2017 BIG Holiday Market Applications Now Open!

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FAQ’s (and answers)

WHEN AND WHERE IS IT?

November 18th, 1p-6p

Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the Short North.

WHEN CAN I APPLY?

Applications open July 15th and close on August 15th.

 

HOW DO I APPLY?

Here’s the link: https://form.jotform.com/71925501607151

 

IS THERE AN APPLICATION FEE?

Yes, there is a nonrefundable $10 application fee.

WHAT CRITERIA AND QUALIFICATIONS DO YOU LOOK FOR IN YOUR APPLICANTS?

Our market is juried by select members of our staff and other individuals in the local makers scene, whose opinions and tastes we value and trust.  Together we review the pool of applications thoroughly and handpick the artists that are the best fit for NYMCM. We thoughtfully and carefully choose applicants based on a number of criteria, listed below.

  • Your work is designed and made by hand.  Please provide information in your application if your products aren’t entirely made by you or by hand.
  • Your work overall is cohesive and consistent, and you provide clear examples for us to view.
  • Your work is unique. If you are a returning vendor, your work has progressed since participating. We always want to offer our customers fresh ideas.
  • The average price of your items typically range between $1-$150 and reflect a good value/price ratio.  Typically, you know what your work is worth!
  • If you are a pre-packaged edibles Vendor, you offer unique packaging and flavors and have a well designed booth. We expect artisanal food to live up to the same levels of integrity and quality with their products and displays as our other craft participants.

Do you allow Direct Sales Businesses?

No we do not.

CAN I SHARE A BOOTH WITH ANOTHER MAKER?

Yes. BUT we require that each Maker applies and is approved individually by our jury. Any vendors who have not been approved and still set up at the Market will be asked to leave. This will be outlined in the Vendor’s Agreement and taken very seriously.

WHAT ARE THE BOOTH SIZES AND FEES?

6’ wide x 5’ deep – $90

8’ wide x 5’ deep – $110

10’ wide x 10’ deep – $125 (limited spaces available)

* All BIG Holiday Market returning vendors will receive a $10 discount.

Booth payment is not required until you have been accepted as a vendor and will be collected via Paypal. Payments will be due by September 15th.

ARE TABLES AND CHAIRS PROVIDED?

Tables and chairs are not provided but NYMCM will have a limited amount available to rent. You can find more information on the application.

WHAT DOES THE BOOTH FEE COVER AND INCLUDE?

Your fee covers venue costs, promotional materials including posters, digital and newspaper ads and other costs required to put on a Market.  Select artists will also be featured on our blog and our various social networking sites leading up to and during the market.

We always advertise and promote the Market itself, which draws hundreds of attendees to shop your booths. This often turns into other opportunities including future sales, media exposure, networking, and more.

WHEN AND HOW WILL I BE NOTIFIED IF I HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED AS A VENDOR?

Vendor selections will be made no later than August 29th.  Acceptance, Waitlist and Decline emails will all be sent by August 29th. We ask that no emails inquiring about the status of your application be sent before this date.

IF I AM ACCEPTED, WHAT IS YOUR PAYMENT / REFUND / CANCELLATION POLICY?

You will receive a Paypal invoice in your acceptance email. A nonrefundable booth payment must be paid via Paypal no later than September 15, 2017.  If booth payment is not made by September 22nd a $10 late fee will be charged. If invoice is not paid by September 22nd your space will be given to the next vendor on the wait list. Again, once your payment is made it is nonrefundable. Cancellations will be considered a forfeit of your spot in the Market. Trading or selling your space to another Maker is prohibited. We have a long waiting list, and reserve the right to fill spots.

WHAT IS REQUIRED OF ME IF I AM CHOSEN TO BE A VENDOR?

  • All vendors must bring their own table and chairs or rent a table and/or chair from us (limited number of tables and chairs). A  floor-length table covering is required for all tables.
  • Setup begins at 10:00 am. Vendors must be ready to sell no later than 12:30pm. Any Makers arriving after 12:30pm will not be allowed to set up. Teardown will start no earlier than 6:00 pm. All vendors must be out of the venue by 8:00pm.
  • Swag – NYMCM will be offering 75 – 150 swag bags for a $5 purchase with proceeds going directly to the “She Has a Name” charity. A minimum of 25 swag items would be useful to this worthy cause. Offering swag is completely optional. We only ask that  if you indicate on your application that you will be providing swag that you uphold your commitment.
  • Vendors will be given digital marketing tools for social media use. We require vendors to share these marketing materials on their social media.

More questions are welcome at: notyourmamascraftmarket@yahoo.com

614 Crafty Exchange April 22nd 2017

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Hey Professionals!

It’s time again to host another awesome 614 Crafty Exchange!!!! This event is for professional makers with active handmade businesses only.

April 22nd

11am – 1pm

Dabble & Stitch – 221 Arcadia Ave, Columbus

What is a Crafty Exchange? Well…read on!

