BUDWEISER TASTE OF ST. LOUIS 

2015 ARTWALK VENDOR INFO


THE BUDWEISER TASTE OF ST. LOUIS
The award-winning Budweiser Taste of St. Louis, now in its 11th year, will take place Sept. 18-20 at Chesterfield's Central Park & Amphitheater. Last year's event was a great success in our new location, and we look forward to an exciting 2015 event!

DATES & TIMES
Friday, September 18, 2015 – 4pm to 10pm
Saturday, September 19, 2015 – 11am to 10pm
Sunday, September 20, 2015 – 11am to 7pm

Location: Chesterfield's Central Park & Amphitheater, Chesterfield, MO



A CALL TO ARTISTS

The ArtWalk is truly a unique experience where event-goers can peruse a variety of artworks at the Chesterfield Amphitheater, located in St. Louis County. The walk is next to an open-air Amphitheater that is completely unique to the St. Louis Region. A juried event, the Budweiser Taste of St. Louis is proud to showcase some of the best local and regional Fine Art and Artisans. More information at tastestl.com/artwalk.

We will also have Artists stations with demonstrations, live art, and hands-on activities throughout the venue (email us if you are interested in doing live art demos!).

The ArtWalk will be located on the main entrance to the Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veteran's Place Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63017 chesterfieldamphitheater.com

We highly recommend submitting your application and full payment early, as space is limited and the Marketplace fills up quickly.


PARTICIPATION FEES

    Application & Jury Fee – $25 non-refundable
    Applies to ArtWalk and ArtFence. Must be paid at time of application. Mail or drop off a check for $25.00 for the jury fee made out to the “City of Chesterfield”.
    Chesterfield City Hall
    690 Chesterfield Parkway West
    Chesterfield, MO 63017

    ArtWalk Booth Space Fees
    Prices reflect space only. Vendors must provide tent, table, chairs, lighting and tent weights (tents will not be allowed to set up without proper tent weights - see rules for details. Clean white tents only. Booth payment is required within 4 weeks of receiving acceptance letter.
          • $150 per 10x10 booth space or $300 per 10 x 20 booth space (payable after acceptance). Booths will be given out on a first come first serve basis.
          • $25 fee for returned checks
          • Participation Fees include:
            • 10’x10’ boothspace (space only) in the ArtWalk* for promotions, sales and lead generation
            • One 110 electrical outlet
            • Eligibility for cash prizes and awards (see below for details)
            • Name and hotlink on ArtWalk page of TasteSTL.com
        NOTE: Participation and marketing benefits are subject to change.

        ArtFence Fees  
        T
        he ArtFence is available for rent for emerging artists. This is a low cost option to display your work. Artists can hang artwork on the fence with “S” hooks or fasteners. No additional ground based set-up is allowed in the ArtFence area. Payment is required within 4 weeks of receiving acceptance letter.
          • $50 per 6' x 6' fence panel or $100 for a 6' x 12' fence panel (payable after acceptance)
          • $25 fee for returned checks

        DEADLINES AND IMPORTANT DATES 

        • July 17– Deadline for artist application/entry
        • August 28 – Extended deadline for artist application/entry 
        • September 4 – Vendor advance (information packet) will be emailed
        • September 18, 19 and 20 – Budweiser Taste of St. Louis

        PRIZES AND AWARDS
        Prizes are awarded based on originality, creativity, festival-fit and overall presentation. Award winners will be selected on Friday, September 18th, at the event (details to follow). As part of the award, winner’s artwork may be purchased and displayed in prominent areas in the City of Chesterfield.

        • First-Place Juried Award: Cash and/or prizes totaling $1,000
        • Second-Place Juried Award: Cash and/or prizes totaling $500
        • Third-Place Juried Award: Cash and/or prizes totaling $250

        Thank you for your consideration, and we look forward to seeing you at the Budweiser Taste of St. Louis 2015! 

        If you have any questions, please contact:

        Sukanya Mani 
        (636) 812-9523
        smani@chesterfield.mo.us




        BUDWEISER TASTE OF ST. LOUIS 

        2015 ARTWALK VENDOR CONTRACT

        To apply for participation in the Budweiser Taste of St. Louis event:

              1. Read and acknowledge your understanding of the following important information (read each section carefully!)
              2. Complete the online application, below, in full
              3. Click the link at the upper right of this form to download a copy of this contract
              4. Drop off or mail in your Jury payment of $25, Made out to "City of Chesterfield"
                no later than Friday August 7, 2015
                 
                to:

                Chesterfield City Hall
                690 Chesterfield Parkway West

                Chesterfield, MO 63017

        PLEASE NOTE: An email confirmation will be sent upon receipt of online application, images and jury fee. Load-in information and any revised rules will be emailed to you by September 4, 2015. 



        ELIGIBILITY AND SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR JURIED WORK


        The Taste of St. Louis reserves the right to choose and confirm all Artists in the Juried ArtWalk. Once you are confirmed as a participant and your participation fee has been deposited, no refunds will be issued, for any reason whatsoever. $25 Jury Fees are non-refundable.

