Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Craftland 2006

Deadline: September 30, 2006
Notification: October 11, 2006

Applications are now being accepted for the 5th Annual Craftland, a contemporary craft show located in a retail space in downtown Providence, Rhode Island featuring an eclectic assortment of fine crafts and cutting-edge, quirky handmade items. The sale will take place in December.

What is Craftland?
Craftland is an annual retail store in Downcity Providence. The store features eclectic arts and crafts from artists in New England, and around the country. Particpants are selected through a jurying process.

Dates and times are as follows:
Craftland is open December 1 - 23
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 11AM - 6PM, Thursday 11-8

What sells at Craftland?
handbags, jewelry, stuffed animals, haberdashery, paintings, prints, knitwear, hand-made books, housewares, puppets, ornaments, knick knackery,ceramics, cards and more!

People visit Craftland to buy gifts ranging from $3-$300. Some artists make limited-edition goodies specifically for Craftland; we've found these sell like hot cakes! Please, no crafts from kits.

Who sells at Craftland?
More than 120 local and far away artists participated in Craftland 2005 -- teenagers to grandmothers, professionals to first-timers.

Do I need to be present to sell my goods?
No. Craftland is a retail store that operates on a consignment basis. Artists will need to drop their merchandise off at Craftland (or mail it if you live out of town), and the Craftland staff, as well as volunteers, will operate the store.

What does it cost to participate in Craftland 2006?
Craftland is a consignment store, and therefore vendors receive a percentage of the retail sale price of their items. Vendors who volunteer 12 hours of their time to help run the Craftland store, will be paid 70% of the retail price of their items, while Craftland will keep 30% of the retail price. Vendors who do not volunteer 12 hours of time will be paid 60% of the retail price, while Craftland will keep 40% of the retail price.

There is also a $10 application fee that is payable at the time you submit your application.

Click Here to Apply Now!

Are you an artist or crafter with questions, please e-mail