The Coolidge Corner Arts Festival                              
June 2, 2018      11am-6pm. 

The 40th Annual Coolidge Corner Arts Festival will be held on June 2, 2018 from 11am-6pm, rain or shine. The Festival will be held in the heart of Coolidge Corner along Babcock Street between Harvard St and John St.   In addition to 70 arts and crafts booths along Babcock Street, the festival will feature food trucks, a beer and wine garden and patio dining in the adjacent parking lot. 

The Coolidge Corner Arts Festival is a high caliber art and craft fair held once a year in the Coolidge Corner neighborhood of Brookline, MA. Characterized by a mix of urban and suburban neighborhoods, Brookline is bordered by the City of Boston on three sides. The average household income is $155,000. In addition to being a wealthy residential neighborhood, Brookline is home to many colleges and universities, medical institutions and large pharmaceutical/research companies. Considered Brookline’s downtown, Coolidge Corner is a vibrant commercial district that is easily accessible via the MBTA Green Line  and bus system.  There is street parking available and several parking lots.   

70 juried exhibitors will be selected featuring exceptional work in 2-D and 3-D art, printmaking, ceramics, fiber, wearables, glass, jewelry, metal, leather, paper, photography, wood and mixed media. 

  • Only work made by the accepted artist and associates/assistants under their immediate supervision will be accepted. 
  • There is no booth sharing except for artists with collaborative work or artists who have an official business partnership. Collaborative artists and/or business partners must submit images that reflect the full range of the work.
  • Absolutely no mass produced buy-sell products and/or imports are allowed.
  • Accepted artists may only exhibit work within their juried category and the quality of work must be consistent with their juried photos. 
  • Jewelry applicants must fabricate the majority of the components used in their designs. Jewelry that is assembled, strung or linked using commercially available components, beads, and stones will not be considered.  If jewelry represents more than 15% of your work, you must apply under the Jewelry category.
  • White tents and weights required (a minimum of 40lb per leg)

    Application Process

There is a $15 non-refundable application fee.  The booth fee is $155 non-refundable. 
Applications for the 2018 festival will open on January 15, 2018 and close on March 15, 2018.  Accepted artists will be notified by April 15, 2018.  Booth fees will be due on April 22, 2018. Please note that you will need to pay the $15 application fee upon registration and prior to submitting your application.   

The application will require:

  • Up to 5 images of your work and 1 booth shot
  • A short description of your process
  • A list of other art and craft shows that you participate in
  • If you have studio assistants and how many
  • Average price range of your work
To apply, click on Register at the top right corner.  Register and pay the $15 application fee.  Then go back in to submit your application,. You need to login using the email and password you used to register in order to complete the application and upload images. You may open and/or edit your application anytime up to the closing date of March 15 by logging in. 

Payment 

The $15 application fee is due upon registering on our application site. If you are accepted you will be notified by April 15, 2018 and the non-refundable booth fee of $155 will be due on April 22, 2018 unless you inform us that you decline to participate. If booth payment is not made by April 22, 2018 the space will be given to another artist. We are now using the secure Stripe network to process credit cards.  The arts festival does not store your credit card information.  

Please visit our website for more information about the Coolidge Corner Arts Festival