Arts Alive 2024 is an innovative art festival, where music, visual art, culinary art and theater mix it up for an unforgettable experience. All set in the historic coastal community of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Dozens of artists will show work and/or demonstrate technique and share their creative process with customers at locations across The Depot Arts District.
Including the newly installed grounds & facilities in front of THE DEPOT and Community Hall on Blaize Avenue. The Arts, Hancock County's gallery will also be open, during the festival. Please note that the festival does not include access to the Depot building.
#ArtsAliveBSL Refund/ Cancellation Policy:
In the event of circumstances beyond the control of The Arts, Hancock County (War, natural disaster, threatening weather, public health emergency or other acts of God) which force the cancellation of #ArtsAliveBSL, the following refund policy will be in effect.
If The Arts, Hancock County is forced to cancel #ArtsAliveBSL, artists will receive a 50% refund of registration fee.
If an artists cancels for any reason, the following refund policies apply:
· An artist cancellation by March 13, 2024 will receive a 50% refund.
· An artist cancellation after March 13, 2024, will not receive a refund.
This is a rain or shine event. If the possibility of rain is predicted 48 hours prior to the start of the festival, the board of The Arts, Hancock County will make a determination about relocation of festival activities indoors.
Artists are responsible for providing their own set-up, including tents, displays, tables, and chairs
Thank you for participating in the 2024 Arts Alive BSL Artist Festival. The following is important information regarding your role in the Arts Alive festival.
1. Artist check-in is in the Community Hall meeting rooms (west end of Hall by parking lot). Check-in is from 7:30am until 9:45am on the day of the festival. At this time, you will also pick up your Welcome Packet, which will include information about the location and set up of your booth.
2. Artist booths will be located in the park at the east end of the Community Hall and in the park in front of the Depot.
3. Booth set-up time is immediately following check-in (7:30am-9:45am). Booths must be ready to open to the public at 10:00am. The festival hours are 10:00-5:00pm. Artists are not to begin teardown until the end of the Festival at 5:pm.
4. Parking in The Depot Arts District is limited. It is recommended that artists unload their vehicles near their assigned booth space. After you unload, please park in the lot at the corner of Sycamore Street and Blaize Avenue.
5. Artists are responsible for all sales and transactions. Artists are to bring their own money, cash box, change, credit card reader, receipt book, and anything else needed to process customer transactions.
6. Artists are responsible for collecting 7% Mississippi Sales tax on all customer purchases. Completed Sales Tax forms and a check/cash for collected taxes must be in a the Check-in Room in the Community Hall no later than 6:00pm. The Arts, Hancock County is responsible for submitting all sales tax to the Mississippi Department of Revenue.
7. All artist tents must be adequately secured against high winds. Serious damage and injury have occurred from unsecured tents in previous years. The Arts, Hancock County reserves the right to have a tent taken down if it isn't properly secured.
8. Artists are responsible for their own signage, bags, and packing materials.
9. This is a rain or shine event. If the possibility of rain is predicted 48 hours prior to the start of the festival, the board of The Arts, Hancock County will decide about moving the festival activities indoors.
To register for this event, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO be a member of The Arts, Hancock County; HOWEVER, there is a discount for members. We encourage you to visit https://hancockarts.org/join-us, for up to date information about all we do and opportunities.