Thank you for your interest in the Saturday Artisan Market. SAM will operate every first and third Saturday of each month throughout the summer, approved 10 am to 5 pm, rain or shine. We hope that all your SAM days will be successful! Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call (716) 597-5759.
SELLING AT SAM IS EASY!
Before you can sell:
• Submit your application to the SAM email
• Have your products screened and accepted.
OUR TYPICAL SAM DAY:
• Check in at the info booth at your scheduled time
• Set up by 10:00 AM, sell until 5:00 PM rain or shine
• Pack up your booth before you get your vehicle
• Get your vehicle, load it up, go home and have a nice week.
DATES FOR SAM 2017
There are 8 dates scheduled throughout the summer, 10 am to 5 pm, rain or shine. If accepted, you do not have to do all 7 dates. Those who do commit to all of the SAM dates will get priority in booth space allocations. The following are the 2017 dates: May 27, June 3, July 1, July 15, August 12, August 19 and September 9.
SAM 2017 SEASONAL AND WEEKLY FEES
There will be a seasonal fee of $40 and a weekly fee of $65. All accepted artists are required to pay the seasonal fee, no matter how many of the SAM dates you participate in. All fees are due by April 29, 2017. Please make checks payable to Saturday Artisan Market, 51 Boll Dr. Elma, NY 14059. We are going to keep the fees as low as possible to make this event affordable for artists. .
DATES TO REMEMBER
April 14, 2017 – Artist applications due
April 19, 2017 – Artist notifications sent
April 28, 2017 – Seasonal and weekly fees due.
ABOUT PRODUCT SCREENING
All products must be screened and accepted before being sold at the Saturday Artisan Market. The products are reviewed according to the general craft guidelines. Applicants should submit three (3) photos of their work and one (1) of their work space/studio in Jpeg format Please email email@example.com
The general craft guidelines are
1. Items must be handmade, or grown or gathered by the Maker artist or a artist of their immediate family living in New York or a partner in craft living in New York.
2. The Maker’s contribution to a finished product must outweigh the contribution of any commercial components used in the making of that product. Skills in craftsmanship, as well as creative abilities, ingenuity and design skills are examples of artist contribution.
3. The product must meet basic expectations of product life, function and safety.
We encourage all of the artists accepted to demonstrate how their art is created. We understand that not every studio is portable but if there is some aspect of the process that can be demonstrated that should be incorporated into your set up.
There is a 20-minute parking limit when loading and unloading. After unloading your vehicle, please park your vehicle promptly and then come back and set up your booth. There is street parking and paid parking in lots around Canalside. Do not park in NO PARKING zones. You will be ticketed. Do not block access ramps while loading/unloading.
GETTING INVOLVED IN YOUR MARKET
The Saturday Artisan Market will rely on artist input for guidance and inspiration.
SATURDAY MORNING BOOTH ALLOCATION
You must be a current artist of Saturday Market to sell at the Market. To become a current artist, you must complete the application form, pay your seasonal fee and have your products screened and approved in advance of the first Saturday that you would like to sell. Those artists who commit to all of our dates will get priority in space allocation.
BOOTH SET UP
All of the spaces are 10×10. A white canopy is preferred. We cannot stake into the grass because there are underground sprinklers and we cannot stake into the boardwalk. Be sure to have weights because we are setting up at the waterfront and it is WINDY. Adequate weights (at least 100 lbs., 25 lbs. for each corner) are required for your booth, NO EXCEPTIONS! No tables or chairs are provided. There is no electricity available.
In the event of a cancellation, we will post the information on our website and our Facebook and Twitter pages. SAM will be cancelled if ALL of the programming at Canalside is cancelled that day. There are no refunds. We will attempt to reschedule a rain date if possible.
2017 Artist Application