SUMMER ARTS MARKET VENDOR INFO
We have set a tentative open date for the summer market for July 4th. We will be working with our vendors and the city of Concord to ensure the safest possible opening. This date may change, but we're hopeful! The market will run from 9am-1pm this summer.
What To Expect: Outdoor selling is fun, exciting, and a great way to meet your audience face to face. It is also rain or shine, and there are NO early departures. Some weeks you may sell very well, some weeks, nothing. We want you to understand what you're signing up for when you sign up. That said, it's also a great way to network, and for many artists and artisans, a great way to sell. Our goal is to provide the highest quality event at the smallest possible cost to participants. We seek to offer a variety of quality artisan crafts and fine art that a broad audience can enjoy. That may, by default, result in limits to some categories, depending on who has applied for that season or for that date. Please take a close look at the information below, and contact us if you have any questions.
Concord Main St. businesses: Main St. businesses may request space at the market for promotional purposes at no cost, as space allows. Please contact us for more information. Promoting downtown Concord is one of our primary missions.
Community-focused groups, non-profits or educational groups: You may request booth space to promote community-focused programs and activities. Space will be offered free of charge as space allows.
Students: Student artists and artisans may participate at a student rate ($20/date). Current student ID card must be provided.
Location: We are located at Bicentennial Square, in downtown Concord, NH, behind Margaritas and around the corner from the Granite State Candy shop. If you are using GPS, you can enter 1 Bicentennial Square or 13 Warren Street.
Tentative Dates for Summer 2020:
All market dates are at Bicentennial Square in Concord, NH from 9am to 3pm, except during Intown Concord's Market Days Festival which takes place along Main and Pleasant Streets from 10am to 8pm.
Times: The market runs from 9am to 1pm in 2020. However, vendor set-up begins at 7am. You will receive a set-up time with instructions prior to your set up each week that you participate. Set-up times are intentionally staggered in order to prevent traffic jams, so knowing your set-up time is important. Typical set-up times are 7am, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45 and 8am.
Early Departure: Early departure from the market is NOT allowed. If you do have an emergency arise and need to leave early, please notify market staff immediately so that arrangements can be made. The success of the market depends on the commitment of the participating artists. Additionally, the liability issues created by moving vehicles and displays while the venue is open to the public create a hazard to the event and other participants as well as the public.
Tables, Tents, Displays, Weights:
THE GOOD NEWS? THERE ARE MANY INEXPENSIVE WAYS TO WEIGHT YOUR TENT. Here is a link to one of those: Making Canopy or Tent weights for trade shows or art shows.
We pride ourselves in the community spirit of the Concord Arts Market! We are always looking for vendors who are willing to be flexible and to help each other. You'll find us weathering all elements in the summer outdoor market, long hours at Market Days and the quirky space of the Eagle Square atrium during the winter markets.
Want to join our community? Apply today!
How to Apply: To apply to participate in the Concord Arts Market Summer Arts Market (including Market Days), fill out the online application form: APPLICATION FORM
Your application will be reviewed by our selection committee and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Please understand that at certain times of year we receive a HIGH volume of email and it may take a few days to get back to you. However, we don't mind you writing to check in.
Market Days Application Deadline: Applications to be a Concord Arts Market vendor at Intown Concord's Market Days will be accepted until March 1, 2020. Most notifications of acceptance will be made by March 15, 2020. Application is not a guarantee of participation. This is a popular event - first consideration will be given to past participants and regular participants of the Concord Arts Market, as well as vendors with unique products.
Market Days booth reservation is official upon receipt of payment which is due 7 days from acceptance. The fee to attend Market Days as a Concord Arts Market vendor is $175 and includes all three days, 10am-8pm. We always have a wait list for Market Days; if payment is not made in time, we will assume you are not coming this year. The booth fee is non-refundable. Market Days is a rain or shine event. Early departures are not allowed. You must attend all three days, unless previous exceptional arrangements are made.
Concord Arts Market Selection Committee:
All of our selection committee members are creators themselves, who truly appreciate the work that goes into each creation shared with them. The jury reserves the right to update participating vendors at its discretion to keep the mix of goods both balanced and diverse.
Summer Arts Market Fees:
TO PAY BY CHECK:
Make your check payable to: Concord Arts Market
Mail it to:
The Place Studio & Gallery
40 Thorndike St, Suite 2B
Concord NH 03301
$25 will be charged for all returned checks.
TO PAY BY PAYPAL:
Use our PayPal.Me link:
TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD ONLINE:
Reserve Your Market Dates Online (after acceptance):
To reserve additional dates beyond 10 (after acceptance):
We are a rain or shine event. The success of the market is dependent on the commitment of participating artists to the event and to fellow artists. There are no refunds given for no-shows. However, in the event of potentially dangerous weather conditions in the forecast, please check the market website or FB page after 6:30am to confirm whether the market will proceed on that day. We take safety very seriously. We will not issue refunds on such dates--alas, we cannot control the weather--but we are happy to offer a credit for a future market date.