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49th Annual Blueberry Arts Festival

Artist Javier Salas

2024 Waitlist Booth Application


THIS IS A WAITLIST APPLICATION - YOU MAY PAY FOR YOUR MEMBERSHIP NOW, BUT WE WILL NOT TAKE PAYMENT FOR YOUR BOOTH UNTIL WE ARE SURE WE CAN PLACE YOU.


Hey Folks! Welcome to the 49th Annual Blueberry Arts Festival Booth Application for Members! We are super excited for a great Festival this year. Let's celebrate with the best Blueberry Arts Festival ever! Thank you for being a proud member of the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council (KAAHC). It is because of members like you we can put on wonderful community-wide events like the Blueberry Arts Festival!  As a member of KAAHC, you automatically receive a discounted booth space.

Not a member yet? You can become a member on this form! Need to renew your membership? You can also renew your membership on this form! If you have questions pertaining to your membership feel free to call (907) 225-2211.

This year the 49th Annual Blueberry Arts Festival will be back on Main Street, Dock Street, and Mission Street, Saturday, August 3rd, from 10am to 5pm!

We have been working closely with the City of Ketchikan to keep Blueberry Arts Festival downtown. The City Parking lot above the Improved Order of Red Men building will be parking for your customers. The parking spaces in Whale Park will be set aside for handicap-accessible parking. We will have a walker and wheelchair loaner station available at the St John's parking lot on Mission Street. 

ALL Booth spaces will be 10 x 10 and located outside (in the street).

  • Booths are placed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Everyone will receive a Booth #, and a marketing packet. Please use the provided logos and information to share information on social marketing platforms such as Facebook or Instagram. Be a BBAF advocate!

Booth Application Form

First Name *
Last Name *
Country
Address Line 1 *
City *
State/Province *
Postal Code *
example: ketch-i-kreatures!
example: Original, unique, handstitched Southeast Alaskan sea creatures!
I am a Returning Booth Holder from 2023
I would like the same booth location as last year.
First Name
Last Name
Country
Address Line 1
City
State/Province
Postal Code

Geographic Information Request: This information helps KAAHC measure the positive economic impact that the Festival has on our community.

Where do you live?

Demographic Information Request: Our mission at KAAHC is to reach, represent, and support the entire community of Ketchikan and the surrounding area. Your volunteer feedback will help us understand how we are meeting these goals and ensure robust programming in the future.

Are you a Ketchikan Indian Community member?
If Yes, is this your 1st time participating in BBAF?
If Yes, would you be interested in getting free artist booth training from KIC?
(example: Alaska Native - Tlingit, French - Canadian, Jamaican, etc.)

We will give returning vendors who apply by 5/31/2024 priority booth placement. We will place the remaining applicants in order of the application date. Once all the booths are filled in this order, other applicants will be put on a waiting list!

  • You must stay open until 5:00 pm! You may not pack up early. It is not permissible to begin breakdown before the Festival ends at 5:00 pm! You will not be invited back if you pack up, or leave your booth before 5:00 pm! If there is an emergency please let us know what is going on. We can help! 
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  • No cars will be allowed onto the Festival grounds until 5:30 pm. The time between 5 and 5:30 will allow you to breakdown your booth, place materials onto the sidewalk out of street and traffic to be loaded into your vehicle. The streets will be opened to Vendors only from 5:30 to 6pm, and open to all vehicular traffic at 6pm.
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  • Participants may not sell, transfer, or switch Booth spaces.
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  • We are instituting an award for the most celebratory booth - in memory of Faith Duncan. It will be called the "Verushka Award", given to the booth most representative of the Blueberry Arts Festival Spirit. Winners receive a free Booth space the following year!  
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  • Each Booth will be located in the street, up against the curb. You must keep the sidewalk clear at all times! The sidewalk is for foot traffic; it is not for storage or selling and must be kept clear.
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  • Banners, posters, boxes, totes, tables, and signs are allowed within your own booth space exclusively.
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  • No live animals are allowed in your booth, including as prizes or giveaways.
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  • You must provide your own chairs, tables, booth, cover, set-up, and take-down crew. KAAHC is happy to provide the marked space. 
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  • Applicants who cancel their application prior to 7/7/2024 will receive a full refund. Cancellations after 7/7/2024 will not be eligible for refunds.

