Welcome to the 2023 Alki Art Fair Online Emerging Artist Application. There are many changes to the application process this year so please be sure to read through the application guidance here or at the BOTTOM of this page. The Alki Art Fair is a juried event.

An emerging artist is an artist who is currently developing their unique style and artistic voice. This special category is intended for artists with little or no experience in exhibiting and selling their work at an art fair. You are NOT an emerging artist if you have previously participated in the Alki Art Fair or are an experienced and frequently shown artist.

Applicants will be juried and invited to participate in a shared tent with provided 6’ tables. If accepted as an emerging artist, you will not pay a table fee but will be required to have either a City of Seattle Business License or pay a $30 Trade Show License Fee. Additionally you will also be required to have a Washington State Universal Business Identifier (UBI). The Alki Art Fair will help walk you through the process to obtain both of these items, as necessary.


Artist Name(Required)

City of Seattle Business License Number(Required)
A City of Seattle Business License is required for all businesses operating within the city. If you do not have a Seattle Business License and need a Trade Show License, please indicate it below. The Alki Art Fair will obtain a Trade Show License for you at the cost of $30 per vendor if you are accepted into the event. This charge will automatically be added to your final invoice.

The UBI is a 9-digit number issued by Washington State. If you do not have a UBI, you can get one at https://dor.wa.gov/open-business/business-types/temporary-businesses. **There is no charge for a temporary WA business license.**

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Select the category that best reflects your art or craft. If none apply, please select misc.

Photos of Your Work

• Applicants must submit 3 images of your art/product.
• Submitted images should be a minimum 1,000 x 1,000px.
• Max file size is 3MB.
• Files must be either JPG/JPEG or GIF.
• File names MUST include the name of your business (example: Business_Name_1.jpg). PLEASE RENAME YOUR PHOTOS.

NOTE: The Alki Art Fair may also review your website and social accounts for other photo options. If accepted, Alki Art Fair will display your business on the website.
Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, pdf, Max. file size: 3 MB.
Max. file size: 3 MB.
Max. file size: 3 MB.

Please provide a bio about you, your art and why you consider yourself an emerging artist.
Please share your price range of goods and offerings.


Please read carefully below before agreeing to our terms and conditions regarding your application and participation in the Alki Art Fair. You will be asked to submit your electronic signature at the bottom of the agreement.
Original Work Agreement. All art work sold and displayed in a booth during the Alki Art Fair will be original, handcrafted work, designed and created by the applicant.
Business License. Applicants have verified that their City of Seattle Business License number and/or Washington State UBI submitted above are correct and valid.
Photos. The Alki Art Fair reserves the right to use any submitted photos of artwork and booths in future advertising.
Liability. The Alki Art Fair will not be responsible for any loss or damage to a vendor’s property, injury to, or death of the vendor (or its employees, representatives, and contractors), or vendor sales. Vendor expressly assumes all risks of loss, damage, liability, injury, or destruction resulting from any cause whatsoever, including but not limited to acts or omissions by Vendor, the Fair, or acts of nature, and hereby releases and waives any claims against the Alki Art Fair (and its employees, representatives, and contractors) related to such loss, damage, liability, injury, and/or destruction.
Payment. If applicable, you will be invoiced for a Trade Show License Fee. Applicants are required to pay invoices by 5/5/23.
Seattle Parks and Recreation 10% Fee. Seattle Parks and Recreation requires a fee per booth- $30 or 10% of gross sales (whichever is greater). This fee is required for any sales on Seattle Parks and Recreation property. Each applicant must pay this fee to the Fair Treasurer before the conclusion of the Fair.
Cancellations. The Alki Art Fair will proceed regardless of the weather. Any applicant who cancels prior to 6/5/23 will receive a refund (minus a 15% service fee).
City of Seattle Parks User Agreement. All applicants are required to read and agree to Parks User Agreement.
By signing my name in the above box and submitting this application, I agree to the terms and conditions in the Participation Agreement outlined above.
Please do not click the submit button twice; it may take several seconds to be redirected to PayPal.
You can checkout as a guest. Scroll down on the next page and select "Pay with Debit/Credit Card."
If you are uncomfortable utilizing PayPal, please email info@alkiartfair.org for alternate arrangements.