Event Information

APPLY TO THIS SHOW

BACK TO PARTICIPATING SHOWS
CONTACT EVENT
Michigan State University 53rd Spring Arts & Crafts Show

Location:
MSU Union Gounds, Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan (Midwest)

Phone: 517-355-3354
Show Dates: 5/20/17 - 5/21/17
Application Deadline: 5/10/17 Midnight EST
43 day(s) and 0 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 7 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application & Processing Fee): $20.00

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
**STILL ACCEPTING CRAFTERS FOR THE 2017 SPRING SHOW**

In its 53rd year, the Spring Arts and Crafts show will take place, once again, on the grounds of the MSU Union, which is located on the corner of Grand River Avenue and Abbot Road in East Lansing, Michigan. This year’s show is going to host more than 300 artisans with many new vendors as well as include many returning favorites! There will be a broad range of handmade items including candles, furniture, jewelry, home and yard décor, aromatherapy, clothing, children’s toys, paintings, graphics, pottery, sculpture, photography and much more!

100% of the fees collected from the application process go to the MSU University Activities Board (UAB) for programming events for the MSU student body. Since 1916 UAB has provided quality social, recreations and educational programs planned and implemented by students, for students in the MSU Community. UAB provides free or low-cost entertainment for students and serves as an alternate late night/weekend entertainment choice. UAB is committed to the personal, professional and educational development of its members.

For more information on MSU’s University Activities Board or the Spring Arts & Crafts Show, please visit our website at http://uabevents.com/arts-and-crafts-show.
 

General Information
**STILL ACCEPTING CRAFTERS FOR THE 2017 SPRING SHOW**

53rd Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Show
GENERAL INFORMATION
Please read this thoroughly!
 
Show Information:          Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
                                       Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
                                       Grounds of the MSU Union, 49 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
 
Show Timeline:               Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - Zapplication application goes live
                                        Friday, February 24, 2017 - Round 1 Application Deadline
                                        Friday March 10, 2017 - Round 1 Notified of Accepted or Waitlisted Status
                                        Friday, April 14, 2017 - Last date to purchase & confirm Accepted Status
                                        Monday, April 17, 2017 - Waitlist Notified of being Accepted Begins
                                        Monday, May 1, 2017 - General Information Packets Mailed Out
 
Booth Information:         Single Booth: One 10’ X 10’ = $290.00
                                       ($20.00 Nonrefundable Application Fee + $270.00 Booth Fee)
                                      
                                        Double Booth: Two 10’ X 10’ = $580.00
                                        ($20.00 Nonrefundable Application Fee + $560.00 Booth Fee)
 
Load-In Information:      REQUEST YOUR LOAD-IN TIME ON YOUR APPLICATION
                                       -Friday, May 19, 5:30 PM: Crafters/ Artisans may park in the Grand River
                                               Parking Garage and load-in from there, regardless of type of parking
                                               permit. (Grand River Ave. Ramp has a 7 ft. clearance.)
                                       -Friday, May 19, 6:30 PM: By request until allotted times are filled, and on a
                                                first come first served basis.
                                       -Friday, May 19, 8:30 PM: By request until allotted times are filled, and on a
                                                 first come first served basis.
                                       -Saturday, May 20, 6:00 AM: All other vendors who do not request for a
                                                 previous load-in time
 
Application Process:      Only completed applications will be reviewed
                                                -Completed Zapplication or Paper Application on file
                                                -7 or more photos
                                                         -1 photo of you Full Booth Shot
                                                         -2 photos of your work place and producing your products
                                                         -Payment of the non-refundable $20.00  
                                                -REQUEST YOUR LOAD-IN TIME ON YOUR APPLICATION
 
Payment Processes:       Electronic Check (ACH) via Zapplication
                                       Online Credit or Debit Card via Zapplication
                                       Check via USPS
                                               -Add $20.00 to your total for processing
                                               -Make check payable to Michigan State University
                                               -Mail: Brian Proffer, MSU Union, 49 Abbot Rd, E. Lansing, MI 48824

 

Rules/Regulations
53rd Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Show
Rules & Regulations
Please read this thoroughly!
Listed by Topic, Alphabetically
 
Advertising:                     - Community News & Lansing State Journal
                                        -Press releases
                                        -Posters
                                        -Digital Displays
                                        -UAB website and a variety of state and national festival websites
                                        -MFEA outlets
                                        -Email list-serves
 
