegar, soaps, lotions, etc...
Digital Art
Fiber (not wearable)
Onsite Art/Personalized Creations: calligraphy, face painting, body art, airbrushed T-shirts, etc...
Painting: oil, acrylic, watercolor, etc...
Toys and Games
Wearable art: leather, hats, purses, handmade clothing, etc...



The jury is comprised of an independent group of artists, educators, and art collectors, selected for their diverse knowledge of the arts. They are not Summerfest staff or employees and are compensated for their service. 



Please submit four (4) images of your artwork with your application. These should honestly represent the type and quality of works you intend to display/sell. Artists must include at least one additional image representative of their booth display. This is not a photo or diagram of the canopy/tent itself. It is a photo of the merchandise display, approximating what the display will look like at the event. If this is your first event and you don’t have a booth shot, please set up a display on your kitchen table or some other location and submit it, along with an explanation of how you will make your booth attractive. The booth appearance picture can make the difference between being accepted or not accepted.

Remember: the quality of the images submitted does count! Please submit images that show your work clearly and to its best advantage. Crowded images that try to fit in everything you do are not helpful—it is better to focus well on one item against an uncluttered background. And they need to be in focus. 



Any partial refund or credit will be decided on a case by case basis. Accepting your invitation to participate in Summerfest is a commitment to be at the Faire. A last minute emergency/illness will require documentation.  



A 2020 "Best in Show" and “People’s Choice” award will be given during the event. These artists will be invited to the 2021 show with their application fee waived. “Best in Show” winner will also receive a free booth and “People’s Choice” winner will receive a coupon for $135 off their booth fee for Summerfest Arts Faire 2021. 

(Note: Summerfest 2021 will not be at the Tabernacle grounds, which will be undergoing construction at that time. The new location will be announced well in advance.)



Summerfest will provide the following services to artist exhibitors:

  1. Assistance with the booth set up and teardown (you will be provided with contact information upon check-in).
  2. Booth sitters for breaks.
  3. Air-conditioned artist hospitality area with complimentary beverages, snacks, and SAF and community information. Available for artists only.
  4. Each artist will be featured on our website and on social media sites.
  5. An event program will be published which will include a site map, a listing of participating artists, their artwork and website addresses (if provided). Inclusion in the program is only guaranteed if the application is received by the deadline, payment is made on time, and requested artwork is submitted when required.
  6. Free parking is provided one block from the venue. Truck/trailer parking will be two blocks away. Please do not park your vehicle or trailer on the perimeter streets or grounds of Tabernacle Square except to load and unload. Violators will be fined and may not be invited back to the event.
  7. Exhibitor gift bags.
  8. Welcome reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres on Wednesday, June 17 at 6 pm.
  9. CAMPSITES and LODGING. Campsites and hotels are available in abundance. Discounted lodging information will be sent out.



Please note that this year, photographers will be required to preregister on the dates shown—they may not register when they turn in their work. This is a change from past years.

The 12h Annual Summerfest Arts Faire Plein Air/Photography event will take place June 12 - June 17, 2020, with professional and amateur categories. Participants may register and have canvases stamped Friday, June 12, 5 pm - 8 pm, and Saturday, June 13, 8 – 10 am, in the Champ Fellowship Hall at St. John’s Episcopal Church (85 E 100 N, Logan). Latecomers may register in the Summerfest office at 69 E. 100 N, Monday, June 15, from 8 am – 10 am. Completed, framed paintings and photographs must be turned in at the Plein Air tent, located on the Tabernacle grounds (50 E 100 N) in Logan, Utah, on Wednesday, June 17, between 10 am and noon.

Judging will take place between 2 pm and 6 pm on Wednesday, June 17. The awards presentation will occur during our welcome reception that evening at 6 pm. A silent auction, where Plein Air/Photography entries may be offered for sale at the artist’s option (25% commission fees apply), will take place throughout Summerfest. The professional category will have $2,500.00 in cash prizes. The amateur category will have $300 in prizes. Professional entry fees are $40.00 for painters and $25 for photographers. Amateur entry fees are $20 for painters and $10 for photographers. Professional entry fees can be paid on ZAPP once an artist is accepted to be an exhibitor at Summerfest, or they can be paid at registration. Amateur entry fees must be paid during registration in June.



