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Tapestry Arts Festival 2003

Festival hours

Labor Day weekend, August 30, August 31, September 1

Saturday, Sunday & Monday

10.00 A.M. to 6.00 P.M. daily

Creativity Zone

The Creativity Zone is an innovative and exciting place for kids and their families. When kids cross the gateway into the Zone, they will find lots of free things to do and make with the help of trained artists. Young visitors can paint puppets, dance the samba or even join the circus!

By purchasing an exhibit space in close proximity to these activities, you can sell your product or service to a large family audience. For that reason, your product must be appropriate for the festival’s family audience.

All spaces are assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Commercial Fees

 (must be included with your completed application)

Single exhibit space             $320

Corner exhibit space            $350

Application fee                     $15

Nonprofit Way 

Tapestry is a nonprofit organization and we realize the value of getting your group noticed. That is why we dedicate a strip of our busy festival sidewalks to fellow nonprofits. The space fees are affordable and there are many things that you can do with your spot. Sell a product! Distribute information! Sign up new members! We even supply you with a table and two chairs at no additional cost.

The prime location on Almaden Boulevard will help you get your message out. The only requirements are that your organization is a nonprofit 501(c) and that you cover your table. Please note that direct fund-raising activities (i.e. drawings, raffles, etc.) are not allowed.

Nonprofit Fees (must be included with your completed application)

Single exhibit space             $100

Corner exhibit space            $150

Exhibit spaces

Each exhibit space is 10´ x 10´. Originality and creativity are encouraged in your display. No bare tables will be allowed. Since the festival takes place outdoors, we cannot be responsible for weather conditions or space assignments in sun or shade.

You are responsible for staffing, assembling and dismantling your own booth (unless renting through Tapestry) as well as providing all booth equipment and supplies. Any construction material, other than rigid framing, and all sprays and paints must bear the State Fire Marshal’s Seal of Approval. The festival will open to exhibitors at 7:00 A.M. on Saturday Sept 1. Exhibit spaces must be set up by 9:00 A.M. and staffed all three days from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Move out is subject to police approval at the close of the festival at 6:00 P.M on Monday.

All exhibits must be appropriate for families. We reserve the right to remove any item or exhibitor that does not comply with festival policies.

General information

•       Applications must be postmarked by June 2, 2003

•       All activities and/or products must be pre-approved by Tapestry before the event.

All sellers must have a valid sales permit, collect taxes and be responsible for all their sales and collections. Sales permits can be obtained from the State Board of Equalization at (408) 277-1231. Sales tax in San José is currently 8.25 %.

Food items for sale or free distribution must be pre-approved and prepackaged. In accordance with festival policy, helium and mylar balloons are prohibited as are stickers of any kind (including bumper stickers). If weather, acts of God or other reasons beyond the control of Tapestry cause the event to be cancelled, participant fees will not be returned and Tapestry will not be held liable to exhibitors for failure of the event to take place.

Written cancellations and requests for space fee refunds must reach Tapestry by July 19, 2003.

Rental costs


advance order

(per unit)

on-site order

(per unit)


$ 1.50

$ 2

8’ table

$ 12

$ 15

10’ x 10’ canopy

$ 125

$ 150

10’ x 20’ canopy

$ 195

$ 225

20’ x 20’ canopy

$ 335


Booth (regular)

$ 110


Booth (food)

$ 125


You must provide your own booths, canopies, tables, chairs, etc. or rent equipment through Tapestry. A limited number of canopies as well as additional tables and chairs will be available for rental at the festival site on Saturday, Aug 30th from 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. These on-site rentals will be on a cash-only basis.

2003 specialty application form

company:     contact:  
city:   state: zip:  
phone:   (alt):    
fax:   email:    
CA sales permit:        
vehicle type & size:        


I am applying for Creativity Zone


Equipment rental



I am applying for
Nonprofit Way

written booth description


chair (qty ___ @ $ 1.50 ea.) =


written booth description

$15 application fee


table (qty ___ @ $12.00 ea.) =



$100 space rental fee

$320 space rental fee


10´ x 10´ canopy ($125.00 ea.) =



proof of 501(c)3 status

$350 corner space


10´ x 20´ canopy ($195.00 ea.) =



$150 corner space

        (if available)


20´ x 20´ canopy ($225.00 ea.) =



        (if available)



booth ($110 ea.) =





food booth ($125 ea.) =



Please describe your proposed activities, exhibits and/or items for sale or for free distribution that will be displayed in your booth area.





Sale or give-away of helium and mylar balloons and/or stickers of any kind (including bumper stickers), is prohibited.

Total amount sent with application: $  
Payment Method Check  Visa   Mastercard
Card #   Exp. Date:  

Yes, Tapestry may provide my name, address and phone number to other arts organizations, promoters, public and private sector agencies, and other arts-related or community organizations and private parties.

I understand that Tapestry’s acceptance of payment does not ensure acceptance of this application. This agreement is not binding until Tapestry has confirmed acceptance in writing. Further, Tapestry makes no promises or guarantees regarding anticipated or actual sales. Festival participants agree to indemnify and hold harmless Tapestry Arts San Jose, Inc., Tapestry Arts Festival, the organization’s and event’s officers, agents and employees, the City of San Jose and any private property owners within the festival territory from any and all claims, causes of action, suits, damages, injury and loss to persons or goods arising out of or in any way connected to the renting of space.