Snake Alley Art Fair

Burlington's Favorite Father's Day Tradition

Sunday, June 16, 2024 // 9am-4pm


Snake Alley Art Fair is a daylong celebration of creativity and community, centering on a love for the visual arts. Growing from a start more than 50 years ago as a small gathering of local artists who set up for the day along historic Snake Alley, "The Crookedest Street in the World!"

Now an annual event, SAAF encompasses much to see and buy from Midwest artists. Everything at the Snake Alley Art fair is handmade and original. Meet the artist and learn about what inspires them and how they create their art. Each piece is made with love and care. SAAF offers a one of a kind experience to see and purchase original works of fine art directly from the artists who create them!

This family event also entails art-making activities for children, live music, and the best food vendors.

The Fair is organized by Art Center of Burlington, a local non-profit organization with a mission to use the power of art to awaken the creative nature that is in every person, to connect us socially and to contribute to the vibrancy of Burlington.

2024 Applications Now Open

Call for Artists: Snake Alley Art Fair 2024 in Burlington, IA

Show Date: Sunday, June 16, 2024
Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2024
Apply Today, and/or Spread the Word!

We are looking for artisans who create original art: paintings, drawings, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry, sculptures, pottery, photography and more!

Important Dates

  • January 12, 2024 - Date artists may begin submitting applications on ZAPP
  • March 15, 2024 - Application deadline
  • March 22, 2024 - Date by which artists will be notified if they have been accepted
  • April 12, 2024 - Deadline for artists to accept or decline invitation to participate and booth fee due
  • May 1, 2024 - Full refund request deadline

Emerging Artists

The 2024 Emerging Artist application for Snake Alley Art Fair is now open!

This opportunity is geared towards individuals who have great potential in their artistic practice but have not yet received major recognition for their work. Artists may be any age, but we specifically invite those artists with little to no exhibition experience. Art Center of Burlington encourages students and young artists to apply.

Due to an overwhelming response last year, we are only accepting 15 booths in 2024. Because of this, we are asking each artist to also email us 3 images of their work to be juried in addition to the application form. Please fill out the application form here.

Food Vendors Needed

Email the completed form to You will be notified of acceptance within 7 days of receiving your application. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL pay by 1/31/24: $75 for 10'x12'. Bigger than 10'x12' is $100. Fee goes up to $100 and $125 beginning 2/1/24. Payment is due at time of acceptance. You keep 100% of what you make during SAAF.

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Tues - Thurs: 10am - 6pm
Friday/Saturday: 10am - 4pm

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