Craft Mart

Hamilton Artists Inc. is excited to announce our annual fall Craft Mart* that will be taking place November 10th and 11th 2017. Since its launch in 2013, Craft Mart* has grown into a community-building event that brings a carefully curated collection of independently produced Canada Art, Craft + Design to the people of Hamilton. We are calling all artists, artisans and designers to apply to be a part of our holiday market. The deadline to apply is Sept 30, midnight.

Below is an application with further details and all the information required to submit.
Thank you.

2017 Fall Craft Mart Application


Frequently Asked Questions:
Why is Craft Mart unique and why should I apply?

Craft Mart is a great opportunity to showcase hand-made and uniquely designed craft and design in a large indoor venue during Art Crawl. As a contemporary art gallery, our space is designed to make your work the focus. You should apply because we will bring together an impressive collection of crafters and designers that reflects our dynamic and diverse community.

How much are the vendor fees?

The cost to participate is $150.00 payable upon acceptance. The fee guarantees you a table (2′ x 6′) and 1 chair for both days, as well as printed and online promotion, and e-material for self-promotion. The fees collected by The Inc. cover the costs of Craft Mart with all additional proceeds directed towards gallery programming. Please note that there is no application cost or commissions from sales. Vendors requiring Wi-Fi access will be charged an additional $10.00.

Can I apply if I’m not from Hamilton?

Yes, absolutely.

How are vendors selected?

Vendors are selected through a jury composed of Inc. committee members, staff and local guest jurors. The jury process is by consensus. Decisions are based on uniqueness, quality and the distribution of space by goods or category.

How many vendors will be participating?

We are seeking 24 vendors in total.

Where do I send my application?

Please send your application to events@theinc.ca

What do I do when I am accepted?

After hearing from us, you will need to confirm acceptance by returning a signedcontract and paying your vendor fees within 10 days. After 10 days we will contact vendors on our wait list.*Regarding Cancellations: Once accepted and payment submitted your participation fee is non-refundable. NSF fees will apply for returned cheques.

What does the space look like?

The Inc. has an attractive glass foyer that is fully wheelchair accessible and leads into our two contemporary galleries. We are located on a busy intersection in downtown Hamilton at Cannon and James St. N with a great deal of foot traffic and nearby parking. The gallery has clean walls and track lighting. Vendors are required to bring their own table dressing and décor.

Can I share a table or days with another vendor?

Sorry, no and no. Collectives and businesses applying are considered one applicant. Accepted vendors must attend both Craft Mart days.*Collectives and businesses, please note that for space reasons please only send a maximum 2 people.

When is the deadline?

Send in your applications by Friday, September 30, 2016 midnight.

When will I hear from you?

We plan to contact accepted vendors by October 10, 2016.

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