We are now accepting applications for ARTFest 2020

To apply follow the link to ZAPP here.



The ARTfest on Main will be presented in the charming Springboro Historic District – with gorgeous tree-lined streets and beautiful historic buildings.
New for 2020: ARTFest Parade! More details to follow!

Once again, The ARTfest is held ON Main Street instead of the side streets, adding more space, organization, and charm to the event.  

And returning for 2020
Dinner On Main, a farm to table event will be held down the center of Main Street in conjunction with ARTfest on Main. This will be a high ticket dinner that begins at 6 PM.  And it will overlap with the hours of the 

Artfest. Giving more opportunities for the artist to sell their work. 

The ARTFest has easy access, spacious booth layouts, and many artist amenities.  Supported by the City of Springboro, regional businesses, and thousands of patrons, it is sure to be another fabulous crowd-pleaser. 
We love our participating artists. Each artist is treated like family. ARTfest on Main is an event you will always remember.
Springboro ARTfest is always held on the third Saturday in June.  This is a JURIED fine art and fine craft show.  Artist amenities include parking and easy access to the booth. We believe in our artist and understand the hard work it takes to produce their masterpieces and the work it takes to present their work. Therefore, artists will receive a free lunch, booth sitters if needed and assistance from our friendly all-volunteer staff.  And maybe a few other loving surprises along the way.


We anticipate a large crowd this year. Springboro and the surrounding area is one of the highest incomes per capita in the state of Ohio and the top 40 incomes per capita in the United States. Springboro is an elegant backdrop for this display of fine arts and fine crafts as it boasts one of the most charming collections of historic homes in the area.  Event organizers work diligently to cater to all artistic preferences and budgets. The result is a tasteful selection of high-quality original works that include paintings, sculpture, pottery, leather, woodcrafts, photography, textiles, glass art and other fine arts. Admission is free, and this outdoor event is held rain or shine.

The annual show is on June 20, 2020. The official hours are from 11 am to 6 pm. Street jury starts at 10:30 am on Saturday, so artists must be open for business at that time. 


In order to maintain our ARTfest as a premier regional event, we will use the following rules and regulations. Thank you for reviewing and honoring these regulations. As in all "rules", there can be some exceptions that we have not thought of yet. We are happy to discuss your unique and creative requirements and concerns. Rules and regulations can sometimes be disconcerting. Don't let these rules hinder your creative determination to participate. This event is for the artist and the art lovers. We encourage you to apply and we will call you if we have questions.  

The Springboro Arts Council considers its enforcement of the rules our exclusive right and responsibility. Committee members will visit displays throughout the event to ensure compliance with rules. The work presented for a jury must be representative of the work to be shown, with appropriate inventory.  

No mass-production or manufactured work is permitted.  All work must be designed and executed by the accepted artist(s) and representative work juried into the show.  Exhibiting work not juried into the show may be grounds for removal.  Sales of promotional and other non-artist made items are prohibited. For example, postcards, cell phone cases, posters, how-to books, books, calendars, t-shirts, mousepads, photocopies or any commercially produced items.

Any storage that detracts from the overall booth or festival appearance will be considered an infraction and can result in the artist being asked to leave.

Artists are required to display their booth number, an Artist Statement including a photograph of the artist in the booth during the Festival. Customers love to see this and you are easier to locate.

Artists may apply in multiple categories. Each medium is evaluated separately, and appropriate application fees submitted. If the application is in more than one category, only the booth slide may be repeated. 

All artists must be present for the duration of the festival.  An ID may be required at check-in. 

Artists retain 100% of their sales and are responsible for the collection and reporting of all applicable sales taxes. Ohio sale tax is 7.50% www.tax.ohio.gov.

Due to the safety of attendees and artists, the ARTfest on Main may be paused, canceled or delayed due to weather deemed to be inclement. No refunds, partial refunds or application fees will be returned during those times of delay or in the event of a cancellation. 

Prints and mechanical offset reproductions (e.g. calendars, note cards, stationary) are allowed but the intent to display them must be clearly stated on the application. Prints must be properly signed and numbered, and prints/ reproductions may be displayed. However, some original work must be displayed. This restriction is not applicable to artwork produced via traditional printmaking techniques.

