The general eligibility requirement for Visual Arts categories
is that the artist must reside, work, or belong to an art association
in Essex County. Artisans' Marketplace and Film Festival do not have this requirement. Student and Youth Art Exhibits require that students reside in Marblehead or attend school in Marblehead. Detailed information is posted for each category.
Each work must be accompanied by a completed Entry Form which is
available online. Exhibitors also may receive Entry Forms by postal
mail by contacting the Festival via email, telephone, or U.S. mail.
Visual Arts includes Crafts, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Senior Art, Student Art, and Youth Arts.
The Essex County requirement
does not apply to Artisans' Marketplace. The Festival invites artisans
from all locales to submit an application to participate in Artisans'
Plein air painters
Adult and Student: Essays, Poetry, and Fiction
$3,000 scholarship for a high school senior pursuing a career in art.
$500 scholarships for students in Grades 7–11.
Call for Entries!
Each year the Festival adopts a new logo.