Artists, Thank you for your Interest in Ballyhoo!

Juried Fine Arts
$3,000 in Awards!

Ballyhoo is an event of the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance, whose mission is the development and promotion of the arts on Alabama’s Gulf Coast.


LOCATION – Gulf State Park 20115 State Park Road, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Please keep your application, checks, and images together in One Submission. 

  • Online submissions must be 100% online (online application, uploaded images and online payment)
  • Mail-in submissions must be 100% mailed in (printed application, printed images and check. CDs and flash drives are accepted)
    *Jury Fee of $25.00 must be with your application or the application will be marked as incomplete.

    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 4062,
    Gulf Shores, AL 36547

  • Booth Fees are nonrefundable two weeks (14 days) before the festival.

For additional information, email

Artists Applications:  



  • Festival Dates & Times:
    – March 5 – 6, 2022
    – Saturday • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    – Sunday • 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm
  • Setup (artists booths): Friday, March 4, 2022, 9am – 8pm
  • Deadline to Apply: Dec 31, 2021
  • Event Location: Gulf State Park 20115 State Park Road, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
  • Acceptance Notification: Beginning January 14, 2022 (sent via email)

Booth Space: 12′ x 12′; Tent Size 1O’ x 1O’
Festival Fees:

  • Single Booth Fee: $175.00
  • Double Booth Fee: $325.00
  • Jury Fee: $25.00 (non-refundable)
  • Late fee, after December 31, 2021: $55.00 (non-refundable)
    Includes Jury Fee of $25.00


Artists must have a Baldwin County Business License and will conduct their own salesEach artist will receive a tax package at check-in and turn in City taxes to GCAA at the end of the festival day. *Please obtain the county license by January 31.
• The Baldwin County contact: Crystal Rice, 25-943-5061

We Love Our Artists!

As a thank you to our participating artists, there will be a refreshment tent located in the Artists Hospitality Tent.
Breakfast will be served, first come first served. Water will be provided all day free of charge.

1. Setup will be from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on the FRIDAY, before the festival. Your art can remain packed In boxes inside your tent or it can be set up as it would be for display.
Ballyhoo will provide a uniformed security guard for the Festival site overnight from 8:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m both Friday and Saturday.

2. We Do Not allow large storage containers in back of the tents. However, your vehicles will be close by for additional storage.

3. ALL TENTS MUST BE WEIGHTED DOWN TO ALLOW FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF WIND. The island can get very windy, we are just across the street from the beach.
*It is not the responsibility of the Ballyhoo Festival or volunteers to provide tent weights or weather proof your booth. Please come prepared.

4. The Festival will begin at 9:00 a.m. and judging will begin at 10:00 a.m.

5. Ballyhoo Festival will be over at 5:00 p.m on Sunday. Artists are required to stay until the show closes. Early breakdown will eliminate any future acceptance to the festival.

6. ALL VEHICLES MUST BE OFF THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS AND IN THE DESIGNATED PARKING AREA BY 8:30AM SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. This is for your safety and the safety of our patrons. Not following this rule will automatically result in dismissal from the festival by Park Rangers and no refunds will be given.

7. The Golden Rule – Be Nice! We can solve anything together. Ballyhoo Festival is run by volunteers from the Gulf Shores Community and is a non-profit event of the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance (GCAA). We value our volunteers and artists!

If accepted, you will receive an email with more information.

For additional information, email