Fine Arts & Fine Crafts, August 27 & 28, 2022 University Avenue between High and Webster Streets in Palo Alto, CA
Well-known for showcasing high quality art, Palo Alto’s Festival of the Arts returns August 27 & 28, 2022 to celebrate its 39th anniversary. Over 100,000 patrons who appreciate the festival’s excellence visit this open-air gallery each year. Art lovers stroll along tree-lined University Avenue, browsing fine arts and fine crafts booths, interacting with the artists and shopping the stunning selections from over 250 talented, creative minds.
This beautiful venue delights all senses with the festival’s diverse elements including sidewalk piano virtuosos, Italian Street Painting, hands-on kids’ art activities, delicious food selections and alcoholic beverage varieties. The community-friendly event is hosted by the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce with the support of the City of Palo alto and is a major fundraiser for the Chamber as well as several local non-profit organizations. Event Hours: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Of the 290 artist-designated spaces, 175 spaces are available to this year’s applicants.
Advertising & Publicity
Each year the dollars budgeted for paid-advertising & publicity and the amount of in-kind media support received will vary, but the overall estimated value usually exceeds $300,000. The 2022 advertising & PR budget will include but is not limited to: ads & calendar listings in major print & on-line publications, festival-specific postcard mailers/handouts, city-wide poster & postcard distribution, a four-color glossy festival guide, reciprocal web site linkage, e-mail blast copy & graphics for your use, & regular social media postings.
Complimentary continental breakfast, afternoon snacks & beverages at our hospitality booth, private artist porta-potties, booth-sitters for single exhibitors, detailed space assignment information, overnight security, post-festival customer referral service, a friendly artist support crew, exhibitor-linked listing on the Pacific Fine Arts Festivals web site’s event page: www.pacificfinearts.com, and complimentary festival-specific publicity postcards and digital media available.
Dates to Remember
Feb 1 Applications postmarked
Feb 28 Selection results sent to applicants
March 7 Selected applicants’ space fee deposited
Aug 1 Customer postcard invitations sent to artists
Aug 15 Artist Instruction Letter sent
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Through March 6 Space fee refunds given
March 7 – July 17 PFAF Credit Slip minus $50.00 per cancelled space
July 18 – Show Space fee is forfeited
Pacific Fine Arts Festivals’ credit slip may be used towards any future space fee.