show information for professional artists


We are proud that in addition to our ranking of

#1 show in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, our June and September shows  were also ranked #1 and #4 respectively in Art Fair SourceBook's Top 100 Fine Art Shows

for 2019. 


These rankings, based on sales, are compiled each year 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.

Read the FAQ below to learn more about our shows and get answers to your questions.

Important: Note that set up proceeders have changed for
September 2021 
Professional Artists. See Below

Required Taxes & City License

All exhibiting artists are responsible for City and State taxes. BUSINESS TAX RETURN FOR TRADE SHOW VENDORS Please be aware this is NOT your state of Pennsylvania sales and use tax filing, but is a separate return required by the City of Philadelphia and must be filed out within 30 days of the show. Here is the link to the Trade Show Vendor Return and instructions you need to fulfill your city tax obligations after the show. If you have questions or need assistance, contact: Rijing (Jenny) Chen, CPA, Revenue Examiner Supervisor City of Philadelphia - Department of Revenue PENNSYLVANIA SALES 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 : 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.

Sept 2021 Set Up Procedure for Professional Artists

September 2021 Set Up Procedure Space Assignments: Please go to the list of artists pages to locate your space number.

Set Up Procedure: Set up and teardown procedures will be different for this show. Several restaurants around the Square have structures in the street to accommodate outdoor dining. This has reduced the lanes of traffic on 18th Street to one lane, as well as affected traffic flow around the park. You should have received an email on September 1, with a chart and a map showing set up times and the location where and when you are required to park to unload your vehicle.

Artists in spaces on 18th Street and across from the Rittenhouse Hotel on West Rittenhouse: Arrive at your scheduled time

  • Park in your assigned location. These will be color coded unloading zones and will be clearly marked (see map).
  • You will have one hour and 45 minutes to unload and dolly your display and work to your space.
  • You will be required to move your vehicle before the next group of artists arrives.
  • Important: Artists assigned to these spaces must set up on Thursday. You will not be permitted to unload and set up on Friday morning.

All other artists must arrive at their designated set up time, or wait to begin set up at 6:30 pm Thursday, or Friday morning.

  • You will be required to move your vehicle before the next group of artists arrive. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Members of our Board of Directors and Staff will be on site to help coordinate our efforts. In addition, we will have our security team, a uniformed police officer, and a team of volunteers in place. Patience and cooperation will be key to a smooth set up.

If you have any questions about this email or anything else, feel free to contact us at

Artist Resource Kit

Here you will find marketing tools that reflect our branding. These branded images have been created to ensure consistency in our marketing efforts. Please use them as you communicate with your collectors.

Your Sept 2021 Show Information Packet

We are doing our part to lessen paper usage and trash by providing the Artist Information Packet online this year. CLICK HERE for the full Artist Information Packet PDF. If you need a printed copy we will have a few copies available at the information tent. Reading and following the rules outlined in the packet will ensure a smooth show for everyone. Thank you!

June and September 2022 Show Dates & Hours

RSFAS June: Friday, June 3, 2022 11am - 6pm Saturday, June 4, 2022 11am - 6pm Sunday, June 5, 2022 11am - 5pm RSFAS September: Friday September 16, 2022 11am - 6pm Saturday, September 17, 2022 11am - 6pm Sunday, September 18, 2022 11am - 5pm

Event Map

The professional artists line the perimeter of the park with their mobile galleries. Click here to download map

Facebook Live & IGTV Training

If you are participationg in these additional ways to connect with your art buyers, here are links to the mandatory training videos and a downloable powerpoint presentation that is covered in the video. Facebook Live Demo & IGTV Interview Training Videos are from our June 2021 Virtual Edition Show, but continue to be relevant for any artist doing an FB Demo or IGTV Interview. VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 The info on these two videos is the same. Different questions are addressed at the end of each video. POWERPOINT download and print. RSFAS Artist Resource YouTube Channel check out all the offerings. RSFAS Instagram Page to review prior RSFAS Live Events. Tips & Tricks for Creating a Compelling Video Presentation Audio, Lighting, Eye Contact, PRACTICE!

Hotels & Parking

HOTELS If the board has worked out any special rates, these will be emailed to you directly. PARKING Parkwhiz Best Parking meterUP If you want to utilize metered parking. Download the app prior to arrival. Please Remember! This is a big city. If you have a large van, trailer or RV, you may have some difficulty finding a lot. They are out there, but after you find one, you may have to walk several blocks back to the Square.