Event Information


6th Street Market 18.19 – Downtown Tempe

6th Street Park | 24 E 6th St. Tempe 85281
Tempe, Arizona (West)

Phone: 480.355.6068
Event Dates: 10/14/18 - 4/14/19
Application Deadline: 3/30/19 Midnight MST
10 day(s) and 22 hour(s) remaining


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $10.00

You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.


Event Summary
Now in it's 3rd season, the 6th Street Market blends art, live music, and the community weekly in the heart of Downtown Tempe. Located in the 6th Street Park behind the City of Tempe City Hall building, this weekly market has just about everything.  Local shopping, works of art, live music, fantastic brunch offers nearby, and interactive art projects. With its centralized location in Downtown Tempe, you can find everything you need here

When:   October 14th 2018 through April 14th, 2019 (except December 2 and Mar 31)
  • Time:    Sundays 10am-3pm 
  • Where:  6th Street Park | 24 E. 6th Street. Tempe 85281                                                                                                                                   

General Information
What are we looking for?

The 6th Street Market features vendors who make-local, curate-local & upcycle-local.  We are currently getting ready for our third season and we believe that there is a need for a locally focused market where the community knows they can always find unique goods. We are looking for a wide array of artists, from the artist working with their hands to create a special piece to the culinary artist feeding our souls!
In addition, we are looking for partners! You are a partner, if you, like us, promote the market on a weekly basis. This ensures success for everyone!
To be accepted into the 6th Street Market you must fall under one of these categories:
  • Goods handmade locally
  • Goods made from repurposed/salvaged materials
  • Goods grown locally
  • Foods-pre packaged, conessions stands, snacks and vendors
Excluded from the 6th Street Market are the following:
  • Crafts created from kits
  • Booths used primarily for lead generation
  • Products with offensive messages/imagery
  • Multi Level Marketing Companies
  • Independent Distributors
  • Items with blatant copyright infringement issues
Food Trucks
Interested food trucks should email julie@downtowntempe.com

This is a weekly market – Artists are juried in throughout the season.  Typically you will receive an answer to your application within a 7 day period.  

Applying- Application fee is $10.  You only need to apply once per season.  Acceptance in the market last season does not guarantee acceptance this season.

Jury Process- The jury uses a variety of criteria to determine acceptance into our market. It includes, but is not limited to:
  • Do your items fit in with our vision
  • The quality and uniqueness of your wares
  • Do you fit our overall guidelines
  • Do you have a social media presence? Preference is given to those with active social media accounts.
If you are a previous vendor applying again:
  • Did you follow vendor guidelines last season
  • Were you easy to work with
  • Did you promote the event? 


By completing the application, you agree to the following:

Permitted Age of Artists - All participants must be 18 years or older.

Creative Collaborators - By signing this application, the exhibitor assures that he or she has direct, hands on involvement in the creation and execution of each piece of work to be exhibited.  Collaborating artists, if accepted, may show only their collaborative works and their names must be listed as collaborators on the show application.  Collaborators DO NOT INCLUDE BUSINESS PARTNERS who are not collaborating in the design and creation of the art displayed. The creative contribution of each artist in the collaboration must be identified on the application.

Rain or Shine Event - Agree to be present despite weather conditions.  Though rain is not common in the desert of Arizona, each participant is responsible for preparing their display to withstand weather fluctuations including rain and wind. You will not be refunded if you choose not to attend due to weather.

Only Original Work Permitted - All work - in every category - must be the original work produced by the exhibiting artist.  No "buy/sell" mass-produced component assembly, or other art that is not personally created and produced by the applying artist is permitted. Work which has been produced with commercially-acquired kits, molds, patterns, plans, prefabricated forms or other commercial methods is not permitted.

Only products juried in are allowed- If you want to add items from your original list, please email the Market Manager a week prior to your next scheduled reservation. Items not juried are not permitted.