You sign up, make three gifts according to the guidelines below and come to our super-inspiring venue. Oh yeah, bring a snack if it puts a bee in your bonnet. While there, you’ll mix and mingle with other like minded handmade professionals, exchange tips and ideas, and make life long friendships. Holding hands and signing is optional – Kumbaya:) Then we eat a little, drink some beverages (non-alcoholic beverages only please due to insurance stipulations) and go through the gift exchanging fun! In the end each of you will leave with 3 new gifts handmade by some of your new friends!

O… and it is free to attend too! Whoop whoop!

This sounds totes amaaazing. What do I make?

Each Maker will bring only 3 items.

1- Big, takes more effort to make and has at least a $25 RETAIL value.

2- Medium, has at least a $15 RETAIL value.

3- Small, has at least a $10 RETAIL value.

Remember, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on making your gift. It’s all about the craftsmanship. We want you to wow us with your mad “maker” skills!

With the Exchange being held on Earth Day, we thought what a better theme!?! This theme can be a literal interpretation such as something created out of or about nature or repurposed materials. You could also think outside of the box and come up with your own edit on the theme. We love hearing your logic behind your interpretation. There is no wrong answer. We just want you to go for it in your own special way!

We ask that you wrap up each of your items separately. Please identify which item is which by labeling them small, medium, and large.

But wait! There’s more….. Dabble & Stitch is generously offering us a private shopping experience. So come ready to swoon over their latest and greatest fabrics.

So bust out those paint brushes, polish up those knitting needles and tune-up that sewing machine. As always, we will be taking photos of the event along with all your amazing crafts so we can share them with our customers, friends and followers on social media! Please attach your business card to all your gifts and produce your best work;) To see photos of past Exchanges check out #614CraftyExchange

Hugs and Stitches,

Not Your Mama’s Craft Market

SIGN UP HERE: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSedhVeUJlggxxcSSWylw_xXEy9HHePEvz7nnbGKfjChe_WiEg/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Thank You!

What a FANTASTIC Market we had! Our Makers were brilliant and our shoppers really showed the love. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. We couldn’t be more humbled.

Here are some highlights from Saturday’s Market provided by the talented goddess we call Mae Taylor Photography. We are so lucky to have her as our official NYMCM photographer and all around friend. And if you think these photo are great, go to her website and see what she can do with family sessions! Brilliance.

More photos are coming in a few weeks but here are a few to hold you over!

A Sneak Peek Of All Our Makers.

 

Here is a sneak peak of all of our talented Makers for this weekends BIG Holiday Market! We have over 90 Makers including 5 kid entrepreneurs! You are going to need some pep in your step to see everyone, because lets face it you won’t want to miss anyone. Non-Profit friends, The Roosevelt Coffeehouse will have you covered with their delicious coffee for good. Yass.

Join us Saturday at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 555 N. High Street – Columbus, from Noon – 6pm!  Be the first 100 in line for a chance to grab a swag bag filled will goodies from our Makers and other local businesses. They are just a $5 donation to She Has A Name. An organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking right here in Columbus.

Want to win handmade prizes worth over $350? Yay you do. Post a photo of yourself during the Market with hashtag #AtTheMarketNow, tag us (@notyourmamascraftmarket) and follow along with us on Instagram the next day to see if you are the big winner. We may also use your photo on our feed!

 

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Featured Maker: SEA and SALT

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Hello! I’m Corinne and I am the owner and creator of SEA and SALT. I create SEA and SALT accessories for the adventurers, the wanderers, and the roamers in life; whether physically or mentally, I cater to anyone with insatiable wanderlust.

I have the constant urge to be learning, discovering, and trying new things, and with that comes my passion for creating. SEA and SALT is an outlet to share my love of travel, fashion, and art.

My designs are heavily influence by the needs of a traveler. I strive to create beautiful pieces that juxtapose the organic with the inorganic; pieces that are unique, as well as useful. All designs are imagined, actualized and produced by me.

This will be my second year at the Not Your Mama’s Holiday Market and I am excited to share my hand dyed cotton totes and cross body bags with you in this season’s rich blues and burgundies, as well as luxurious chocolate and mahogany hued vegan leather bags. Rounding off my assortment of offerings will be cloudy soft hand dyed scarves and super fun pompom keychains.

Looking forward to seeing you all there! Until then, feel free to follow along with my adventures on Instagram (@sea.and.salt).

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Featured Maker: Colleen Rosshirt

 

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Colleen Rosshirt is a self-taught maker who designs and creates stained glass ornaments. These little beauties are great gifts for friends and family, but you will probably want to keep them for your own windows and Christmas trees! Colleen enjoys talking to people about the creation process from designing new patterns to cutting glass to soldering. Fundamental to her business model is maintaining affordable price points so that stained glass art is accessible to people with any budget.

 

 

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