FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I missed the deadline. Can I still apply?
Yes. We have a rolling waitlist that extends until a week before the market. If you apply, you will be added to that waitlist, and we will contact you if we have space to offer.
When will I hear back about my application?
We send decisions for each market around a week after the deadline. All deadlines can be found on our APPLY page.
Are the markets free to enter?
Yes. All markets are completely free always.
Do you accept direct sales or MLM vendors?
Unfortunately, no. We want to adhere to our mission to support local artists and craftsmen, and direct sales businesses do not fit into that scope. Businesses with a direct sales model or buy/sell vendors that are not sustainable, vintage, or secondhand, will be automatically rejected.
Why didn't you accept my application?
Because of the number of applications we get for each market, there could be a variety of reasons why your application was not accepted.
Some reasons may include: Avoiding over-saturation of categories, not having a clear idea of what your goods are, or a belief that the items do not fit with this type of market (such as buy/sell items or items that are purchased wholesale and not made by the applicant).
If we didn't accept you, you can look at photos on our social media pages to get an idea of what type of items we typically accept, or visit our APPLY page. If you still feel that you fit, try re-submitting an application with updated photos or more detailed description of what you plan to sell.
Why do I keep getting Wait Listed?
Vendors may be frequently wait listed for a number of reasons, especially when it comes to categories that are heavily represented in the event like jewelry, candle, or vintage. See above for reasons why vendors may not be accepted.
If you are being wait listed, it means that we like your work and would accept you, but don't have space for you right now. We try to rotate vendors to ensure there is a good mix of new and familiar faces at each event. Some of the most common reasons for frequently wait listed vendors are: We have a limited look at inventory (incomplete website, old or limited photos), a variety of artists with the same medium/style have applied, or items that are representing many categories so are competing separately with each one.
The best way to make yourself stand out in the jury process is to give us access to a variety of photos, highlight items that show your technical skill, have clear and focused branding, and choose a primary category to be juried under.
I'd like to partner together for an event.
We love partnerships and special events. Email us and we can set up a meeting to collaborate!