The Urban Country Fair
sponsored by Truth Serum and Somerville Arts Council.
Event Date: Saturday September 20, 2008 (raindate: September 21)
Time: 3-7pm (load-in/load-out times will be provided if you become a vendor)
Location: Union Square, Somerville (outdoors)
Vendor Fee: $35
Booth Size: no larger than 10' x 10' (you must bring your own canopy, tables, chairs, etc)
About the ArtsUnion Marketplace Series:
The Somerville Arts Council's ArtsUnion project is designed to bolster economic activity in Union Square through cultural
programming. To learn more about the other markets, go to their website or
call 617.625.6600 (x2985). The goals of the ArtsUnion Market Place series include: increasing the visibility of Somerville's
strong local artist population; increasing economic activity for participating vendors and the area in general; and cultivating
the square's artsy, diverse and unique ambiance.
Truth Serum's Urban Country Fair will combine Exhibitors, Craft and Art Sellers, Boston SkillShare workshops and old time countrified musical entertainment.
Country Fairs are about sharing knowledge with neighbors while showing off your best efforts and maybe making some money while
having fun. Truth Serum's Urban Country Fair will celebrate the same!
We are looking foR Crafters, Artists and Home Growers etc who want to sell their wares:
-Crafts and Arts that are based around recycled materials and/or all natural materials.
-Items with natural, farming, growth, etc themes. (we're being pretty loose here)
-Individual people/sellers with potted plants and herbs
-Potters who make pots for home gardens etc
-Artistic bird house/bird feeder designers/builders
-Yarn spinners, knitters etc.
-People who have a craft to sell who can do demos at their table of their craft.
-Beekeepers with bee products
-These are just suggestions. We've got plenty of room, so it should be easy to convince us you
should be involved.
-you get the idea
Everyone is welcome. While we'd like your work to fit the Urban Country
Fair theme, and we want to support Somerville artists / residents, we
still have plenty of room for folks and want a diverse selection of
vendors/artists/exhibitors. We're encouraging vendors to show people what they make and
how it's done when possible. Our goal is 25 plus vendors to create a
successful, fun, entertaining, educational and great tasting market!
Ready to apply? Deadline is August 20, 2008.
In the body of an email, copy and paste the items listed below and fill in your information:
send a separate email to crafters @ truthserum.org (but close the gaps) include only the
1. subject line "Urban Country Fair Sept. 20, 2008"
2. your name and business name
3. email address
4. phone number
6. if no website, include small image of work
7. describe your set up: tent? tables?
8. up to 3 lines describing what you do/make/sell
9. anything else you want to tell
-deadline is August 31. spread the word. forward this to friends.
-preference given to somerville residents (though, there are plenty of
-space fee is $35 via PayPal on acceptance of application.
-you must provide your own table and chairs
-the space is flexible. we will work together to make it work for
everyone. you should plan on taking up less than a 8'x8' space. unless
you have a tent.
if accepted, be prepared to:
-send high quality jpg of products
-help get the word out via all means possible
-pay via PayPal within three days of notification.
-have fun, make money, have fun, create community, enliven civic spaces,
celebrate awesome somerville!
[please note: periodically Truth Serum produces sales/vendor
events/crafts in the clubs/etc and would love to include you in our
calls for participants. if you're not available for this sale but would
like to know about others coming up, please email
crafters @ truthserum .org with "crafts in clubs" in the subject line and
include some info like in list above and i'll keep you posted]
We look forward to hearing from you! Please email us at info (at) truthserum.org with any questions! And please feel free to forward this call for participants to anyone you think would be interested in participating.