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 Stay in Salida

Salida, Colorado Hotels and Motels

American Classic Inn
7545 Hwy 50
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6655
Toll Free: (800) 961-2192
[email protected]

Family owned and operated, clean and cozy rooms in Salida.


Aspen Leaf Lodge
7350 W Hwy 50
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6733
Toll Free: (800) 759-0338

Rooms have refrigerator and microwave, coffeemaker, cable TV, free local calls, free high-speed wireless Internet. Pets OK with additional fee. Free early check-in. Parking is in front of your room, ample space for truck and RV parking at the rear of the property. Discount tickets to the Salida Hot Springs Pool, just 1 block away.


Bandera’s Bunkhouse
10281 Hwy 50 (Rainbow Blvd)
Howard, CO 81233
Phone: (719) 942-3811
[email protected]

Six motel rooms, cabins, and campground all located alongside the Arkansas River. Family-oriented fun, including horse-drawn hayrides, live music and cowboy suppers. Pet friendly. Call ahead to reserve entertainment package. Private parties welcome. Open Seasonally.


Budget LodgeBudget Lodge
1146 E Hwy 50 (Rainbow Blvd)
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6695
Toll Free: (877) 909-6695

Affordable, clean motel that is family owned and operated. Rooms are all ground level with a variety of styles including some with full kitchens, others with kitchenettes; free wireless Internet, refrigerators, coffee pots, and microwaves. BBQ grills, vending machines.


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304 E Hwy 50 (Rainbow Blvd)
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6296
Toll Free: (800) 755-6296
[email protected]

Motel is clean and comfortable and has free wireless high-speed Internet, guest laundry; kitchenettes, microwaves, refrigerators, and microwaves available; pet friendly, packages available.


Comfort Inn
315 E Hwy 50 (Rainbow Blvd)
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-5000
Toll Free: (800) 228-5150
[email protected]

Hotel has an indoor heated pool, guest laundry, free wireless high-speed Internet in public areas, free coffee in lobby, free local calls and weekday newspaper, complimentary breakfast, complimentary newspapers, oversized guest rooms, meeting room.


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402 E Hwy 50 (Rainbow Blvd)
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6651
Toll Free: (800) DAYSINN

Relax at Days Inn, Salida, Colorado and enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast and free local calls as well as free in-room high-speed Internet. Pet friendly.


Description: Western Colorado Lodge
352 W Hwy 50 (Rainbow Blvd)
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-2514
Toll Free: (800) 777-7947
[email protected]

Lodge is next to Salida Hot Springs Pool, offers high-speed Internet access, breakfast; has its own indoor pool and is pet friendly.


Hampton Inn & SuitesHampton Inn & Suites
785 E Hwy 50 (Rainbow Blvd)
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-0800

Newer hotel in Salida (built in 2011) with signature bedding, free Wi-Fi, free wired high-speed Internet, complimentary breakfast, coffee in lobby, guest laundry, ski shuttle, complimentary weekday newspaper, indoor heated pool, meeting facilities.


Description: Salida, Colorado Holiday Inn Express Hotel / MotelHoliday Inn Express
7400 W Hwy 50 (Rainbow Blvd)
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-8500
Toll Free: (866) 823-8753 
[email protected]

Hotel has been newly remodeled, all rooms offer free wireless high-speed Internet, coffee makers; indoor pool, complimentary breakfast, newspapers, and coffee in lobby.


Description: Princeton Hot Springs Resort
15870 CR 162
Nathrop, CO 81236
Phone: (719) 395-7799
Toll Free: (888) 395-2447
[email protected]

Resort offers variety of lodging options from lodge and cliffside rooms, to rustic creekside log cabins; pools from natural hot springs, also thermal creek pools, spa, restaurant, full-service event and wedding hosting, country store.


Palace Hotel
204 North F Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 207-4175

Boutique downtown Salida hotel, originally established in 1909, offers 14 suites. Walk out the door for downtown shopping and dining. Complimentary continental breakfast, complimentary tea and fresh ground coffee. Kitchenette,  flat screen TV, climate control systems. Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel. Friendly, knowledgeable staff aims to give guests peace and tranquility in an upscale lodging facility.


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10520 Hwsy 50 & 285
Poncha Springs, CO 81242
Phone: (719) 539-6085
Toll Free: (800) 315-3952

Conveniently located at “The Crossroads of the Rockies,” at the junction of Highways 50 & 285 in Poncha Springs, Colorado; minutes from Salida, 15 miles from Monarch Mountain. Clean cabin-like rooms with free local calls, complimentary coffee, picnic area, pet friendly. Call for reservations.


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16724 W Hwy 50 (Mile marker 211)
Salida (Maysville), CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6953
[email protected]

Luxury cabins & villas beautifully furnished on 7 acres w/mountain views, 9 minutes from Monarch Ski Resort. 53-inch TVs w/satellite reception, DVD/VHS/CD, HBO, free unlimited long distance telephone calls, satellite Internet, full kitchens w/ pots & pans, microwave, sleeps 5 to 12, king size beds w/300 thread count sheets, queen sofa sleepers/aerobeds, BBQ grills, surrounded by beautiful aspen trees, Arkansas River edges property.


Salida Inn and Monarch Suites
7310 W Hwy 50 (Rainbow Blvd)
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-2528 

Motel features single rooms to suites—including a honeymoon suite, backyard cottages, seasonal outdoor heated pool, free wireless Internet, meeting rooms, continental breakfast, in-room coffee.


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545 W Rainbow Blvd (Hwy 50)
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-2553
Toll Free: (877) 268-3320

Lodge sits across the road from Salida Hot Springs Pool, has its own heated outdoor swimming pool, sundeck, Garden Room—spacious area to enjoy your continental breakfast and a great place for meetings, comfortably seats 35-40 persons. Independently owned and operated, friendly and affordable.


Description: 8 Motel
525 W Rainbow Blvd (Hwy 50)
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-6689
Toll Free: (800) 800-8000
[email protected]

Motel has indoor swimming pool, complimentary continental breakfast, coffee in lobby, in-room coffee makers, guest laundry, sun deck, free high speed Internet, microwaves and refrigerators, rollaway beds, cribs, pet friendly, packages available.


CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90 The Simple Lodge & Hostel
224 E First Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 650-7381
[email protected]

Located in historic downtown Salida, offers affordable lodging for travelers and recreational enthusiasts. For $21 cash ($23 w/credit card) a night plus tax, guests receive a bunk bed, access to the kitchen, shower, common area, outdoor patio, free wireless Internet, coffee, pancakes, and bikes to get around town. The Simple Lodge & Hostel is designed to provide a community-based lodging experience, where people can stay, play, and create memories with other travelers.


Description: Motel
903 W 1st Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-4980
Toll Free: (800) 488-0456
[email protected]

Located in downtown Salida, just a short walk to historic downtown, close to the river; 12 different sized units, including singles, doubles, efficiencies, and condos. Fully-equipped kitchens in some units; complimentary morning coffee, free Wi-Fi and high-speed hard-wired Internet access. Outdoor gas BBQ grill. Pets stay free


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.

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Mexican/Southwestern | Seafood

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

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

Diverse menu incorporates the best from many different regions.

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(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