NewBo Art Fest


Now accepting applications for 2020 Artist Booths 

​Apply Here

The New Bo Art Fest is a juried show.
The submission fee is $35.00 (early bird) and $40 (non-refundable)
Booth Fee : FREE yes, FREE ! 
DEPOSIT: For artists that are invited to participate in the fest, there will be a $100.00 deposit required to hold your space. Your deposit check will be returned when you arrive at the fest. 
Space is limited to only 40 Openings
Our sponsors have made it a priority to support the arts in Cedar Rapids and feel that FREE artist booths is a true bohemian spirit we want to promote.
To submit click 
(any problems submitting contact Anne Stamats @
Artists may share a booth but need to submit separately for judging. If both artists wanting to share a booth are both invited to participate, please tell the fest committee so that the booth count and parking spaces are correct.

May 9, 2020 : Early Bird Deadline of $35 ends
May 10, 2020 : Submission Fee increased to $40
June 13, 2020 : Timeframe for submission closes at midnight

June 15, 2020: Juried Selection begins

June 17, 2020: Artists notified on participation status

July 1, 2020: $100 Deposit due to hold booth. Check held and returned to you when you arrive to setup for the event. 
• All work must be original or a limited edition and not from a commercially available kit.
• Past participation in the festival does not guarantee participation from year to year. 
• 5 photos will be required for submission. One photo must be of your booth set-up. If you do not have a photo of your booth, please contact Anne Stamats at

Judges will determine 1st, 2nd and 3rd place at the festival. The three judges are local art professionals.
1st Place = $500.00
2nd Place = $250.00
3rd Place = $150.00
A single space is 10’x10’
Artists must provide their own tents with tent weights, tables, chairs, and display. Tent sides are recommended in case of rain.
Artists MUST have a tent to participate.