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Important Dates:

Fall Makers Market at Arlene’s Dates:

Every Saturday starting September 25th through October 30th, from 11am to 4pm at Arlene's Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY 12205

Makers Application Deadline:

Saturday, 8/21/2021

Selected Makers will be notified by Saturday, 8/28/21

Hello Makers,

 

Arlene’s Artist Materials is now accepting applications for our Fall series of Makers Market at Arlene’s. The Markets are scheduled to take place outside the store every Saturday starting September 25th through October 30th, from 11am to 4pm. The application is open to makers of all kinds that would like to not only showcase their handmade creations but also sell them.

The primary focus 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 a total 60 spaces available and no fee to apply.

About the Makers Market at Arlene’s:

The Makers Markets at Arlene's are marketplace events that happen throughout the year featuring the best handpicked vendors from the NYS capital Region and beyond. We are proud to feature regional makers, creatives and small businesses offering handmade jewelry, pottery, stationery, quilts, boozy cakes, clothing accessories , soaps and much, much more. Since the Markets began back in 2017, it has been our goal to promote the local creative community while developing a marketplace where people can purchase uniquely crafted items.

▲ Potter Beth Joslin during the 2021 Summer 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:

Makers Market at Arlene’s is a juried showcase. With the help of an advisory committee Arlene’s will select all Maker’s for the market. 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 Markets at Arlene's will be held outside in the store’s parking lot. Makers booth spaces are a maximum of 10 feet by 10 feet and cannot exceed their allotted both spaces. We have ten spaces and need to make room for everyone.

 

NOTE: Because the Makers Markets at Arlene's is going to be located outside, Makers need to take the necessary precautions. Booth Spaces will not include tables, chairs or tents. Exhibitors are responsible for bringing their own tables, chairs, area covering (i.e. tents) that must be secured in windy conditions, lighting, promo materials, and display apparatus.

▲ artist Rebecca A Flis putting the finishing touches on  her booth during the 2021 Summer  Makers Markers 

Exhibitors cannot increase the size of their space artificially. You can create wall space with the use of easels, bins, or other props but cannot exceed the designated size of the booth. Scheduling Makers, booth/table placements and 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 Market configuration at any time.

Fees:

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 for each date. There are six dates available with a total booth fee for all dates totaling $150. Booth space fees are not refundable and due upon invoice. 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.

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As you submit your application, kindly review the following terms and conditions:

  • All art 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. NOTE: 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 arlenesartist@gmail.com and we look forward to working with you in the coming months.