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Event Information


Colorado Indian Market & Southwest Showcase - 38th Annual

Denver Mart
Denver, Colorado (West)

Event Dates: 1/18/19 - 1/20/19
Application Deadline: 10/15/18 Midnight MST
62 day(s) and 8 hour(s) remaining


Images: 2 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.


Event Summary
Join us for the 38th Annual Colorado Indian Market & Southwest Showcase - now presented by Dash Events!  This cultural celebration of visual and performing arts will take place at the Denver Mart; a well-known and easily accessible venue near the National Western Complex. This festival features the works of 200 fine artists and craftsmen with works that represent Western & Native US heritage, both contemporary and traditional, alongside colorful dances and entertainment. It's an experience for all who attend & participate!  Apply today to show and sell your work at the 38th Annual Colorado Indian Market & Southwest Showcase!

General Information

Jury Fee $25.00

Colorado Indian Market & Southwest Showcase
38th Annual - now presented by Dash Events!
3 Day Weekend! January 18, 19, 20th!

Hours: Friday 1-7PM, Saturday 10AM-7PM, Sunday 10AM-5PM
We want your input on this year's opening time. If you've exhibited in the past, please >click> let us know your thoughts!

451 E. 58th Ave
Denver, Colorado 80216

The Denver Mart is very easy to find located at the corner of Interstate 25 and 58th Avenue. 58th Avenue is approximately one mile north of where Interstate 70 crosses Interstate 25!

  • Full color program distributed to patrons
  • Artist name badges & booth signs provided
  • 24/7 security allows artists to leave booths in place overnight
  • Booth sitting provided free of charge
  • Free Wifi available
  • All accepted artists will receive free festival postcards for their own mailings, plus access to online marketing tools such as digital flyers, images, and logos.
  • Complimentary coffee, tea, ice water and treats throughout the day for artists
  • ‘Artist Resources’ web page, with all show information, logistics, site maps, marketing material, helpful links, and our personal recommendations for restaurants and more.
  • 4 free tickets to give to customers or friends.

A limited number of spaces will be reserved for specialty foods - balsamic vinegars, jams and jellies, salsa, chocolates, dips and soup mixes, etc., as well as consumable products - soaps, lotions etc.  Vendors applying for sampling space or space to sell consumables must submit images of their products and booth as well as submit samples to the festival office. Vendors in these categories do not undergo the same jury process as artists and craftsmen, but are evaluated based on product quality, variety and availability.  

The jurying committee will review the images of each entrant and select exhibitors based on ranked jury point totals using scoring of 1 (low) to 7 (high). The following criteria will be taken into consideration: quality of work, mastery of medium, originality, artistic design, focus, marketability and booth display. Work exhibited must be consistent with that shown in images. Booth display photo should accurately represent the work in the category that is being submitted in the images on Zapp. Submit separate entries and jury fees for each category and note in 'booth comments' that you are jurying for two categories but only ordering one booth. The artist who created the work must be present at the show.  No buy sell allowed, no imports.

Works may incorporate some commercially produced parts, such as a necklace chain or a picture frame, but the work’s design and execution must be primarily the product of the exhibiting artist’s skill. *Jewelry Applicants -please note:  Strung, beaded jewelry pieces made only of purchased beads or components will not qualify for this show. Jewelry applicants must use their own skills and techniques to create the primary component(s) used in their finished piece. Any artist who has applied for a different medium but wants to also jury for jewelry must also send in separate images of jewelry and be juried in, to be allowed to sell it at the show. 

Categories are limited. Once each category is full, an alternate list will be compiled, and exhibitors on the wait list will be offered spaces as they become available.  *This is NOT a numbered wait list*.

For each medium to be displayed, all applicants must submit 5 digital (or physical) images representative of the quality and variety of their work, plus an image of their booth display. Please include biographical information or a resumé (simple history as an artist will suffice!), for our use in promoting you and your artwork through the media. Also include image descriptions and/or a description of the artistic process if it is not apparent. Pricing is also taken into consideration when judging marketability. Jewelers, please see eligibility paragraph above for revised requirements for 2019.  Note that buy-sell will not be tolerated at this show... ALL ARTWORK MUST BE CREATED BY THE EXHIBITING ARTIST, NO EXCEPTIONS. Any work falsely entered and discovered at festival will be removed immediately, and artist risks all future involvement.

