HOW DO I APPLY?
If interested in becoming a vendor, please email over 3-4 photos of your work to Becki@ag-shows.com. Our shows are juried, so we do require photos for review prior to sending out applications. Please include in the email along with photos, which of our shows you are interested in. You can see our entire show schedule for the year under our events tab on our website.
Once/if approved, we will then send you the login password information for the "VENDOR PORTAL" and "PAYMENT PORTAL" tabs located in our menu. We typically respond to emails within 24 hours. Once you receive it, click on the appropriate tabs and sign in with the password. Here you will be directed on how to complete your registration and payment.
Please note, once you're approved, you are good-to-go on all our shows, and do not need to resubmit photos for future shows. Per our show policy, we do not "hold" or "save" spaces while waiting for applications to arrive in. Our shows fill fast and are on a first-come-first-serve after juried approval, so be sure to get your application and payment in as soon as possible!
HOW OFTEN DO YOU SEND OUT APPLICATIONS? CAN I APPLY EARLY FOR A SHOW LATER IN THE YEAR?
We typically send out show application announcements three months prior to each event. If you'd like to apply earlier for a show that is taking place later in the year, feel free to do so and apply! Our portal is open all year round for all shows and we take applicants throughout the year for all events (once you are approved and juried in!). We do fill fast so we recommend applying early to secure your spot.
HOW WILL I KNOW THAT I'M IN AN UPCOMING SHOW?
Once registered (we've received your application and payment via the online portal), we will send you a confirmation email. If you did not receive a confirmation email, then we did not receive your application and payment. Please be sure to follow up if you do not hear from us to make sure your items were received.
HOW MANY VENDORS DO YOU TAKE PER SHOW AND DO YOU CAP CATEGORIES?
On average we take up to around 100 vendors per show. We do cap certain categories.
WHAT KIND OF ITEMS DO YOU ACCEPT?
All items must be handcrafted. For some regions we do accept food trucks (email us to find out which regions if interested). We do not accept, retail trucks or commercial businesses such as: Avon, Mary Kay, ColorStreet, Thirty-One, LuLaRoe, Pink Zebra, LipSense, Origami Owl etc.
HOW LARGE IS EACH VENDOR SPACE?
Space varies based on the show. For outdoor events we offer 10x10 spaces where you provide your own setup.
For majority of our indoor shows we are not a booth layout show. Our spaces are basically just a 6ft or 8ft table with 2 chairs for use (table size varies based on the venue offerings but it outlined in the application). That comes out to about either 6ft x 3ft of 8ft x 3ft for the table space, with the two chairs behind the table for maybe an extra 2-3 feet. You do have the option to purchase multiple tables, but the cost is the same per space purchased. We do not offer bulk discounts on multiple table registrations. Some shows do have 8ft tables, which will be indicated on the application if available. Again, those spots would also just be the tables space, so roughly about 8ft x 3ft or 10ft x 3ft for the table space and chairs.
WHAT ABOUT THE EXTRAS (PARKING, ELECTRIC, WIFI, BOOTH REQUESTS)?
Parking is free at all of our shows, electric and wifi when available, is an additional fee and is an option on your application. We do take booth requests, but cannot always guarantee we can meet all of them. We do the best we can to make your experience as smooth as possible, but sometimes we need to alter our layouts for coordination reasons and can't meet all requests.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ATTEND YOUR SHOWS?
On average our one-day shows get anywhere between 500-750 in foot traffic. Our two-day shows receive anywhere from 900-1,300 in foot traffic. There is a $3 admission fee to the public to attend, and a portion of our entire show profits we donate to local charities (this includes admission and our booth fee registration sales). Vendors keep all their profits, the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows donates independently.
HOW DO YOU ADVERTISE?
We do a variety of advertising for each show and are known for our extensive outreach. This includes but is not limited to: social media, social media paid ads, print paid ads, press releases, online event listing sites, flyers, yard signage, day-of signage, vendor spotlight blogs, paid advertisements in local papers, coupons, show listing flyers and more!
HOW DO YOU TAKE PAYMENT, AND HOW DO I AVOID SHOW SCAMS?
Once you are approved for our show line after we review photos of your work we will send over the requested contract/application information from firstname.lastname@example.org. This will direct you to our online vendor portal and payment portal where you can securely apply and pay for the shows you are interested in. Please note that the above referenced email account (email@example.com) is the only email account associated with this show line and the phone number 440-227-8794 is the only phone number associated with this show line. Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows do not use PayPal or Venmo for any type of registration, unless the vendor themselves requests to send their payment in this way. Unfortunately in this day and age of online payments and social media, scammers have been taking advantage of vendors of various show lines posing as event organizers and taking payments through PayPal and Venmo, these are NOT organizers, they are scammers. Please protect yourself for any show you register for, and make sure your organizer is credible and legit. All Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows are registered and advertised as described above.