The 2018 Arts & Crafts Festival is full and is no longer accepting applications.
In order to be considered for admission or rejection, you must complete the proper application with all of its required components and submit it to our committee for review by the postmark deadline of Tuesday April 24. Late applications may not qualify for review, or may fall subject to a $5.00 late fee.
Applies to all fine artists and crafters that handcraft their own original work. Non-handmade wares will not be accepted unless previously grandfathered into the show.
Applies to 501(c)(3) certified non-profit organizations only. Spaces are limited and not awarded until the beginning of May.
All commercial food vendors that are interested in serving food in the food court at the Arts & Crafts Festival must contact Vendors@Gaspee.org to inquire about pricing and availability. Space are very limited and often fill up early.
Mail your completed application along with the other elements listed on its attached checklist to the Gaspee Days Committee. If and when you are granted preliminary acceptance, you will receive notice and instructions to proceed to step two of the application process.
Once granted preliminary acceptance, you will be provided with a festival application that must be submitted to the City of Warwick.
Effective March 19, 2018, The City of Warwick passed a revision to it's Art Vendor policy, no longer requiring remittance of the $75 fee that had been charged up to this date. This fee is now substituted by a once-annual charge absorbed by the Gaspee Days Committee in order to relieve some of the burden from its Artisans. The Gaspee Days Committee and the Arts & Crafts Festival have no control over this ordinance or the results of its changing.
Please note that participation in the Gaspee Days Arts & Crafts Festival may be hindered or rejected without acquiring one of these permits. Without timely application for this permit, your contract may be rescinded without refund and you will be barred from participation in the event.
You will not receive receipt or notification after submitting this step until final acceptances are sent in mid May. If you hear nothing back, it is most likely that your application for license has been approved.
Business owners that do not have a permanent State Sales Permit will receive a four-page carbon copy application for a temporary Permit to Make Sales at Retail in the State of Rhode Island. All highlighted information must be completed and all four pages must be mailed back to the Gaspee Days Committee with remittance of $10 made payable to Tax Administrator in order to show at the Festival.