Dec. 7, 2019: Applications open 

February 9, 2020: Application deadline. 

March 6, 2020: Selection notification sent to artists via email. 

April 1, 2020: Artist acceptance and payment deadline. 

April 18, 2020: Booths assignments sent via email. 

April 18, 2020: Photos for the printed program due via email. (Photos for inclusion in the printed program will be selected from photos sent with application; if a substitution is needed, it must be received by April 18.)



June 12: Plein Air check-in for both painters and photographers 5–8 pm at 85 E 100 N, Logan (St. John’s Episcopal Church Champ Hall)
June 13: Plein Air check-in for both painters and photographers 8–10 am at 85 E 100 N, Logan (St. John’s Episcopal Church Champ Hall)
June 15: Latecomers Plein Air check-in for both painters and photographers 8–10 am at 85 E 100 N, Logan (St. John’s Episcopal Church Champ Hall)
June 17: Plein Air Painting/Photography submission 10 am – noon, Plein Air tent. No photographers may register at this time.
June 17: Exhibitor check-in and set-up from noon through 6 pm
June 17: Exhibitor setup, 8 am–9 pm
June 17: Welcome Reception and Awards Ceremony: 6–7 pm in the Plein Air tent.
June 18: Exhibitor check-in and set-up from 8–11 am
June 18: Summerfest artist hours, 11 am–9 pm (Thursday)
June 19: Summerfest artist hours, 11 am – 9 pm (Friday)
June 20: Summerfest artist hours, 10 am - 8 pm (Saturday)
June 20: Teardown from 8 pm – 11:45 pm (everything off the grounds and clean by midnight) 


Please do not park your vehicles or trailers on the perimeter streets or grounds of Tabernacle Square until after 8 pm.

Please plan now to attend this great event in Historic Downtown Logan, Utah, the heart of beautiful Cache Valley.

Contact info: Elaine Thatcher, Executive Director, (435) 213-3858,, 69 E 100 N Logan, UT 84321.


Rules and Regulations


1. Artists must be present during the scheduled SAF event artist hours and must personally staff their booth space (helpers are OK as long as the artist attends all three days of the event). No agents, dealers or representatives may attend the SAF event in place of the artist. Leaving early or arriving after opening may forfeit eligibility for future shows. Summerfest is a rain or shine festival.

2. Any partners (not booth helpers) listed must be instrumental in creating the artwork.

3. Up to two artists may share a booth, but each artist must be juried in separately. There will be a place on the application for the artists to indicate that they would like to share a booth space with another applying artist and whether their participation depends on that artist also being juried into the event.

4. All items are required to be original works made by the artist who is applying, and who will also be present for the event.

5. No resale manufactured goods or imports are allowed at Summerfest. All art must be original, designed and produced by, or under the direct supervision of the artist. Please do not apply if you are a reseller of manufactured, mass-produced goods (NO BUY/SELL) or re-packaged commercially manufactured goods, or if you are a reseller of imported goods.

6. FINE ART REPRODUCTIONS may be sold only if signed and clearly marked “Reproductions.” All other work displayed must be ORIGINAL work created by the artist.

7. The artist, upon submission of images, guarantees the accuracy of the description of the artwork presented and the authenticity of the artwork as original and created by his/her own hands.

8. Artists may show only work in categories and body of work approved by the jury.

9. The selection committee reserves the right to have removed from display any artwork or items, not in keeping with the event standards, anything that is mass produced, pre-manufactured, not made by the approved artist, and/or substantially different from those images submitted to the jury.

10. No ground coverings, tarps or plastic can be on the grass. Plastic tubs should be raised at least 6 inches above the grass so as to allow light and air to get to the grass underneath.

11. Summerfest is a FAMILY-oriented event. Nude, erotic, graphic and/or violent images will NOT be considered for this event. Images depicting smoking and drinking are also not acceptable due to our venue, which is a religious site. On-site representatives will be enforcing this policy throughout the festival.

