Call to Artists: The Magic of Nature

Two children build a fairy house at the base of a tree with sticks and ferns.
Two children build a fairy house at the base of a tree with sticks and ferns.

Calling all creative spirits and imaginative souls!

We're seeking artists, dreamers, and builders to bring a touch of magic to our center by crafting enchanting fairy houses. Whether you're a seasoned architect or a budding creator, we invite you to let your imagination take flight and design whimsical dwellings fit for our woodland fairy friends. 

SUBMISSION INFO: All participants must register. Register Here! Fairy houses must be dropped off during regular Center hours (8:00 AM – 4 PM) July 8th-12th. The competition will run from July 15th to July 28th. Fairy houses will remain on display on center property during that time for voting by the public. Votes will be counted on Monday, July 29th. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, July 30th. Fairy Houses may be retrieved no later than August 2nd at 4 pm. Fairy Houses left on property after 4 pm on August second may be used in future fairy programs.  
  • Fairy houses may be built off-site with natural materials (including the glue you used! Please no glues like hot glue, epoxy, etc).
  • Fairy houses built onsite must be registered BEFORE you start building so we can assign you a location. Materials used must be dead and down on the ground (wild harvesting is not allowed on Audubon property). 
  • Materials must be non-living when gathered and sourced from nature: no plastics, including "compostable" or "biodegrabable" plastics, etc.
  • The use of invasive plants is strictly prohibited.
  • Max size: 1 cubic foot (size of a milk crate)
  • 1 fairy house per family
  • Fairy houses will be outside, on public trails, in all weather conditions. We cannot guarantee your fairy house will remain in the same condition throughout the contest. If you assembled your fairy house offsite and brought it to Audubon, we cannot guarantee it will be returned in the same condition.
Please email Kyra Monsam with any questions. She can be reached at
Fairy house
Photo: Audubon Vermont

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