Raffle items including donations from:
Many Union Square area businesses and some of the artists from the Urban Country Fair!
Plus, as always, an urban composter donated by HOMEGROWN and the Somerville DPW!
Help us spread the word (all graphics by Jef Czekaj):
About the ArtsUnion Marketplace Series:
The Somerville Arts Council's ArtsUnion project is designed to bolster economic activity in Union Square through cultural programming. In past years, ArtsUnion ran crafts markets held in conjunction with the weekly Farmers' Markets. 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're encouraging vendors to show people what they make and how it's done when possible.
Event Date: Saturday September 18, 2010 (raindate: September 19)
Time: 3-7pm (load-in/load-out is about an hour before and an hour after)
Vendor Fee: $60
You should be available for both dates as refunds will not be made in case of rain.
HERE'S THE APPLICATION PROCESS:
-send an email to urbancountryfair (at) truthserum.org (close the gaps)
-subject line "Vendor Application for Urban Country Fair Sept. 18, 2010"
cut and paste the list below and fill in your info:
-if no website, attach 3 small images of your work
-describe your set up: tent? tables? how much space do you need? (one space is 10'x10' or less)
-up to 3 lines describing what you do/make/sell:
-anything else you want to tell (not required):
-spread the word. forward this to friends. spaces fill up, apply early. (acceptance isn't first come, first chosen, but it helps the process go faster.)
-preference given to somerville residents (though, there are plenty of spots)
-space fee is $60 via paypal only. (unless we have previously made other arrangements successfully.
-you must provide your own table and chairs and tent if you're using a tent.
-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 (then you get 10x10).
-there will be a limit to the number of jewelry and tshirt vendors.
-all items must be made by you, with a few exceptions...which i'll explain to you if you have a question. this is a craft/art/handmade sale. record vendors will be considered if the music is primarily country. email with questions.
-once we get on site, everyone will contribute to set up and making the space work. therefore, don't show up late.
if accepted, be prepared to:
-send high quality jpg of products
-help get the word out via all means possible
-pay via PayPal within two days of acceptance notification.
-have fun, make money, have fun, create community, enliven civic spaces,
celebrate awesome Somerville!
Questions? Email aliza (at) truthserum.org with "Urban Country Fair Question" in the subject line
[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 (at) truthserum.org with "crafts in clubs" in the subject line and
include some info like in list above and i'll keep you posted]
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