Visual Artist Information

Deadline: February 7, 2021


You are cordially invited to submit an application to request participation in the 37 th Annual Summerfest Arts Faire (SAF) to take place in Logan, Utah, June 17-19, 2021. Summerfest is a fine art/fine craft event popular with collectors and visitors (over 50,000) and takes place in 2021 at the Cache County Fairgrounds, 490 South 500 West, Logan UT, 84321 (NEW LOCATION). Summerfest is a juried event known for its quality original artwork.


Artist Applications for the 2021 Summerfest are accepted HERE.


Summerfest 2021 takes place over three days from Thursday, June 17 through Saturday, June 19, 2021. Summerfest event hours are 11am to 10pm on Thursday and Friday and 10am to 9pm Saturday. PLEASE NOTE that artists’ required hours are 11am – 9pm Thursday and Friday and 10am- 8pm 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.

Very few slots are available for new artists this year. Artists who were accepted for the 2020 show, which was cancelled, are exempt from the jury for 2021, but they MUST submit an application (application fee waived with coupon code obtained from Summerfest). About 170 visual artists will be included in Summerfest 2021. Artists are encouraged to apply early.


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 a fifth 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 and professional-looking. 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.  


At this point in time, we don't know if we will be allowed by the health department to hold Summerfest in June 2021. We are making plans for more distance between booths and other health measures. However, if we are required to cancel again, we will, upon request by the artist, refund any booth fees that have been paid by the time of cancellation. Application fees will not be refunded. Any determination of going ahead or cancelling will be done in consultation with the Bear River Health Department.



2021 "Best in Show" and “People’s Choice” awards will be given during the event.

These artists will be invited to the 2022 show with their application fee waived. “Best in Show” winner will also be designated as the 2022 Featured Artist, receiving a free booth, their artwork on our poster, and being featured in advertising. The “People’s Choice” winner will receive a coupon for $150 off their booth fee for Summerfest Arts Faire 2022.




Summerfest will provide the following services to artist exhibitors:

1. Limited assistance with 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.

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 image is submitted when required.

6. Free parking is provided on site, including truck/trailer parking.

7. Exhibitor gift bags.

8. Welcome reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres on Wednesday, June 16 at 6 pm.

9. CAMPSITES and LODGING. Campsites and hotels are available in abundance, including campsites at the fairgrounds. 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 12th Annual Summerfest Arts Faire Plein Air/Photography event will take place June 11 - June 16, 2021, with professional and amateur categories. Participants may register and have canvases stamped Friday, June 11, 5pm - 8pm, and Saturday, June 12, 8 – 10am, 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 14, from 8am – 10am. Completed, framed paintings and photographs must be turned in at the Plein Air gallery, located in the Cache County Events Center at the fairgrounds on Wednesday, June 16, between 10am and noon. Judging will take place between 2pm and 6pm on Wednesday, June 16. The awards presentation will occur during our welcome reception that evening at 6pm. 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 approximately $1,500.00 in cash prizes. The amateur category will have approximately $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.



December 5, 2020: Applications open

February 7, 2021: Application deadline

March 5, 2021: Selection notification sent to artists via email

April 2, 2021: Artist acceptance and payment deadline

April 16, 2021: Booth assignments sent via email

(April 16, 2020: 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 1 6.)


June 11: Plein Air registration for both painters and photographers 5 – 8pm at 85 E 100 N, Logan (St. John’s Episcopal Church Champ Hall)

June 12: Plein Air registration for both painters and photographers 8 – 10am at 85 E 100 N, Logan (St. John’s Episcopal Church Champ Hall)

June 14: Latecomers Plein Air check-in for both painters and photographers 8 – 10am at Summerfest office, 69 E 100 North, Logan (next door to St. John’s)

June 16: Plein Air Painting/Photography submission 10am – noon, Plein Air gallery.All painters and photographers must have preregistered--no registrations accepted on June 16.

June 16: Exhibitor check-in, noon - 6pm

June 16: Exhibitor setup, 8am – 9pm

June 16: Welcome reception and awards ceremony: 6-7pm in the Plein Air gallery

June 17: Exhibitor check-in and setup, 8 – 11am

June 17: Summerfest artist hours, 11am - 9pm (Thursday)

June 18: Summerfest artist hours, 11am - 9pm (Friday)

June 19: Summerfest artist hours, 10am - 8 or 9pm (Saturday)

June 19-20: Teardown


Please plan now to attend this great event in beautiful Logan, Utah, the heart of 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. Artists 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 or imports (NO BUY/SELL) or re-packaged commercially manufactured goods, or if you are a reseller of imported goods. Acceptance or rejection of an artist’s application is solely at the discretion of Summerfest Arts Faire, even if there is only a suspicion that the artist does not follow these rules.
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. Artists selling reproductions of their own work must still have more than half of their inventory in original works.
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 suspected to be 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. We also prefer no images depicting smoking and drinking. 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 photo ID.
15. For security reasons all artists must visibly wear SAF artist badges when on the festival grounds or visiting the hospitality suite.
16. Vehicles or trailers are only allowed to park on the perimeter streets or festival grounds during load-in and load-out, then they must be moved to designated artist parking, which is east of the rodeo grounds, also on the fairgrounds. Participants will be provided with maps for parking. Do not park vehicles all day in front of neighboring homes or businesses. No parking at the aquatic center parking lot. 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 (about 25 available), 12X24 (double deep) is $400. Add $60 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 and 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 60 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, 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 17, 18, 19, 2021. 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 2021 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 Cache Country Fairgrounds, 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:
Cache County Fairgrounds
450 South 500 West
Logan, UT 84321


Phone: 435-213-3858

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