About Art by the Bay

A Juried Art Show

More than 100 artists and vendors are expected in the 2017 Art by the Bay Festival, along with 6,500 art enthusiasts. The event is located in the historic East Downtown Stanwood and enlivened by roaming street performers and more throughout the three day event.

All booths are set up in groups of four down the middle of the street, leaving two sides open to the viewer and the local merchants engaged for a vibrant day. Overnight security is provided, and set-up and tear-down are well organized. 

Artists juried into this special event will see all the benefits for their effort. Besides sharing your work with thousands of people, the active committee of the Festival will be promoting your work long in advance of the event. Radio advertising with contest sweepstakes, website listing with your work beautifully displayed, boosts and mentions in our social media accounts, and a listing in the event program. The event itself will have print advertising, Metro Bus advertising and I-5 corridor Amtrak advertising.

The Art by the Bay Festival is one of several art shows put on by Art by the Bay. We welcome you to check back here year-round.

@ the Festival

People's Choice Best Booth recognition

Attend the Art by the Bay Festival and vote for the best designed and decorated booth among our artists and vendors. The best booth prize will be awarded on Sunday.

"I Love Lucy" Costume Contest & Grape Stomping

Come to the Festival on Saturday dressed as your favorite "I Love Lucy" character and enter the costume contest for a chance to go grape stomping. The Grape Stomping will kick off with a battle of the titans for the title.

Sheila Raye Charles performing

Art by the Bay Festival is excited to be bringing performing artist Sheila Raye Charles to perform at the event, along with other live bands. Dan Dunn will simultaneously create a painting of Charles' legendary father, Ray Charles. 

Art by the Bay Festival is not responsible for artists' representation of their work

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