SMART Saturdays are back, and we're moving to the Alliston Farmers' Market!
This summer SSAC will collaborate with the ABIA to offer more opportunities and a larger audience for our members. SMART Saturdays will be located in the ABIA's Saturday Market at the corner of Victoria and Centre Streets in Alliston. The ABIA Market gets about 400 visitors each Saturday throughout the summer. All SSAC members in good standing are invited to participate.
Here is what you need to know:
The market will run from May 28th - September 24th, 8am - 2pm. Artists may request as many days as they choose.
Participating artists must offer original, hand made goods to sell. Resale is not permitted. Services may be advertised but merchandise must be the main feature. For example, a photographer may sell prints, cards, etc, and also advertise family portrait sessions.
This opportunity is being offered FREE of charge. However, if an artist does not show or cancels with less than 24 hours notice, they will be charged a $25 fee and may be refused any further bookings.
Artists must sign up in advance by filling out an application (below) and emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org. SSAC will confirm Market dates with artists.
Markets will be held rain or shine.
Set up and display are the responsibility of the artist. If you wish to rent a tent from SSAC, they are available for $10/day. Tables may be borrowed free of charge. Supplies limited. Tents and tables must be picked up by 5pm on the Friday before the Market.
Artists must manage their own booth and sales transactions. No commissions are required from SMART Saturday sales.
Artists should provide their own certificate of insurance. If you do not have insurance, please speak with Suu about options.
SMART Saturday participants will be assigned a location within the market. SMART Saturday signage will be placed at the tents, and SSAC/FortyOne cards will be included at each artists' tent. Artists are encouraged to have their own business cards available as well.
Artists who show up late or leave early may not be invited back to the market. Artists must follow all of the ABIA's regulations regarding set up, parking (back lot, NOT on the street), etc.
** August 6th is the Potato Festival weekend. Artists who have participated in at least one other SMART Saturday market this summer will get preference for this weekend
If you are interested in participating, please submit application form (below) to Suu at email@example.com. Apply by May 5th to get the best dates.
If you are interested in becoming a board member, please fill out the attached application form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.