This year's gift shop will be divided into two events; the Holiday Art Bazaar (Dec 6-8) and the Holiday Gift mART (Dec 10-21).
The Holiday Art Bazaar is a fundraising weekend to kick off our Holiday Gift Shop. Structured like a traditional Holiday Market, we will have programming planned throughout the weekend such as craft workshops, food trucks, carolers and more! Vendors can expect to have the most sales and exposure during the Holiday Art Bazaar.
The Holiday Gift mART will be open during regular business hours, (Tuesday-Saturday, 10-4) December 10-21. It will be organized similar to our normal Gift Shop and feature handmade gifts from local vendors.
Artists may submit to both sections or just one. All items must be handmade by the artists. We will not accept digital prints of original artworks. Books authored, illustrated, or published by the vendor will also be accepted.
Fees correlate with display space; please select the amount of display space you will need based off of what you want to sell. BLCA membership is not required to submit an application, but it will allow you to submit for free! Membership must be renewed or purchased at or before the time of application submission.
Booth: $25 non-members/Free for members.
This option will give artists a designated booth area to set up their merchandise. The BLCA can provide tables and tablecloths if necessary. This option is recommended for artists with a larger inventory of items to sell. Maximum booth space is 4ft x 8ft, minimum space is 4ft x 4ft. Booth spaces will be allotted based on a first come first serve basis as applications come in. We will do our best to accommodate every artist and get them the best display space possible.
General: $15 non-members/Free for members.
This option will not guarantee a designated table or area for the artist to display merchandise. Artworks will be entered into a general BLCA Gift Shop area. This is reccommended for artists with a smaller inventory of items to sell.
BLCA Commission: The BLCA will take a 35% commission of all sales
made during both the Holiday Art Bazaar and the Holiday Gift Shop. Please price items accordingly. All sales must go through our checkout system and vendors may not bring their own check out systems. We can accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards. You do not have to be present for sales to take place! The BLCA will have staff available to handle sales and security throughout the shop.
**We will be checking for current memberships as applications come in. If you select a member fee at checkout and you are not a member or you membership has lapsed, you will be asked to pay the non-member fee when you drop items off. Please contact the BLCA office if you are not sure if your membership is current.