        Checklist for submission: Professional Artist (ArtWalk Booth)

        1. Three JPEGS of original and unique artwork completed between 2012-2015 and one JPEG of your booth set-up (from a previous art show/festival) for consideration of the jury.
        2. Artist Statement
        3. Artist Resume
        4. Completed Application form (below)
        5. $25 non-refundable check

        Checklist for submission: Emerging Artist (ArtFence)

        1. Three JPEGS of original and unique artwork completed between 2012-2015. Emerging artists will exhibit their pieces in our “ArtFence”, you do not need to add a photograph of a booth.
        2. Artist Statement
        3. Completed Application form (below)
        4. $25 non-refundable check

        All JPEGS must be:

        • Emailed at the time of application and jury fee submission to smani@chesterfield.mo.us
        • RGB color, 300 dpi and minimum 800x800 pixels
        • Titled accordingly: yourlastname.title1.jpg and yourlastname.booth.jpg (i.e. jones.turnedvessel1.jpg; jones.booth.jpg)
        • IMPORTANT: Poor image quality (i.e. sideways, fuzzy, or poorly lit) will affect scoring and/or ability to participate. Submissions that do not comply with rules of entry will not be presented to the jurors.

        2015 ARTWALK ONSITE RULES AND REGULATIONS
        1. Vendor Hours of Operation: Vendor MUST operate for the hours listed (at a minimum). If you fail to operate during the scheduled event hours, you will not be allowed to return the following day and/or participate in future Taste of St. Louis events.  

          Friday –  4pm to 10pm
          Saturday – 11am to 10pm
          Sunday – 11am to 7pm


        2. Power and lighting: The Taste of St. Louis, Inc. will supply one, 110 outlet for use at your booth. Vendor must provide all lighting and any needed power strips or extension cords. All vendor-supplied equipment must be in proper working order and free of any safety hazards.

        3. Noise and Generators: Vendor is not allowed to operate music or public address systems on the Event site. This includes stereos, televisions, D.J. equipment, or megaphones. Generators are not allowed.

        4. Signage: All signs and banners must be contained inside and below the roofline of the Vendor’s tent and not overlap onto a neighbor’s space. All signage must be professional in appearance. The Taste of St. Louis, Inc. reserves the right to reject any inappropriate or unprofessional signage.

        5. Vehicle Access and Parking: Vendors will be allowed to utilize vehicles to move equipment and goods to their booth space up to three hours prior to the start of the Event, but must immediately remove their car after unloading. Vendors may not load out until the Event hours have come to an end and the Taste of St. Louis gives permission to do so. Details will be included in the Vendor Advance that you will receive before the Event.

        6. Permits: Vendor must provide photocopies of all necessary licenses, permits and liability insurance. The Taste of St. Louis, Inc. will provide all forms necessary to apply for your permits at the mandatory logistics meeting. Permits must be visibly displayed at your booth for the duration of the event.

        7. Trash and Clean-up: Vendors must maintain the cleanliness of their Event site throughout the weekend and throw all trash away in the receptacles provided by the Taste of St. Louis. Vendors must leave their area 100% free of all trash and display items at the end of the Event. 

        8. Prohibited Merchandise includes: 
          • Beverage sales or sampling of any kind.
          • Any food sampling or sales by Vendor.
          • Unauthorized (i.e. bootleg materials) national or private brand products of any kind, including clothing or other wearable apparel, leather goods, personal accessories, videos, DVD’s, CD’s, cassettes, or other musical or electronic items.
          • Merchandise of any kind containing the logos, phrases or words connected with the Taste of St. Louis.
          • Pornographic or publicly offensive merchandise, drug paraphernalia, weapons or any other items that conflict in keeping with standards of public policy and local ordinances.

        9. Sales Tax: Vendors are responsible for collecting, reporting and paying all applicable taxes.

        10. Publicity: The Taste of St. Louis reserves the right to photograph all Vendors, Vendor interactions and Vendor products for use in all forms of media and promotions.

        11. Security: All Vendors are responsible for the security of their booth area, goods and personal items. Although there will be 24-hour security provided for the Event area, we suggest all items of value are removed each night. The Taste of St. Louis, Inc. will not be liable for lost/ damaged or stolen items.

        12. Operations: Taste of St. Louis, Inc. reserves the right to restrict vendors with respect to operations and display of materials.

        13. Intoxicants: Vendors may not possess illegal drugs, alcohol or other intoxicants inside or anywhere near the Event footprint.

        14. Insurance: Vendors must maintain current and valid liability insurance, listing Taste of St. Louis Partnership, Inc. as additionally insured, for the duration of the event.

        15. Force Majeure: In the Event of inclement weather, or for any reason whatsoever that the Taste of St. Louis is delayed, rained-out or unfeasible by any act or regulation of any public authority or bureau, civil tumult, strike, epidemic, war conditions, emergencies, act of God, or any other cause or causes beyond the control of the Taste of St. Louis, Inc., the Vendor agrees that there shall be no claim or action against of the Taste of St. Louis, Inc. Attendance is not guaranteed and no refund of Vendor participation fees will be given for any reason.

        16. Indemnification: The Vendor shall release, indemnify, and hold harmless the Taste of St. Louis, St. Louis County, City of Chesterfield, all sponsoring organizations and all trustees, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability, claims, suits, actions, damages, settlements and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, arising out of injuries to persons or damages to property directly and exclusively resulting from said vendors actions and participation in the Taste of St. Louis Event. The Taste of St. Louis, or any subsidiary thereof, will not be responsible for any kind of injury sustained by participants or guests while in agreement. By signing this release and request, I agree to follow all rules and policies as outlined in these documents and/or any addendum thereto.

        ArtWalk Booth Application