Art Market Vendor Application


Art Market vendor applications for the 2022 Annual Harmony Arts Festival, presented by Odlum Brown Limited, closed on April 8, 2022. 
 

EXHIBITING INFO
 

The Harmony Arts Festival, presented by Odlum Brown Limited, welcomes your application to the Art Market. The festival transforms the West Vancouver waterfront into an open-air celebration of the arts, attracting over 150,000 local and international visitors during the 10-day event. The festival’s Art Market is a unique opportunity for local, regional, and national artists and artisans to exhibit and sell their high-quality original works in this admission-free and commission-free event.  

The Art Market is open to all artists of all media including but not limited to jewelry, photography, textiles, glass, painting, woodwork, ceramics, metal, mixed media, skincare, homewares, artisan foods, and sculpture.
 

HOURS
 

 Friday, July 29  2–9 p.m.
 Saturday, July 30  11–9 p.m.
 Sunday, July 31  11–9 p.m.
 Monday, August 1  11–9 p.m.
 Friday, August 5  2–9 p.m.
 Saturday, August 6  11–9 p.m. 
 Sunday, August 7  11–9 p.m. 


LOCATION
 

The Art Market is located on Argyle Avenue between 14th and 16th Street, along the scenic Ambleside waterfront.

Key Dates

Application deadline—April 8, 2022
Jury selection—week of April 18, 2022
Notification of jury results—by Friday, April 29, 2022
Payment and contract—May 13, 2022
Harmony Arts Festival—Friday, July 29 to Sunday, August 7, 2022

Promotion

Media outreach with excellent saturation of the Lower Mainland will be provided for the Harmony Arts Festival. Digital and social media, newspaper and print, bus shelters, and billboards campaigns are all encompassed in the advertising campaign with a view coverage of over 350,000. 

The festival retains the right to choose artists to promote in advertising or media. 

Harmony Arts Festival reserves the right to use vendor images for promotional purposes.

This free festival is open to the public and has previously attracted 150,000 people over the 10 days. 

Lodging

West Vancouver is a quaint residential community with limited accommodation. Horseshoe Bay Motel, located in Horseshoe Bay, is approximately 15 kilometres from the Harmony Arts Festival site. Accommodation is available in North Vancouver on Capilano Road, a short five-kilometre distance from the festival. 

Booth Size and Cost
  • 10’x10’ tents
  • Overnight security
  • Booth relief service (limited based on daily volunteer availability).
  Individual 10'x10' tent Shared 10'x10' tent
July 29–August 1 $665 $333
August 5–7     $500 $250
July 29–August 1 &
August 5–7
$995 $498

Signed artist contract and booth payment from accepted applicants must be received by Friday, May 13, 2022.  All prices are subject to applicable tax. Artists applying for a shared tent can choose their partner, or festival staff will do the matching. There will be no partition in shared tents. We will do our best to address booth requests however, traffic flow, safety, and special health-related needs of exhibitors are the first considerations when assigning space.

Eligibility
  • Applicant must be the designer and producer of the products. Market participation is open to independent artists showcasing locally and/or independently made products. 
  • We do not allow direct sales companies or representatives.
  • Reproductions must be labelled “reproduction,” signed and numbered as limited edition, and are not to exceed 40% of all work in the booth.
  • Any vendors selling food or skincare must have proper certification from Vancouver Coastal Health. Harmony Arts Festival does not hold any responsibility for negligence.
  • If two designers produce the artwork, both must be identified on the application. 
  • Artist(s) must be present on-site during the festival. 
  • We welcome group applications from art institutions and other organizations when sponsored by a leading member.
  • Submission of embellished objects, imported, or production work will not be accepted. 
  • Vendors are selected based on the products as outlined in their application form. 
  • A non-refundable jury fee of $26.25 per application is collected at the time of application. 
Jury Process

A group of respected artists and art professionals will review all submitted application packages and select vendors. The jury process is anonymous, with jurors using only digital images provided by the artist for selection. Selection criteria is based on originality, design, and technique. Previous involvement in the festival is not a consideration for selection. The overall balance of artwork categories may be considered in the selection process.
 

Insurance and Security

The festival has on-site overnight security.  All tents will be closed and zipped up. Insurance is required for all artists. Each artisan is required to pay $25 and will be added to the group liability insurance policy in the amount of $2 million, naming the District of West Vancouver as additionally insured for coverage during the Harmony Arts Festival. The Harmony Arts Festival is not responsible for lost or damaged artwork.

Privacy Policy

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act Notice: Personal information contained on this form is collected under the Freedom of Informa­tion and Protection of Privacy Act section 26(c) and will be used only for the purpose of processing your "Art Market Vendor" submission/application for the Harmony Arts Festival. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information please contact Legislative Services, Records and Information Management Coordinator at 604-921-3497, District of West Vancouver, 750 17th Street, West Vancouver, BC, V7V 3T3.