Craft Mart is an annual curated craft show hosted by Hamilton Artists Inc. Its aim is to bring together the talented work produced by crafters and designers from across the region and beyond. Since its inception in 2013, Craft Mart has grown into a highly anticipated market showcasing some of the best makers from across disciplines.
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/ outdoor 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 acting as fundraising revenue directed towards gallery programming. Please note that there is no application cost or commission from sales. Vendors requiring Wi-Fi access will be charged an additional $10.00.
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 as well as designated access to our newly completed outdoor community courtyard. 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.
NEW IN 2017: Vendors may indicate whether they would like to set-up inside the gallery or outdoors in our courtyard space New in 2017, vendors may choose to take advantage of our beautiful and accessible outdoor courtyard space! If indicating you are interested in setting up outdoors, you will still be provided with a 2’ x 6’ table and chair, but you will be responsible for bringing your own event tent (max. 10’ x 10’). For the same vendor fee as those indoors, you will gain substantially more space to display and sell your wares.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
What do I do when I am accepted? After hearing from us, you will need to confirm acceptance by returning a signed contract 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.
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 Monday, May 1, 2017, midnight.
When will I hear from you? We plan to contact accepted vendors by May 12, 2017.