Event Information

Carlsbad Crafter's Showcase 2018

North Roosevelt Parking Lot - Village of Carlsbad
Carlsbad, California (West)

Phone: (760) 945-3758
Event Dates: 12/1/18 - 12/1/18
Application Deadline: 9/20/18 Midnight PST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury/Application Fee - Nonrefundable): $25.00


Event Summary

New for 2018 – a move to December and to a Saturday! Crafter’s Showcase – highlighting the creativity of 50+ local and regional artisans in crafts, wood-working, 3D functional art, natural jewelry, fabric creations, and unique repurposed materials. All applicants are juried and only self-designed and handcrafted items will exhibit in this venue. We welcome you to join us for this artisanal event in the quaint and beautiful Village of Carlsbad, just a few blocks from the beach.

General Information
Important Time and Date Information:
Show Date: December 1, 2018
Set Up Date: December 1, 2018 (Saturday from 6:30 am - 8:30am)
Show Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm
ZAPP® Online Application Opens: March 21, 2018
ZAPP® Online Application Deadline to Apply: September 15, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
Acceptance notification, with invitations: September 22, 2018, 10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time
Accept invitation & purchase deadline: October 3, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
Last day to withdrawal with 50% refund: October 31, 2018,  5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

The North Municipal Parking Lot along Roosevelt Street in downtown Carlsbad in an area known as The Village – an affluent and popular San Diego County beach town, 45 minutes north of San Diego, 1 1/2 hours south of Los Angeles.
Show Dates & Hours:
Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Regardless of weather, all exhibits must be set up by 9 a.m. on Saturday and remain open the entire length of the show.
Items sold must be original and handcrafted by the displaying artisan. The exhibitor must be the designer and creator of the art.
Jury Fee:
$15 non-refundable Jury Fee due with application paid with credit card online.
Booth Fee:
Upon acceptance, the $95 booth fee will be due by October 3rd, 2018 and may be paid by credit card online.  If booth fee is not received by October 3rd, artisan may be removed from participating list and placed on a waiting list. A limited number of endcap wrap-around booths (3 sided exposure) will be available upon request for additional fees as noted.

Artisan Amenities:
  • Complimentary water/snack brought to artisans
  • Complimentary coffee
  • Roaming Booth Sitters to allow for breaks
  • Artisan parking available close to the show
  • Complimentary invitation e-postcard to be sent to your contacts

Application Process - Deadline September 15, 2018
Application must be fully completed and jury fee payment must be received before the application will be processed.  Four digital images of work plus one digital image of the outdoor booth display are required.
Media Category Descriptions:
Artisans will apply in one of the following categories. 
  • Candles
  • Clay/Ceramics/Pottery: Functional original clay or porcelain work.
  • Edibles (dips/sauces/jams/jellies) Kitchen creations, pre-packaged.
  • Fiber: Wearable or decorative work including sewing, basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry, papermaking. (Includes purses and handbags.) No forms of mass production are accepted.
  • Glass: Functional works that are kiln-formed, crafted by glass blowing, molding or casting.
  • Health/Beauty: Soaps/lotions, homemade beauty products.  
  • Jewelry: All jewelry will be organically based, can be rustic, re-purposed or bo-ho style. Only those artisans accepted in the jewelry category may display or sell jewelry.
  • Metal: Functional work using metal as its primary medium.
  • Wood: Functional work using  wood as its primary medium (includes furniture).
  • Pet: Handmade pet accessories and garments. No forms of mass production are accepted.
  • Plant: Floral/succulent arrangements.
  • Repurposed: Upcycled crafts/designs using recycled/repurposed materials - excludes jewelry.

Collaborators participate in both the creation and the production of the work; they are not assistants, business partners, employees, apprentices, or part of the production studio. All work displayed must bear the names of both collaborators. No more than two collaborators will be accepted, both collaborators must be named on the application. Both collaborators must check-in and be present for the entire show.

