Call for Artists for 3rd Annual Tyler Arts Festival

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Artist registration is now open for the 2024 Tyler Arts Festival hosted by The City of Tyler Main Street Department and Tyler Art Lift! The third annual festival is taking place Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Downtown Square.

Artists who create and make their own art are encouraged to apply!  Qualifying artists are those who sell original paintings, sculptures, photography, textiles, mixed media, and more. No resellers and no mass-produced, unsigned works are allowed.

“The Tyler Art Festival is a wonderful opportunity for artists to advertise their work, generate revenue, and take part in a community event designed to celebrate and support the local art community that is blossoming in Tyler,” said Downtown Specialist Lindsey Froneberger.

Artist booths are 10 ft by 10 ft and vary in price, ranging from $40 to $80 each. There is also an opportunity to select your space on the Square for an additional $10. Participants are responsible for their own setup on the day of the event.

Additional rules are as follows:

  • Artists must be present during the show.
  • All work presented must be of the artist exhibiting.
  • No booth sharing.
  • Collaborating artists must explain their process in the application.
  • Performers retail all revenue from the sale of their work. Artists are responsible for collecting and paying all taxes.
  • No refunds; the event is rain or shine.

The 2024 Tyler Art Festival is hosted by the City of Tyler’s Main Street Department and Tyler Art Lift, a non-profit organization that supports local artists. The event will feature artist booths, a scavenger hunt, live music, live painting, a community canvas and more!

Tyler Art Festival is a free community event designed to increase local artists’ visibility and attract people to Downtown Tyler. For more information, visit the 3rd Annual Downtown Tyler Facebook event or contact the Main Street staff at or (903) 593-6905.

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