The Market Presented by Avenue for the Arts is back! The dates for this year’s Market are:
June 8th and July 13th from 12:00-8:00PM
The deadline for early Market registration is May 22nd. The cost to participate is as follows:
-Regular Vendor: $35.00
-Student Vendor: $25.00
-Resident Vendor: $15.00
-Ave Arts Member: Fee waived
Benefits of early registration include:
-Your name and contact information in our press releases and on our Facebook page
-Information about your participation will be included on the website
-Weekly Market updates via email
Avenue for the Arts members may REGISTER ONLINE under “Events”.
If you are not yet a member CLICK HERE TO BECOME A MEMBER and then you can easily register for the Market event. You must register for both events separately!
If you would like an electronic copy, please download the registration form here: Registration 2013.
If you need a paper form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Non-members who complete and return this form with payment will automatically be enrolled in Avenue for the Arts Membership.
WHERE DO I SIGN IN?
The day of sign in is at the parking lot located at 106 South Division Avenue. Sign-in begins promptly at 11:00am. ALL VENDORS MUST SIGN IN EVEN IF THEY HAVE REGISTERED.
WHAT TIME DOES SET UP BEGIN?
Set up begins promptly at 11am. Please do not set up before 11am.The event runs from 12-8pm.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Bring anything you might need. We do not supply electricity (with an exception for performers and/or food vendors). Vendors are responsible for bringing tables, chairs and display furniture.
WHERE CAN I PARK?
Meters will be hooded at unload zones along South Division. Vendors are asked to pull in, unload and then move their vehicles to a side street to allow for easier customer access. There is parking located at 101 Sheldon Blvd. as well as street parking on Sheldon (street parking is free on the weekends).
DO YOU EVER RUN OUT OF SPACE FOR VENDORS?
This year we are limited the event to 80 vendor booths. (So turn in your registration form to get a spot!)
DOES THE AVENUE FOR THE ARTS TAKE A COMMISSION?
All sales are between the buyer and the Artist.
WHERE CAN I FIND A RESTROOM?
There are vendor bathrooms on site. Please ask at the info booth for a key pass. If you need to sign up for a volunteer to provide you with a restroom break please sign up at the info booth!
I’M HUNGRY WHERE CAN I EAT?
There are a variety of restaurants in the neighborhood to choose form!
I’M ALONE – HOW CAN I TAKE A BREAK?
When you sign in at the Info booth there will be a sign up sheet. Fill out your name and we will send someone to watch your booth while you use the restroom and/or grab a bite to eat. Breaks are 10 minutes.
WHAT ABOUT BAD WEATHER?
The Avenue for the Arts Market can be cancelled due to inclement weather. The decision to cancel will be made by market staff no later then 11am on the day of a market. The Market may be canceled, at staff discretion, due to: • Rainfall • Lightning • Severe weather advisories that include strong winds. • Entertainment may be canceled due to substantial standing water
Michigan weather can change dramatically hour to hour and in cases where there is potentially hazards weather the Market staff will monitor weather reports and the actual weather to make the best decision possible. Registered vendors will be notified by phone, updates will be made to the website and Facebook. In the case where the Market is canceled there is a reserved date (TBA). Staff will advance registration fees to this date. Refunds are not provided. Just remember! If you might not want to bring your artwork outside most likely Market attendees won’t want to come out either!
JUST A FEW MORE QUESTIONS….
WHEN CAN I COME BACK?
Please visit our info booth in the 106 S. Division parking lot and sign up for our e-mail list and we will keep you up to date with all the latest happenings.
HOW CAN I HELP PROMOTE?
We have plenty of flyers and always need help handing them out! You can pick them up the day of the event or at the main Dwelling Place office.
In addition, you can share our
invite your friends via Facebook
Finally, we recommend that each of our vendors send an email to their customers reminding them to come on down to the market!