Photographs are also accepted but offset reproductions of the photographs must be limited to 25% of the display.

For artists who handcraft musical instruments, at least 75% of the exhibit must be original instruments that are for sale and not display only. Musical recordings made using the artists’ handcrafted instruments may not be the focus of the booth.

Artists MUST be present and have the booth open for business during all hours of the event. 

Agents for artists, including dealers, frame shops, and galleries are NOT allowed.

No food products may be sold by artists.

Artists will cause no noise which can be heard beyond the perimeters of their own booth space without previous written permission of the council.

Booths may not close early unless the event leader closes the show early due to severe weather. 

Thank you for reviewing these regulations before applying them. We look forward to having you participate in our event.

There will be no refunds this year.


Nonrefundable Jury/Application fee: $25.  If applying for more than one medium, a separate application fee is required.   Collaborations require only one fee.

Booth fee:
10 x 10 $100
10 x 20 $190

If you are accepted into the ARTfest in two separate categories, you will be given one booth, unless you have specifically applied for additional space.  

$100 best in show, $50 & $25 Honorable Mention.  Award winners are accepted into the following years show without having to participate in the jury process. Jurors will review all work prior to the festival, in addition to reviewing on-site. You may, or may not, have the chance to speak with jurors onsite

BOOTH NUMBERS will be assigned the day of the show.

Artists are responsible for providing their own 10x10 or 10x12 tents and displays, which should be sufficiently sturdy to withstand weather and crowds. The show is held in a busy business/residential neighborhood.  The spaces may vary since it is an outdoor show where natural and man-made obstructions can limit or increase usable space. The display height should not exceed 12’ to clear overhead tree branches. Booth spaces are located mostly on the street and grassy areas, with some straddling curb cuts, walkways or driveways; there are only a few spaces with perfectly flat ground. Artists must abide by all local fire regulations.

No electrical or running water is available. 

EZ-Up tents may be used only if WHITE.  Any violation of this rule will result in the removal of the exhibitor.  All tents need to be weighted.  Please provide 40 pound+ weights to secure your tent in the event of strong winds or storms. The AOM reserves the right to inspect the weighting and security of your tent. NO STAKES are allowed.
Returning artists will be given preferred booth space whenever possible and every effort will be made to accommodate the special needs of the physically handicapped. Booth numbers may stay the same but may move according to environmental needs (trees growing, etc.) New artists will be placed in available booths after returning artists have been assigned. Special requests will be considered, but Artfest has the right to deny a request or change an artist's space if it is deemed necessary. The artist’s full cooperation is expected in this matter. We will do everything we can to accommodate your needs

Electricity is not available. Silent, odorless, and non-gas-powered generators and battery-powered lights are acceptable.

We are very excited to meet you. The booth setup is required on the morning of the show. Registration and setup are between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, before the show starts. YOU MUST REGISTER PRIOR TO SETTING UP YOUR BOOTH. Loading and unloading are permitted in close proximity to both locations.

All storage must be neatly concealed within or around your booth.

Reserved street parking in close proximity is available for our artists and each booth will receive a parking permit at registration. Artists must display the parking permit signs in their vehicles. Additional parking is available, and information will be included in the artist packet. 


How images are viewed by jurors:

Computer monitor

Within a medium category, applications are sorted and viewed by:

Random Order

Jurors score applications using the following scale:

1 - 10

The show organizes the jurors for a:

Single jury panel that scores applications for all medium categories

Jurors score

Convened as a group in one room

Average number of applications submitted each year:


Enter the average number of artists selected from the jury to participate in the event:


Comments for "Enter the average number of artists selected from the jury to participate in the event:"

80 to 100

Enter the average number of exempt from jury artists who are invited to participate in the event:


Am I allowed to observe the jury process?

Jury process is closed

Comments for "Is the jury process open for observation?"

The jury is closed but feel free to ask questions

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The purpose of ARTfest is to promote and enhance the development of the Historic Downtown Springboro  District as a hub of economic, social and cultural activity.

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