Artist Application

The inaugural Ontario Festival of the Arts will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 11 AM to 6 PM.  The Ontario Festival of the Arts brings visual and performing artists together with an audience to demonstrate that art is acccessible and brings value to everyday life.  For visual artists, the Festival will create a marketplace for functional, decorative and visual artists to display and sell their work.

All Artists MUST complete the application below to be considered to participate in the Festival.  A jury from the Ontario Museum of History & Art and the Chaffey Community Museum of Art will review each application.  The Ontario Festival of the Arts has the sole discretion to advise an artist if the work does not comply with Festival standards.  If approved, artists will be notified by a member of the Festival Committee.

The booth application fee of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) will not be collected until the artist has been accepted for participation in the Festival.  The Festival will provide a 10′ x 10′ canopy, one table and two chairs for each booth.

For more information about participating in the Ontario Festival of the Arts, please visit the Information for Artists page.  For additional questions, please contact the City of Ontario’s Community Life & Culture Agency at (909) 395-2222 or

Ontario Festival of the Arts - Artist Application

  • Artist Information

  • Category Information

    Please select a category which best represents your artwork.
  • Other Information

  • Please provide a short bio about you and the work you create and upload five (5) images of the type of items that will be sold. If possible, please include a "booth image" showing the scope and presentation of art that will be at your booth.
  • Liability Waiver

    1. If Artist’s application is accepted, Artist agrees to abide by all rules, policies, and decisions of the City of Ontario as they relate to the art that is being displayed and/or the terms of Artist’s participation in the Ontario Festival of the Arts.

    2. All images that are submitted and Art that is subsequently exhibited at the Ontario Festival of the Arts shall be Art that was created entirely by the Artist.

    3. Artist hereby authorizes the use of any and all images or depictions of Artist’s work submitted through the jury process in connection with promotional efforts related to Ontario Festival of the Arts in any and all forms of media including without limitation print advertisements, television advertisements and Internet displays. Acceptance to the Ontario Festival of the Arts does not guarantee Artist’s inclusion in any promotional materials.

    4. Artist and Artist's art and personal property are not insured by the City of Ontario. Artist is solely responsible for any injuries Artist incurs in connection with the Ontario Festival of the Arts and for any damage that is done to Artist’s Art or personal property and will obtain personal insurance, if needed.

    5. In exchange for permission to participate in Ontario Festival of the Arts, Artist agrees to indemnify, release, forever discharge and hold harmless, the City of Ontario, all sponsoring organizations, and each of their elected officials, directors, officers, employees, agents and volunteers from any responsibility, personal liability, claims, loss or damage of any kind, or expenses, including attorney’s fees, arising out of or related to Artists application to and participation in the Ontario Festival of the Arts. This includes but is not limited to special, direct, indirect incidental or consequential damages for injuries of any kind, including but not limited to loss of life or limbs, loss of personal or business income, physical damages, or any other loss whether or not foreseeable. Neither Artist, nor anyone acting on the Artist’s behalf will bring or maintain any suit in any court to assert a claim against the City of Ontario, its elected officials, directors, officers agents, employees or other person, for any claim that Artist might have arising out of Artists application to or participation in the Ontario Festival of the Arts.
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Ontario Arts & Culture, 
Ontario,  CA  91762 

(909) 395-2222