We are working to provide a safe and enjoyable event and trust that all attendees ,their guests, including but not limited to the vendors, volunteers, instructors and festival staff, will do so as well. By attending Art of the Belly you attest that you have been vaccinated or have a negative  Covid test within  72 hours of our festival  and have not been in contact with anyone testing positive within 14 days of AOTB.

While COVID-19 exposure is a risk in any public place, we are family and are dedicated to making our event as safe as possible. This event doesn’t exist without our attendees, and we want everyone to be healthy at Art of the belly and when they go home.

We will be following Maryland State laws and guidelines including screening all attendees, festival staff, and vendors for Covid symptoms upon entry to the atrium before workshops. We will be taking temperatures and  if you do not have a temperature on that day you will receive a wrist band. If you have a temperature 100.4 or more we will ask you to go get tested before you can come back in and participate. We will be sanitizing touch points constantly, and we will be taking extraordinary measures to ensure social distancing is observed at the festival. The Carousel will also be implementing their stringent cleaning procedures as listed on their website.

 Attendees, exhibitors, and festival staff will be required to wear a face covering while they are in the workshops, shows & vendor village. There will be plenty of hand sanitizer available and frequent hand washing will be encouraged. Anyone who is not comfortable wearing a face covering or has symptoms of any contagious illness should stay home.

This festival is not possible unless everyone plays their part and we will be very strict about enforcing these safety measures. Safety is our #1 priority!

 Please be aware that adjustments may need to be made to these policies and guidelines prior to and during the event per CDC & Maryland state laws in order to ensure the health and safety of all attendees. 


LIVE EVENT -  MARCH 31-April 3, 2022 VIRTUAL APRIL 8-10, 2022