Applications for the 2021 FAW closed on May 31.

Houses that wish to participate in the FAW should read the following carefully, and then complete the online FAW House Application form.

Special Considerations for 2021

We recognize that the COVID-19 Pandemic makes it difficult and worrisome to plan for the fall. We share your concern, and will not compromise on the safety of our artists and our community. At the same time, we will move forward with planning, and investing in the FAW.

We are making important changes to the Frederick Art Walk for 2021, to make it safer for everyone.

  • OUTDOORS with masks and social distancing: We are moving the FAW outdoors! Your art may be displayed on open porches, lawns, driveways, and in open tents and open garages. All homes will be closed. All participants must follow Public Health requirements.
  • OCTOBER 16 & 17: To make an outdoor FAW more enjoyable, we are holding the FAW four weeks earlier, in mid-October.
  • TWO DAYS: We are adding a second day; the Art Walk will occur on Saturday and Sunday. This will spread out the visitors, reducing crowding, and provide a hedge against a day of bad weather. All houses must be open on Saturday, but you may choose to be closed on Sunday (as you specify on the registration form).
  • INCREASED MARKETING via social media, website, traditional media, and signage campaigns. No glossy brochures; less paper to handle and better for the planet.
  • PUBLIC HEALTH: We will follow all applicable Public Health guidelines and requirements and err on the side of safety for our vendors. If your house is required to isolate by Public Health at the last minute, you will not be able to take part in the FAW, and we will refund half of your registration fee.

Please study the following so that you have all information on hand necessary to complete the registration form. Contact the FAW Registrar if you have any questions.

Requirements & Qualifications

Your house's responsibilities include:

  • Paying fees and submitting information and photographs on time
  • Performing a volunteer job
  • Participating in both an online registration process and a wrap-up meeting
  • Proofing your submitted FAW house information on the website
  • Providing a piece of artwork as a passport prize
  • Helping promote the Frederick Art Walk
  • Adhering to the Terms and Conditions of the FAW.
Please read the Terms and Conditions for participation in the Frederick Art Walk. You will need to indicate acceptance of these terms as part of your application.

Application Process

Collect all the information you need for the online application form prior to beginning - see below.
  • You may register up to 5 artists at your location
  • Contact your artists to get their information & photos well before the deadline
  • Fill out the online application form and provide photos by May 31; contact the Registrar if you need help
  • If accepted to the FAW, you will receive instructions on completing the registration process
  • Your house will be assigned an Art Walk job and receive a job description
  • Once accepted, the fee of $150 is due, either by eTransfer or cheque (this fee covers Art Walk expenses)
  • Complete your assigned task(s) which will occur before, during, and/or after the Art Walk
  • Have a lot of fun and success at the Frederick Art Walk!
  • Attend the Zoom wrap-up meeting and possibly receive a portion of the fee back if your house met all of its obligations and finances permit. This meeting is your venue to provide feedback and offer suggestions about the operation of the Frederick Art Walk.

Required Application Information

1. Venue Main Contact Information (person who handles all communications):

  • Contact Name (typically home owner), the house's (Art Walk venue's) street address, contact's email and telephone #
  • Preferred volunteer positions (choice of 3 - we will do our best to assign one of these). If you do have Social Media expertise, please indicate that.

2. Artist Information (for each artist participating at the venue):

  • Name of artist (as it should appear). Personal name preferred, business name acceptable.
  • Artist's Website, email address, and other social media addresses (if applicable)
  • The Medium/Art Type in one (1) word, for the brochure (eg. "Jewelry")
  • The Art Type in six (6) words or less, for the website short description (eg. "Silver and gemstone bracelets")
  • The Art Description in fifty (50) words or less, for the website long description
  • Up to five (5) photos for each artist.
    • We require at least one photo of each medium or art type in which work will be for sale
    • Photos must be named like these examples:
      First photo for artist with initials lc, who will be showing at 111 Chestnut St : 111Chestnut_lc1.jpg
      Second photo for artist hs, at 230 Lydia St : 230Lydia_hs2.jpg.
    • If artist registered using only a business name, use the initials of the business:
      Fourth photo for Peter's Paintings at 12 Krug St.: 12Krug_pp4.jpg
    • Photos must be JPEG or PNG, of suitable quality for publication (minimum 250 pixels tall)
    • The first photo for each artist must be square, and will be used as the main photo
    • You should provide new and recent photos to keep your advertisement current
    • At least one of your photos should be a close-up. In general close-up photos are more effective.
    • If photos are not received or are in the wrong format they cannot be published
    • If a photo is not useable you may be asked to submit a different one.
    • Submission of any and all photos implies permission to use them for Art Walk marketing purposes.

3. General questions to help us with the event, such as:

  1. Do you have any media contacts to help us promote and advertise the walk?
  2. Do you have any specific technical skills to help us setup and/or execute all tasks required for a successful walk?
  3. Can you provide a photo of your setup from a previous year, to help us with marketing? Please be sure to take photos of your setup this year.
  4. Will your outdoor venue be accessible for people in wheelchairs?
  5. Will you be open on just Saturday, or Saturday and Sunday this year?

You will need a valid Google account, such as a gmail address, to access the "Google Docs" Application form. If you do not have one you may temporarily use one of ours, To get the password, contact the Registrar. Then use the address and password to log in to Google.
When you are ready to Apply for the Art Walk, please click the red button to access the Application form. (Form is best viewed on a larger display device.)
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