Welcome to a Gordonston tradition, the hosting of juried local and regional artists and artisans in the beautiful setting of Juliette Gordon Low Park in Savannah’s historic Gordonston neighborhood. In addition to fine art and crafts for sale, the art fair will also host a gently used book sale and a plant sale with all proceeds going towards the restoration of the cottage. There will also be live music, food trucks and a children’s hands-on crafts area.
Only online applications will be accepted. The registration fee is $10.00. If accepted, the booth fee is $75.00 and must be paid upon acceptance.
Application deadline is June 30th, 2023; however, artists will be informed in a timely manner whether they have been selected so that they may plan accordingly. Although the deadline is June 30th, spaces may fill up before that time. We will close/extend submissions at our discretion. We will keep artists on a waitlist in the event spaces become available.
A Hidden Gem
FoundedSavannah’s Gordonston neighborhood was founded in 1917 in honor of William Washington Gordon III, brother of Girl Scouts founder, Juliette Gordon Low. This 80-acre tract of land is said to be the highest ground in Savannah. It was inherited by W.W. Gordon III and his siblings, whose family was earlier responsible for the establishment of the Central of Georgia Railroad. Gordonston is one of Savannah’s original streetcar suburbs as it was located on the Thunderbolt streetcar line. It now contains 238 homes built primarily in the 1920’s - 1950’s.
Dedicated ParkThe six-acre Juliette Gordon Low Park was dedicated in 1926 with an endowment from its namesake. The park is fully enclosed by an iron fence whose original gates were designed and built by Juliette Gordon Low. A fund was established by her to maintain the park into perpetuity for the use of Gordonston residents and especially for its children. The park also contains a playground.
New CottageThe cottage in the park was built in 1948 by Union Camp Corporation and donated to the Girl Scouts who have been holding meetings in it for generations. Resident-sponsored, cottage rental is available by visiting www.Gordonston.com.
Be an Exhibitor
Please see details below for Exhibitor information
Each exhibitor display space will be 12’x12’. Spaces will be allocated at the discretion of the Art Fair organizers. Requests will be considered and met whenever possible. Electrical service is not available.
Acceptance is based upon the quality and originality of the work as well as on booth presentation.
To ensure a balanced and varied selection of exhibitors, we will limit the number of exhibitors accepted in any single media or genre.
- All work must be original fine art or handmade craft that is created by the exhibiting artist, limited reproductions of original work are acceptable.
- Artists must exhibit and be present with their work for the duration of the event. No dealers or agents are allowed.
- Artists may only display work that is approved by the Jury. The committee reserves the right to ask exhibitors to remove objectional items. Our festival is a family-friendly event.
- Artists are responsible for providing their own tent, tables, display racks, etc.
- Tents and displays must be secured (stakes allowed) and able to withstand strong winds and all-weather conditions – we are a rain or shine event.
- Artist booths must remain open for the duration of the event. No early teardowns
- Artist vehicles must be off the park grounds by 7:00 pm on Friday, October 13th and by 9:30 am on Saturday, October 14th and are not permitted to return until after 4:00 pm on Saturday. It is suggested that to avoid congestion, artists completely teardown their booths before bringing in vehicles for load in.
Artists will be offered a number of amenities to make their experience as enjoyable as possible
Early artist setup is required on Friday, October 13th unless otherwise approved.
Overnight security will be provided on Friday night.
Artists can drive up to their spaces for setup and teardown (or very close by).
A building is on site for an artists’ breakroom with a washroom facility.
Artists receive a complimentary continental breakfast on Saturday morning.
Please get involved
VOLUNTEERS are NEEDED throughout the planning and organizing of the event and especially during the weekend of October 13-15, 2023. We invite you to sign up for a volunteer shift (or two) to help us host this event. Several tasks are available to meet all interests, skill levels and talents, these include…
- Booth layout
- Artist check-in
- Staffing the welcome table and hospitality room (cottage)
- Festival setup and teardown
- Booth sitters
- Park clean-up
- Trash collection
See below for common questions and answers
What happens if the weather is bad?
This is a rain or shine event. Possible high winds and rain during hurricane season may lead to its cancellation/rescheduling.
How much does it cost to attend?
Admission is completely free for all guests who wish to attend the event.
Where should I park?
Plentiful parking is available on the streets surrounding the Juliette Gordon Low Park, which is located on Kentucky Ave. at #10 Edgewood Road, Savannah, Georgia 31404
I would like an exhibitors booth, what do I do?
First, you need to apply for an exhibitors booth. Only online applications will be accepted. The registration fee is $15.00. If accepted, the booth fee is $75.00 and must be paid upon acceptance. The application deadline is August 15th. To fill out an application form, please click here.