1st Annual Beaufort Art Festival at the Waterfront Park

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I am very excited to announce our 1st Annual Art festival at the Waterfront Park in Beaufort S.C. on April 28th & 29th from 11:00-7:00

I picked this particular weekend for several reasons. First is this is the weekend of our Beaufort Air Show on MCAS Beaufort, the 29th & 30th. As all locals know, this air show draws in over 100,000 people to our town that weekend, so for me, its a perfect opportunity to showcase more of our town to those visitors. Two, the weather in April is fantastic here in Beaufort. I feel we need to do more, as a art community, then what we have done in the past. We have a lot of talented local artist and I wanted to provide a venue where they each have the opportunity to showcase their work. It is my intent to make this Festival no less then a annual event.

Here is what you need to know for now. More information will be provided over the next few weeks.

Calling all Artist

Applications for booth space and reservations will begin January 15th and close on April 27th. A PDF file application will be posted on this site.

Your space is considered reserved once you have paid your deposit in full.

The booths will be a first come first serve basis and I will not hold a space for anyone who has not paid the deposit.

Your deposit can be paid by check, debit or credit card or in person at the BeaufortPics Gallery on 910 Port Republic street open Friday-Sunday 11-6pm.

Starting January 15th applications can be emailed to

This is a rain or shine event. No refunds will be provided.

Booth Space & Reservation Information

10x10 white tent on the Lawn is $125. Limit of 20 spaces available. (Tent not provided)

15x15 covered pavilion space with access to power is $225. Limit of 12 spaces available.

Price above covers both days of the 2 day festival.

Vendors cannot share a space, only 1 vendor per space is allowed.

The 10x10 white tent is not provided and is the responsibility of each vendor to obtain.

All items on display must fit within the space provided. You can reserve more then 1 space if needed.

Setup and tear down is also each vendors responsibility. I am not responsible for work that is left overnight or damaged at the event.

Setup will begin 1 hour prior to the start of the event. Artist of all types are welcome.

Vendor Application Form is here: eddings042.jpg

Once the application form is submitted, I will call you for payment. Your registration is not complete until payment has been received. 

What I am Responsible for

Reserving the venue at the Waterfront Park to include the Pavilion and Grass area 1. 

Securing Live music and other forms of entertainment for the Art Festival to draw in customers. To date, I have secured a live performance by local rockers, Irritating Julie. Additional forms of entertainment will follow.

Advertising the Festival. I have begun the early stages of advertising for this event. I have reserved a billboard on hwy 21 that will advertise the art festival for 30 days. I will run a add in our local Lowcountry Weekly magazine for 2 consecutive print runs, 30 days before the festival and I will publish the event on all our popular local social media sites.

Coordinate the entire event, assign setup sites, monitor the event and enforce the rules of the event so it is fair for everyone.

More news coming soon! Email me any questions you might have at Phil