Unauthorized use of Licensed Images – If artist is using images that are licensed, the artist must have proof of authorization from original license holder. Artist will not be juried for the market if the artist fails to provide proof of authorization. If artist is juried in and is found using unauthorized images during the market, they will be asked to leave and not allowed to be a part of future markets.

Disclosure of Licensed Image Sales - If artist has sold or licensed images of original work to commercial concerns and those images which will be displayed at the market, the artist must disclose that licensing through on-site public disclaimer signage stating that some of the images being presented have been licensed for reproduction and may be found for commercial sale as reproductions being sold at discounted prices.

Samples- All food samples must be in compliance with the regulations of the Maricopa County Health Department regarding such matters. All vendors giving samples must also provide a waste container in a prominent place for public use. 

Home bakeries must register with the Arizona Department of Health Services

Booth -If you choose to use a tent (which we recommend) it must be white.

On-Site Set-Up/Strike Requirements – An e-mail containing load-in/load-out and booth assignment will be sent out two days before each week's market. Load in begins at 7:30am. Booths must be set-up by 9:45 a.m. on Sunday morning and open by 10 a.m. and remain open until the official close at 3:00 p.m. No packing up prior to 3:00pm. Load out goes until 4:30pm. Free parking is provided in the City Hall Garage. DO NOT park in the surface lot or surrounding meters. 

  • Load in- Pull into the loading zone, quickly unload your vehicle and park. Do not set up your booth while your car is in the loading zone.
  • Load out- Pack up your booth before you pull your vehicle into the loading zone. Once packed, pull into the loading zone and quickly load your items.

Multiple failures to follow the the set up/strike times, parking rules and load in/load out rules will likely result in being expelled from the market for the entire season with no refunds.

Attendance- If you are unable to attend for a date that you registered for, email notification must be given to the market manager prior to the market (preferrably by the Wed prior). Management will use ths information to accurately answer customer inquiries regarding vendor attendance. Refunds not given for cancellations. If vendors do not keep a consistent attendance record at the markets they've registered for, it could result in losing your preferred space assignment and/or you may not be allowed back. 

Conduct – Vendors shall conduct themselves in a manner that is courteous to other vendors, market personnel, and the public. Behavior or actions, which are criminal, threatening, abusive, or harassing, shall cause the vendor to be expelled immediately from the market.

On-Site Safety & Security - Applicants shall display all work at their own risk.  The 6th St. Market and Downtown Tempe Foundation, Inc. are not responsible for damage, theft or loss of artwork or display furnishings.  All participants are responsible for their own replacement, comprehensive and liability insurance.  Applicants must obey all pertinent safety codes and laws, including but not limited to fire, safety and parking regulations.  Canopy tents must be fire retardant.  The 6th St Market will take place rain or shine.  Canopies/tents must be tied down with a minimum of 40 pounds of weight on each leg at all times.

Social Media-  We require vendors to use their social media accounts, to promote our Market.  This is important for everyone's success. A social media marketing kit will be provided to all vendors to make this easy to do.

The 6th Street Market team reserves the right to remove vendors at their discretion.

Booth Information
While canopies are not required, if one is used it must be white and weighted with 40lbs per leg.

Application Fee: $10 - non refundable

Booth Fees:
$20 per day when registering for the entire season (25 weeks) at one time + Pick your preferred space
$25 per day when registering for 12-24 markets at one time
$30 per day when registering for 4-11 markets at one time
$35 per day when registering for 1-3 markets at one time

If you register ahead for the entire season, you may pick your preferred spot! Please see the event map. Space decisions will be based on the time stamp of your registration.

Once an accepted vendor, to participate in a Sunday market, you must register by the previous Wednesday by 5pm. For example, if you want to participate in the November 4th market, you must register by October 31st at 5pm.

Accepted artists will receive the discount coupons to add when purchasing four or more dates at a time.

Booth placement is done on a weekly basis to create the best layout for the event based on the artists/vendors that are participating.  We avoid placing like mediums next to each other.  

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