Call for Artists & Craftspeople: Durango Autumn Arts Festival 2018

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What: 24th Annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival
Where: East Second Avenue in Historic downtown Durango, Colorado
When: Saturday, September 15, 12pm-7pm and Sunday, September 16, 10am-5pm
Booth Fees: Every booth has a corner orientation!

  • 10′ x 10′ – $350
  • 10′ x 20′ – $700 (limited number available)


APP DEADLINE: May 21, 2018 ($35 fee per application)

Join us in September in beautiful, historic downtown Durango, Colorado to celebrate the 24th annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival.  The Festival is a regional destination event, held on quaint, tree-lined Second Avenue surrounded by boutique hotels, shops, and locally-owned restaurants, with Main Avenue just one block down, known a gathering place for shoppers and the thousands of visitors that fill the town each fall. 

Organized as a benefit event by and for the Durango Arts Center, the region’s premiere non-profit arts organization serving the Four Corners, the Festival is a well-loved and attended community event attracting a large audience throughout the weekend.  In 2017, the Festival welcomed approximately 5000 visitors.  Artists and craftspeople report the show is well organized and offers great hospitality and friendly, steady crowds.


  • Limited to 90 fine artists and fine craftspeople from around the country
  • Corner booths for everyone – booths arranged in quads.
  • Offering an artists’ welcome dinner, overnight security, booth sitters and setup/breakdown volunteer support
  • Cash awards for Best of Show Fine Arts and Best of Show Fine Crafts
  • Free parking with convenient setup/breakdown
  • Juried by arts professionals in Colorado with national reputations
  • Strategic regional advertising and promotion, including a printed Festival Guide insert in regional newspaper, and a show preview  in Southwest Art Magazine, make for a well attended annual event, full of shoppers and art appreciators.
  • Ranked among Top 100 Events for Sales of Fine Crafts by Greg Lawler’s Art Fair SourceBook 2017.  
What   Call for Entries, Visual Art
When   Saturday, September 15, 12pm-7pm and Sunday, September 16, 10am-5pm
Where   Durango Arts Center, 802 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO
Cost   $35 per entry

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