Guest Artist

It is now possible to apply from home, to work at sunset, without waiting for our traditional jury meetings. In the past each applicant had to demonstrate their skills in person so we knew all of our artists were the genuine creators. We are still verifying our artists, but now it’s an email process.

Guest Artist status will allow you to set up at Sunset for a 14 day window until our next jury meeting.
Please send an email to and include pictures of your finished artwork as well as pictures of your work area and your art work as its being made. You can also send video. This screening process is so we can proudly tell the world that our artists are the real deal!
Feel free to email our friendly volunteers with questions Lets get you to work!

Set Up as a Trial or Guest Artist at Sunset

Interested in direct access to thousands of potential customers in a completely hand crafted, open air market, 365 days a year? Are you an Artist or Maker visiting the Keys on vacation? Or perhaps you’re a local Artist or Maker who wants to “try it out” before committing to a full jury meeting? We are proud to announce we now have Guest Artist and Trial Artist programs available!

What’s the difference?

  • A Guest Artist is someone who perhaps is on vacation or is in the Keys for another Art and Craft Fair and wants to sell at the iconic Sunset Celebration for up to 14 consecutive days a year.

  • A Trial Artist is someone who lives in the Keys but is curious about the event and just wants to try it on for size before they commit to the full jury process. A trial artist may set up once for up to 3 consecutive days.

Both programs must meet the same criteria: the work must be made and sold by you; it must be original, creative and have artistic value; you must have a Florida Sales Tax ID; and you need to be able to provide photographs of you working on a piece, a picture of your set up and a photo of your studio/workspace.

Both programs are subject to any existing caps.

Got questions or ready to apply? Easy – send an email to and someone will reply within a few days.

Thanks for your interest in Key West’s iconic Sunset Celebration, on the dock at Mallory Square.