Artisan Market Vendor FAQ


Fall Gallery Night 2019
Artisan Market at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas


Where: 1700 University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76107

When: Friday, September 6 - Saturday, September 7, 2019

Hours: Friday: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (member's event), Saturday: 11 am - 9 pm

817 Arts Alliance has been asked to assist BRIT in setting up their Fall Gallery Night Artisan Market. If you are interested in applying to be a market vendor, please read the vendor FAQ below before filling out and submitting your $5.00 non-refundable application fee. In addition to the Artisan Market there will be a reception for two exhibits, Botanical Art - 6 Ways and Fifth Kingdom, at 6pm on Saturday night after a First Saturday day of events at BRIT.

Fall Gallery Night 2019 Artisan Market at BRIT Vendor FAQ

Submission of a vendor application signifies that you have read and agree to the information contained in the FAQ below and that all of the information supplied in the application is accurate.

When and where is the show?
• Friday, Sept. 6 (5:30pm - 7:30pm - GROW supporter members and above and invitees)
• Saturday, Sept. 7 (11 am - 9 pm - open to the public)
• BRIT (Botanic Research Institute of Texas) 1700 University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76107

What requirements must be met to sell at the 2019 Fall Gallery Night Artisan Market?
• Art and fine craft pieces must be made by the artist or crafter vending at the show.
• You must submit a list of items in your application that you plan to sell at the show along with links to representative items. (This is a juried show and we use this information in the jury process and to assign vendor booths.)
• No more than two vendors may share a booth. (Each vendor will be considered separately in the jury process.)
• You must not have torn down early, without cause, at a previous show coordinated by 817ArtsAlliance.

What may not be sold or otherwise not be allowed at the Artisan Market?
• No edibles may be sold.
• No commercial items or handmade items not made by the vendor may be sold.
• No lit candles/flames or lighted incense allowed in booths.
• No items that infringe on the copyrights or trademarks of others.
• No nudes

What types of spaces are available and what do they cost?
18 vendor spaces are available in the Commons at BRIT. These vendors will be responsible for their own sales.
• 6' x 8' spaces are available. (6’ deep, 8’ wide) Up to two chairs will be provided, vendors provide their own tables (unless rented from BRIT) and displays. There is no cushion around this size so please allow for any entry needed behind tables, etc. within this footprint.
• 8' x 8' spaces are available. Up to two chairs will be provided, vendors provide their own tables (unless rented from BRIT) and displays. There is no cushion around this size so please allow for any entry needed behind tables, etc. within this footprint.
• 6' x 8' spaces are $45 (total for both days). One 4'x2' table and/or one 5'x2.5' table may be rented for $5.00 each while supplies last.
• 8' x 8' spaces are $55 (total for both days). One 4'x2' table and/or one 5'x2.5' table may be rented for $5.00 each while supplies last.
• A completed application includes paying your $5 non-refundable application fee.
• Electricity is available to many spaces. Vendors are responsible for bringing their own extension cords. Cords may not cross aisles. Only painters tape may be used if needed to secure cords. Please note on the application if you need electricity.
8 vendor spaces are available in Atrium II at BRIT. A single point of sale will be handled by 817ArtsAlliance.
• Tabletop spaces of 8' x 2' will be provided and a chair unless other provisions are made. Electricity will be available to most spaces. Vendors are responsible for bringing their own extension cords. Cords may not cross aisles. Only painters tape may be used if needed to secure cords. Please note on the application if you need electricity.
• Atrium II space fee will be 15% of sales in addition to your $5 non-refundable application fee. A check for an artist's total sales less the 15% commission will be sent within a week of the close of the event.

What is the application process?
• Applications must be completed by June 30 to be eligible for an early bird discount.
• Fill out the application completely, print a copy for your records and pay the $5.00 non-refundable application fee via PayPal to 817ArtsAlliance@gmail.com or print a copy of the application and mail it with a check for your $5.00 nonrefundable application fee to 817ArtsAlliance LLC, P. O. Box 152606, Arlington, TX 76015. (Checks should be made out to 817ArtsAlliance LLC.)
• Complete the previous step, including payment, by June 30 to be eligible for a $5.00 early bird discount on your space if you are juried into the show. Once all spaces have been filled, applications for a space on a wait list will continue to be accepted.
• If you are juried into the show, your application fee will be applied to your total fees due on a space in the Commons. All remaining fees will be due within two weeks of receiving your notice of acceptance in order to reserve your space. No early bird discount applies to Atrium II spaces as no additional fees would be due if accepted.
• We will notify vendors, who submitted completed applications by the early bird deadline, of their application status starting July 5. You will be accepted, wait listed or turned down based on your application, the number of applications received and the number of vendors selling similar items.
• If you are accepted into the show, a vendor agreement for you to sign will be included with your acceptance letter along with instructions for paying the balance of your booth fee if you will be in the Commons.
• Once you have been selected to participate in the show and completed payment, booth fees will not be refunded for any reason. The original, $5 application fee is non-refundable, no exceptions.


Please note:

The State of TX requires vendors to have a Sales Tax ID in order to pay sales tax on all items sold in Texas. Visit the State Comptroller's web site for more info.

If you have any questions, please send an email to 817ArtsAlliance@gmail.com .

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After submitting your application, please pay your $5.00 application fee via PayPal to 817ArtsAlliance@gmail.com or print a copy of the application and mail it with a check for your $5.00 application fee to 817ArtsAlliance LLC, P. O. Box 152606, Arlington, TX 76015 for your application to be considered during the next jurying session.

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