Come join us at the 51st annual Waterfront Art Festival .
We’re an outdoor, juried Festival in Webster, NY featuring fine arts, and crafts. The Festival is held in Charles E. Sexton Memorial Park (formerly North Ponds Park), located along Route 104.
The Festival is laid out in a circle around a large pond and offers a nice mix of shady and sunny spaces on grass and spacious vendor areas. Artists are able to drive up to their space to unload their equipment and product before moving their vehicle to the free artist parking just outside the Festival grounds and of course to reverse that when they are packed up and ready to leave.
The Jurors and our team work hard to assemble a mix of high quality, original art and craft offerings in all price ranges. We encourage artists to demonstrate their skills to both entertain the visitors and to build a better bond that can lead to improved sales.
One thing we hear often is that artists tend to sell at least as well at this smaller Festival as at the larger ones. Maybe the small admission charge encourages buyers to attend vs. the more common “just looking” visitors. I have talked to many artists who say they are better able to interact with fewer, more serious visitors and that can lead to better sales so that may be the reason this Festival works well for artists.
You are always welcome to review the artist’s images to see how your work would fit in and I encourage you to contact any of the artists you know directly to get the scoop from their perspective.
Please join us!
2024 Artists Apply Now .
$225 single booth or $450 for a double
$35 application fee at time of application
$40 electricity fee if needed
(for paying vendors, electricity will be available from 9am – 7pm on Saturday and Sunday of the festival) *All artwork must be original. No commercial products will be permitted.*
*We will not allow any weaponry items*
*Only 1 artist allowed per single booth*
Accepted artists will need to submit payment at that point and submit images of your work for promotional materials.
Applications completed by October 31st, 2023 will be notified of acceptance by December 1st.
Applications completed by December 31st, 2023 will be notified of acceptance by February 1st.
Applications completed by February 29th, 2024 will be notified of acceptance by April 1st.
Applications completed by April 30th, 2024 will be notified of acceptance by April June 1st.
Applications completed by June 30th, 2024 will be notified of acceptance by April July 1st.
Applications completed after June 30th will be notified of acceptance as soon as possible.
Accepted artists can expect email communication from our team about the section their booth will be in and load in instructions 2 weeks before the festival. We will send email communication about exact booth assignments the week of the festival.