The Handmade Markets will be held three times a year.
- June 2, 2024 – Kingswood Park
- September 15, 2024 – Cottell Park
Terms and Conditions
Locations: KINGSWOOD PARK, COTTELL PARK
APPLICATION FEES: Application fees vary depending on location. Double booths are available at each event.
REQUIREMENTS: Website, Etsy, Instagram, and/or Facebook sites for review
JUDGING, REVIEW, and NOTIFICATION:
Deerfield Handmade Markets are juried events.
DEERFIELD HANDMADE MARKET SUMMER ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVITIES
Located in the heart of Deerfield Township, Kingswood Park is known for its lush green landscape. This is the perfect location for the market. Guests will enjoy the works of up to 100 local and regional artists and the most amazing musical artists to enjoy throughout the day. ENJOY local food trucks and breweries. This location has ample parking, rides for those who would like a lift. Families will enjoy our art making tent for all ages. This event is magical! This event will be held outside.
This event will offer early set up for the artists. Once accepted, they will be notified as to when they can set up the day before.
We noted our application dates below. We do have a rolling application and aren’t that strict on the application due date. BUT we are strict on the refund date. You must cancel at least one month out for a full refund.
APPLICATION FEE: $85.00 one booth space. $170 double booth space.
April 5, 2024 APPLICATION DUE DATE
April 13, 2024 ARTIST ACCEPTANCE and NOTIFICATION DATE
April 16, 2024 ARTIST COMMITMENT DATE AND FULL PAYMENT DUE
April 19, 2024 – FULL REFUND DEADLINE
Festival open to public 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Artist tear down starts at 4:00 p.m.
HANDMADE MARKET FALL AT COTTELL PARK
Located in Deerfield Township, OH ,Cottell Park boasts 50 acres of park setting, playgrounds, fields, and trees. Cottell Park is conveniently located near the Deerfield Towne Center shopping, movies, coffee shops, and retail. Handmade Market is known for its beautiful park setting and spacious booth layouts that insures a pleasant experience for patrons, and a profitable event for our 100+ artists. Community inclusion and support for the arts has spawned a loyal and highly engaged audience that will attend and support our Festival. Handmade Markets are one- day events with audience attendance estimated at 3,000 – 4,000.
This event does offer early set up for the artists. Once accepted, they will be notified as to when they can set up the day before the event.
APPLICATION FEE: $85.00 one booth space. $170 double booth space.
July 19, 2024 – APPLICATION DUE DATE
July 26, 2024 – ARTIST ACCEPTANCE and NOTIFICATION DATE
July 30, 2024 – ARTIST COMMITMENT DATE AND FULL PAYMENT DUE
August 2, 2024- FULL REFUND DEADLINE
SEPTEMBER 14, 2024 – Early set up for Artist (Time TBD)
SEPTEMBER 15, 2024- Artist set-up 7:00am
Festival open to public 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Artist tear down starts at 5:00 p.m.
Fiber Arts, Jewelry, Painting, Paper Goods, Children’s Goods, Flora, Plant, T-shorts, Packaged Foods, Graphics, Mixed Media, Photography, Wood, Bath, Body and Candle, Furniture (new and reclaimed), Vintage Clothing, Local/Regional Storefront and/or Mobile Boutique.
Jury is scheduled as an ongoing/rolling process. The jury will select a balance of mediums, but we do not impose limits for any given category.
ACCEPTED AND WAITLIST
Accepted artists will be notified via email.
Artists are eligible for a full refund one month prior to the event. After that date, no refunds will be issued.
At the Event Director’s discretion, and on the Board of Director’s behalf, the Event Director may take additional artist acceptance decisions to enhance the quality and balance of the Festival.
We welcome collaborating artists. Each must submit their own application and pay for a space fee.
Booth Information, Fees & Cancellation Terms
Booth size is 10×10, and the Festival is known for providing ample surrounding booth space. All exhibited work should be contained within the 10×10 area. There is electricity available on a first-come-first-serve basis. No generators are permitted, but battery-powered fans and devices are allowed. All exhibitors are responsible for providing display booths, racks, tables, fixtures, and associated display equipment and supplies.
- 10×10 booth space fee: (KINGSWOOD and COTTELL) $85.00 per space.