Functional items with reproductions of the artist' work on them (art tiles, mugs, etc.) must be submitted for jurying under the separate category of 'reproductions of the artists work' and images of all of the items must be submitted, these items may be grouped together in photos. (Prints or giclees are allowed and do not need to be entered under the reproduction category).  These reproduction items may not make up more than 20% of the display space in the booth.  No totes, T-shirts, caps,  or other clothing items are allowed.
Applications must be completed online through www.zapplication.org, or sent by mail to Dash Events at 1685 Uintah St. #101, Colorado Springs CO 80904.  Complete the Festival's application and submit by midnight on October 15, 2018.  


Set-up takes place Thursday January 17th from 2:00PM to 8:00PM and with finishing touches on Friday January 18th form 8:00AM to 11:00AM (no load-in allowed after 11AM). Show opens (pending survey results - your input is wanted!) at 1PM on Friday.
Exhibitors who have not called or checked an hour before the end of their check in time/day will be considered a no-show and will forfeit their booth.

Sales tax in CO is 7.65%. Artists are responsible for collecting and reporting it. Tax forms will be available on the Artist Resources page on the website (following acceptance).

Festival Management reserves the right to remove items that have been falsely entered or are found to be manufactured, imported, not made by the artist, or any that are unsuitable or objectionable for a family-oriented Festival, this includes music, noise, scents, printed materials or anything else that the management finds objectionable. Refunds will not be given in these cases. Music booths must provide headphones for customers to listen to the music. Live musical demonstrations must be limited to a total of 15 minutes per hour.

Pets are not permitted at the Festival, unless they are certified assistance animals. Children must stay with you in your booth and may not freely roam around the show. 

Submission of an application is a commitment to participate in the show. Upon acceptance and notice of acceptance, your booth fees or deposits become non-refundable, including credit card fees. Should you need to cancel the show for any reason, there will be no refund. 

If artist has arranged a payment plan, the first payment must be made by the initial payment deadline, in order to confirm one's space in the show.  If total booth fees are not received in our office by designated deadline, or in accordance with your payment plan, booth may be cancelled and resold without notice or refund.  


Booth Information
  • 10x10 - $590
  • 10x15 - $885
  • 5x15 - $1,180
Booth payment to reserve your spot due no later than Friday Nov. 30th. 
If you choose to do a payment plan your contract and first payment is due Friday Nov 30, second payment due no later than Monday Dec. 31st. 

Electricity is available for an $80 upcharge. 

A corner space adds an additional $130 for 10 ft deep spaces. Some 10 ft. corners are along the perimeter wall of the building, not on an aisle.  Corners will be granted based on purchase date, and they may sell out. 

Available upon request at time of acceptance only. No plans will be set up after Friday, Nov. 30th. Please e-mail katrina@dasheventsdenver.com for information and contract. 

Pipe and drape will not be provided automatically.  Just a booth space.  Your rentals will need to be taken care of individually.  

Two exhibitors (only) may share a booth ($100 additional charge per weekend). Submit one entry per exhibitor and designate one person responsible for fees.  Both artists sharing a booth must undergo the full jury process and be accepted into the show in order to share. 

Upon acceptance, one image for each exhibitor will be chosen for the website gallery (proper lighting, strong colors, and plain background work best). If no such image is available, exhibitor will not be represented on the website.  The images provided on Zapplication may be used for publicity purposes - in which case the artist will be properly recognized and credited.  If this is not acceptable, notify the office.  


Work that is presented attractively can be an important factor in sales as well as a positive contribution to the overall appearance of the show. Please plan your booth carefully and make sure it's attractive and easy for customers to come in and look at your work.

Each booth must have solid panels or draping on the back and sides to create a partition between booths as well as a backdrop behind it. Booth walls / siding is to be arranged 100% by the exhibiting artist, as nothing is provided automatically.  Open shelving or grids should have a solid panel behind them. Exhibitors who do not provide partitions must rent pipe and draping from the chosen festival rental company.

As per Fire Marshal rule, no canopy tent tops will be allowed inside the building. As an extra measure of caution, we have been advised that all things on the floor such as rugs, floor mats and extension cords must be taped down completely. Please being your own tape if you plan to have anything on the floor of your space. 

Tables must be covered or skirted to the floor on all sides showing, with a suitable, professional looking cover. Storage bins, back stock, wrapping materials etc. should be concealed from view.

Display our artist booth sign in your booth.

No "Sale" or "Discount" signs. All signs should look professional, or signs/flyers advertising other shows or businesses.

All things belonging to each artist are expected to fit within their booth space and not interfere with aisle space or a neighbor's space.  Storage is not gauranteed.  

Exhibitor will reimburse Festival for inflicting damage to premises.

All exhibitors are responsible for keeping their area clean during show hours, including clean-up at end of show.  

Artists are expected to be mindful of other vehicles and not obstruct traffic flow during load-in.