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Deck the Mall - On the Pearl Street Mall 2018

Location:
Pearl Street Mall
Boulder, Colorado (West)

Phone: 720-272-7467
Event Dates: 11/10/18 - 11/11/18
Application Deadline: 11/2/18 Midnight MST
16 day(s) and 2 hour(s) remaining


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $15.00

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
Come down to Downtown Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall to kick off the holiday season with some holiday cheer and festivities.  You will find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list among the fabulous specialty shops on the historic Pearl Street Mall in conjunction with an open air Holiday Festival.  There will be a variety of one of-a-kind seasonal items, unique holiday gifts, and handmade treasures crafted by local artisans.  This free holiday shopping spectacular will include great live music, a free holiday craft design area, and fun for the whole family.  Deck the Mall is also raising funds for the Imagine! Foundation, which has been assisting families with developmental delays and disabilities in Boulder and Broomfield Counties since 1963.
This premier event will be very well attended and you will have an outstanding opportunity to sell your work and grow your business.  The participating artists will be in front of an extremely high flow of customer traffic.  This event will be taking place on all 4 blocks of the historic Pearl Street Mall in the heart of Downtown Boulder.   This main artery of shopping and entertainment, is the most popular tourist destination in Boulder and was named one of the country’s best open-air pedestrian malls by the Wall Street Journal. 
Join the fun and excitement and reserve your space today at this very popular and well attended event.

General Information
You are invited to be part of the premier Holiday Shopping Event of The Year for the Rocky Mountain region.  This well attended art festival will take place on all 4 blocks of the historic Pearl Street Mall in the heart of Downtown Boulder. This unique event offers both professional and emerging artists the opportunity to participate in a popular free event that draws large crowds of enthusiastic art buyers and has great live music and a free interactive craft workstation.  We are looking for both local and national artists to participate.
      This event is in the center of Downtown Boulder and will draw thousands of people which will put the participating artists in front of an extremely high flow of customer traffic.  With the events’ prime downtown locations, extensive marketing campaign, and free admission, this premier event attracts a very large number of attendees along with a high number of sophisticated and affluent art buyers.
Deck the Mall is one of our top tier Signature Events, with an enhanced budget for advertising, marketing, and live music programming.
More details can be found at:  www.deckthemallboulder.com

Jury Information:
We invite all artists and makers of handmade crafts to apply to the 2018 festival.   All participants must make their own merchandise.  Reproductions are permitted but no reselling of mass produced items.  This event is open to all mediums of art and craft  items.  This is an Art and Craft Festival so all work sold must be of original design.
    Approximately 100 booth spaces will be available for each event.   The participants in this show will be chosen by a jury. The jurors will view the five images a product description and artist statement. We strives to maintain a well-rounded show with quality workmanship through its anonymous jurying process.  The objective to select artwork that is unique, representative of a broad range of media, and that demonstrates creativity and originality in concept, design, and execution. Every category and style of work is balanced intentionally for a fair amount of competition between artists and the overall variety and appeal of the festival to customers. Artists may apply in more than one category, but must submit separate applications and jury fees for each medium.  The jury is composed of Colorado artists representing various media.  The number of exhibitors in each category and selection of exhibitors shall be determined by the jury.  Once the show is full we will keep have a wait list on a category basis.
Colorado Events produces multiple shows throughout the year, therefore we have an ongoing jury process that meets twice monthly and juries by category. We recommend that you apply early as the show and/or most categories will fill quickly. Upon receiving an invitation to participate in the show, you will need to submit a vendor booth fee in a timely manner to secure your space in the show. Simply accepting the invitation on ZAPP will not secure your space in the show. The Zapp site will be updated when categories and/or the show closes; at which time “wait list” applications will then be accepted.

Required Images: 5  (a booth shot is recommended) 
If a booth shot is not available, a grouping of work is acceptable. All images are juried anonymously so please be sure your name or business name does not appear in the image or image title.
Applicants must submit five color digital images that represent your work, via the ZAPP application.  If possible you should use one of the five images to show your both display.

Event Marketing and Advertising:  
Advertising and publicity are top priorities, to ensure a successful show.   To attract quality buyers, our marketing plan includes: color ads in the local newspapers, direct mail, ads in several local magazines, email blasts directly to past attendees, and a vast amount of sponsored ads on social media and targeted websites.  We also utilize flyers, posters, banners, rack cards, signs, and several online event calendars.