Booth Spaces:                  -Single Booth Spaces are 10’ X 10’ spaces
                                         -Double Booth Spaces are 10’ X 20’ spaces
                                         -Booth locations & numbers change per show and be attentive to the 2017 map
                                         -All booths are only guaranteed a front opening space
                                         -Due to unforeseen circumstances out of the Show’s control (i.e. 
                                                  constructions, landscaping, foliage growth) we cannot guarantee your
                                                  booth will be in the exact location as indicated on the 2017 map
                                        -The Show reserves the right to relocate booths and crafters/artisans at its
                                                  own discretion. The Show will attempt to limit relocation, however if
                                                  the need arises, your cooperation is appreciated.
                                        -NO tables or chairs will be provided
                                        -If you are a returning crafter/artisan and wish for your same booth you
                                                   must submit your completed application by FEBRUARY 24, 2017
                                        -If you wish to be placed next to another crafter/artisan, please indicate so
                                                   in the Comments Section of the Application. Making this request 
                                                   does NOT guarantee both crafters/artisans will be accepted
                                        -Displays, decorations roping, storage, etc. cannot exceed the allotted
                                                   booth space. This includes overhangs!
                                        -No affixing any displays or goods to any trees, bushes, or greenery on
                                                   the grounds of the show. No damage should be done to any tree,
                                                   bush, etc.  Staff from the Campus Parks and Planning Office will
                                                   walk through the show and report any violations.
 
 Commercial Products:     -NO BUY/SELL ITEMS are allowed in the Show
                                        -Only hand-constructed wares are to be sold. No commercial products
                                                   are permitted. 
                                        -The registered exhibitor must have constructed a majority of each item.
                                        -Show staff will investigate questionable wares; if found to be commercial
                                                  items, you will be asked to remove those items found in violation
                                                  and/or removed from the show with NO REFUND.
                                        -If you are unsure as to the status of your wares, it is your responsibility
                                                   to contact the show coordinators prior to the show.
 
Credit Cards:                   -MSU abides by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
                                       -If a Vendor accepts payment cards (such as credit or debit cards bearing
                                                    the logo of Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or JCB)
                                                    as a form of payment either on the MSU campus or elsewhere
                                                    in the course of providing goods or services related to this contract,
                                                    Vendor will be responsible for the security of all cardholder data that it
                                                    stores, processes, or transmits. This requirement applies whether the
                                                    cardholder data is in electronic format or in written or printed hardcopy
                                                    format. The Vendor will maintain compliance with the current version of the
                                                    Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, also known as PCI DSS,
                                                    for the duration of this contract. If a Vendor were to become non-compliant
                                                    with PCI DSS, they must notify Michigan State University of this change
                                                    immediately. Failure of the Vendor to comply with PCI DSS will constitute
                                                    a breach of this agreement. The Vendor agrees to provide confidential
                                                    evidence of PCI DSS compliance to Michigan State University at least
                                                    annually and upon request by Michigan State University. All such evidence
                                                    must be approved by the MSU Controller’s Office prior to execution of this
                                                    agreement. The use of the Michigan State University MSUNet
                                                    computer network or wireless networks (including but not limited to
                                                    Guest or authenticated versions of MSUNet Wireless, MSUNet
                                                    Wireless 2.0 and their successors), by a Vendor, for the purpose of
                                                    processing payment card transactions is not permitted under the
                                                    terms of this agreement.
Unauthorized use of these networks by Vendor
                                                    will constitute a breach of this agreement. Costs of PCI DSS compliance
                                                    and providing evidence of such compliance to Michigan State University
                                                    are the sole responsibility of Vendor. Information about PCI DSS
                                                    compliance is available from the Payment Card Industry Security
                                                    Standards Council on their web site: 
                                                    https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org .
 
Cultural Sensitivity:         -The Show abides by the MSU Diversity Policy
                                        -Michigan State University is commitment to the elimination of racism and
                                                    discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, creed, national
                                                    origin, political persuasion, sexual orientation, marital status, handicap or
                                                    age. As an integral part of the University, the Show supports this policy of
                                                    non-discrimination. The show believes the policy is relevant to the Arts &
                                                    Crafts Show by nature of diversity of items displayed and persons
                                                    participating in the show.  Accordingly, we ask that all items displayed at
                                                    the show be sensitive to all members of society.
 
Food Policy:                     -Only products which adhere to the Michigan Cottage Foods Law are allowed
                                         -Specific items:
                                                     -Dehydrated vegetables, fruits or herbs
                                                     -Prepackaged dried dip mixes, dried soup mixes, dried baking mixes and
                                                                      spice blends
                                                     -Home roast coffee beans and ground coffee beans
                                                     -Jarred jams and jellies
                                                     -Baked goods
                                         -All accepted crafters/artisans must work with the MSU Sanitarian to ensure the
                                                      Michigan Cottage Foods Law and other applicable Health and Safety
                                                      requirements are met
                                         -Product samples are ONLY allowed at the Show with special permission and
                                                      appropriate licensure by the MSU Sanitarian
                                         -The Show will provide approved MSU Vendors for food options during the show
 
Licensing:                        -You must be licensed to sell MSU branded products
                                        -The trademarks of Michigan State University are the exclusive property of the
                                                      Michigan State University Board of Trustees, in accordance with the
                                                      trademark and service mark registrations filed with the U.S. Patent and
                                                      Trademark Office and/or the state of Michigan
                                        -The University reserves ownership of any trademark, service mark, logo, insignia,
                                                      seal, design, or other symbol or device associated with or referring to
                                                      Michigan State University
                                        -If you wish to sell merchandise bearing the trademarks of the university, you will
                                                      need to secure a license from the University Licensing Programs office
                                                      by contacting the office at 517.355.3434, or via email at
                                                      licensing@union.msu.edu.
                                        -You will be required to present your license to university officials upon their
                                                      request and  failure to obtain a license may result in the removal of any
                                                      infringing items from your booth.
 
