2022 FIRST SUNDAY ARTS FESTIVALS Annapolis, Maryland



Vendor Application

The 2022 First Sunday Arts Festivals continue to be operated by the Inner West Street Association (IWSA). Our festivals and events span the entire first block of historic West Street and beyond, and each event welcomes thousands of visitors. Each First Sunday Arts Festival features over 100 artists and artisans, alongside live music, food vendors, sponsors, and community groups. The festival exhibits a range of high-quality, multi-dimensional, visual works from across our region. Acceptance to the festival will be based on the selection committee’s assessment of the quality of work, appropriateness for the audience, and variety of media. 


There are various ways to participate. This form is for exhibitors only. Only original artwork, photography, handmade jewelry, handmade crafts, creative literary arts, antiques, and vintage items are allowed. No commercial/corporate merchandise will be considered. If you are interested in participating but don’t fit these criteria, please contact us to discuss sponsorship opportunities hello@innerweststreetannapolis.com

2022 Exhibitor Fees

The base cost to participate in the festival is $160 per tent. All tents must be NFPA-701 certified. We want to thank our exhibitors for understanding this update, and the anticipated improvements it promises to our shared festival experience.



If you are selected for participation, you will be invoiced. Do NOT send payment until you receive notification that you have been selected. Notifications will be sent on Friday, February 25, 2022 or soon thereafter.

Important Application Dates

Online applications should be sent in by 6pm on Friday, February 18, 2022

Decision notifications emailed to applicants on or near Friday, February 25, 2022
Submit Vendor Participation Fee with required documents by 6pm on Friday, March 11, 2022

Don't delay! Current vendor fees will increase on March 12, 2022



First Sunday Arts Festival • Inner West Street Association
Exhibitor / Vendor 2022 Application – TERMS AND CONDITIONS


By signing this application, you agree to the following:

1.  The event does not provide space for political groups. IWSA maintains the exclusive right to refuse vendors who, at IWSA’s sole discretion, do not meet event standards or add to an over-represented product category. First-time vendors need to submit photos with their applications to FirstSundayArts@yahoo.com 
2. The selling or promoting of tobacco, firearms, or illegal products is prohibited.
3. Set-up time is 8:30am. Vendors must unload, then remove their vehicles from West and Calvert Streets before setting up their booths. All vehicles must be off the street by 10:30am.
4. Equipment (tents, weights, tables, chairs, etc.) must be supplied by the vendor.
5. Vendors must secure their tents and/or umbrellas with suitable weights of a minimum of 40 lbs per leg. Vendors failing to use weights on all tent and umbrella legs will be rejected from the event without recourse.
6. Vendor agrees to assume full liability for all injuries/claims resulting from its equipment and for improperly securing tents, umbrellas and displays from wind and weather hazards.
7. Due to live performances, IWSA prohibits vendor audio devices.
8.  The Vendor is responsible for the complete removal and disposal of all their material and trash from the event area. Vendors must bring their own trash bags and may not dispose their trash in the city trash cans. Food Vendors selling for onsite consumption or sampling must provide a trash receptacle for public use.
9. Parking garages are available next to the event at the vendor’s expense. The state parking garage at 19 St.John’s Street offers free parking. Trailers are strongly discouraged because they do not fit in the parking garages. For info: www.annapolisparking.com
10. This is a rain/shine event. If the event is cancelled due to severe weather, an email will be sent by 8:00am the day of the event and posted on www.FirstSundayArts.com. If an event is cancelled, vendors can reschedule on a space-available basis within the year. Reschedules are not guaranteed. No refunds.
11. Vendors that need to cancel must email notification to FirstSundayArts@yahoo.com. No refunds.

12. Vendors that do not show and give no notice, or leave early, may be banned from all future events. No refunds.
13. Vendor breakdown starts at 5:00pm. All Vendor spaces must be emptied by 6:30pm. Vendor vehicle may re-enter the street after their space is packed and ready to be loaded, or after 5:30pm. Failure to vacate spaces by 6:30 may cause vendor to be banned from all future events, with no refund given.
14. Proof of Liability Insurance must be submitted with application listing Inner West Street Association P.O. BOX 906, Annapolis, MD 21404 as additional insured. If vendor has an employee(s) at the event, proof of Workman’s Compensation Insurance is also required when applying.
15. By participating in the First Sunday Arts Festival you are agreeing to indemnify and hold harmless First Sunday Arts Staff, First Sunday Arts Vendors, First Sunday Arts Volunteers, Inner West Street Association, the Inner West Street Association’s Board of Directors, officers, staff and contractors, First Sunday Arts Sponsors, the City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County Government, BBT Bank and 35 West LLC from any damages, lawsuits or claims arising out of injuries or accidents occasioned by your activities.
16.  All Vendors are required to collect Maryland sales tax and have a Maryland State sales tax ID number. All vendors selling products must post their sales tax number at the event. Visit www.marylandtaxes.com.
17. Food Vendors must submit a copy of their Anne Arundel County Health Permit when applying. Food vendors that require a Health Department permit must also post the permit at the event. Visit www.aahealth.org.
18. All participants in the First Sunday Arts Festival agree to allow images and audio of their booth, artwork and persons to be used by IWSA for promotional purposes.

Thank you for your submission.

Your application will be reviewed upon receipt. You can expect a response to your request within two weeks. If approved, you will receive an invoice via email specifying your assigned location at the festival. We will make every effort to honor one of your preferred areas, however it is not guaranteed. Please follow the instructions within the email to make payment. Once you receive confirmation that your application has been approved, proof of liability insurance must be received via email within 5 days to reserve your spot.

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If you are unable to fill out the vendor application online, please download, complete and submit it via the email below.

Please submit to firstsundayarts@yahoo.com

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