art show & sale vendors
The annual Harney County Migratory Bird Festival draws hundred of visitors to Burns, Oregon, to witness the spring migration of thousand birds along the Pacific Flyway.
The festival is accompanied by a large Art Show & Sale, featuring quality goods and balanced selection of items ranging from portrait, landscape and still painting and photography, woodworks, handmade soaps and candles, garden decor, blown glass, jewelry, and metalwork.
We happily welcome new vendors, and welcome back the past vendors that continue to attend every year.
Application opportunity for the 2020 show opens December 1, 2019!
Location: Burns High School - 1100 Oregon Avenue, Burns, Oregon 97720
Dates / Times:
Thursday, April 16th:
- Vendor set up from 4 pm to 8 pm
Friday, April 17th:
- Vendor set up from 7 am to 12 pm
- Art Show & Sale from 12 to 7 pm
Saturday, April 18th:
- Art Show & Sale from 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday, April 18th:
- Art Show & Sale from 9 am to 2 pm
- Vendor take down from 2 to 5 pm
Booth sizes / fees / expectations:
There are 27 spaces total.
Booth sizes are 10’(w) x 13’(d) for $45, or 13’(w) x 13’(d) for $50. Cost is for the entire weekend.
Please DO NOT request a specific space – we will assign spaces according to what kinds of vendors are participating and how they can best be spread out in the show.
Electricity is available for an additional $5 for the weekend - center aisle and exterior (wall) booths can accommodate electricity... please bring your own extension cords.
All spaces are indoor, in the Burns High School gymnasium – where ALL the festival activities are based… which means LOTS of foot traffic and shoppers’ eyes!
Exhibitors are expected to comply with the above schedule. No early departures or partial-day attendance.Please ensure you have enough product to cover the entire schedule.
Work must be high quality and original (nothing manufactured or from a kit).
Eligible media includes paintings, ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, printmaking, photography, bone, wood, sculpture, jewelry and leather.
Filling out the application does not guarantee your placement into the Art Show & Sale. Vendor applications close on December 31, 2019 and the festival committee will make decisions on artists by January 15, 2020. This is not meant to exclude participants, but to guarantee we have a balance of products (not multiple vendors with the same supply). Thank you for understanding!
Exhibitors are expected to provide their own booth materials – back drops, storage displays, tables, hanging racks, shelves, specialty lighting, electrical / extension cords, surge protectors, etc. Chairs are available, and some tables are available first come, first serve – no reservations (only one per vendor, as supplies last).
We encourage demonstrations of different media during the show. Feel free to demonstrate your work if you wish, however, please, no demonstrations with clay or any other substance that could damage the gymnasium floor cover.
The festival’s “Bird Central” station will be located inside the gymnasium WITH the Art Show & Sale. Bird Central is the place where festival attendants ask questions, check-in and gather for birding tours, etc. It opens every morning at 5:30 AM and closes in the evening at the same time as the art show. This means there will be times people may browse your vendor space when you are not there (before the regular Art Show & Sale hours). While this does increase interest and return-to-buy visits, we understand you may have concerns about the security of your merchandise. If so, give us a call so we can work it out. Doors to the gymnasium are securely locked at the close of the event each day.
The Harney County Chamber of Commerce or any other sponsor or partner of the Migratory Bird Festival Art Show & Sale are NOT responsible for theft, loss or damage of exhibits.