Makers Application Deadline: Saturday, 10/23/21
Selected Makers will be notified by Saturday, 10/30/21
Holiday Makers Market at Arlene’s Dates:
Saturdays, 11/20/21 and 12/4/21, from 11am to 4pm
at Arlene's Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY 12205
Arlene’s Artist Materials is accepting applications for our 5th series of Holiday Makers Market at Arlene’s. The Holiday Markets are scheduled to take place at the store on Saturday, November 20th and December 4th from 11am to 4 pm. Applications are open to makers of all kinds and a great way to get your products in the hands of new customers.
The mission of the Makers Markets at Arlene’s is to promote the local creative community while developing a marketplace where people can purchase unique handmade items. We are looking for makers that offer well-designed quality handmade products. Makers that have a clear voice whether expressed through a traditional medium or something experimental. The Makers Markets at Arlene’s are a juried showcase. With the help of an advisory committee, Arlene's will select all Maker’s that participate in the market. There are 6 spaces available and no fee to apply.
About the Makers Market at Arlene’s:
The Makers Markets at Arlene's are a marketplace event featuring the best handpicked vendors from the NYS capital Region and beyond. We are honored to work with a variety of different artisans like bakers ceramists, illustrators, jewelers, metal smiths, woodworkers and more since the Markets began back in 2017. It is our goal to promote the local creative community while developing a marketplace where people can purchase uniquely crafted items.
▲ Sweet Sprig Soaps and artist Rebecca A Flis during the 2019 Holiday Makers Markers at Arlene's
What we are looking for?
We are looking for makers (including artists, artisans, and small businesses) that offer well designed quality products. Makers that have a clear voice whether expressed through a traditional medium or something experimental.
How It Works:
The Makers Market at Arlene’s are juried. Interested makers submit a free application and with the help of an advisory committee, Arlene’s will select who will participate in the markets. The advisory committee studies all applications for Makers Market at Arlene’s and reserves the right to approve or not approve applications. The committee also reserves the right to refuse some of the proposed Makers and, if these Makers are exhibited during the market, to remove the non-valid merchandise.
Makers Booth Space Sizes and Regulations:
The Makers Market at Arlene’s will be located inside Arlene's Artist Materials. Arlene’s will provide one 6 foot table per Maker and two folding chairs. Makers are responsible for bringing their own promo materials and display apparatus. Makers cannot increase the size of their space artificially. Space is limited but we are open to using the space creatively through the use of easels, bins, or other props as long as it does not infringe on other Maker’s spaces. Arlene’s Artist Materials, Inc. is not responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen goods. Booth/table assignments, placements, market design are at the sole discretion of Arlene's Artist Materials and Arlene's reserves the right to make changes in booth assignments and/or fair configuration at any time.
▲ Sweet Sprig's booth at the 2019 Holiday Makers Markers
There is NO FEE to apply for the Makers Market at Arlene's. Applicants that are selected to participate by our advisory committee will be charged $25 for the booth space. Booth space fees are not refundable. If the fee is not paid by the deadline set by Arlene's than Arlene's reserves the right to give the space to another applicant.
NOTE: Before you submit your application, kindly review the following conditions:
All products or merchandise must be original and must be made by the individual or business applying to the Makers Maker at Arlene's. We are open to types of handmade items as long as they are appropriate for retail. (Prints, cards, or mugs featuring your original artwork are acceptable to sell at Makers Market at Arlene’s.)
Limit one Maker per booth.
All merchandise must be made by the Maker showcasing the work.
All Makers submitted must be approved by the advisory committee before the Makers Market at Arlene’s. Arlene's reserves the right to have any unapproved works removed during the market.
All Makers must submit an application to the Market by the deadline for approval by the advisory committee.
All merchandise must be priced. Pricing scale is up to the individual Maker. The full price in dollars must be shown next to the merchandise (no price lists) during the entire Market.
Artwork and Merchandise must either be displayed in browsers (i.e. Print Racks), in portfolios, or professionally arranged on tables. Work may NOT be stacked against walls or on the floor to avoid damaging work.
Each Maker is responsible for all customer service and money transactions. Arlene’s Artist Materials, Inc. is not responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen goods.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Andrew, Market Manager, at email@example.com and we look forward to working with you in the coming months.