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. 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. If approved, we will send you an application with all information usually within 24-hours. 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 applications three months prior to the event. If you'd like to apply earlier for a show that is taking place later in the year, let us know. We are happy to send you any/all applications to apply early and secure your spot.
HOW WILL I KNOW THAT I'M IN AN UPCOMING SHOW?
Once registered (we've received your application and payment in the mail or via phone), 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, Jamberry, 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 application(s) from the email account email@example.com. You then have two options in regards to payment and sending in your application. You can either send in a check to Rebecca Adele PR & Events LLC and your application to the address indicated on the application: PO Box 391392 Solon, OH 44139. Or you can pay over phone to Becki Silverstein at the phone number 440-227-8794. Please note that the above referenced email account (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
Vendor Cancellation Policy: In the event that you need to cancel, we do not offer cash refunds since a portion of all proceeds is donated to charity, and we use up front booth registration costs for show prep, marketing, deposits on venues, media buys and more for the entire show year. In addition, it takes time for us to find new vendors and make arrangements to fill the cancelled space.
If you do cancel, you must do so at the latest 2 weeks prior to the show. Any cancellations after the 2-week mark will result in forfeit of booth costs with no refund credit. If you cancel before the 2-week period, you do have the option to use your booth fee towards a future show with us as a show credit in the amount you paid. At the time of cancellation, you will have the opportunity to decide which show you’d like to apply the credit towards. Any funds left over (if you use towards a show that costs less than your credit), will be saved as a credit for you to use towards a future event. Any shows that cost more than the credit you have with us, you would be responsible for the difference in price after your credit is applied.
When using your credit, if you cancel again for the rescheduled replacement show, you will forfeit your entire booth fee, without the option to use it as a credit on another show. We limit reschedules to one per event.
Please be courteous and let us know if you need to cancel. We have vendors that are on a wait list waiting to be a part of the show, if we can get them in so they can showcase their work that would be ideal.
Avant-Garde Cancellation Policy: If for any reason we need to cancel the show due to an unforeseen circumstance such as health issue, safety issue, state or national emergency, act of nature, loss of power, fire or weather damage, or any other situations that are out of our control, we do not offer cash refunds, but do issue show credits. Please note that Avant-Garde reserves to make the call to cancel an event at their discretion. The Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show accepts no liability for any loss incurred as a result of the event’s cancellation.
In the event of a cancellation, you will have the opportunity to decide which show you’d like to apply the credit towards. Any funds left over (if you use towards a show that costs less than your credit), will be saved as a credit for you to use towards a future event. Any shows that cost more than the credit you have with us, you would be responsible for the difference in price after your credit is applied.
When using your credit, if you cancel again for the rescheduled replacement show, you will forfeit your entire booth fee, without the option to use it as a credit on another show. We limit reschedules to one per event. Again, this if YOU decide to withdraw from us show, not the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show cancelling the replacement show.
If the event has to be cancelled for any reason for one of the circumstances described above by the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show, your credit will continue to roll over to use toward a future event of your choice until it is redeemed.