information for artists

We are proud to announce that 

our June and September Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Shows 

ranked #1 and #4 respectively in Art Fair SourceBook's

Top 100 Fine Art Shows in 2019. 

 

This ranking, based on sales, is compiled each year by AFSB

from the feedback cards sent in by show artists. We'd like to

thank all of the excellent professional and student artists

who make our shows some of the best in the country!

 

Our June & September 2021 Applications are Now Open! 

We would love to see everyone in June 2021. 

As we monitor information regarding the Pandemic, please stay tuned...

There were several ways RSFAS artists connected with patrons during the September 2020 Virtual show:

  • Facebook LIVE events

  • Demos through ZOOM

  • Interviews on IGTV

  • Virtual Booth Visits through ZOOM

  • An online gallery for 'round the clock shopping!

Required Taxes & City License


All exhibiting artists are responsible for City and State taxes. PHILADELPHIA TAXES & CITY LICENSE: Here is the link to the Trade Show Vendor Return and instructions you need to fulfill your city tax obligations after the show: https://www.phila.gov/media/20181214155337/2019-trade-show-vendor-return-form-instructions-v1.pdf If you need any help, please address questions to Dana Jones at the Philadelphia Department of Revenue, at 215-686-6448 or Dana.Jones@phila.gov She has been told to expect your calls, and will happy to help! PENNSYLVANIA TAXES: You will also need to contact the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue for information about your Pennsylvania (6%) and Philadelphia (2%) sales tax responsibilities. Prior to making taxable sales, rentals or leases, one must apply for a license with the PA Department of Revenue. Registration for Sales, Use and Hotel Occupancy Tax, Public Transportation Assistance Fund Taxes and Fees and Vehicle Rental Tax can be completed by registering online using the PA Open for Business website at : www.pa100.state.pa.us or by completing a paper PA Enterprise Registration Form (PA-100).




RSFAA Code of Conduct


RITTENHOUSE SQUARE FINE ARTS ASSOCIATION CODE OF CONDUCT The Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Association is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment. We ask all Show participants to embrace our values of equity and equality and conduct themselves at this Show consistent with those values. At every Show, there is a designee as the first point of contact for any who thinks they have experienced discriminatory, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior. View a complete copy of the RSFAA Discrimination and Harassment Policy here. Thank you.




Set Up Procedure


SET UP PROCEDURE:
Prior to the show, please familiarize yourself with the new set-up times, which are
based on odd or even booth numbers. To find out if you have been assigned an even
or odd booth space number, please go to this link to access the List of Artists on our
website: https://www.rittenhousesquareart.com/list-of-artists
Below are a few rules you will need to follow:
• All artists must obtain color-coded permit, which will be attached to the park fence
surrounding the park at your booth space.
• These permits must be displayed on the dash of your vehicle at all times during
set up and tear down.
• These Yellow and Orange permit cards must be returned to the fence before you
leave at the end of the show
GROUP A - (YELLOW PERMIT) - 2:00 to 4:15 PM – Set Up window for artists
with EVEN numbered booth spaces

GROUP B - (ORANGE PERMIT) - 4:30 TO 6:30 PM - Set Up window for artists
with ODD numbered booth spaces

All artists who have not set up at their designated time can begin setting up at
6:30 PM. You can also set up Friday morning between 7:00 and 10:30 AM.

• Security will be present to ensure that participating artists are following the process
and keep things running smoothly.
• Artists are not permitted to pull up on the sidewalk at any time, unless they have a
corner space.
• Vehicles must be moved before the next group is scheduled to arrive. This will
be strictly enforced.
Failure to comply with these set up policies may result in expulsion from this event or
being barred from participation in future events. printer friendly PDF




Artist Resource Kit


Here you will find marketing tools that reflect our branding. Please consider using them as you communicate with your collectors. These branded images have been created to ensure consistency in our marketing efforts. A complete kit will be available prior to the show.




Important Information for Artists


Professional Artists: Please review all the information provided here to ensure a worry-free show. Thanks! Student Artists: Please review all the information here. Thanks!




June 2021 Show Dates & Hours


Friday June 4 , 2021 11am - 7pm Saturday June 5, 2021 11am - 7pm Sunday June 6, 2021 11am - 5pm Apply to 2021 Shows




Event Map


The professional artists line the perimeter of the park with their mobile galleries while the students fill the center of the square. Click here to download map




Presenting a Virtual Show


Of course we would love to physically see everyone in June 2021. As we monitor information regarding the Pandemic, please stay tuned... ​There were several ways RSFAS artists connected with patrons during the September 2020 Virtual show:

  • Facebook LIVE events
  • Demos on ZOOM
  • Interviews on IGTV
  • Virtual Booth Visits through ZOOM
  • Online gallery for 'round the clock shopping!
To download a Power Point Presentation with information and helpful hints to help you have a successful show, c lick here To watch the Zoom training meeting, click here To watch the "tips and trick for self video" training, click here To apply to our 2021 shows, click here





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