Rainier Beach Merchants Association (RBMA) is back this year with its third Rainier Beach Arts & Music Festival – BAAMFest! With its roots in Summer Fest and Art Walk Rainier Beach, BAAMFest is a cultural celebration and local activation of our dynamic community through music, dance, spoken word, visual arts, food, art vendors, contests and MORE! This year’s theme is “Come Together” embracing how we unite as one community; diversified, strong, and resilient and showing who we are through all forms of art. BAAMFest 2017 is Saturday, July 22nd at the Rainier Beach Community Center at 8825 Rainier Ave S, in gorgeous Rainier Beach.


 BAAMFest presents music, dance, and the spoken word, in addition to visual art and craft, and the creation of significant works for community installation.
 Over 3000 attendees anticipated in 2016.
 Admission to all events and activities is FREE! Included are performances on two stages, tents, and athletic fields, kids’ activities, and food trucks.
 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’). 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. VENDORS AND ARTISTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO BRING THEIR OWN CANOPIES. If you do not have a canopy, let us know cost is $60 for 10×10 and $120 for 10×20.
 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 on a first-come basis. If interested in renting a canopy, please reserve upon your application
 Participating artists and vendors are selected by the BAAMFest committee.
 The spirit of this evet 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).
 Running water and power are not available to vendor booths.
 On the day of the event, all vendors must be ready to vend at 10:30 AM and remain selling and conducting activities until the event ends at 7:00 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.
 Load-in begins at 9AM. Vehicle access is somewhat limited during load-in period. Vehicles must park off-site. Load-out must be completed no later than 9PM.
 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.


 Complete the attached application form. Return application form, the required support materials, and the appropriate application fee to the address or email listed below.
 Application deadline: Friday, June 25, 2017
 All artist applicants must include with your application form:
o 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.
o A corresponding annotated image list that includes a description, materials used, and sale price.
 All vendor applicants should include with your application form:
o 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.
o A corresponding list of product descriptions, materials used and selling price.
 Hands-on Activity Artist/Artist Demonstrator applicants:
o 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.  Include 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 Email (preferred) . Please include “BAAMFest Artist Application” in the subject line.
 Via US Mail
BAAMFest Artist Application c/o Rainier Beach Merchants Association
3815 S. Othello St
Suite #188
Seattle, WA 98118

Please reference BAAMFest information and application instructions above.
Artist/Business Name
Organization Address
Organization Phone
Organization Website/Facebook/Social Media sites
Primary Contact Name
Contact Phone
Contact Email
Credit Card Number/ Name & Expiration Date

Payment included/ Check made out to HomeSight/RBMA BAAMFest or credit card number above:
o $35 Early Bird Registration by June 8th.
o $50 booth fee. $40 discounted booth fee – bringing own canopy
o Canopies are provided upon request. If you would like to reserve a canopy, please check here. You will be contacted with rental cost upon receipt of request.
Type of booth for which you are applying:
o Artist/Craft Vendor only
o Vendor with Hands-on Art/Craft Activity
Separately, please provide the following:
• Artist statement (200 words or less)
• Description of artwork, hands-on activity and/or demonstration (200 words or less)
• 3 images of artwork or merchandise
• Image descriptions, including materials used, process, and range of pricing of items offered for sale
• Copy of artist vitae or resume – references optional


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