Holiday Artists' Market at Old Town Hall in Salem MA
November 26 2017 from 10:00 am until 5:00 PM
All applications need to be submitted by October 15th
We are pleased to invite you to join us as a vendor at the Artists’ Holiday Market happening on November 26, 10am-5pm, at the Old Town Hall in downtown Salem, MA.
Below you will find an application for participation along with the market guidelines. As indicated in the guidelines, we are requesting all vendors to bring their own tables and display props to define their selling space and to add to the visual ambiance of this seasonal market. Once we have received and reviewed your application and payment, you will receive an acceptance email and your space assignment (around October 23).
We are planning a festive market with live music and a seasonal theme. We are looking forward to seeing a lively market with all kinds of opportunities for our customers to browse and shop for treasures for self, friends and family.
We urge you to check out our website and Facebook pages for updates. Please share us on Facebook and include the marketing promotional materials that you send out or post. The more we cross promote, the more successful the market we’ll be!
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Vendor Guidelines for Artists’ Holiday Market
The Salem Arts Association in partnership with Salem Main Streets and the City of Salem Public Art Commission invites artists and artisans (aka vendors) to showcase and sell their work at the Artists’ Holiday Market, 10-5pm, on Sunday, November 26, 2017, in historic downtown Salem at the Old Town Hall at Derby Square (entrance off of Essex Street).
The Artists’ Holiday Market will feature a quality selection of vendors of artwork and handmade artisan products including photography, jewelry, clothing, paintings, handbags, etc.
All artists regardless of race, gender, belief, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical disabilities are eligible to apply.
- Date and Time: November 26, Sunday, 10am-5pm (indoors only)
- Vendor Fee Per Event: $60 for Salem Arts members and Creative Salem Members, or $120 for non-members.
- Fee includes a non-refundable application fee of $15.00. Should any proposal be rejected a refund, minus the application fee, will be issued.
- Vendor space is approximately 8 x 6 with vendors providing their own tables, chair, lighting, temporary shelving, props, etc. Vendors may rent more than one space to create a larger selling area (i.e. 16 x 6) by registering a second time. Limit of two spaces.
- Vendors may share space at the market, however all parties must be included in the application details and be approved. Vendors are not allowed to bring in outside vendors who have not been approved by the Salem Arts Association.
Vendors must provide their own tables, lighting, and display surfaces. (access to power is limited so consider using battery powered accent lights) • Vendors will be notified of the set up time on the day of the market after acceptance. Vendors may not break down their selling space in advance of the closing time of 5 pm.
(Vehicles must be moved before 10am. Parking is available in parking garage.)
Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be granted after the application deadline of October 15, 2017. A non-refundable application fee of $15.00 is excluded from the refund.
Publicity: All paid vendors will be listed on the Salem Arts Association Website and Facebook page as well as the City of Salem and Salem Main streets calendar pages. We encourage all vendors to list the Artists’ Holiday Market date on their own website/Facebook page to increase publicity of the event.
Liability: The Collaborators for this event, Salem Arts Association, Salem Main Street and the City of Salem Public Arts Commission, are not responsible for any damage or theft of personal belongings or merchandise, or loss of any product. Please be careful and responsible for your selling area and we recommend that vendors carry their own insurance. Any accidents caused by a vendors set-up of or goods will be the responsibility of that vendor. Artists’ Holiday Market is not responsible for any personal injury during the market events.
Sales Tax/Permits: All vendors are responsible for abiding by all tax laws, including sales tax collection, licenses, permits or insurance as required by law to conduct your business. Artists’ Holiday Market is not responsible for collecting sales tax for vendors from customers.
Media Release/Consent: All Vendors agree to allow Artists’ Holiday Market permission to display all business information and photos on its Facebook page and website. Further, all Vendors grant permission for Artists’ Holiday Market to publish any photos or video taken during the Market for the purpose of promoting all future Salem Arts Association events. All photographs, negatives and videotapes will be the sole property of the Salem Arts Association and its collaborators.
APPLICATION, PAYMENT, & NOTIFICATION:
- To apply, please read our guidelines thoroughly and complete the application form. Please provide the following in your application:
- Details about your products, display, and participants.
- Links to your online information and examples should include at least three – five photos for review.
- Payment submitted.
We will take into careful consideration product variety, originality and quality of goods to provide a variety of high quality vendors for each market.
Once we have received and reviewed your application and payment, you will receive an acceptance email and your space assignment (around October 23rd).
If your application is not accepted you will receive a full refund of your application fee.
Applicants accepted to sell at the Artists’ Holiday Market will be notified by email as soon as possible. Application and payment must be made by the date specified, October 15, 2017.
To register offline download the registration form and mail with payment to Salem Arts Association, Attn Holiday Artists' Market, P.O. Box 226, Salem MA 01970