Invitation/Acceptance Process - Deadline September 15, 2018:
An email will be sent on September 22, 2018 by 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time to all artisans, asking them to check their ZAPP® profile to see if they have been invited to the Crafter’s Showcase. All communication regarding invitations will be by email. Artisans must respond to the Crafter’s Showcase invitation and submit the booth payment by credit card no later than October 3, 2018. If an artisan does not submit payment by this date, it will result in reversal of the invitation and permit the invitation of an alternate artisan on the waiting list. 

Refund and/or Cancellation Policy:
Accepted exhibitors at the Crafter’s Showcase may withdraw from the event by 5:00 pm (close of business) on October 31st and receive a 50% refund on their booth fees.  After October 31, 2018, no refunds are available as all funds are committed to the production, promotion, and marketing of Crafter’s Showcase.  All refund requests must be made in writing.

Artisan Attendance:
The artisan(s) must be present for the entirety of the show.
Set Up/Break Down:
Set up will begin at 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning, December 1st.  Break down may begin at 4 p.m. when artisan vehicles are allowed back in. Showcase area clear and clean by 5:30 p.m.

Sales Tax:
Artisans must have a valid California Sellers Permit (State Sales Tax License), and are responsible for collecting and reporting any and all sales tax.
Booth Space:
Booth spaces are 10’ wide x 10’ deep in the North Roosevelt Municipal Parking Lot. Artisans are required to provide their own tent for set up as well as necessary racks, tables, and fixtures for their display. Canopy tents are set-up on asphalt and are required to be weighted; weights will not be provided by Crafter’s Showcase.  Any property damaged caused by the artisan's action, display, tent or vehicle will be the sole financial responsibility of the artisan.
We ask that the artisans please leave the area in the same, if not better, condition than when they arrived.

  1. All craftsmanship must be the original, handcrafted work of the displaying artisan.
  2. Buy/Sell vendors are strictly prohibited. Craftwork will not be permitted if it is created from non-artisan made molds, kits or other commercial methods. Craftwork produced in studios involved in volume production will not be permitted, nor will work that is mass-produced or ready-made items (clothing, furniture, etc.) with embellishments. 
  3. The displaying artisan must be present for the entirety of the show, with the exception of short reasonable breaks. No agent or representative may stand in for the artisan.
  4. The work of only one exhibitor may be displayed in each assigned booth space, with the exception of collaborators. Please see “Collaborator” section for more information. Both collaborators must be present for the entirety of the show.
  5. Artisans may display craftwork only in the category in which they were accepted. All craftwork displayed in the booth must be comparable to work shown in submitted images. Ineligible work will be removed from the show. 
  6. All trash and debris must be removed from the artisan's area before exiting the grounds.
  7. Artisans closing their booth prior to the end of the show will not be permitted to return.
  8. Each artisan is responsible to collect, report and pay the local sales taxes.
  9. Four (4) images of the craftwork plus one (1) of the outdoor booth must be submitted with the application.
  10. $15 Application/Jury Fee is non-refundable

Booth Information
  1. Booth Fee - $95
  2. Corner Fee - $15 upgrade (2-sided) Limited space available.
  3. Endcap Booth - $25 upgrade (3 sides open to public)   Limited space available.
  4. Premium Booth - $35 upgrade (Roosevelt Entrance) - 2 Available
  5. No electrical provided.
  6. Booth Size - Each exhibitor will be provided a space measuring (maximum) 10' frontage x 10' depth.
  7. Booth Display - Exhibitors will be responsible for providing all booth structures, racks, tables, chairs, display units, or other fixtures suitable for outdoor use. Canopy tents will be set up on asphalt and are required to be weighted; weights will not be provided by Crafter’s Showcase. Any property damaged caused by the artisan's action, display, tent or vehicle will be the sole financial responsibility of the artisan.  Please be sure that the #5 photo of your booth is representative of the booth quality you would provide at the show.
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