Information for New and Returning and Artists

Village Art in the Park is a seasonal outdoor art exhibit in downtown Leavenworth, WA that has been going strong since 1966.

We accept applications from artists of all walks of life – amateur to professional, young to seasoned, jewelry to pottery to paint to pencil and everything in between. We aim to exhibit a diverse array of artwork to please the senses and broaden the mind.

Our season runs May through mid-October, rain or shine. Please see the Calendar for dates and times.

All art sales are handled through a central Village Art in the Park cashier. This is beneficial for numerous reasons. A) Artists are able to interact with customers or focus on their work if they choose to paint or otherwise create while in the Park, B) it is nice for customers to be able to shop at all the artist booths and just pay once for all of their items, and C) it saves the artists from maintaining their own payment systems and assigns the task of calculating commission and booth fee payments to Village Art in the Park.

Application Process

The application is fully online in 2023 – both the Exhibitor Contract and art submissions.
The paper version is still available. If you would like paper copies of the application materials snail mailed to you, please email the Director your request along with your mailing address. You may also download all application materials using the buttons below (under the Application Materials Heading).

The application process begins annually in January.

Art submissions are required of all applicants, regardless of previous Village Art in the Park status, as the submissions are juried each year. Acceptance in one year does not guarantee further acceptance.

Art submissions are juried according to the following criteria:

  • Quality of the Art submitted
  • Appropriateness of the artworks for Village Art in the Park

IF the artist has shown with Village Art in the Park previously, additional criteria considered are:

  • Past success at Village Art in the Park
  • Adherence to the Terms and Conditions

The jury process is held in early February. The art submissions of subsequent applicants are juried as they arrive.

Village Art in the Park is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization. A portion of the 21% commission collected on the sale of art at Village Art in the Park is used to provide scholarship funds for local students pursuing a higher education in the arts and to supplement the art budgets of schools in the Washington State Cascade School District. To learn more about these programs, check out the Community Involvement page.

Please see the Terms and Conditions and the Prospectus below for a comprehensive list of expectations, rules and guidelines.

If you have any questions about the application process or anything else, please email the Village Art in the Park Director.

Application Materials

Current year Terms & Conditions, Prospectus and Exhibitor Contracts will be posted annually in January and applications will be accepted after that point. Letters stating Rejection or Acceptance, along with assigned show dates, will be sent out in March. If you are finding this site after March, don’t fret – we may still have open dates. Please email the Village Art in the Park Director to inquire.

Please review the Terms & Conditions and Prospectus carefully before signing and submitting the Exhibitor Contract.

Resources for Current Artists

Village Art in the Park uses Square Payroll to remit payment to our artists via direct deposit. All accepted artists should have received an invitation from Square requesting that they complete an online form concerning bank account information.

Artists will receive a direct deposit payment on the Wednesday or Thursday directly following the weekend that they participate in Art in the Park. This delay is built in to the Square system, and should give our artists and director ample time to make sure that all transactions were correctly recorded and ensure accuracy in artist payments. Bank holidays will result in payments being delayed an additional day.

Village Art in the Park artists are treated as independent contractors for payment purposes (no taxes will be withheld from your payments). If you are an accepted artist please fill out an IRS form W-9 and submit it to the Director via email or at the address listed at the bottom of this page.

A 1099-MISC will be generated for all artists annually and will be available through your Square portal. Please let us know in advance if you would like a paper copy of your form mailed to you.

Village Art in the Park collects and remits state and local sales taxes on your behalf, but you are responsible for remitting Business & Occupation (B&O) taxes to the Washington State Department of Revenue.

Our bookkeeper has put together a handy ‘how-to’ document to walk you through the process.

Marshall Mahler is the artist representative to the Village Art in the Park Board of Directors. If you have a concern that you would like brought to the attention of the Board of Directors, please contact Marshall.

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