Art Activity Applications accepted through May 10

:: Apply Now

Applications are now OPEN for the 33rd annual Doylestown Arts Festival! This beloved tradition brings a 2-day outdoor festival to the historic streets of Doylestown, PA. Featuring over 200 vendors, the festival includes local artists, sponsors, live art and demonstrations, and 5 stages of live music. All applicants are reviewed and decided upon by a volunteer jury. To get involved simply apply using one of the applications below, pending which best meets your criteria. Be sure to apply by the deadline of your respective application to be considered. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Plein air painter

Calling All Plein Air Painters

The festival is seeking local artists who will paint live on the streets during this year's event. Come out to showcase your craft to thousands of visitors while contributing the magic of live art to the festival atmposphere! Slots are available in the morning and afternoon each day. There is no fee to apply or participate. Limited slots and working spaces are available. Apply below to get started.

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:: Community Impact

The Doylestown Arts Festival benefits Discover Doylestown, a 501(c)3 organization of volunteers working to make Doylestown a great community to live, work, and visit. The funds from the festival go directly back into the local community via events, town improvements, decorations, and donations to fellow organizations.

:: Attendance

The festival draws a huge crowd of families, art enthusiasts, and local residents each year. We reasonably estimate that the festival sees 20,000 - 30,000 attendees throughout the weekend, weather pending. We are fortunate to attract a large quantity of active buyers to support our vendors and local community.

:: Festival Features

The Doylestown Arts Festival features 150 juried artists, over 30 acts of live music across 5 stages, an array of interactive demonstrations, a food court, activities for all ages, and dozens of pop-up events, sales and specials organized by local businesses and organizations.

:: Our Town

Doylestown is a unique small historic town in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Named the Best Small Town Cultural Scene in America in 2019 by USA Today, our community boasts an independent movie theater, a word-class art museum, a series of incredible events and dozens more cultural organizations, museums, and small businesses.

:: The Art

All of the artists who are invited to participate in the festival are independent creators crafting unique works by hand. Our artists range from fine art and photography to metal workers, jewelry designers, glass blowers, potters, and much more. There is an exquisite variety of art each year.

:: A Tradition

The Doylestown Arts Festival began humbly in 1991. Since then the community support, quality of art, variety of activities, and media coverage of the annual tradition has grown steadily. From a single street to a town-wide celebration, it has been an enormous joy to see this tradition come to life and continue to grow.