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Wretched Mess Art vendors

Date: Saturday, August 26, 2023

Location: Town Park, West Yellowstone, MT at the NW corner of Highway 20 & Highway 191

Time: Set-up time: 7am to 8:30am; Event runs from 10am-5pm, weather permitting; Breakdown from 5pm-6pm; Early breakdown permitted only if deemed necessary for weather.

Booth Fees: $75 for 10'x10' outdoor booth space. $125 for shared booth. Space only: no tents, tables, or electricity provided. No refunds for bad weather. 

Accepted artwork categories

Drawings, paintings, photography, printmaking


Other artforms not listed may also be accepted, except for work that is not original, is mass produces, or is a secondary sale. No food or consumable items (such as soaps, lotions, or perfumes) are permitted.


Resort Tax

The town of West Yellowstone has a 4% resort sales tax which is the responsibility of each vendor to assess on sales, collect, and make payment thereof. Instructions on how to make a payment will be provided the day of the event. For a booth shared with a second vendor, each must pay the appropriate license fee.


This is a family event and all vendors are expected to only display work that reflects this atmosphere. Items that do not meet this standard will be rejected and will have to be removed immediately by the vendor. Artwork that represents political statements or adult themes are not permitted

Insurance and liability

Exhibitors participate entirely at their own risk and accept responsibility for stolen or damaged items. Exhibitors agrees to release the West Yellowstone Foundation(WYF) from all liability or damage to person or property and to indemnify and hold harmless the WYF for all claims, lawsuits, or judgements that may come about as a result of the use of your booth space. This indemnification also includes costs for legal representation and other expenses incurred by the WYF in connection with any action or defense.

Exhibitors must abide by any applicable fire and venue regulations

Exhibitors not in compliance with the guidelines and regulations will be asked to leave the festival immediately without a refund.

Cancellations: Exhibitors may cancel their participation in the festival by August 1, 2023 for a full refund of their booth fee. No refunds will be given after August 1.


Please complete and submit your application before July 15, 2023.

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By signing, you agree to pay the fees associated with participating in the Wretched Mess Arts Festival and to adhere to the guidelines and regulations of the festival (see above).

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