Here at Sugarloaf, we recognize that not all artists fall into a single category, which is why we invite artists of miscellaneous disciplines — from paper-making and bookbinding to the craft of making musical instruments — to apply to sell their hand-crafted goods at one of our juried art and craft festivals. Sugarloaf hosts 11 annual festivals in the Mid-Atlantic region, including art and craft shows in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Regardless of background or philosophy, we encourage even the most nontraditional hand-makers to join the Sugarloaf Craft Festivals family.
Some examples of miscellaneous exhibits we host at Sugarloaf include antler craft, basket-making, birdhouses, instrument-making, bookbinding, potpourri, soaps and handmade mixed media creations. If you’ve made it and it’s a one-of-a-kind, Sugarloaf’s discerning jury is happy to review it for acceptance to one of our 11 annual shows. No matter how zany, offbeat or nontraditional, there’s an audience at Sugarloaf eagerly waiting to celebrate and purchase your unique goods. Over 10,000 visitors attend each one of our events, and they expect the fine-quality artistry we’ve incubated since 1975.
What makes Sugarloaf different? Sugarloaf is chiefly a maker-focused craft festival. We encourage a vibrant, creativity-centric community of artisans who feel like they’re part of a family. Additionally, Sugarloaf Craft Festivals are some of the most discerning craft shows in the Mid-Atlantic, so your original artwork is guaranteed to be in good company. If you’re ready to apply to sell your miscellaneous art and crafts with us, fill out our application form online or via mail and we’ll submit it to the jury. We’re always available to answer any questions you may have about the submission, review and exhibition process.