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    PCA Artisans Market 2017 - Vendor Application

    General Information

    The Parkside Community Association (PCA) is proud to announce information for the inaugural Parkside Artisans Market.

    To apply, please email:
    Include the following information in your correspondence: 

    • Full Name of Primary Contact
    • Business Name
    • Mailing Address
    • Phone Number
    • Email
    • Website and/or social media address 
    • Description of Work
    • Dates desired to attend the market (8/20, 9/17, 10/22)
    • Attach or link to images of your merchandise and display space


    We will be set up on Russell Street between Woodward and Parkside Avenues, with some vendors wrapping the corners along Parkside as well as being across the street at the former entrance of the Buffalo Zoo.

    Event Dates and Times

    Sunday, August 20th, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Sunday, September 17th, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Vendor Application and Fee Details

    • To submit an application is FREE, with qualified vendors having a choice of paying an exhibitor fee for this year’s show at $60/per day or $150 if confirmed for all three dates.

    • Vendors must have a NYS sales tax identification number.

    • Applications will be accepted from July 5th to August 7th with final decisions by the committee of judges sending notifications to vendors by email on Friday August 11th.

    • This will be a public event that will be aggressively and strategically publicized through a variety of media outlets by the event committee. Vendor fees will help cover the permitting costs as well as some of the marketing expenses for promoting the event, so it can remain free to the public.

    • There will be a committee of judges who will vet vendor applicants with preference given to artisans who are residents of the Parkside neighborhood. All applicants will have to sell original works of art and handmade goods.

    Show Setup, Layout and Breakdown Details

    An 8ft x 6ft space will be provided with an 8’ table and two chairs. Tables should be appropriately covered to the floor and all displays must be appropriate for outdoor use.

    Access to electricity is very limited, so availability cannot be guaranteed. If you have a specific need, please check the appropriate box on the application.

    Vendors are required to be fully set up by 9:45 AM, with access to the space available starting at 7:45 AM. Breakdown will be allowed no earlier than 3PM and is expected to take no longer than 90 minutes to fully clean and breakdown your vendor area.

    Exhibitor Selection

    Space is limited, with participation reserved for only original works of art and hand-crafted items; no imports or resellers or commercially-produced items will be accepted. Reproduced items must be of your own original works.

    Exhibitors who bring non-juried items to the show will be asked to remove them from their display.

    Selection of participants will be based on quality and diversity of work. Selections will be made from applications received by Monday, August 7th 2017. Applications received after this date will be considered only if space is available.

    To apply, complete the fields on this form, uploading 3-4 pictures of your work, a photo of your display space, and/or a link to a website/or Facebook/social media page that includes pictures of your work. Applications received without some photos of your work will not be sufficient to determine the works conformity to the guidelines above and thus cannot be considered. 

    **Payment will be due upon acceptance into the market.**

    If you have any questions, please email market@parksidebuffalo.org. We look forward to receiving your application!

    Melanie McMahan, Matt Pelkey, and Hallie Wright



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