Participate

Cambridge Arts River Festival 
Saturday June 4th 2016   12 Noon to 6 PM

Puppeteers in parade at River Festival.

Vendors

Thank you for your interest in participating in the annual Cambridge Arts River Festival. Food and arts and crafts vendors are invited to apply to participate in this one-day Cambridge festival. 

The Arts Bazaar is a curated marketplace for a wide range of items both domestically made and imported from around the world that are representative of the many ethnic and cultural backgrounds found in Cambridge.  We accept vendors, who sell unique, high quality, one-of-a-kind, original and/or hand-made works.  

The World of Food is one of the most popular attractions at the festival.  It features international cuisines, healthy choices, and festival favorites. We prefer vendors who sell just a few items, arranged to be served quickly and efficiently.  

The deadline for applications is Monday, May 16th, 2016. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. You will receive a response within approximately two weeks of submission. Apply by March 31st for early bird discounts!

For questions please contact the Vendor Coordinator by e-mailing: crf_vendors@cambridgema.gov

Community Tables

At the festival site, there will be a designated area for local arts and cultural organizations, community groups, and other Cambridge-based nonprofit organizations to promote their programs and events. 

For questions please contact the Community Table Coordinator by e-mailing: crf_community_tables@cambridgema.gov

Call for Artists - People's Sculpture Racing

Participate in a ¾ mile juried race of pushed, pulled, or pedaled sculpture with a following daylong exhibition at the Cambridge Arts River Festival. The festival is an annual celebration with 150,000–200,000 festival-goers. Participants have the opportunity to join in a spectacular, well-attended event, and exhibit their work publicly on Race Day and on the PSR site. Entries are due February 26. See sculptureracing.org for detailed rules and updates.

Performers

There is no application to perform at the Cambridge Arts River Festival.  Our stages are programmed through and by community partners.  However, if you would like to be considered for a stage performance at the event please send an Electronic Press Kit to Julie Barry, Director of Community Arts/ Festival Producer and she will forward your information to the appropriate stage partner.