Company Description and Mission Statement
   Colorado Events is a local nonprofit organization that has been producing high quality events since 2002.   Colorado's premier event planning organization, connecting artists & crafters with the community at a series of Art Festivals, Outdoor Markets, Street Fairs, Holiday Craft Shows, and Special Events in some of Colorado’s most prominent downtown and tourist locations.  Our mission is to organize community events that increase public knowledge and appreciation for visual arts, fine crafts, and supporting local merchants, by creating opportunities that connect artists and local businesses, with the community for their mutual benefit. 
     We produce approximately 50 free public event dates a year in Downtown Boulder, Colorado Springs, Crested Butte, Denver, Estes Park, Fort Collins, Grand Lake, Longmont, & Manitou Springs.      Colorado Events creates a platform for visual arts and handmade crafts in Colorado.  These events create a viable way for the participating artists and crafts people to grow their  businesses, generate income, and build their brand coupled with our affordable vendor fees creates an outstanding opportunity to the participating artists.  Our events feature a vast array of independent designers that are both emerging and experienced artisans.  We also offer a very affordable annual pass option.  
This is a summary of the events that we are producing in 2018:
The Urban Market on 6/2, 6/9, 6/21, 7/5, 7/19, 7/28, 8/2, 8/18, 8/23, 9/6, 9/27, 10/13, 10/14, 10/20, 10/21 in Skyline Park in Downtown Denver
The Boulder Market on 6/3, 6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 8/12, 8/19 in Central Park in Downtown Boulder
The 16th Street Fair on June 22 & 23, August 10 & 11, and September 28 & 29 on the 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver
The June Jubilee on June 15 & 16 in Acacia Park in Downtown Colorado Springs
The Garden of the Arts on July 7 & 8 in Memorial Park in Downtown Manitou Springs
The Urban Home Show in Denver on July 14 in Skyline Park in Downtown Denver
The Mile High Global Bazaar in Denver on July 20, 21, 22 in Skyline Park in Downtown Denver
The Art in the Square on August 4 & 5 in Old Town Square in Downtown Fort Collins
The Handmade in Colorado Expo on August 25 & 26 in Bond Park in Downtown Estes Park
The Grand Lake Art Fest on September 8 & 9 in Town Park in Downtown Grand Lake
The ARTumn Festival on September 15 & 16 on Elk Avenue in Downtown Crested Butte
The Handmade in Colorado Expo on September 21, 22, 23 in Skyline Park in Downtown Denver
The Handmade in Colorado Expo on October 6 & 7 in Central Park in Downtown Boulder
The Urban Holiday Market in Denver on November 3 & 4 in Skyline Park in Downtown Denver
Deck the Mall on November 10 & 11 on the Pearl Street Mall in Downtown Boulder
The Boulder Holiday Market on November 24 in Central Park in Downtown Boulder
The Boulder Holiday Gift Festival on December 9 inside the Boulder YMCA
The Last Chance Gift Fest on December 15 & 16 inside the Exhibit Hall at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont

For more details, photos, and information about all of our events, please check our website:  www.coloradoevents.net or www.DeckTheMallBoulder.com

Rules/Regulations
1. All work exhibited must be created and produced by the artist. Reproductions are permitted but no reselling of any mass produced merchandise will be permitted
2. Only original artwork, crafts and reproductions of your work may be displayed or offered for sale.
3.  Work which is imported, mass produced or manufactured will not be accepted.
4.  Overnight security will be provided but, Colorado Events will not be responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen merchandise.
5. Booth sharing is permitted, but both artists need to meet the jury selection process.  For shared booths, both artists must be juried individually. Each applicant will be notified individually.
6.  Exhibitors agree to remain set up for the entire duration of the festival.
7.  Artists are responsible for collecting and reporting all taxes.  We will provide easy to follow instructions on how to do so, after you have been accepted into the show.
8.  Exhibitors are responsible for setting up their booths and also for cleaning up their exhibitor space at the end of each day. Please leave the area around your booth space clear of all trash including cigarette butts. 
9.  When possible, exhibitors are encouraged to demonstrate their art or craft.
10.     All booths must be weighted.  Absolutely no staking allowed.
11.   Tents, weights, tie downs, tables, displays, fixtures, extension cords and any other items necessary for the booth and display are to be provided by the exhibitor.   Colorado Events does rent a limited number of canopy tents.
12.   Handwritten signs and sale signs are prohibited.
13.  Electricity is available on a limited basis for an additional fee of $15 per day.  One electricity fee is sufficient for double booths.
14.  The show will happen “Rain or Shine”.  Colorado has great sunny weather throughout this time of year, but be prepared for any weather situation.
15.  Artists will be notified via email of their acceptance and all future correspondence.

