How do I apply to Wintry Market?
The application will be posted on June 30th 2017 and due on September 1st.
When and where is Wintry Market being held?
Wintry Market 2017 will be taking place November 17 (VIP ticketed event) 18 & 19 (Free & Open to Public) in the Pioneer Room at JUMP Boise (1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702).
How many booths are available?
This year we have room for over 80 booths, each space is 6′ x 8′ and includes chairs. Vendors are responsible for bringing their own table to fit within their booth space.
Can I join with a friend?
Sure! But please help us stay organized by applying on one application, listing one person as a main contact. Include everybody’s business names and emails on the application. One payment in-full should be submitted. Participation at the Wintry Market is priced per-booth, so even if sharing a booth the cost is the same. We recommend setting up a mock booth in the 6′ x 8′ size restriction before applying jointly.
Can I apply for 2 booth spaces?
Unfortunately, since booth space is limited, we are only accepting applications for ONE booth space per artist/business.
How will I know if I’m accepted into Wintry Market?
Vendors who are accepted into Wintry Market will be notified two months prior to the event. If you do not receive an email from us, please check your junk mail folder.
Is there a fee if I am accepted into Wintry Market?
Yes, each vendor who participates in Wintry Market will be responsible for paying their vendor fee of $100. This fee goes towards: space for 3 days at Wintry Market, chairs for your use at the market, electricity (only if required), advertising of Market through local media and on website, and any other costs towards setting up and running a successful Market.
Does Wintry Market take a commission from vendor sales?
We do not take a commission, artists keep all proceeds from their sales.
What is the cancellation policy?
Once you are notified and your payment is made, no refunds will be offered if a cancellation is made. Once you cancel, you forfeit your spot in the fair and you are not permitted to sell or trade your space. We reserve the right to fill spots as we see fit.
Is the Market juried? What do you look for in potential vendors?
Yes, due to receiving more applications than booth space available, Wintry Market is a juried event. We also want to ensure that the artists and local businesses that we feature, create unique, high quality goods that are innovative and original. After reviewing all applications, we look for the following criteria to help determine who is accepted to participate in Wintry Market:
-How your items fit in with our vision of the Wintry Market; innovative and original items produced using traditional art/craft methods.
-The quality, innovation and uniqueness of your wares.
-The overall cohesiveness and consistency of your work.
-Our need to diversify the items available at Wintry Market; we want to keep the Market fresh and exciting for shoppers!
-If your work falls more into the categories of Fine Art, Fine Craft, Fair Trade Goods, High Fashion or Vintage.
-The number and diversity of designs or products you offer.
-If the average price of your items is within the price range we desire for Wintry Market. We pride ourselves as being an affordable marketplace for handmade goods, with prices typically ranging between $1-$200.
Do I need any permits to sell at Wintry Market?
It is your responsibility to make sure that you have all the necessary permits and licenses required in order to sell at Wintry Market. Wintry Market is not responsible for collecting sales tax, checking permits, or checking to make sure you are properly licensed. Visit the Idaho State Tax Commission for more information.
How do I accept payment?
You will also be responsible for accepting your own payment in whatever form you choose (credit card, cash, check, etc.) at the Market and should come equipped to do so.