Attending one of our festivals is more like a Vacation then work! Sturdy White 10×10 popup tents are setup before you arrive and include one wall of white grid wall panels. Heavy duty Zipties are provided to secure your art and displays. Most tents are set up next to the beach wall that provides bench seating. We do not supply chairs. 2×4 extendable vendor tables are also available to rent for only $10 each. We ask that you bring your own table coverings. Our street shows are situated along a walking promenade with beautiful bay views with tranquil ocean breezes. Thousands of visitors come to Catalina each year to enjoy our world famous Art Festivals.
All Festivals are 3 days. Outdoors, rain or shine. (it’s almost always sunny in Avalon)
Yes. We provide secure storage at night in a safe security tent located in the center of the show. Security guards watch over your art with care.
To attend one of our 3 day shows as an exhibitor, it’s only $300 for the Spring Festival in April, and $360 for the Art Festival in September.
We provide 1 10’x10′ popup tent and 4 5’x2′ gridwall panels and 2 Vendor Tables *(additions panels and tables are just $10 each for the entire weekend). We do not provide seating but most booths have bench seating. *(we recommend folding beach chairs).
Yes! Addition panels and 2×4 vendor tables are only $10 each.
We provide zip ties for hanging art & displays. We do not allow metal clips. We have an endless supply of ties for you to use while in our show.
You are responsible for your own taxes. The current tax rate in Avalon is 10%. We do not require you to submit sales report but from time to time we might ask how your sales are doing.
Not always but we can help recommend friendly hotels who cater to visiting artists. Ask us before you book a room. We will be very happy to help!
Oh yes! For our September show, the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce holds a social mixer and artist reception with the CAA. The mixer is on the Thursday evening before the show. We also have artist’s receptions scheduled over the weekend. All are catered and included local dignitaries, presentations and entertainment.
There are ferry boats that bring you to the Island from Long Beach and Orange County. Visit CatalinaExpress.com for rates and times.
It takes planning. Most of our exhibitors do what is called “Bundling”. Using large suit cases or hand carts, you can easily transport your items on the ferry boats. There are weight, height and length restrictions though. Make sure you ask before you book your trip.
There is ample parking at all boat terminals. Check with the boat service on parking rates.
Yes! If you arrive on the Thursday before the show, you can walk the show area, find your booth, talk with event coordinators and most of all, attend the Artist Reception that evening!
Yes! We give discounts when you re-up for the following event. When you are here, just talk with our reps and ask about re-up discounts. We also provide discounts if you are willing to do art demos or workshops during the show. We love artists who like to create as well as sell during our shows. Don’t forget to ask about Demo Discounts.
As you can see from our event map below, every one of our booths is in a prime location. Click the image to enlarge.