HOW TO BECOME A VENDOR

Please read all vendor info and rules & regulations below BEFORE applying, then...

1) Apply Online by opening application below

2) Email required photos to fineartandcraftsmarket@gmail.com

3) You'll recieve an email confirmation & next steps within 24 hours once we have received your application AND photos.

Please add the following addresses to your safe senders list and/or address book! If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of submitting application AND emailing photos, please email us. fineartandcraftsmarket@gmail.com & creativecraftersshowcase@gmail.com

VENDOR INFORMATION

APPLICATION: All vendors must submit 2018 online application through our website.

REQUIRED PHOTOS: All vendors must email 3 item photos & 1 booth display photo to fineartandcraftsmarket@gmail.com the same day as submitting online application. Creative Crafters Showcase, LLC reserves the right to use photos and/or business name for any advertising.

APPLICATION FEE: If you were not a vendor in last year's 2017 Fine Art & Crafts Market, you will be charged a $15.00 jury application fee. You will receive an email invoice (via Paypal) after you submit your online application, and this fee must be paid before your application/photos are considered. This is a non-refundable fee whether you are accepted to this year's Market or not. There is no application fee for vendors who participated in last years market - however, the same application process applies.

BOOTH ACCEPTANCE: Once we receive your online application, required photos, and jury fee (if needed), we’ll be in contact within 2 weeks about your acceptance. If you are accepted to the market, you will be sent an acceptance email & Paypal invoice via email. Booth payment is required within 10 days of acceptance in order to secure your spot. If payment is not received in 10 days your spot will not be held once all booths fill up. 

Paypal payments are preferred. Checks payable to Creative Crafters Showcase, LLC. PO Box 3241 - Monument, CO 80132. Any checks bounced will be subject to a $50 fee.

BOOTH REQUIREMENTS: Each vendor must provide their own tables, booth display, & extension chords (if accepted with electricity). Booth backdrops are HIGHLY recommended. There is no sub-leasing of booths. Vendors must be at their booths 30 min before the doors open each day. Vendors will be given TWO vendor bracelets for the weekend of the Market - vendor bracelets must be worn during open hours as your ticket in & out. All other friends & helpers will be asked to pay the admission fee at the door. 

BOOTH OPTIONS:  Booth requests are only considered AFTER receiving your completed booth payment...so get those applications in early! Please notice our booth options have changed. This year all our booths are standard 10x10 booth size, with add-ons for vendors who have special requests. All of our booths receive the same traffic with maps given to customers at the door! Booth sizes are listed width x depth.

Single Booth (10x10) - $230

Booth & Half (15x10) - $345

Double Booth (20x10) $460

Corner Booth – Add $50 - Corners are at the end of a row with two exposed sides. 

Electricity (very limited, vendors receive one plug-in only) – Add $10

"Commons" Booths – Add $40 for single booth, $60 for booth & half, $80 for double booth. The “Commons” is a smaller room with many windows and natural light. Certain vendors prefer the natural light to best display their items. These booths are limited. 

Food Trucks – $50 + additional 10% of sales over $500

Wi-Fi – Free Guest Wi-Fi access is available at the school, however we can not guarantee strength, and always suggest contacting your data subscriber to insure Wi-Fi on your device.

ELECTRICITY: Due to the schools limited electricity, we charge a $10 fee for one outlet plug-in. These requests are granted in order of application completion. Light bulbs must be 40 watts, with a max of 200 watts per plug.

WIFI: Guest Wi-Fi access is available at the venue, however we can not guarantee strength, and always suggest contacting your data subscriber to insure Wi-Fi on your device.

TAXES & SPECIAL EVENTS LICENSE – The state of Colorado requires vendors to have a special events license. If you have any questions please visit www.taxcolorado.com. All required tax information is found on document DR0099. The state requires all vendors apply with special events license application DR0589. For your convenience, we will provide the appropriate sales tax return form to all vendors during the weekend of the market. Collecting and filing taxes is the vendors responsibility.  The city of Monument, Colorado does NOT require a city license for our October show. Vendors are required by the state to have what they need by the time of the Market.

