August 4 - 13, 2017

Call for Art Market Vendors

Application Deadline is Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Online Application

The Harmony Arts Festival welcomes your application to its 27th annual festival.  Presented by Odlum Brown Limited, the festival transforms the West Vancouver waterfront into an open-air celebration of the arts attracting over 150,000 local and international visitors during the ten day event. The festival’s Art Market is a unique opportunity for local, regional and national artists to exhibit and sell their high quality original artworks in this admission free and commission free event.

The Art Market is open to all artists of all media including and not limited to jewellery, photography, textiles, glass, painting, woodwork, ceramics, metal, mixed media and sculpture.

Friday, August 4 through Monday, August 7, 2017 and/or Friday, August 11 through to Sunday, August 13, 2017. 

Friday, August 4 and/or August 11 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Monday, August 7 and/or Sunday, August 13 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., vehicle access after 10:30 p.m.

Friday, August 4, 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, August 5, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, August 6,  11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Monday, August 7,  11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday, August 11, 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, August 12, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, August 13,  11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

The Art Market is located along Argyle Avenue between 14th and 16th Street, along the scenic Ambleside waterfront.

Harmony Arts Festival – August 4 – 13, 2017
Application Deadline – April 12, 2017
Jury Selection – Week of April 17, 2017
Notification of Jury Results – By Friday, April 28, 2017
Payment and Contract – May 12, 2017
Booth Assignment – June 2, 2017
Festival Package – Early July

A substantial promotions budget paired with media relations outreach with excellent saturation of the Lower Mainland.  Newspaper, radio, direct mail, bus shelters, billboards and email campaigns are all encompassed in the advertising campaign with an approximate view coverage of 148K. Media representatives are on site with a dedicated festival Spokesperson.  The admission to the public is free with an anticipated attendance of 150,000 over the ten day festival based on previous years’ experience.

West Vancouver is a quaint residential community with limited accommodation.  Horseshoe Bay Motel, located in Horseshoe Bay is approximately 15km from Argyle Avenue.  Accommodation is available in North Vancouver on Capilano Road, a short 5km distance from Argyle Avenue.

10’ X 10’ tents/ Move-in and move-out assistance/ Overnight Security/ Booth Relief Service (limited based on daily volunteer availability).

Booths include a tent, two 6’ tables, two chairs, a power outlet and one overhead lamp.


AUGUST 4 – 7, 2017

AUGUST 11 – 13, 2017

AUGUST 4 – 7 & AUGUST 11 – 13, 2017

Individual 10’ x 10’ tent




Shared      10’ x 10’ tent




Signed artist contract and booth payment from accepted applicants must be received by Friday, May 12, 2017.  All prices are subject to applicable tax.

Artists applying for a shared tent can choose their own partner or the Festival will do the matching.  There will be no partition in shared tents.  We will do our best to address booth requests however, traffic flow, safety and special health – related needs of exhibitors are the first considerations when assigning space.


  • Applicant must be the designer and creator of artwork

  • Reproductions must be labelled “reproduction” signed and numbered as limited edition and are not to exceed 40% of all work in booth

  • If two designers produce the artwork, both must be identified on the application

  • Artist(s) must be presenton site during the festival

  • We welcome group applications from art institutions and other organizations when sponsored by a leading member.

  • Submission of embellished objects, imported or production work will not be accepted

  • A non-refundable jury fee of $26.25 ($25 + tax) per application is collected at time of application

A select group of respected artist and art professionals will review all submitted application packages and select exhibitors. Selection criteria is based on originality, design and technique. Overall balance of artwork categories may be considered in the selection process.

Completeness of your application is a consideration in the jury process. The online application is a guided step by step user friendly process and can be accessed filled out at

  • Create your Art Market applicant account at

  • Call 604.925.7270 or register by clicking here for the Harmony Arts Festival Art Market Jury Fee ($26.25) – quoting #32987

  • You will be required to enter the receipt number as part of your application

  • Upload your artist bio (please note artist bios are to be written in third person with a maximum count of 150 words), proof of payment and five high res image files (maximum 5MB) and their corresponding title, medium, dimensions and price

  • Submit your application, please note, you can still view your application but will no longer be able to make changes.If you require technical assistance please email

Please note that your application will be juried based on originality, design and techniques used.  Please submit up to five high res, print quality images that are reflective of your work. Images must be 300 dpi or a maximum 5MB in either a jpg, gif, or png format.  Please include photo credit.

Festival has on site overnight security.  All tents will be closed and zipped up. Insurance is required for all artists.  Each artisan is required to pay $25 and will be added to the group liability insurance policy in the amount of $2 million, naming the District of West Vancouver as additionally insured for coverage for the dates of Harmony Arts Festival.  The Harmony Arts Festival is not responsible for lost or damage artwork.