About the Festival

The “Salida Arts Fair” is one of the premier arts destinations in Colorado. Salida was rated #30 in John Villani’s book “The 100 best art towns in America”. The festival is located on, and visible from one of the major east/west highways in the state. Over 15,000 cars a day drive right by the show site. It is also located adjacent to the Salida Aquatic Center, a natural hot springs swimming pool, a major draw in the Salida area.

The Arts Fair is run by and for artists. Jerry Scavezze has done (and is still actively doing) shows for over 20 years. He understands the needs of artists and the importance of a shows location. The show will be limited to 100 juried artists. There will be no amplified music or liquor. Based on suggestions by artist from last year, we are working on having a couple of upscale food trucks, and maybe some unamplified tunes (jug band) and/or wandering local musicians.