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Why is the Miners Foundry Important to You?

Share Your Story and Win a Year-Round Pass for Two!

In the video below, local artists, non-profit organizations, business owners, government officials, and community members share “Why the Miners Foundry is important to them!”  Now it’s your chance to share your story!  Share why the Miners Foundry is important to you on our Facebook or Instagram either in a post or video and be entered to win a year-round pass for two to every event presented by the Foundry!  Wow!  That’s right, enjoy rock concerts, theater productions, dance performances and more, for an entire year!  Deadline to submit is May 29th.  Don’t forget to use the hashtag #minersfoundry in your post.

Artisans Festival ~ Call to Artists

Vendor Application

Event Dates:  November 28 & 29, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Application Deadline:  June 20, 2014
Accept / Non Accept letters will be sent no later than July 15, 2014
Booth fee due upon acceptance and no later than August 31, 2014

About Us

Nevada City Winter 2Nevada City is among the most interesting of the California Gold Rush towns, attracting visitors from far and wide, especially during the holiday season.  Nevada County, of which Nevada City is the county seat, boasts a population of almost 100,00 people and is well known in Northern California as a destination for art, music, and various cultural events.  The entire downtown district is a national historic landmark where guests enjoy quality restaurants, comfortable lodgings and a variety of fine shops, boutiques, galleries, and museums, all flavored with old-fashioned Nevada City hospitality.

Visit the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce to see for yourself.

Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

Miners Foundry Cultural Center is a lively downtown community hub serving Nevada County as a site for concerts, conferences, weddings, festivals, and many other public and private events.  The Foundry is a non-profit trust, Artisans Festival is one of its biggest fundraisers of the year.

The Artisans Festival is celebrating its 40th Anniversary, and is known as a local gem providing the community with a post-Thanksgiving event to enjoy with their family and friends, and giving artists a place to market their work to holiday motivated buyers.

Vendor Features

Features of this show include an historic, intimate holiday atmosphere, electricity to each booth, live background entertainment, cafe style food and drink, art installations, and complementary performance artisans, and optional central MasterCard/Visa service.  This is a small but select show with about 30 artists.  The artist’s presence is required both days, no reps!


Artisans Call to ArtistsEligible media includes:  painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood, fiber, stone, clay, metals, leather, etc.  Not eligible:  foot items, t-shirts, “country” crafts, taped music, imported goods, embellished purchased clothing, buy-and-sell, items made from kits or commercial molds.  Reproductions are allowed but must be labeled as such in your display.

We do not accept any forms of commercially produced or manufactured goods.

This is a juried show for all applicants.  Jurying is all-at-once.  Jury consists of working artists who are not participating in the event.

Jewelers, please note:  We receive more applications in jewelry than any other category, by far.  We jury for variety as well as quality:  accepted jewelers represent about 20% of the festival’s participants.

Submission Requirements

Submit 3 photos of your work and 1 photo of your display space.  Photos must be in jpg or tif format and a minimum of 300 dpi at 6″.  Please, no images with watermarks or time/date stamps.

Display Requirements

Booth sizes are 8W x 9D feet or 11W x 6D.  The number of 11×6 spaces is limited to 8.  This year’s show has the ability to include a handful of artists with smaller than 8×9 booths.  Indicate your choice on the application.  You will be informed before the show which size you will be given.  All efforts will be made to accommodate artist choice.

A professional looking display is required.  Displays should be tidy, level, and attractive to the eye.

Booth Fee

$300.00 due upon acceptance.  We do not offer double booths.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued.


Please email Laura Gerhart, Event Producer with your questions, [email protected]






Miners Foundry Manifesto

We believe history is important AND cool!

We believe you cannot forge a positive, bright future without paying homage and respect to the past.

We believe cultural centers make for smarter kids, happier adults, and stronger economic and social communities.

We believe cultural centers are more than performance venues; they are where life happens.

We believe that art, music, theater, and dance matter.

We believe that supporting other non-profits in our community is not only the right thing to do, but THE thing to do.

We believe that your wedding should one of the happiest days of your life.

We believe that there is magic between our Stone Walls.

We believe a sense of place is essential to everyone

We believe we are in honorable competition with our ancestors to preserve and keep this great building intact to hand it down to the next generation.

Click here to help preserve and protect this great building!