How it works

Applications are now open for the third annual ARTCHO!

It will be a great day of meeting your patrons and making new friends in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

Event day and time: Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 10:30 am-5:30 pm.

Our festival will be heavily promoted through our donor recipient, social media, your social media, local media outlets, our host, the IX Park, and ARTCHO's wide contacts. We are sure to have good attendance and traffic, rain or shine.

At ARTCHO 2019, we will have space for 55 artists, with outdoor exhibit space. There is no application fee, and the booth fee is $95, or $10 for full-time students.

Deadline: Please complete the application below and submit it to us no later than September 15, 2019.

Some Details:

In order to assure high standards of presentation, the following rules and
procedures have been established:

  • All work must be original.

  • Works on paper must be matted.

  • Artists must be present and remain with their booth until close of event-5:30pm.

Each 10’ x 10’ space may be set up as you wish. Artists supply their own display space (table, tent, etc.) to create their booth.

We will provide you with speedy wi-fi, small shared refrigerator, bathrooms, helpers for unloading your car, and booth sitters to relieve you for breaks, teaching a workshop, or if you need to run and get something.

Setup begins at 8:00 am, and should finish 1/2 hour before the show opens, 10:30 am.

You will be able to pull your car right up to load and unload easily. Parking is provided at the venue.

ARTCHO takes no commission on your art sales. This year in honor of our partner, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville, we are asking artists either to donate an up-cycled piece of furniture or one small artwork to our charity auction. Details will follow with your acceptance package.

After submitting your application, please send 3 clear high quality digital photos of original works that you will actually be selling to Send as attachments only, not shared files. . You must correctly format each image by re-naming each image in this format: lastname_firstname_title.jpg. We can't consider you without these.

We will notify all entrants of our decision within a few days of receiving your application and images. We will follow up with payment details, more information about art donations, and our artist gathering which is held the week before the event.

Once selected, the $95 booth fee is due no later than October 1, 2019 to guarantee your spot and receive your welcome packet. Late fee of $25 will be charged for late payment.

Students: Booth fee is $10 for each full-time student who is selling their art. Elementary, middle and high school students who represent their school must have an adult registered with you and present throughout the festival, and you must be open for business for the entire event.

Please email if you have any questions.



When you have received a confirmation email from ARTCHO, please follow the link below to pay by card and secure your spot. To pay by cash or check, please follow the instructions in the confirmation email.