it was about that time...
SAT. MAY 4th 2019
Make plans now to visit Historic Downtown Staunton to see what some of the best local and regional makers have to offer at the third annual Little Made; Market. Hosted by local artist and entrepreneur, Corrie Park, of Made; By the People, For the People, the market will feature between 30-40 specially selected artists showcasing their handmade works from 10am-4pm on Saturday, May 4th on the first block of East Beverley Street between Augusta and New Streets. Local student artists, musicians, and children's activities will also be showcased. Come for the market but be sure to leave plenty of time to explore and enjoy our fair Queen City’s dazzling array of local restaurants, breweries, fabulous retail shops and coffeehouses.
The Little Made Market is a curated event. Applications for the Market will begin Monday, January 28th. All regional artists and makers are encouraged to submit their work for consideration by submitting an online application and four photos of their work. Selected applicants will be notified beginning Monday, February 4th via a rolling admissions process.
The Little Made Market is coordinated and curated by our small but awesome staff. We’re a friendly and creative group who have a love for all things handcrafted and independently made. These are the primary things we are looking for in our application submissions:
Your products fit in within our vision of Renegade or DIY arts and crafts. Meaning, they are innovative and original items produced using traditional craft methods but not based on any pre-existing patterns or products. Your items are made by hand, not outsourced or manufactured somewhere that isn’t local to your community.
We pride ourselves on being an affordable (and yes, we get that is an extremely relative term) marketplace for handmade goods, with prices typically ranging between $5-$300. We love ya, but this is simply not a show for our fine artist friends.
Your inventory avoids saturated trends – mustaches/beards, cursive on cursive on cursive, animal du jour, etc.
FEES & ALLOWANCES:
A $75 booth fee will be collected upon acceptance for a standard 10×10 area. You may apply with your own business, or as a combined application with ONE other business. If applying jointly, please be sure to list everyone on the same application, including both business names, websites, contact info and other details.
An early bird discount of $10 will be given to applicants accepted and who pay by Friday, February 15th!
Anyone who applies and is accepted MUST HAVE A CURRENT VIRGINIA BUSINESS LICENSE, if not, you will be required by the City of Staunton to purchase a "peddlers permit" for the day of the festival. (This requires an outside fee paid directly to the Commissioner of the Revenue/ City of Staunton. The Little Made; Market is not responsible for this fee nor is it covered by the booth fee. )
WHAT DOES THE BOOTH FEE COVER?
Your fee covers your booth space and advertising for the Market. All artists will have their information featured on Made;s website and social networking sites in the weeks leading up to and, of course, during the market. We will also promote the event itself via posters and various advertising opportunities including presence on both the city of Staunton's, and the state of Virginia's, official tourism websites which will draw numerous attendees to see your work in person. This often turns into other opportunities, including future sales, wholesale opportunities, media exposure, networking, and more. In addition, an ad will be placed in Whurk magazine, a state wide publication focusing on the arts in Virginia.
We take pride in spoiling our attendees as much as possible: coffee, tea, drinks, snacks, a "real" bathroom (no port-a-potties!) and a sanctioned break area in our store are reserved just for you!
***Please note that vendors are responsible for supplying their own display items, tables, and tents.***
HOW (& WHEN) WILL I KNOW IF I AM ACCEPTED?
You’ll be notified by email no later than April 15th (we are accepting applicants via a rolling admissions process) as to whether or not you’ve been accepted into the Market. Unfortunately, due to expected volume, we cannot provide individual feedback to all non-approved applicants.
IF I’M ACCEPTED, WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
We offer full refunds on cancellations up to one month prior to the Market. Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds within 30 days of the Market due to the administrative work already done by this time. Once you cancel, you forfeit your spot in the Market and you are not permitted to sell or trade your space. We are a curated event and reserve the right to fill spots as we see fit.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
You are responsible for registering your small business with the IRS and collecting sales tax (if applicable) for the items you’re selling. When tax time comes around, you’ll have to pay income tax on all the items you sold and pay the sales tax to the state. We recommend that you call the IRS and the Virginia Department of Taxation for more info.
IRS: 1-800-829-4933 or locally 804-367-8031
All accepted vendors will be added to our mailing list, so that we may send important correspondence to you. Those wishing to be removed should do so themselves once the event is over.
The Little Made Market will include a photo on Made; By the People, For the People’s website and social media platforms for each accepted vendor using an image of our choosing from the vendor’s application submission or social media sites.
Please copy, complete, and email us the application below by Friday, March 29th. We are on a rolling admission- so the sooner you apply, the better! Thanks so much for your interest, we are looking forward to an amazing 3rd market!
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Please contact Corrie Park at: LocalLoveVA@gmail.com