2020 Artist Applicants

2020 Artist Applications are closed.

Applications for the 2021 show will be available December 1, 2020.

2019 Jury Session

The 2020 Festival Dates are: Friday, September 4, through  Sunday, September 6, 2020


Exhibiting Information:


THE LONG’S PARK ART FESTIVAL is recognized as one of the best outdoor fine arts festivals on the East Coast.  Over Labor Day weekend (Friday, September 4 – Sunday, September 6, 2020) volunteers and artists turn this beautiful city park into a prestigious outdoor art gallery showcasing unique, handmade fine art and crafts. Guests from the mid-Atlantic region (Washington, D.C., New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Harrisburg and Lancaster) come here to purchase works by their favorite artists and to discover their passion for artists who are new or unfamiliar to them.


The show is presented by the Long's Park Amphitheater Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to Enriching Lancaster through Art & Music. All Art Festival proceeds benefit the Art Festival and the Foundation’s Summer Music Series: a series of 13-16 summer concerts presented by award-winning musicians, offered free to the public at the Long’s Park Amphitheater.


We are proud and honored to have been voted the #1 East Coast Art Festival in 2018 by Art Fair Calendar and consistently rank among the top Art Fairs nationally.


Rick Faulkner, Festival Art Director

Barbara Kurtz, Festival Operations Director


200 exhibitors are chosen by a panel of jurors who are experts in their fields. The majority of our jurors are artists and craftspeople who have exhibited in recent years at the Long’s Park Art Festival. The Jury meets as a group. The artist’s five images are projected simultaneously as the jury scores each application. Up to ten exhibitors may be named by the Festival Artistic Director for the purposes of show balance.

Applications for jurying must be submitted on or before March 1, 2020.

Artist notifications will be emailed and posted to each artist's ZAPP profile no later than April 20, 2020. Please access your profile at that time in order to verify your status.
Acceptance and booth payments due no later than May 20, 2020.

Applicants must submit five color digital images via the ZAPP application process. Four images must show individual pieces representative of current work. The fifth image must be of the booth display that will be used at the festival with the full range of your work displayed in the booth image.

New for 2020 we have hired an inhouse marketing person who will be devoted to our promotion and advertising.
Our Marketing efforts include:
•      Both local (Central PA) and regional advertising and marketing to major metropolitan areas (Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., & Wilmington) targeting culturally sophisticated households who are likely buyers of art
•      Targeted social media marketing on several platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
•      Free e-postcard for exhibitors to send electronically to their customer base
•      Free USPS post cards available for artists’ own mailing lists


You may apply in more than one category, but you must submit a separate application and separate images for each media. If you apply in more than one category, only the booth slide may be repeated. PLEASE NOTE: If you are accepted, you may exhibit only in that category for which you have been juried in. Artists may not apply more than once in the same category.
Emerging Artists: Select this category if you are applying as an Emerging Artist. DO NOT choose any other medium category! Please see the additional requirements in the last section below for this category.

Ceramics: All original clay work such as wheel-thrown, slab, etc. is acceptable. No machine-made or mass-produced work is permitted.

Digital: Includes original work created solely on a computer and work created such as scans or digital files. All pieces must be signed, numbered and dated in a limited edition.

Drawing: Original compositions that are drawn by the artist’s hand incorporating ink, wax, crayon, charcoal, pastel, pencil, etc.

Fiber - Decorative: Work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and paper making. No machine-tooled, machine screen patterns or other forms of mass production are permitted.

Fiber - Wearable: No factory produced wearable items, regardless of additional modification or enhancement by the artist are permitted.

Functional Art: High quality 3-D creations which serve a purpose such as: kitchen utensils, functional toys, brooms, candles etc.

Furniture: Work where the primary intention is functional, including clocks and lamps. All media are included.

Glass: Blown, cast, leaded and/or lamp work that has been handcrafted by the artist.

Jewelry, Non-precious: Work designed and made by the artist from non-precious metals and/or other materials such as glass, clay, paper, fiber, wood, leather and polymer clay. Jewelry may only be submitted in the jewelry category. Only artists accepted in the jewelry category may display and sell jewelry.

Jewelry, Precious: Work designed and made by the artist from materials including 14k gold, 14k gold and precious stones, sterling silver and precious stones, and enamel on 14k gold. Jewelry may only be submitted in the jewelry category. Only artists accepted in the jewelry category may display and sell jewelry.

Leather: Work where the primary material is leather, including belts, handbags, and sculptural work.

Metal: Functional and sculptural work where the primary material is metal. No mass-produced production work is permitted.

Mixed Media, 2D: Work that incorporates the use of two or more materials combined in a single original work.

Mixed Media, 3D: Three-dimensional work that incorporates multiple materials combined in a single original work.

Painting, acrylic or oil:  Original compositions that are created by the artist’s hand in oil or acrylic. At least 50% of the booth display must be original artwork.  Reproductions or giclées may not exceed editions of 450. Artists selling reproductions or giclées must clearly define their process to the public in their booth. For example: “Giclées are fine art digital prints made on inkjet printers.” 

Painting, watercolor: Original compositions that are created by the artist’s hand in watercolor. At least 50% of the booth display must be original artwork. Reproductions or giclées may not exceed editions of 450. Artists selling reproductions or giclées must clearly define their process to the public in their booth. For example: “Giclées are fine art digital prints made on inkjet printers.”

Photography: Work that includes all film and digital photographic processes which begin with a camera lens. All pieces must be signed, numbered and dated in a limited edition.

Printmaking: Original work where the artist’s hand has manipulated the plates, stone, blocks, or screens. All pieces must be signed, numbered and dated in a limited edition. Photocopies, giclées, or offset reproductions are not permitted.

Sculpture: Three-dimensional works incorporating any materials are carved, molded, constructed or cast.

Wood: Original work that has been hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved by the artist.

Upcycled/Creative Reuse: Art that uses found objects as the primary medium. Works can be either two or three dimensional but must use a minimum of 75% recycled or reused materials. Artists must demonstrate that they have substantially transformed by-products, waste materials, useless and/or unwanted products into new works of art.  



Emerging Artists
The Festival would like to encourage the next generation of artists. By participating in the Long’s Park Art Festival, the selected Emerging Artists will be introduced to an established art market attended by an audience who appreciates and supports the value of quality art. We invite recently graduated student artists, artists in the early stage of their art career, or those who have made a recent career change to the visual arts to apply to the show. Artists are only eligible to be considered “Emerging” for two consecutive festivals.  Emerging artists will pay a reduced booth fee. 

To be considered as an Emerging Artist: Please apply through Zapplication, selecting “Emerging artist" as your category. We also request that you send a resume or a brief description of your experience and goals as an artist. Full information is on Zapplication.
We define an “Emerging Artist” as someone who is accomplished in their chosen media but in an early stage of their career showing and selling at the high-end art festival or art market. Our Emerging Artists may have five or fewer previous show experiences. (Please list them at the end of the application.) Emerging Artists must have a sufficient body of work to show and sell at our three-day Festival.





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Enriching Lancaster through Art and Music.

Email: info@longspark.org

Phone: 717-735-8883

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