Load-Out Information:  PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
                                       -Starting at 5:00 PM, vendors may begin to pack up and close their displays
                                       -A vendor should NOT close their booth until 5:00 PM unless they have spoken to
                                                      the show coordinator prior to closing early
                                       -Vendors MUST receive a Load-Out Ticket in order to pull up alongside the MSU
                                                      Union to load their vehicles and/or trailers
                                       -To receive a Load-Out Ticket you must completely pack your display and items
                                                      and be ready to move out.
                                                       -You may request a volunteer to check your completed pack-up
                                                       process by one (1) of two (2) ways:
                                                                        -Stop by an Information Booth to request a volunteer be sent
                                                                         to your booth space to confirm it is packed and ready to
                                                                         move and they will then issue you a Load-Out Ticket.
                                                                         -Grab one of the Show Volunteers with Load-Out Tickets
                                                                         who will be walking around the grounds beginning at 5:00
                                                                         PM to have them check and issue you a Load-Out Ticket.
                                                       -Starting at 8:00 PM, all streets will re-open for traffic. Therefore any
                                                                         vendors who still need to load-out will need to be in a
                                                                         legitimate parking space on West Circle or Abbot.
                                                       -Any vehicle not in a legal parking space after 8:00 PM on Sunday is
                                                                         subject to being towed at the owner’s expense.
 
No Show:                         -If you do not check in by 8:00 AM on Saturday, May 20, 2017 or have contacted
                                                        the Show that you will be late, you will be considered a No Show and
                                                        your booth will be reassigned
 
Overnight Camping:        -Overnight camping is not allowed on MSU ground per MSU Ordinance 13
 
Pets:                                 -No pets will be allowed in crafter/artisan Booths due to liability concerns
 
Raffles/Gambling:            -No raffling or gambling is permitted on campus grounds
 
Refunds:                          -Refunds are available under the following conditions:
                                                         -If a Vendor CONFIRMS their Acceptance into the show and cancels
                                                         BY or ON April 14, 2017, you are eligible for a refund of $220.00
                                                         -If a Vendor CONFIRMS their Acceptance into the show and cancels
                                                         AFTER April 14, 2017, you are NOT eligible for a refund
                                        -MSU requires a State of Michigan sales tax number for applicable refunds
 
Reselling Booths:            -Booths may NOT be resold by a crafter/artisan at any time
                                       -Any indication of a resold booth will result in permanent termination from the
                                                          current and future shows with no refunds
 
Security:                         -Merchandise is left overnight at your own risk
                                       -Michigan State University will provide limited overnight security both Friday and
                                                           Saturday nights
                                       -You may leave your booth structure intact overnight
                                                           -We advise you choose a weatherproof structure with weights
                                       -MSU is not responsible for any damages or losses that may occur during these
                                                           three days
 
Show Staff:                     -Abuse of Show Staff and Volunteers is unacceptable
                                       -When addressing show volunteers do not use profane or derogatory remarks or
                                                           physical intimidation
                                       -Abuse of show staff and volunteers may result in immediate expulsion from the
                                                            show and future shows
 
If you have any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to contact the UAB Office at proffer1@msu.edu or 517-355-3354.
 

Booth Information
Booth Spaces:                  -Single Booth Spaces are 10’ X 10’ spaces
                                         -Double Booth Spaces are 10’ X 20’ spaces
                                         -Booth locations & numbers change per show and be attentive to the 2017 map
                                         -All booths are only guaranteed a front opening space
                                         -Due to unforeseen circumstances out of the Show’s control (i.e. 
                                                  constructions, landscaping, foliage growth) we cannot guarantee your
                                                  booth will be in the exact location as indicated on the 2017 map
                                        -The Show reserves the right to relocate booths and crafters/artisans at its
                                                  own discretion. The Show will attempt to limit relocation, however if
                                                  the need arises, your cooperation is appreciated.
                                        -NO tables or chairs will be provided
                                        -If you are a returning crafter/artisan and wish for your same booth you
                                                   must submit your completed application by FEBRUARY 24, 2017
                                        -If you wish to be placed next to another crafter/artisan, please indicate so
                                                   in the Comments Section of the Application. Making this request 
                                                   does NOT guarantee both crafters/artisans will be accepted
                                        -Displays, decorations roping, storage, etc. cannot exceed the allotted
                                                   booth space. This includes overhangs!
                                        -No affixing any displays or goods to any trees, bushes, or greenery on
                                                   the grounds of the show. No damage should be done to any tree,
                                                   bush, etc.  Staff from the Campus Parks and Planning Office will
                                                   walk through the show and report any violations.
Event Site Map: View Site Map
VIEW LEGAL AGREEMENT

APPLY TO THIS SHOW