Rainier BAAMFest Call to Artists



Rainier Beach Merchants Association (RBMA) is sponsoring our annual arts festival to celebrate our beautiful and vibrant community and highlight the Rainier Beach business district. Rainier

BAAMFest will be in Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 at the Rainier Beach Community Center Campus from 11am – 7pm.


 Rainier BAAMFest presents music, dance, and the spoken word, in addition to visual art and craft, the art of body, and the creation of significant works for community installation.

 Admission to all events and activities is FREE! Included are performances on two stages, tents, and athletic fields, kids’ activities, and food trucks. This event is strongly supported by traditional and social media and we expect to draw an excess of 3000 people.


 Vendors offer quality, original handmade items and artwork for sale. There is a booth fee to participate. Fees support the art walk.

 Hands-on Art Activities offer a quality, hands-on art-making activity. We seek activities that take no more than 15-minutes to complete, and can be carried away by the person who created it upon completion. All hands—on activities must have someone present in the booth at all times providing instruction and supervision of activities. Hands-on activity artists may also set up as a vendor to sell their own completed artworks.
 Artist Demonstrations allow visitors to watch an artist at work. Demonstration artists may also set up as a vendor to sell their own completed artworks and/or provide an activity.


 $50 booth fee (10’ x 10’) if you need a canopy. A double booth space is $90. Application fees are due at the time of application. Applications submitted without a fee will be rejected. No applications or application fees will be allowed the day of the event. $40 fee if you brign your own canopy. $35 EARLY BIRD FEE if you register by May 27th.

 All vendors are required to provide their own set-up, including but not limited to canopies, tables, tents, chairs, supplies, tools and/or equipment to install work; all art-making materials, inventory, booth signage, personnel, etc. A very limited number of tents are available to community groups or non-profit organizations for $10 on a first-come basis.

 Participating artists and vendors are selected by the Art Walk committee.

 The spirit of the event is to highlight original work by the artist/crafts person who applied to participate (regardless of other artists’ influence. An associate of the artist may sell/exhibit the artists’ work if the artist cannot be present. An artist may include another artist’s work if that artist cannot be present at the event. Another artist’s work needs to be included with the application.

 An artist may not sell or exhibit artwork that is mass-produced or manufactured (although prints of artist’s original work are permitted).

 Artwork exhibited during the festival must be consistent with images and descriptions provided in the application (see application below for details).
3815 S Othello St  Suite 188  Seattle WA 98118

 Running water and power are not available to vendor booths.

 On the day of the event, all vendors must be ready to vend at 10:00 AM and remain selling and conducting activities until the event ends at 4:30 PM. No exceptions. If your plans change and are unable to remain throughout the entire event, please contact the Art Walk Coordinator no less than 24 hours in advance to cancel your participation.

 For those selling artwork, no percentage will be charged on sales. RBMA will request a final sales report for evaluation purposes only, along with an informal report of the approximate number of people “served.”

 Participating artists are required to operate their booth in a safe and tasteful manner, to comply with the laws of Washington State, King County, and the City of Seattle, and to obtain any and all permits and sales tax necessary from the state, county and city.

 Volunteers will be available to temporarily assist vendors that need to be absent from their booths for short periods of time

 The event is held rain or shine.


 Application deadline: Friday, June 10, 2016

 All artist applicants must include with your application form:

 Three (3) digital images of different completed artworks that are representative of all your work. Images should have a maximum width of 800 pixels. Submit images on CD, thumb drive or via email. Please, no PowerPoint files.

 A corresponding annotated image list that includes a description, materials used, and sale price.

 All vendor applicants should include with your application form:

 Three (3) digital images of the product(s) that you will be vending. Images should have a maximum width of 800
pixels. Submit images on CD, thumb drive or via email. Please, no PowerPoint files.

 A corresponding list of product descriptions, materials used and selling price.

 Hands-on Activity Artist/Artist Demonstrator applicants:

 Provide two to five (2-5) digital images with a dimension of maximum of 800 pixels wide of proposed hands-on project or demonstration. Submit images on CD, thumb drive or via email. Please, no PowerPoint files. a project title and description of art—making project or art demonstration, including materials that will be used, in the space provided on the application form.

 Via US Mail
Rainier BAAMFest c/o Rainier Beach Merchants Association
3815 S. Othello St
Suite #188
Seattle, WA 98118

For more information email info@rainierbeachsquare.com