Open Arts Fest

In its inaugural year, Open Arts Fest, is a celebration of Boulder’s visual arts unlike any other. Local artists will be joined by artists from around the country, providing demonstrations, workshops and showcasing their work. There will be exciting children’s art activities, a silent auction benefiting OpenArts scholarship programs, plus live music, dance, food, drinks – and much, much more!

The new Open Arts Fest will be held on July 16 & 17, 2011 on the Pearl Street Mall—mark your calendars.

If you are an artist interested in applying:

The Open Arts Fest uses the Zapplication™ System, an easy to use one-stop online application process that allows you to submit and manage your application to many festivals throughout the country, including the Open Arts Fest.

Applying online is simple:

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Our Jury will meet the first week of April. Notification will be sent out via email on April 15, 2011. The deadline to accept is May 13, 2011. Deadline to withdraw is July 3, 2011.

If you have additional questions regarding application, please feel free to contact us at