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9th Annual Flathead Lake Festival of Art
July 20 & 21, 2024

Festival Requirements & Guidelines

for Non-Member Artists

  • The show site is outdoors and lakeside.  Be prepared for rain or wind; the show will be held regardless of the weather. On site Security will be provided Friday and Saturday nights, however, each artist exhibits at his or her own risk.  The Sandpiper Art Gallery & Gifts and show staff are not responsible for damage, theft, or loss of an individual’s work or personal property.

  • Only the artist’s own work may be displayed in his or her booth.  Artists must be present during the entire show.

  • Booth spaces are 10’x10’, 10’x15’, 10’x20’.  All artists must provide their own 10’ x 10’ or larger freestanding tent to fit booth space size. Sturdy tents (such as “Lightdome”, “Trimline” or similar) are strongly recommended as strong winds can and do occur at the edge of Polson Bay.  Weights (minimum 40 lb per leg) are required for all tents. No stakes may be used in the park. All additional equipment for set up and display is the artist’s responsibility.  Electricity is not available.

  • Booth sitters will be available.  Pets are not allowed.

  • The Festival emphasizes the artists’ original work in a wide range of mediums. The majority of displayed work must be original; reproductions may not comprise more than 40% of the hanging work.  Commercially made goods; work from kits, commercial molds, or patterns; or resale items are not permitted.

  • An accepted application is a commitment to show, and no refunds will be made for cancellation.

  • Artists’ vehicles are not allowed on the path through the park, however, Sandpiper Art Gallery & Gifts will have a dedicated vehicle to assist in transporting displays and inventory to a location near your booth.


  • Application Process:  All applications must be accompanied by three (3) photos of work to be exhibited and one (1) booth image.  Images of your work may also be submitted via email.  Save your digital photos in .jpg file format.  Send to: .  Please include your name and the show designation “FLFA” in the subject line of the email.  Your completed application and application fee will still need to be mailed in by application deadlines.  The festival committee will jury all entries for creativity, quality, and originality, and send result notification to applicants.   Accepted artists will be forwarded a contract with additional details.


  • Application Fee:  $35 non-refundable.

  • Application Deadline:  Must be received April 15th, 2024.

  • Booth Fee:  10' x 10', $175
                        10' x 15'  $250
                        10' x 20'  $325


  • Notification Date:  Notifications will be emailed to all applicants the first week of May 2024.

  • Contract Deadline:  Contract and $175 per 10’x10’ booth fee received not later than June 1, 2024.

  • Set up:  Friday, July 19 – 4pm to 7pm, Saturday,  July 20 - 7am to 9am
    Show Hours:  Saturday, July 20 - 10am to 5pm and Sunday, July 21 - 10am to 4pm


  • Submission Checklist:

√  Completed application form

√  Non-refundable Application fee of $35 made payable to Sandpiper Art Gallery & Gifts

√. Three (3) photos of work and one (1) of booth labeled with artist’s name and category.  Images may also be emailed per instructions above.

Mail complete submission package to Sandpiper Art Gallery & Gifts, P.O. Box 1163, Polson, MT  59860


Questions: For additional information please contact Festival Chairperson, Carole Carberry 803-968-4678, or e-mail    

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