Summer Artisan Market

Application Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2024
Artisans Notified: No later than June 14, 2024
Digital Inventory Sheets Due: July 12, 2024
Drop-off: Saturday, July 27, 11:00 am–2:00 pm & Sunday, July 28, 11:00 am–2:00 pm,
Sale Dates: August 1 – 4; Thursday & Friday, 1:00–5:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am–4:00 pm; Sunday 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Pick-up: Monday, August 5, 3:00–6:00 pm & Tuesday, August 6, 3:00–6:00 pm

Arts Center East is having a Summer Artisan Market!

This event is open to Artisan Crafters and Artists. Artisan Crafters will be given a table space to set up their handmade goods. Artists will be given wall space to hang framed pieces.  

Eligible Merchandise for Artisan Crafters: toiletries & self-care items (soaps, lotions, candles, etc.), jewelry, stationary, ceramics, wood crafts, textiles, home décor, and unique items. All items must be handmade. No edible items.  

Eligible Merchandise for Artists: 3-5 framed pieces no bigger than 14”x14” including the frame. Only artist members of ACE can apply to show framed work at the event. Wall space is limited so acceptance will be first come first served.

Commission: Arts Center East receives 30% commission on all sales. (20% for ACE Artist/Artisan Members.) Sales tax will be calculated by staff.

Display area for Artisan Crafters: Tables and white coverings are supplied by ACE. Each crafter will receive approx. 3’x3’ table space for crafts. You are encouraged to provide display props and decorations for their section. Artisan Crafters are required to set up their display with properly labeled items which include artist codes and price. Items without labels or incomplete labels cannot be sold. 

Display area for Artists: Artists will have space on the walls to hang their pieces. All pieces must be properly labeled and include artist codes and prices on the front. Pieces without labels or incomplete labels cannot be sold. Framed items must have a proper wired back or they cannot be displayed. 

Artisan Crafters and Artists are NOT required to be onsite throughout the event, but you are encouraged to attend or volunteer! Your responsibilities are to bring your items to ACE with the completed documentation and to set up your display area. ACE staff & volunteers conduct all sales.

Crafts and Artists will be notified no later than June 14 regarding application acceptance. If accepted, we will send you a standard inventory form with an assigned artist code, instructions for labeling your work, and a liability waiver. The completed inventory form and waiver must be submitted along with your work. Commission checks will be mailed no later than 30 days after August 4.

Please note that Artisan Crafters and artists will need to pay a $25 refundable reservation fee upon acceptance to save their spot. 

NEW THIS YEAR! Accepted artisans will be asked to email us a digital copy of their inventory sheets by June 14. We will be implementing a digital inventory system to make checkout more efficient. To do so we need to input every item code before the event opens. No exceptions.