Friday, May 15, 2009

Buffalo Indie Market 2009

Deadline: May 22, 2009 (POSTMARK)

Buffalo Indie Market 2009
Outdoor Summer Season

Buffalo, New York
June to September 2009

Our goal is to create a fun and inviting shopping atmosphere, a strong Local Indie Art community that promotes the growth and commercial viability of independent artists and businesses in the Buffalo area.

You are cordially invited to participate in Buffalo Indie Market 2009 outdoor summer season, located at Bidwell Parkway, Erie Canal Harbor and Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in the Elmwood Village. All Applications and a minimum of 50% of the total show fees are due by Friday, May 22, 2009. The remaining balance is due no later than Friday, June 19, 2009.

We will notify all artists of their acceptance within three days of receiving your application and market fee/s. All participants will receive a floor plan with table type and location 1 to 2 weeks prior to event along with a market checklist and information of setup times and parking.

If your application is not accepted for the specified show/s you may be given the option to apply for the next available date/s.

Each artist will receive a 10 x 10 space and must bring their own tent, table/s, chairs & linens to each show/s (unless otherwise specified). All participants will be listed and linked on our website for each show they will participate.

Each show will be juried to ensure there is a mix of current hand-made/designer products. NEW to 2009 each participant will be asked to submit one work of art or product of their own creation by the specified time the day of the show. (Please note this is not mandatory). The judging will take place shortly after the start of each show. The winning piece will be seen as the most innovative, creative and unique hand-made piece. The first place winner will receive a $20 Buffalo Indie Market Gift Certificate and will be interviewed, photographed and recieve their very own article in Buffalo Rising.

Product Categories:

paper goods + gifts, jewelry, pottery, art + design, photography, fashion + accessories, toys, home decor, body care, mixed media, pre-packaged food

Outdoor Market Fees:

-Members: Option 1: $55 per day/ $85 per weekend show
Option 2: $27 per day + 25% commission of total sales (before tax)
(Please Note:There will be up to 6 spots per show for option 2, open to BIM members only)

-Non-Members: $70/ $100 per weekend show
(Please Note: The above fee/s include the City of Buffalo Special Event License fee ($26.25) per day for each participating vendor. Buffalo Indie Market will submit all Special Event Licenses & fee/s for each participating vendor.)

Download the application: 2009OutdoorSummerApplication [pdf]

Visit the website for complete details

Buffalo Indie Market
PO Box 661
Buffalo, New York 14223
p. 716.200.0819