Art on the Square 2019: Artist Information
Merchants Square offers many options for lunch for the day of Art on the Square. We encourage you to call ahead and pre order your lunch as lines at these restaurants can be long and take you away from your booth for an extended period of time.
If you would like to Pre- Order lunch from Williamsburg Concessions and Catering, please do so on Zapplication by April 1.
Available in Merchants Square
Retro's Good Eats (1 street over from Merchants Square on Prince George Street)
435 Prince George Street Williamsburg, VA 23185
Aromas Coffeehouse Bakeshop & Café (Next to Retro's Good Eats)
431 Prince George Street Williamsburg. Va 23185
The Cheese Shop
410 W Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg, VA 23185
Available on the Day of the April 28, 2019
Two Drummers Offbeat Eats
The Two Drummers Offbeat Eats will be on North Boundary Street. Their Menu will be available on the day of and included in the Artist Packet.
Available for Pre-Order (Please Order by April 1, 2019)
Williamsburg Concessions & Catering
Boxed lunch selections:
-Zesty Veggie Wrap (Vegetarian Option)
-Zesty Veggie Wrap (Vegan Option)
-Turkey & Swiss on Multigrain
-Chicken Caesar Wrap
-Roast Beef & Gouda on Hearty White
Each Boxed lunch includes bottled water, chips and a cookie.
For those of you seeking accommodations for the weekend of Art on the Square, we have partnered with the Woodlands Hotels and Suites. The hotel offers a complimentary continental breakfast.
105 Visitor Center Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Check-In is at 4:00PM
Check-Out is at 11:00AM
Please call between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm, Monday-Friday and mention that you will be booking under the Art on the Square Room Block. Reservations should be made by March 26th.
We have reserved rooms for Friday, April 26, Saturday, April 27, and Sunday April 28 at $79.00 per night.
Please book your room before March 26, 2019!
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Beth Richard.
Day of the Show
Registration & Hospitality Table
Registration will open at 7:30am on Sunday morning. Enclosed in your registration packet you will find: your Booth Placard, your show Name Tag(s), a parking pass, an ART ON THE SQUARE program, an Artist Survey and a Virginia Temporary Sales Tax form. We ask that at the end of the day you return your Name Tags (so we can recycle them) and the completed Artist Survey to the JWCW Registration Tent. Your feedback in the past has helped us improve the quality of our show.
A hospitality table with breakfast foods, coffee and drinks will also be available for exhibitors located at the JWCW Registration Tent. Cold drinks are available for exhibitors during the day (as supplies last).
Set up will begin at 7am on Sunday morning. Booth numbers are marked on the pavement, and assistance will be available to locate individual spaces. Your booth number is indicated on your booth placard. Please place your booth placard on your tent so that it’s visible to show patrons. Set up should be completed by 10:00 a.m. In case of inclement weather, the show will go on, but registration and setup will be extended to 11:00a.m. Please be reminded that booths are marked and are 10’ X 10’. Do not infringe on your neighbor’s space.
DO NOT lean any items against buildings or planters.
DO NOT store any items in the planters.
DO NOT tie ropes or drive nails into anything.
DO NOT tape signs onto trash bins or planters.
DO NOT use the space in between booths or sidewalks to store items.
(These are walkways, not storage spaces. Please store all items in your booth.
Judging will begin at 11:00 a.m. Awards will be presented after 1:30 p.m., in order for the winners to receive recognition during the show.
Judging will occur in the following areas:
Ceramics - 1st Prize $125;
Jewelry - 1st Prize $125;
Painting/Drawing - 1st Prize $125;
Additional 2-Dimensional -1st Prize $125;
3-Dimensional/Sculpture - 1st Prize $125;
Photography - 1st Prize $125.
For artists that preordered lunch, your lunch will be delivered by a member of the Junior Woman’s Club. If you are unsure if you preordered lunch, look on the outside of your Registration Packet. Any lunches you preordered, as well as your menu selections, will be printed underneath your name on your packet. Also, we have your name and lunch order on record.
If you will need to purchase lunch during the show please call in your order so you are not taken away from your booth for an extended period of time.
Location of ATM Machines
There is one ATM machine located near Merchants Square. It’s located inside the Barnes & Noble Bookstore on the first floor. The Bookstore opens at 9a.m. on Sunday. There is also an ATM machine located on the southeast corner of Duke of Gloucester Street & Henry Street, outside the same building as the Colonial Williamsburg Ticket Office.
Public restrooms are located on the southeast corner of Duke of Gloucester Street & Henry Street, in the same building as the Colonial Williamsburg Ticket Office. There will be Junior Woman’s Club members walking around throughout the show. For artists that are working the show alone and in need of a bathroom break, please find a Junior woman. She may sit at your booth while you’re away, but for no more than 15 minutes. We’re happy to help you!
A parking pass will be included in your registration packet. Please be sure to display it on the dashboard of your vehicle at all times. Parking is not allowed on Henry Street. All vehicles must be moved to the permanent parking area after unloading (see map). Access to this lot is gained through Grigsby Drive. From the site of the show on Duke of Gloucester and North Boundary, follow South Boundary past Berrett’s Restaurant and turn right onto Grigsby. This is a one way road that circles the Plant facility and leads directly into the large parking lot at the bottom of the hill. Look for signs directing you to the lot.
Each year we work with the Virginia Gazette to provide a map of the show for the community and show attendees which will be included as an insert in the paper. It will also be handed out on the day of the show.
Leading up to the event, we’ll be promoting the show on social media and would appreciate if you helped spread the word by following us on social media and sharing posts. If you would like to share your artwork or photos from previous years, use the hashtag, #AOTS19 on Instagram and Twitter.