- 10×20 double booth space fee is $170
- Be sure to indicate the desired booth size and requests for corner locations in your application and make booth payment accordingly.
- Artists are permitted to bring their dogs to Kingswood and Cottell only. They must be leased at all times. Artists are responsible for all cleanup.
- Artists and their works promoted on The Arts Alliance website and Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, as well as local newspapers and magazines.
Handmade Market will offer booth sitters throughout the day. This service varies depending on volunteer signup.
We pride ourselves on artists engagement and support. We usually have volunteers on hand to help with booth setup and tear town. We offer artists rides to and from their cars.
Artists are welcome to a 10% discount on our merchandise.
The following items are not permitted at the Festival: any work that you did not make by hand or is not your own work. This includes but is not limited to, buy-sell, imported items, kit made or pattern items, and commercially manufactured items. If prohibited items are found, you will be asked to leave the Festival and forfeit all fees. Removal decisions are at the discretion of the Event Director who is the final arbiter of any such decision. Please do not apply if works include prohibited items described above!
The Handmade Market considers its enforcement rules and regulations our exclusive right and responsibility. Festival staff will visit all displays throughout the Festival to ensure that exhibitors comply with all Festival rules and regulations.
Work in juried images must be representative of the work to be shown at the Handmade Market and in the correct inventory proportions.
The artist and collaborating artist must be present at check in and must be present in the booth during festival hours except for reasonable breaks.
No mass-produced or manufactured work is permitted.
All work must be designed and executed by the accepted artist(s). It is the work by the artist that is juried, therefore any change in the body of the work by the artist is not considered juried and may not be sold unless approved by the Event Director.
Artists retain 100% of their sales and are responsible for the collection and reporting of all applicable sales taxes. Ohio sales tax is 7.0%. You do not report sales or taxes to us at the Handmade Market.
We all hope for great weather, but all exhibitors are responsible for having their booths weighted at a minimum of 25 lbs. at each corner to prevent damage from high winds. Weights must be attached to the frame of the tent. Light-weight, accordion-style pop-up tents are strongly discouraged. Staking is permitted on grass.
Artists will abide by Load-in/Load-out procedures and all instructions given by Festival staff. Late arrival will result in load-in at the conclusion of scheduled load-in periods.
Artists are encouraged to have general liability insurance for their booth space during the event for their personal protection against loss. Handmade Market will not be responsible for any exhibitor property damage.
QUICK SUMMARY CONTACT INFORMATION
Event Location: Kingswood Park, Cottell Park
Event Name: Deerfield Handmade Market
Event Director: Meredith Raffel
Presented By: The Arts Alliance
Mail Address: P.O. BOX 381
Mason, OH 45040
I have read the 2024 Handmade Market application and all terms, cancelation and refund policies, event rules and regulations and this Legal Agreement and hereby agree to abide by them. The undersigned through execution of this application and acceptance into Handmade Market does hereby release, forever discharge and hold harmless The Arts Alliance and all event Sponsors, directors, officers, employees, volunteers and the agents of same from all action, suits, damages or claims whatsoever arising from any loss or damage to person and property of the undersigned including but not limited to theft, vandalism, personal injury, strike, public enemy, and act of God and agree to indemnify the above named for any damage arising from good faith conduct in their engagement with The Arts Alliance and enforcement of all festival rules.
I further agree that upon acceptance into Handmade Market photographs or digital images of me and/or my work including my artist statement and testimonials in writing may be used by Handmade Market for promotional and/or publicity purposes. I agree to abide by all Handmade Market rules, regulations and terms and understand that If I violate any of them, as determined at the sole discretion of the Event Director, The Festival reserves the right to remove work that does not meet standards or is not consistent in style or subject matter with the images submitted and may terminate my participation in The Festival at any time with no refund of exhibition fees. The undersigned also understands that the above named reserves the right to alter details of Handmade Market on an as-needed basis.
The Handmade Market is a family-oriented event. The work exhibited must be appropriate for viewers of all ages. Handmade Market Committee shall have the sole, exclusive and final authority to determine any work not acceptable for display at the Handmade Market. Any work determined to be unacceptable will be removed so as not to be viewed by the public during the Handmade Market.
We reserve the right to refuse any application for any reason.