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Midtown Mistletoe Market 2017

Location:
Bagby Park 415 Gray St.
Houston, Texas (South)

Phone: 713.526.7577
Event Dates: 11/18/17 - 11/19/17
Application Deadline: 10/15/17 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Non Refundable Application Fee): $25.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.

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Event Summary
Have yourself a merry little holiday season with the Second Annual Midtown Mistletoe Market. Hosted in Midtown’s destination space, Bagby Park, this boutique-style, outdoor, holiday-themed market features fine crafts, good food, art, unusual vendor items and holiday inspired gifts for sale. Handcrafted by some of the area’s finest artisans, this is the perfect place to find that one of a kind food item or a unique gift for someone special. 
 
This event is coordinated and underwritten by the Midtown Cultural Arts & Entertainment District.
Our goals include:
  • Producing a One of a Kind holiday inspired event site. Complete with custom tents and decor!!
  • Coordinating a well-organized market.
  • Produce a good experience for both vendors and visitors.
  • Provide a clean and well-maintained environment for vendors, artists and craftsmen to creatively market to a wide range of potential buyers. 
The event is scheduled for
  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10am to 6pm
  • Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 11am to 4pm
The rain date is scheduled for Saturday, December 16th  and Sunday, December 17th. ***If both of these weekend dates are inclement weather days, NO OTHER date will be selected for the 2017 event.

 

General Information
This is a fine crafts, good foods, art festival with a holiday theme– We are looking for the unique, handmade, wonderful items at superior price points that make the perfect holiday gift.
 
There is a $25 non-refundable fee per vendor/artist for each application.
 
We DO NOT collect a commission or percentage of sale. It is the vendor/artist responsibility to pay sales tax.
It is the vendor/artist responsibility to identify the category (medium) for which they would like to participate. Please choose the single category that best describes your work/product. If you do not choose a category, your application will not be processed.
 
You may apply for more than one category. However there will be a $25 NON- REFUNDABLE application fee for each medium that you apply. For example, if you apply for photography and painting you will have a $25 non-refundable application fee for each medium and five required high resolution (suitable for digital use) images for each category that you apply. The jury may decide to accept the photography but not the painting. The vendor/artist will not be permitted to show the painting.
 
Please refrain from changing your email address after you have applied.
 
We may use your images to promote the event; please submit only high-resolution images of your work. 
 
Medium categories are used by this market as a tool for organizing images into logical, related groups for review. While a balanced market that equitably showcases both works of fine art and fine contemporary craft, food, home decor, unique items and assorted handmade items, as well as diversity among medium is a principal objective, there is no quota or entitlement by medium category. We will, however, reserve the right to limit certain mediums.
 
Bath and Body Products
Unique handmade or specialty bath and body products for both men and women. Soaps, lotions, bath oils, body scrubs etc.
 
Clay Works
All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry is accepted in this category. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed, each piece must be signed.
 
Digital Art
This category includes any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Traditional photographs taken through a digital media should apply in the photography category.
 
Drawing
Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon, etc. or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush are to be entered in this category. A limited number of reproduction prints are allowed.
 
Fiber
All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry, quilting and papermaking. Handmade papers, handmade holiday cards, handmade gift wrap, journals, hand painted or hand dyed linens. Silk screened fabrics and alike will be considered. Uniquely handmade clothing will be considered. Monogramed items too! Hand painted or hand crafted modifications are accepted.
 
Fine food items
Small-batch prepared foods suitable to share with friends/family for the season. Sweet and savory items will be considered. Holiday packaging encouraged
 
Furniture
Small home furnishings for urban loft dwellers
 
Gift baskets
Holiday inspired gift baskets
 
Glass
Blown glass, fused glass, stained glass, dichroic glass, hand painted and alike are welcomed.
 
Graffiti/Street Art
See painting.
 
Home decor
Especially hand crafted holiday inspired decor, ornaments, wreaths, floral decor, potpourri, candles and alike will be considered.
 
Jewelry

Only those artists accepted in the jewelry category may display or sell jewelry. No more than 10% of the show participants will be jewelry artists.  Due to the high volume of submissions, this is a highly competitive media.  Artists will be selected in regard to uniqueness of style, quality, and craftsmanship. All jewelry, whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, or other materials, must be entered in this category. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed. The jewelry shown must be hand crafted by the artist. NO IMPORTS.
 
Metal
Includes all sculptural or decorative work made from metal, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed.
 
Mixed Media 2D
This category includes two-dimensional works that incorporate more than one type of physical material to produce.
 
Mixed Media 3D
This category includes three-dimensional works that incorporate more than two types of physical material to produce. Includes non-sculptural work as determined by the artist.
 
Painting
Works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, chalk, spray paint etc. are in this category.
 
Pets
All types of gifts for pets will be considered. Please no mass produced items.
 
