Artist Alley Application


The Otafest Exhibitor Team is pleased to invite you to be a part of the Otafest 2017 Exhibitor Hall.

We are proud to feature an Artist Alley with a diverse variety of artists. We welcome artists of all styles and levels to join us in the celebration of Japanese pop culture, media and art. The Otafest Artist Alley has always been an important part of our festival and we aim to exceed our patrons’ expectations at our 2017 event.

The Otafest Exhibitor Team

Application Dates

The Application is available at the bottom of this page and closes at 7:00 PM MT February 12th 2017.

Selection Process

Artist Alley will be sold by random lottery.


Confirmations for table spaces will be sent out on or before February 13, 2017.

Half Table

4 ft. x 2 ft.
2 Artist Alley Badges*
1 Pass to Otafest 2017*
2 Chairs
Table skirted on 3 sides


Full Table

8 ft. x 2 ft.
2 Artist Alley Badges*
2 Passes to Otafest 2017*
2 Chairs
Table skirted on 3 sides


*Note: Artist Alley Badges will grant the bearer access to the Exhibitor Hall ONLY so you can get to your table and sell your art. If you want to explore the rest of Otafest (panels, showings, maid cafe, etc.), you will need to use your Otafest 2017 pass(es).


Thursday June 29

Set up
17:00 – 22:00

Friday June 30

Set up
8:00 – 10:00

Open to Public
10:00 – 18:00

Saturday July 1

Open to Public
10:00 – 18:00

Sunday July 2

Open to Public
10:00 – 16:00

Take Down
16:00 – 19:00


You will receive an email about your application status (accepted/wait-listed) on February 13, 2017 along with your payment deadline and specific details on how to pay for your table. Payments will be made online via Stripe, please note that a 2.9% + $0.30 service fee will apply.

Power & Internet

Power and Internet are available, however you must order them directly through the Calgary Telus Convention Centre. Otafest is not able to order these services for you. If you have any questions, please contact the Calgary Telus Convention Centre.
Tip: Power and Internet are pricey! Check with the artists around your table to see if you can share a power/internet connection!


You must agree to the Artist Alley contract when applying for a table. Please read the contract and know what you are agreeing to.

A completed Proxy Selling Agreement form is required if you are selling any works that are not yours.


The Exhibitor Hall layout can be found below. Otafest reserves the right to modify this layout as necessary without notice.

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Applications are now closed! We look forward to seeing you at Otafest!