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Artisans’ Marketplace

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The Marblehead Festival of Arts is inviting artists and craft persons to exhibit and sell their hand-crafted work at the 2016 Artisans’ Marketplace. This event will be held on the grounds of historic Abbot Hall, home of the original painting of the Spirit of 76. This major, town–wide event will be held on July 2nd and July 3rd during our 51st Festival. The Marketplace coincides with the ever-popular Children’s Festival on Saturday and Street Festival on Sunday, both events draw families who spend the day at Abbot Hall. Attendees actively seek out and purchase many unique and high quality artisan products. This year, Artisans’ Marketplace will be held from 10:00AM to 5:00PM on Saturday, July 2nd, and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday July 3rd.  Apply below, the deadline is March 31, 2016.

Event Details and Application Info

Please Read Carefully!

All Crafters and Artists are invited to apply.

ALL APPLICATIONS will be done online.  If you would like to request an exemption from this please requirement please click on Contact on top menu or the bottom of the page on the left and email Artisans for consideration.

 Please upload 4 photos of your recent work, and one of your exhibit booth using the online form below; alternatively, you may send us your website URL with pointers to specific images to jury from. If you were accepted in previous years, it is NOT guaranteed that your application will be selected this year. We have limited space, and seek to provide Marketplace attendees a diverse and changing variety of artwork. Each category will be limited, and no manufactured Items, kits or bead stringing will be accepted or displayed. All items must be hand-crafted, and the artist must be present for the entire show; no representation by others will be allowed. Artisans may only represent ONE art form. We reserve the right to promptly close down the booth of any artist who does not comply with these guidelines.

JURYING: Each year we refine our Jurying  Process.  Jury Fee $25.  An application will not be considered FULLY REGISTERED and eligible for jurying until the Jury Fee is paid. Online jury fee payment will be made through PayPal.  You do not need to have a PayPal account as you can just use your credit card through PayPal.

SET UP: 7:00AM to 9:30AM. Anyone not checking in by 8:30AM is subject to forfeiture of his/her space.

SECURITY: Overnight security will be provided; this service is provided as a deterrent only. The Festival of Arts shall not be held libel or responsible for anything missing or damaged, and artists are solely responsible for goods left overnight. This is an outdoor show and will be held rain or shine; please be prepared for the risk of significant inclement weather. Consideration may be given to those participants in an obstructed space who cannot set-up a tent or cover.

DEADLINE: By March 31, 2016, we must receive (1) a completed online Entry Form,(2)  $25, fee for jury, (3)  photos as mentioned above.

THOSE JURIED IN: Following the Jurying, those artisans selected for participation will be notified by email of their acceptance and be directed to a link where they can confirm their attendance and pay the space fee of $250.00 for a standard space online.

SPACE: The standard space is 10’ x 10’ exactly, and dimensions cannot be modified. All booth displays, chairs, tablecloths, etc., must fit within your assigned space, and be supplied by the exhibitor. All tables must be covered. No electricity is available, and generators are not permitted. Boxes and other packing materials must be stored out of sight. All materials must be removed by end of day on the final event day.

The 2016 Artisans’ Marketplace will be held on two days, outside Abbot Hall, 188 Washington Street.

Saturday, July 2, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, July 3, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Thank You

Chairpersons: Kiki Taron Kinney and Pam Duncan