FIRST TIME BOOTH HOLDERS:

Get your applications in as soon as possible! We will not start placing new applicants until after 5/31/2024. However, we will fill the remaining booth spaces by the date and time of application received. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

ALL BOOTH HOLDERS:

The 49th Annual Blueberry Arts Festival Artist Market, Saturday August 3rd, 2024 is an outdoor festival. We're excited to have the festival in the wind, rain, and beautiful sunshine!

Please, be prepared for the weather.

  • You may begin setting up at 6:00 am, Saturday morning, 8/3/2024. It is important to unload your vehicle without setting up, and to remove the vehicle from the street quickly. This reduces congestion, and allows other booth vendors to follow the same process. Once the vehicle is unloaded, park your car FAR AWAY, and then come back to your booth site to set up. All cars must be off the street by 8:00 am! 
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  • Streets will be closed to all traffic and parking at 8:00 am! All cars must be removed by this time.
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  • Please be set up and ready by 10:00 am, Saturday, 8/4/2024.
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  • We hope to have a free shuttle service running between the Plaza Mall and Blueberry Arts Festival, from 10:30 am - 4:00 pm. This shuttle is ADA accessible and is available to everyone.
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  • We are requesting all booth holders make a conscious effort to reduce their plastic use. There should be no Styrofoam at the Festival this year. KAAHC will not have helium or balloons.
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  • KAAHC Raffle for the ARTS is an annual fundraiser for the Arts CouncilKAAHC is accepting and appreciates small donations such as stickers, earrings, magnets, gift certificates, coupons, or other small items for the raffle gift envelopes. KAAHC Raffle tickets are sold through January and winners are drawn at the Wearable Art Show Saturday performance. 
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  • All Booths must stay open until 5:00 pm! You may not pack up early. It is not permissible to begin breakdown before the Festival ends at 5:00 pm! You will not be invited back if you pack up, or leave your booth before 5:00 pm! If there is an emergency, please let us know what is going on. We're here to help!
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  • If you sell out of your inventory, Congratulations! However, your booth must remain open. Successful Vendors in years past have used this time to network, share business cards, sell gift certificates, display photo albums, and take orders. We appreciate your cooperation and encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to celebrate your success with everyone.
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  • The streets will reopen for vendors only at 5:30 pm. This time block is designed to allow you to start pack up before you retrieve your vehicle. The street will be open for all vehicular traffic at 6pm.
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  • This year you will be able to order t-shirts directly from the printing company. We will mail 48th Annual Blueberry Arts Festival Logo T-shirt preorder information to all KAAHC members! We encourage all members to purchase their T-shirts well in advance of the Festival. Wearing the shirt in your booth is an activity many vendors enjoy.

STAY POSITIVE! ENJOY THE DAY!

  • KAAHC reserves the right to ask you to remove items from your display or shut down your booth if we find items or attitudes to be inappropriate for this family-friendly, community arts festival. 
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  • KAAHC reserves the right to deny participation in any future KAAHC arts festivals.
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  • The Blueberry Arts Festival LOGO and the words "49th Annual Blueberry Arts Festival" is copyrighted by the KAAHC. Do not incorporate the phrase or the logo into your artwork or booth design.

REMEMBER TO STAY POSITIVE and ENJOY THE DAY!!

I will bring everything I need for my Booth.
I understand there are no tables, table cloths, awnings, or chairs available.
I will be set up and ready to sell at 10:00 am Saturday, August 3rd, 2024
I will stay open for the ENTIRE duration of the Festival!
I realize that closing my Booth early or leaving early jeopardizes the whole event.
If I sell out of my wares I will keep my Booth open. I can network, offer business cards, sell gift certificates, or take orders.
If I am sick, I will not attend the Festival. If I am prevented from attending I realize it is my responsibility to keep the Arts Council informed.
I will not use the words "49th Annual Blueberry Arts Festival" or the 49th Annual Blueberry Arts Festival Logo in my artwork or my Booth design.

Breakdown Information:

Beginning at 5pm Vendors may break down their booths and put materials and structures on the sidewalks so cars can pass easily. The streets will reopen at 5:30 pm for Vendors ONLY. Please be careful while navigating your car through the street. It has been a long day and everyone is tired! It is each Booth Holders' responsibility to clean their own space. All garbage must be in a dumpster or taken with you. Please do not leave piles. Please leave your area clean. The street will open to all vehicular traffic at 6pm. Go celebrate with family and friends!

