General Information

The show is all about 2D and 3D art. It is promoted and managed by artists with more than 50 years experience participating in juried art festivals. We are committed to major and wide-spread advertising in print, social media and airwaves. The County Visitors Bureau and Salida Chamber of Commerce are promoting the event as well.
Salida is 80 miles from Breckenridge and 140 miles from Denver/Cherry Creek. The show is in the height of the tourist season in the Upper Arkansas Valley. The town typically draws thousands of destination tourists in the summer. There are restaurants in the area and motels in the immediate vicinity.

2021 Show Hours:
Sat. July 17th, 10am-5pm  &  Sun. June 18th, 11am-4pm
The event is free to the public.

Application Deadline April 26, 2021
Notification Date April 30, 2021
Acceptance Deadline May 31, 2021
Booth Fee Due May 31, 2021

Booth preferences will be determined by date paid.

Please contact Jerry with questions

Festival is at Riverside Park in Salida, CO

Booth Information and Set-up

Check in at the show management tent. You must check in prior to setup. Someone will be on site until 7pm to help you find your location.  Many of of the locations will require a dolly for setup.  We will have some help available for set up and take down.  You need to be setup and open by 10am Saturday.
Booths are 10’ x 10’ or 10′ x 20′.  Booths have at least 2’ in back storage. We require that your display fit in the allotted space. There will be paid security, (off duty police officer) Friday and Saturday nights, 6pm – 8am.

10 x 10 booth in line – $330
Corner booth  – add $75
Electricity is available for $50.00

Options are not guaranteed and will be assigned by booth fee payment date after jury selection.
Please make your choice for location in your application. If your options are available, they are charged after your acceptance.

Salida Arts Festival

The Salida Arts Festival is located in Salida, Colorado one of the premier arts destinations in Colorado. Salida was rated #30 in John Villani’s book “The 100 best art towns in America”. The fair is located on, and visible from one of the major east/west highways in the state. Over 15,000 cars a day drive right by the show site. It is also located adjacent to the Salida Aquatic Center, a natural hot springs swimming pool, a major draw in the Salida area.

The Arts Fair is run by and for artists. Jerry Scavezze has done (and is still actively doing) shows for over 20 years. He understands the needs of artists and the importance of a shows location. The show will be limited to 100 juried artists. There will be no amplified music, liquor, or food booths associated with the show. The Show would make a nice add on to Cherry Creek or Breckenridge over the 4th of July, or Boulder or Ft. Collins the following weekend.


Where to Eat in Salida

Amicas Pizza, Microbrews & More


136 E 2nd Street
Salida, Colorado 81201

Phone: (719) 539-5219

Casual Italian foo…lots of microbrews to choose from.

6c89b744eb504c38a7777ac0543760cfBoathouse Cantina

(719) 539-5004
228 N F St
Salida, CO 81201

BoatHouse Cantina on the banks of the Arkansas River.

Laughing Ladies

Description: Laughing Ladies Restaurant 128 W 1st Street
Salida, Colorado 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6209

Creative menu, patio seating …a special occasion place…nice café in historic district.

Patio Pancake Place

640 E Rainbow Blvd
Salida, Colorado 81201
Phone: (719) 539-9905

Families, Western guys, all kinds of clientele…popular spot to eat… breakfast all day.


122 North F Street
Salida, Colorado 81201
Phone: (719) 539-9514


Ploughboy, Inc.

Description: Description: Image311 H Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-5292
[email protected]

Deli, bakery, meats, local produce

Moonlight Pizza & Brewpub 

Moonlight Pizza

242 F Street
Salida, Colorado 81201
Phone: (719) 539-4277

Locally made microbrew…will deliver.

Shallots Restaurant and The Alley Bar

137 E 1st Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-4759

Inventive drinks…passionate about what they serve.


216 North F Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 530-9463 (WINE)
[email protected] or [email protected]

Daily specials…Italian comfort food.

The Firefly Restaurant

142 W Hwy 50
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 221-6170


Country Bounty Restaurant

413 W Hwy 50
Salida, Colorado 81201
Phone: (719) 539-3546

Dependable home cooked meals…gift shop on-site.

Buffalo Smokehouse Barbecue 

4710 E Hwy 50
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-8508

Set up in a converted garage, museum of antiques and motorcycles; BBQ

Rise and Shine Bakery

130 W 1st Street
Salida, CO 81201
(719) 539-3103

Comments: bakery, desserts, and sandwiches.

mainlogo_logoLos Grisioles
Mexican/Southwestern | Seafood

708 US Hwy 24 S
Buena Vista, CO 81211
(719) 395-9998
Traditional Mexican fare

insideTwisted Cork Cafe

(719) 539-7384
8048 West US Highway 50
Salida, CO

Diverse menu incorporates the best from many different regions.

Screen Shot 2014-01-18 at 5.40.44 PMCafe Dawn

(719) 539-5105
203 W First Street, Salida, CO
Environmentally conscious coffee shop in historic downtown Salida.

Great Wall

(719) 539-8531

139 W 3rd St, Salida, CO

Little Cambodia

(719) 539-6599

135 N F St, Salida, CO

Cuisine: Chinese


Wallbangers Sports Bar & Grill In Salida, CO Business LogoWallbangers Sports Bar & Grill

(719) 539-9544

720 E Hwy 50, Salida, CO


(719) 539-3059

710 Milford St, Salida, CO


Burger King

(719) 539-9234

445 E Rainbow Blvd, Salida, CO



(719) 539-2288

840 E Rainbow Blvd, Salida, CO


(719) 539-4900

910 E Rainbow Blvd, Salida, CO


Domino’s Pizza

(719) 539-1999

150 E Rainbow Blvd, Salida, CO

Pizza Dispatch

(719) 539-7437

944 E U S Highway 50, Salida, CO


Pizza Hut

(719) 539-2537

1070 E Us Hwy 50 Salida, Salida, CO