Photography
Includes traditional film photography, hand colored images, emulsion transfers and digital photography. Original works which have been processed by that artist are included in this category. It is not necessary that prints be in limited editions, signed and numbered.
 
Printmaking
Printed works for which the artist's hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens may be entered in this category. It is not necessary that prints be in limited editions, signed and numbered.
 
Sculpture
Any type of three-dimensional original work done in any medium.
 
Toys
Any kind of unique toys for children. Especially those that are hand crafted will be considered
 
Wearable Items
Uniquely designed handmade wearable items will be considered. Embellished wearable items such as sneakers, clothing etc. will be considered.  Monogramed items too
 
Wood
Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category.
 
Other
Anything unusual and fun that doesn't fit anywhere else. Please describe your "other" in detail and send high resolution images. We are open to reviewing all products!
  
 
 

Rules/Regulations
PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION CAREFULLY
 
Please be present with your work for the event. Representatives may not attend in place of the vendor/artist. We are planning for many potential visitors; we strongly encourage you to bring an assistant for the day.
 
All work must be original, handcrafted work. NO IMPORTS, no wholesaling. Vendor/Artist guarantees the accuracy of the description of the works presented and the authenticity of the work as the creation of their own hands.
 
Artists may only show work in categories and body of work selected to participate.  All work exhibited must be of the quality, category and body of work of that shown in the images.
 
Work done by a production studio is not acceptable. All work must be designed and executed by the accepted artist. Your exhibited art must be original and your own creation. No use of commercial kits or molds. Commercial reproductions are discouraged.  NO IMPORTS. .
 
33% of all two-dimensional work displayed must be original. Artists must define reproduction or limited edition throughout their artist's statement and disclose this information on the individual piece.  No personal promotional items are permitted.
 
Vendors/Artists who break down displays or depart before closing time of the Market will not be invited back for future shows unless proof of an emergency is presented.
 
Vendors/Artists who sell their entire body of work must remain with their booths for the duration of the show.
 
All Vendors/Artists are responsible for collecting and paying State of Texas sales tax.
 
No commission on sales will be paid to the Midtown Management District or Midtown Mistletoe Market. Vendors/Artists retain all revenue from the sale of their work.
 
This is a “family friendly” event.  Please keep that in mind when choosing items to share with the community.

We are a sustainable community - please consider that in your packaging. We will provide resuable Mistletoe Market bags for guests. Please bring wrapping/tape to protect items purchased. Our goal is to have our guests pruchase more than one item at the market. Please refrain from using plastic grocery bags as packaging. Holiday wrap, bows etc are perfect for this market 

NO alcohol may be brought into the event site.  NO glass containers allowed. This is a No Smoking Park.

Any breach of the rules forfeits all rights of the vendor/artist, may result in immediate removal from the show without a refund.
  
All correspondence to the vendor/ artists selected will be electronic in nature. We cannot mail by US Post information to individual artists.

Booth Information
This is a fine crafts, art, good foods, unique items, destination market!
 
There is a $25 non-refundable fee per artist for each application
 
We DO NOT collect a commission or percentage of sale. It is the vendor/artist responsibility to pay state sales tax. It is the vendor/artist responsibility to identify the category (medium) for which they would like to participate. Please choose the single category which best describes your work. If you do not choose a category your application will not be processed.
 
After you acceptance has been determined, you will be notified.
This is a holiday destination market -
Because of that we are creating a certain style, look and feel for this event
We will be providing the complete setup - including the custom made red and white tents and the exterior holiday decor which will be branded to this event


You  will be renting:
$100 for a single booth - 6 x 10 red/white tent, one (1) Samsonite style chairs and one (1) 6ft table  
LIMITED DOUBLE BOOTHS AVAILABLE $150 for a double booth - red/white tent, two (2) Samsonite style chairs and two (2) 6 ft tables

Please note this is 60 SF not the standard 100 SF. Be creative with your setup - use boxes, smaller tables and trays to create levels in your space. You will be able to hang things from the poles. If you have specific questions/needs about your setup reach out to me directly - Cynthia Alvarado 713-526-7577 ext 106 

These will be professionally setup and waiting for you to show up and SET UP!
Pull up and setup - we will provide overnight security!
 
We will provide for your comfort:
Water and snacks, Port a Potties, Hand Washing Stations, First Aid, pull up and set up, event and over night security
 
HELP us help YOU create the event BUZZ
Part of being a selected vendor for Midtown Mistletoe Market is participating in our social media. Your participation is our social media is a MUST! For your success we will provide event publicity. We also have an extensive print and online presence!  Use your social media to reach out to your patrons, neighbors, co-workers, church friends and Midtown.  The Midtown demographic is 25-55 years of age, has a Smart phone, with a median income of $82K annually.
 
For Social Media:
FACEBOOK
#midtownHOU
@BagbyPark

TWITTER
#midtownHOU
#BagbyPark
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