If I pack up my booth early, I understand I will not be be able to participate in future Festivals.
I will clean my space at the end of the Festival, and throw all my trash away.
I will have fun and enjoy the spirit of the event!!!
I would like to donate a gift certificate or a small item to KAAHC for the raffle envelopes.

PLEASE NOTE:

While we are accepting the Booth applications, If KAAHC is suddenly unable to produce the Blueberry Arts Festival for 2024, all Booth Holders will be given the option to receive a refund, or to donate their Booth Fee to the KAAHC.

I understand it is my responsibility to adhere to all State mandates and COVID-19 safety measures at the time of the Blueberry Arts Festival.
I understand if the Festival is cancelled because the City or the KAAHC does not think it can be done safely, I can donate my Booth fee to KAAHC or be refunded the Booth Fees.

The Annual Blueberry Arts Festival was created 49 years ago to provide an opportunity for Artists to showcase and sell their artwork in a community-wide festival! There are four different types of Booth Vendor categories that participate in the Festival every year; making it our most diverse community event! Each booth category and the required membership level to receive the discount benefit are described below. When filling out the payment, choose the Booth category that best describes your booth and the corresponding membership level.

Booth Category KAAHC Member Price KAAHC Non-Member Price
Artist Booth must hold a current Artist Membership or above. Everything that you sell is handmade or designed by you.  If sharing a booth, all artists must be Artist members or above.  Work from kits or copies are considered commercial and will be charged as a Commercial Booth. The use of the words “Blueberry Arts Festival, Ketchikan Alaska” is copyrighted by the KAAHC. Do not incorporate the phrase into your artwork or Booth design. $50 (Requires Artist membership) $150
Food Booth must hold a current Basic Membership or above. Selling food to be consumed at the Festival. Must use a barrier on the ground, such as cardboard or a tarp, and must provide their own large garbage containers and garbage bags. ALL food Booths must be kept clean. All food debris MUST be cleaned from the area at the end of the Festival! You will not be invited back if we have to clean up after you! Propane/Natural Gas usage must be inspected by the Fire Department. Using any of these appliances requires you to have a working fire extinguisher at your Booth. NO generators or camp stoves are allowed without written permission from the KAAHC The application for the temporary food permit is found at https://dec.alaska.gov/eh/fss/food/retail/temporary-food-service/ .You must print, sign, and e-mail to kaijsa.bellon@alaska.gov by July 23rd to receive the permit before the Blueberry Arts Festival festivities! You may not sell food at the Festival without the permit! This does not include baked or preserved items. $60 (Requires Basic Membership) $175
Community Organization Booth must be a current Community Org. Member or above. Ketchikan-area nonprofit organization, community group, or church sharing information and/or selling items/food as a fundraiser. $60 (Requires Community Org membership) $150
Commercial Booth must hold a current Business Membership or above. Manufactured and commercial items not handmade by you. Resale items for sale for example Avon, or doTERRA off the shelf $100 (Requires Business Membership) $350
Individual Political Booths must hold a Business level or above current Membership. Political Groups must hold a Business membership. $100 (Requires Business Membership) $350
Choose the Booth Category you would like

Food Booths:

If you're selling food to be consumed at the Festival, you must use a barrier on the ground, such as cardboard or a tarp, and you must provide your own large garbage containers and garbage bags. ALL food Booths must be kept clean. All food debris MUST be cleaned from the area at the end of the Festival! You will not be invited back if we have to clean up after you! Propane/Natural Gas usage must be inspected by the Fire Department. Using any of these appliances requires you to have a working fire extinguisher at your Booth. NO generators or camp stoves are allowed without written permission from the KAAHC! The application for the temporary food permit is found at https://dec.alaska.gov/eh/fss/food/retail/temporary-food-service/.

There won't be any food booths placed on Main Street this year.

You must print, sign, and e-mail to kaijsa.bellon@alaska.gov by July 22nd to receive the permit before the Blueberry Arts Festival! You may not sell food at the Festival without a permit! This does not include baked or preserved items.

I will apply for the temporary food permit found at https://dec.alaska.gov/eh.aspx
Electricity: There are very limited spaces that have electricity & they are reserved for the Food Booths.
***If you check this box you need to answer the next three questions***

All Booth Applicants must be current members of the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council!!!

If you would like to verify your membership status please call Colm at (907) 225-2211.

Would you like to make a donation to KAAHC?
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Membership Level
If you plan to pay the membership booth fee, you MUST already be a KAAHC member, or select a membership to pay for in this application! If you don't wish to become a member, you must pay the non-member booth fee.

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