FOOD: If you’re selling food we will need a copy of your health certificate to complete your application. Vendors may only sell food if accepted as an approved food vendor.

SET-UP INFORMATION: Booth number, exact set up times, & all other set up information will be sent to you via email approximately 3 weeks before the Market. Vendor check- in & set-up is planned to start at approximately 6pm Friday night before the Market.  Since this show is at a school, if for any uncontrollable reason the school limits our Friday night access, set up will be early on Saturday morning. Please plan to be at your booth 30 min before the doors open each day.

ADVERTISING: As always, The Fine Art & Crafts Market will be highly advertised! We deliver a strong presence on social media as well as through our online mailing list of 5000+ individuals. The Market will be listed as an event in dozens of magazines, newspapers and online blogs & forums. Weeks before the event, signs go up across the Monument/Northern Colorado Springs area, including the electronic billboard reaching I-25. You'll hear our ads on multiple Colorado Springs radio stations & see our color ads in the local Gazette Newspaper.  Accepted vendors can help spread the news and invite current customers through their social media pages, with invite cards (provided by us) at other shows & through customer email lists. 

VENDOR RULES & REGULATIONS

VENDOR CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel prior to Sept 1st you will receive a refund of your booth fee, minus a $75.00 cancelation fee. If you cancel after September 1st, no refund will be given. However, please be sure to let us know that you will be unable to attend. There is no sub-leasing of booths. 

EVENT CANCELLATION POLICY: If the venue landlord (Lewis Palmer High School - District 38) cancels the show rental dates for any reason such as inclement weather, fire, or for use as an evacuation facility needed for a large -scale emergency, or for their own personal use, Creative Crafters Showcase, LLC will NOT refund the full booth fee. However, the rental deposit that is returned from the school district to Creative Crafters Showcase, LLC, will be divided up amongst the vendors. In any case, as mentioned above, you will NOT be refunded full booth fee. Because Creative Crafters Showcase, LLC does so much advertising for this event, your fees are spent prior to the show, therefore the money has been allocated and spent. Creative Crafters Showcase, LLC can NOT be responsible for venue cancellations for whatever reason they may have. You must agree to these terms, prior to submitting your application. Please know that since 1996 we have never had a cancelled show due to landlord cancellations.

INSURANCE: You must carry your own liability insurance. Your insurance must cover you, your workers/helpers, products, booth space, etc.

Creative Crafters Showcase, LLC is not liable for you, your products or your booth space. Creative Crafters Showcase, LLC is hold harmless to you and/or the business you are representing. As a condition of your participation in any Creative Crafters Showcase, LLC show. The artists/vendor/crafter agrees to bear all risks and expenses for any losses, theft of, and/or damages to his/her artwork/product or injury to their person, family, helpers or guests regardless of the cause. Also agreeing to abide by all the rules and regulations set forth by the show coordinator(s). You also agree to waive and relinquish all claims against Creative Crafters Showcase, LLC, its employees, staff, agents, or the locations of the show IE: Lewis Palmer High School, District 38, or any other location where the show is being held.

VENDOR AGREEMENT: By completing an online application, you agree to ALL Rules & Regulations above, and agree to the following Hold Harmless agreement: 

I hereby release Creative Crafters Showcase, LLC, and its officers, board of directors and members of District 38 or Lewis Palmer High School from any claim or right for damages, which may occur to me, my employees, my children or helpers and or products. I also assume and accept full responsibility for any damages done by us or our workers at the Creative Crafters Showcase, LLC show held on the date above at Lewis Palmer High School. I assume all responsibility for the purchased booth footage and the product we sell, holding Creative Crafters Showcase, LLC free of all liability. I fully understand this Hold Harmless Agreement. I carry my own insurance and liability which covers the above mentioned peoples and products that we sell. I understand and agree to all the terms in this contract and have read the rules and regulations, cancellation policy and other policies listed. I have read all the above rules and regulations page, and I understand this is part of my contractual agreement.