12. NO PETS belonging to exhibitors or patrons are permitted on Tabernacle grounds, except certified service animals.

13. All exhibitors are responsible to collect Utah state sales tax. Temporary tax ID numbers and forms will be provided upon check-in.

14. All artists must check in at the SAF information table upon arrival. Please have a photo ID.

15. For security reasons, all artists must visibly wear SAF artist badges when on Tabernacle grounds or visiting the hospitality suite.

16. Vehicles or trailers may only be parked on the perimeter streets or property of Tabernacle Square during load-in and load-out, then they must be moved to designated artist parking. Participants will be provided with maps for parking locations that can accommodate trailers, etc. Do not park vehicles all day in front of neighboring businesses. Violators will be fined and may not be invited back to the event.


Booth Information


There is a $45 non-refundable application fee, which MUST accompany each application. Payments are collected through ZAPP. You may submit a Visa or MasterCard, or pay by check. Please make checks payable to Summerfest Arts Faire. Please do not ask to postdate your check.

There are several booth sizes to choose from. PLEASE SELECT THE SIZE THAT BEST MEETS YOUR NEEDS. A 12X12 booth is $300, 24X12 (double wide) is $560 (15 available), 12X24 (double deep) is $400. Add $60 premium for a corner/end booth (limited number available). A booth is considered to be a corner/end if there is not an immediate neighbor on one or more sides, and if patrons can walk on both the front and a side. Booths and all materials required to exhibit and sell your art MUST be provided, set up by the exhibitor, and fit within the booth size you choose. BOOTHS ARE REQUIRED TO BE WHITE CANOPIED. Exhibitors may request booth placement, which will be submitted for approval on a first-come, first served basis and is NOT guaranteed. Exhibitor spaces will be assigned by the Summerfest committee and are final. Even if you are a longtime exhibitor who has had the same location for years, please tell us in your application where you want to be if you have a preference.



Electricity is available for a $50 fee (for up to 2 circuits of 120 volts and 20 amps) to the first 50 artists to request it. Summerfest administrators will assign these booth locations based on power outlet accessibility. Exhibitors must provide their own extension cords (you may need up to 100 feet, and cords that long must be at least 12 gauge—otherwise you run the risk of blowing our circuits).



PLEASE READ, as this "Hold Harmless Agreement" is LEGALLY BINDING:

By submitting this application, I hereby agree to indemnify and hold Summerfest Arts Faire, Logan City, Cache County, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, St. John’s Episcopal Church, and all their agents, servants, employees, successors, and assignees, harmless from and against any and all liability, claims, damages, losses, fines and/or expenses, including, but not limited to attorney’s fees, resulting from or arising out of or related to personal injuries, loss of, or damage to, property or involving an impairment of, or damage to, any right because of, or in any way related to, my participation in Summerfest Arts Faire whether or not such liability, claim, damage, loss, fine, or expense is caused in part by the negligence of Summerfest Arts Faire, Logan City, Cache County, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and/or St. John’s Episcopal Church. I acknowledge that I have freely and voluntarily entered into this agreement and that I have read and understood this agreement in its entirety.

I have read and understood the requirements for participation in the Summerfest Arts Faire, June 14, 15, 16, 2018. I agree to abide by the rules, policies, and guidelines of Summerfest Arts Faire and understand that failure to follow these as set forth may result in expulsion from this year's event, and/or from future SAF events, at the discretion of the Executive Director and board of trustees of Summerfest Arts Faire.



Artist Applications for the 2020 Summerfest are accepted HERE.


Contact info: 

Elaine Thatcher, Executive Director
(435) 213-3858
69 E 100 N
Logan, UT 84321.

Mission Statement

Summerfest Arts Faire, an annual juried event held on the grounds of the Logan Tabernacle, celebrates the arts in Cache Valley by bringing people together to enjoy a festival of high-quality art, music and food.

Contact Details

Mailing Address: 
69 East 100 North
Logan, UT 84321

Event Location:
Historic Downtown
50 North Main Street
Logan, UT 84321


Phone: 435-213-3858

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