 

Booth Information
Pictures of your work are required.  Images: 5 (a booth shot is recommended)  We will accept a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 photos of your work.  If a booth shot is not available, a grouping of work is acceptable. All images are juried anonymously so please be sure your name or business name does not appear in the image or image title.
Applicants must submit five color digital images that represent your work, via the ZAPP application.  If possible you should use one of the five images to show your both display.

Fee (Jury Fee (non-refundable): $15

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.

Show Location and Hours
Deck the Mall on November 10 & 11                                                                                                             
10am – 5pm
On the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder



Booth spaces are 10' wide by 10' deep. A limited number of Corner booth locations and Double booths (10’ x 20’) are also available.  Displays must be professional and aesthetically pleasing.


Jury application Fee for Deck the Mall   $15

​BOOTH FEES (Due upon acceptance):
Exhibitor Pricing for Deck the Mall – November 10 & 11, 2018 on the Pearl Street Mall
2 day Exhibitor Space on the 1200 or 1300 Block of the Pearl Street Mall.                                                   $360
(The live music and entertainment will be on the 1300 Block in front of the Boulder County Courthouse entrance)

2 day Exhibitor Space on the 1100 or 1400 Block of the Pearl Street Mall.                                                   $310
Double Booths (10’ x 20’) are the cost of buying 2 booths at the above prices minus $25     (Not available for 1 day vendors)
1 day Exhibitor Space on the Pearl Street Mall.                                                                                         $200
Daily Fee for Optional Upgrades:  
Pick you booth location                                                                                                                         add $30
Corner Booth location with at least 2 open sides                                                                                      add $20
10’ x 10’ Canopy Tent Rental                                                                                                                 add $25
Electricity                                                                                                                                             add $15
Late Registration Fee – For Applications received after September 30th                                                      add $20
                                                             
Artists retain all proceeds from their sales and no commission is asked from the artist.    * The above prices already include the portion of your vendor fee that is being donated to the Imagine! Foundation.

 
Medium Categories – (No forms of mass production are permitted) - All participants must make their own merchandise and reside in the State of Colorado

Artisan Crafter: Agricultural products, gourmet foods, bakeries, bottled beverages (nonalcoholic), bath/body, health/wellness, flowers and garden, candles, soaps, aromatics, children's clothing and toys, pet items.  Please note: all edible items for sale must be prepackaged for consumption.
 
Ceramics, decorative: All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry is accepted in this category.

Ceramics, functional: All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry is accepted in this category.

Computer generated/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.

Drawing/Pastels: 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.

Fiber, Wearable: All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leather work, tapestry, and paper making.  Manufactured clothing with unique applied art will be considered.

Fiber, Woven/Non-Woven: All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leather work, tapestry, and paper making.

Glass: Only hand-crafted glass work will be accepted.

Graphics/printmaking: Original works made with pen, pencil, charcoal or traditional printmaking. Prints hand pulled by artists from traditional methods, including etching, engraving, silkscreen, stone and plate lithography, linoleum block or woodcut, produced in signed and numbered limited editions from an original image created by the artist.

Jewelry: All jewelry whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic, or other materials must be entered in this category.   Only artists accepted in the jewelry category may display and sell jewelry.

Metalwork: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals.

Mixed media: This category includes works, both 2 and 3 dimensional that incorporate more than one type of physical material to produce. Includes non-sculptural work as determined by the artist.

Painting, oil or acrylic: Works created in oils and acrylics are in this category. Creation of a still life, portrait, landscape, abstract or other image on a flat surface, such as canvas, with oil and/or acrylic paint or sticks.

Painting, watercolor: Works created in watercolor are in this category. Creation of a still life, portrait, landscape, abstract or other image on a flat surface with watercolors.

Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist's original image, which have been processed by that artist, or under his/her direct supervision, are included in this category.

Sculpture: Three-dimensional original work done in any medium.

Wood: Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category.
 
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