*Applications are now open for the November 18th, 2017 Christmas Market!*
We're excited to be organizing this juried craft market to accomplish two main goals. First, to provide a delightful experience for shoppers looking for authentic handcrafted goods with modern appeal. And secondly, to be a positive addition to the Berea art scene, complimenting the traditional crafts for which our town is well known, and bringing young artists into the spotlight.
What We're Looking For
We're seeking high quality, authentically hand crafted items that appeal to a modern audience. All items must be ethically produced and any outsourcing must be ethical and clearly stated. We're especially interested in functional items that marry utility and beauty, and prefer items made from natural/ locally sourced materials whenever possible. This show will attract an audience of interested, youthful buyers (ages 20-45) who are conscious about budget, so items need to be appropriately priced (moderate price range).
This is our first juried Holiday show and the deadline for application is October 1st, 2017. There is a $15.00 non-refundable application fee that includes feedback from our jury of artists. If accepted, the 15.00 will be applied to your booth fee. Our venue is the Russell Acton Folk Center, which includes both indoor and outdoor booth spaces.
Vendor fees are intentionally low because this show is meant to help foster new and emerging artists. Indoor booth space, which includes an 8' table and two chairs. Indoor booths are $40 and all outdoor booth spaces are $25. Outdoor vendors will need to supply their own table and tent in case of inclement weather. Food vendors, please contact Laura Wick for more info!
Marketing and Outreach
We'll be utilizing social media as well as traditional media to market our show to the central KY region. Vendors will be prominently featured and we'll provide marketing materials to help promote the show as we get closer to the event date.
How To Apply
To apply, please fill out the online form below. Please send photos that are ready to publish on our website! We'll contact you within 2 weeks and if accepted, you'll receive a vendor information packet and will be able to pay the vendor fee online.
More questions? Please contact our event organizer at Laura@BereaMakersMarket.com or by phone at 859-358-6885.
After submitting, please send three to five, high resolution, camera-ready photos of work you'd like to sell at the Berea Makers Christmas Market. Please include at least one photo of your booth/display setup, photos of your products up close and one "styled" or modeled shot if possible. For examples, take a look at our Pinterest board.