The Handmade Markets will be held three times a year.

Terms and Conditions

HANDMADE MARKETS

Location: COTTELL PARK, SONDER BREWING, or MANOR HOUSE

APPLICATION FEES: $65.00 per event for a 10×10 space. $130 per event for a 10×20 space.

REQUIREMENTS: Website, Etsy, Instagram, and/or Facebook sites for review

JUDGING, REVIEW, and NOTIFICATION:

Please see specific Handmade Deerfield Markets for deadlines.

HANDMADE MARKET SUMMER AT SONDER BREWING

Located in the heart of Deerfield Township, Sonder Brewing is known for their unique craft beers. Fast becoming on the region’s most popular breweries, Sonder welcomes the Deerfield Handmade Market and all of our unique artists! This event will be held outside.

April 5, 2021 APPLICATION DUE DATE

April 13, 2021 ARTIST ACCEPTANCE and NOTIFICATION DATE

April 16, 2021 ARTIST COMMITMENT DATE AND FULL PAYMENT DUE

April 19, 2021 – FULL REFUND DEADLINE

Festival open to public 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Artist tear down starts at 5:00 p.m.

HANDMADE MARKET FALL AT COTTELL PARK

Located in Deerfield Township, OH Cottell Park, 50 acres of park setting, playgrounds, fields, and trees.  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 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 ever at Cottell Park and/or Sonder Brewing with audience attendance estimated at 3,000 – 6,000.

July 19, 2021 – APPLICATION DUE DATE

July 26, 2021 – ARTIST ACCEPTANCE and NOTIFICATION DATE

July 30, 2021 – ARTIST COMMITMENT DATE AND FULL PAYMENT DUE

August 2, 2021 – FULL REFUND DEADLINE

SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 – Early set up for Artist (Time TBD)
SEPTEMBER 19, 2021 – Artist set-up 7:30am
Festival open to public 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Artist tear down starts at 5:00 p.m.

HANDMADE MARKET WINTER AT MANOR HOUSE

September 7, 2021 – APPLICATION DUE DATE

September 21, 2021 – ARTIST ACCEPTANCE AND NOTIFICATION DATE

September 24, 2021 – ARTIST COMMITMENT DATE AND FULL PAYMENT DUE

September 30, 2021  – FULL REFUND DEADLINE

NOVEMBER 7, 2021 – Artist SETUP TBA
Festival open to public 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Artist tear down starts at 5:30 p.m.

Vendors will be provided with one 10’x10’ space and an 8’ table and table cloth. Additional tables are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Electricity is available for a $20 fee.

Permitted Works and Mediums
The Festival is open to individuals and collaborating artists who make their own creations.

CATEGORIES:

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 PROCESS

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.

REFUND POLICY

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.

COLLABORATING ARTISTS

We welcome collaborating artists. Each must submit their own application and pay 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.

Handmade Market will offer booth sitters throughout the day.

Prohibited Items

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!

Rules/Regulations
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.

Insurance

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: Cottell Park, Sonder Brewing, Manor House
Event Name: Handmade Market
Event Director: Meredith Raffel
Presented By: The Arts Alliance

Email: info@the-arts-alliance.org
Mail Address: P.O. BOX 381
Mason, OH 45040
Telephone: 513-309-8585
Website: www.the-arts-alliance.org

LEGAL AGREEMENT

I have read the 2020 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.