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Art in the Park -
Information for Participating Artists

We are so glad you are interested in applying for Art in the Park! We love this show! For the past 66 years, Allied Arts’ annual Art in the Park has been a major Tri-Cities event and it draws many thousands of visitors every year. It is my privilege to direct this show for a third year and I’m looking forward to working with you all again and meeting new artists.

We are using ZAPP, an online festival application. You will be able to set up a free profile and use that profile to apply to Art in the Park. If you have set up a profile previously, simply add any new work to your existing profile.  Please read the information about the show thoroughly. That will be a great help to both you and our volunteers.

If you have any questions or concerns, I will do my best to assist you. See you at the Show!

Bethany Beard, Director
509-539-2740 Cell Phone; 509-943-9815 Gallery Number

Go to the Zapp Website to apply

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Schedule Cancellation
Definitions Jury Process
Eligibility Security
Fees Display
Camping Parking
Payment Rules
Categories Entry
Download a copy of the prospectus: AITP Prospectus



January 15th – Applications Open
April 4th – Application Deadline
April 29th – Notifications Sent (no waiting list)
May 20th – Deadline for Confirmation & Purchase of Booth
July 28th – Check-In (9am-5pm)
July 29th – Art in the Park (9am – 8pm)
July 30 – Art in the Park (9am – 7pm)


Artist – the person creating merchandise (18 years old or older)
Assistant – someone who assists in selling, but not creating merchandise
Junior Artist – 17 years old or younger (must accompany an adult application)




The City of Richland charges $10 per night for camping. Overnight camping will be in the Boat Launch Parking lot on the North end of Howard Amon Park. Camping must be reserved prior to the show and is limited to Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday. Please send a check (payable to the City of Richland) to The Gallery at the Park. Fee amount subject to change from year to year at the discretion of the City of Richland.


Payments can be made via the ZAPP site through credit card, Paypal, or checks mailed directly to: The Gallery at the Park; 89 Lee Blvd, Richland, WA 99352



A sixteen percent (16%) commission will be collected by Allied Arts Associations Finance Staff on all sales before adding Washington States Sales Tax. Artists will keep accurate records of all sales and sales commissioned at the show for future delivery, provide these records for accounting purposes and otherwise comply with all Art in the Park Finance procedures. All sales must be recorded and available to the Finance Department upon request.

Artists are responsible for collecting and paying their own Washington State Sales Tax to the Washington State Department of Revenue, identifying Richland as the origination of taxes collected at Art in the Park. Contact the Department of Revenue at 800-647-7706 or  (click on Temporary Business) to renew or apply for a temporary tax number before application is sent in.







The Art in the Park Director has the authority to resolve any disputes regarding these rules and the right to refuse artist participation.

Please read carefully as some instructions have changed.

Go to the Zapp Website to apply

Zapp Video Tutorials - Youtube

Take seven (7) digital pictures of your artwork and one (1) of your booth. Supply (8) photos for your primary art category. If this is your first ever show, and you do not have a booth picture, submit a photo of your display.


Artists may apply in two of the following categories, and Allied Arts Association reserves the right to determine if submitted applications qualify for acceptance and fit into any of the following categories.

Clay - Functional or non-functional. Hand thrown. No ceramics finished from greenware or molds allowed.

Fiber - Original design and handmade weaving, basket & wheat weaving, clothing, hats, quilting, hand painted or tie dyed materials (no stenciling), woven wall hangings, etc.

Gourmet Food Jams, jellies, preserves, pickles, oils, vinegars, non-perishable foods. Must be made by vendor and not a 3rd party. Must have proper permits and licenses required by the State of Washington and the Benton-Franklin County Health Department.

Hard Sculpture - Sculpture or creation with any hard material, metal, glass, leather, wax, candles, miniatures (wood, clay, or dough), stained glass, etc.

Jewelry - Silver or gold, porcelain, paper, semi-precious, beads, plastic, clay, etc. No commercial casts.

Assorted Media - Porcelain dolls, flower arrangements (silk, paper, dried, or freeze dried), calligraphy, soap, stamps, or any other media that does not fit into another category. Do not combine categories into this.

Music - All music must be composed, copyrighted and completed by the applying artist, and all tapes, CD’s, etc. must be recorded by the artist under his/her personal label and distributed and controlled by the artist. No commercial agent/distributed music allowed. CD’s should be enclosed with application and with photo of display.

Two-Dimensional - Oil, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, charcoal, pen & ink, crayon, pastel, collage, or any combination used on canvas, paper, etc. Prints of original works by the artist must be commissioned by said artist, and sold only by the creating artist, original works must be offered; prints only are not allowed.

Photography - Any photography or combination with photography. All photographs must be taken by the applying artist, and printed by said artist.

Soft Sculpture - Original design and completely handmade stuffed animals, soft dolls, scarves, windsocks, kites, lampshades, and other items created from soft material.

Decorative Wood - Tole, painted, decorated, rough wood, toys, country signs, etc.

Fine Wood - Furniture, marquetry, intarsia, kitchen items, etc. Wood or combination with wood that uses grain, oiled or stained.