Calling Vendors and Performers for the 2nd Annual Chena Lake Art & Music Festival

Saturday, July 8, 2–7 p.m. at Chena Lake Recreation Area,
3780 Laurance Rd, North Pole

Fairbanks Arts and Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks & Recreation are teaming up for the 2nd Annual Chena Lake Art & Music Festival on Saturday, July 8 from 2–7 p.m. at Chena Lake Recreation Area in North Pole. Last year’s festival was a big success with over 1,200 visitors, but we want to have even more fun this year! This all-ages festival has art, music, and hands-on activities, but we need YOUR help filling vendor booths and performer slots.

Vendors

Eligibility: Any artist, artisan, and maker of goods may register as a vendor for the Festival. Goods sold must be of high quality and must be handmade or self-produced. Vendor work must be your own, original work and not violate any copyright laws. If the goods for sale are found to violate any copyright or intellectual property laws, the vendor will be asked to leave the festival, and no refunds will be issued. 

The involvement of nonprofit organizations at the Festival will be approved on a case-by-case by FAA. Due to the nonprofit status of FAA, as it is incorporated under the Alaska State Statutes, political organizations may not participate in the Festival. No solicitation will be allowed. 

If you have any questions regarding eligibility, please contact Lauren at events@fairbanksarts.org or (907) 251-8386 ext 4.

All vendors must register online! There will be no in-person or over-the-phone registration alternatives; however, registration and membership fees may be paid in person or over the phone. The vendor registration form includes the option to request equipment for rent, pay for registration fees, and an acknowledgment of receipt and comprehension of vendor policies. Once a vendor’s registration is received, an FAA staff member will reach out to confirm registration details.

The deadline to register online is Sunday, June 25, at 11:59 p.m. 

For any concerns or questions with registering for the Festival, please contact Lauren at events@fairbanksarts.org or (907) 251-8386 ext 4.

Registration Fees: 
Vendor booths and equipment rentals must be paid in full at the time of registration.

FAA Member StatusNo Rental IncludedEquipment Rental Included
Active Member$40$50
Non-member$60$70

FAA is a nonprofit organization that cultivates and promotes a community of artists and represents a diversity of artists, artisans, makers, writers, performers, and musicians. Vendors are encouraged to maintain an FAA membership. Discounts on registration fees are available to current FAA members. To become a member or to renew your membership, visit our website.

If a vendor needs a table, tent, and/or chairs for their booth, they may request an equipment rental at registration. If a vendor registers for an equipment rental, FNSB Parks & Rec will provide the vendor with one 6-foot table and two chairs for the entire duration of the Festival. There are a limited number of tables, chairs, and tents available, so it is recommended that vendors needing equipment register as soon as possible.

Cancellation & Refund Policy:
To receive a refund of registration fees, cancellations must be made before Friday, June 16,  at 6:00 p.m. After that time, no registration refunds for cancellations or no-shows will be given. 

Hours of Operation and Set-Up/Clean-Up:
Chena Lake Art & Music Festival hours of operation are 2:00-7:00 p.m. Vendors must remain until closing unless they have sold out of inventory.

Set-up time is between 12:00-2:00 p.m. Vendors may drive into the Festival area to load/unload items. Please be mindful of time while unloading and ensure that all vehicles are removed from the Festival area no later than 1:30 p.m.

Vendor booth breakdown and cleanup begins at 7:00 p.m. and concludes at 8:00 p.m.

Full details can be found in Chena Lake Art & Music Festival Vendor Information and Policies at the bottom of this post.

For any concerns or questions about festival registration, please contact Lauren at events@fairbanksarts.org or (907) 251-8386 ext 4.


Performers

Performers may be any style of music but must be appropriate for all ages. Each performer will have an hour-long set to fill. Performers can be individuals or groups.

Fairbanks Arts will provide a sound tech. Sound equipment will be provided by FNSB Parks & Rec. If you have any questions about equipment, contact Lauren at events@fairbanksarts.org or (907) 251-8386 ext 4.

The online registration deadline for performers is Sunday, June 25, at 11:59 p.m.

There is no registration fee for performers, but spots are limited, so performers are encouraged to register ASAP!