February 8—Artist applications will be available on the Zapp website: www.ZAPPlication.org.

June 4—Artist application deadline

July 16—Notification to Artists of Status: Invited, Not Invited or Wait Listed. Artists will be notified by email through the ZAPP system before midnight on July 16.

August 3—The deadline is August 3 for receipt of booth fees, temporary vendor’s occupational license fee (if applicable), and Release Statement. Louisiana artists are exempt from this provision by state law. A Release Statement is required to be signed by the Artist [and Collaborating Artist] and returned to the festival. An artist will not be allowed to set up unless the signed Release Statement has been returned. A late fee of $25 will be required for booth fees postmarked after August 3. Anyone who has not paid their booth fee by August 17 will forfeit their booth space in the festival.

September 1—Cancellation deadline. All cancellations must be submitted to the festival in writing. No refunds will be made for cancellations requested after September 1, for any reason. A $50 administrative fee will be charged for cancellations requested on or before September 1 and refunds will be made within 30 days of receipt of written cancellation notice.

3–6 p.m.—Artist Registration in Festival Headquarters located inside the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire Street. Artists must register before beginning set-up. A photo ID must be presented at check-in by Artists [and Collaborating Artists].

4:30–8 p.m.—Set-up (after artist has registered).

6–8 a.m.—Artist registration continues in Festival Headquarters. A photo ID must be presented upon check-in.

6–8 a.m.—Set-up continues. All vehicles must be out of the exhibit area by 8 a.m. on Saturday and booths must be completely set-up and staffed by 9 a.m. on Saturday when judging begins.

9 a.m.—Judging of festival artists begins promptly at 9 a.m. and continues throughout the day on Saturday.

10 a.m.–5 p.m.—Festival open to Public

6-9p.m. - Artist Party/Cash awards and ribbons will be presented to winning artists. This will be open to the public and will be held at the Covington Trailhead.

10 a.m.–5 p.m.—Festival open to Public

3:15 p.m.—Student Art Awards presented at Center for Performing Arts, 201 Columbia St.

5–7 p.m.—Dismantling. Absolutely NO PACKING before 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Hospitality will be available to exhibiting artists on Saturday and Sunday during festival hours. Complimentary refreshments will include coffee, bottled water and light snacks.