Porter Flea Holiday Market 2017
Friday, December 8th 6-9pm (Preview Market) + Saturday, December 9th 10-5pm (Main Market)
Located at The Nashville Fairgrounds, 625 Smith Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
Applications open on September 20th and close at midnight on October 15th.
Vendors will be announced on October 30th.
All applications will be reviewed by our jury team. Applicants are judged first and foremost on the quality, creativity, originality, and branding of their wares. Secondary consideration is given to maintaining an eclectic, complementary mix of vendors and artisans. The Porter Flea team is committed to curating a diverse and interesting market to draw the largest number of serious customers.
All items sold at the market must be original and made by hand by the individual artist. ***PLEASE NOTE: Vintage items will only be allowed as a complement to handmade items from the artist; we will no longer approve applications for vintage-only booths.*** Returning artists should have at least 25% new merchandise in order to keep our market as fresh as possible. Each artist or group of artists sharing a booth will be juried individually. We will allow branded handmade art collectives and mobile entities to apply. If you have a question about this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The artist(s) must be in attendance for the entire duration of the market (Friday and Saturday). He/She is responsible for day security in his/her booth and agrees not to leave the booth unattended. He/She agrees to the use of his/her name and photos of his/her art in promotions for the market and to the use of any photos from the event for any further promotions for future events. All vendors are responsible for paying any applicable sales tax to the TN Department of Revenue for items sold at the market and shall in no way hold Porter Flea Inc. or its representatives responsible for tax collection, reporting, or compliance.
Applications & Accommodations
There is a non-refundable $25 application fee which covers all administrative costs of processing the applications but does not guarantee acceptance into the market. The artist is responsible for bringing any necessary display equipment and signage — no chairs, drape, or tables will be provided.
Porter Flea is pleased to bring back a very limited number of spaces for Emerging Artists! These booths will promote and feature new to the biz creatives with a passion for making. To apply each vendor must have participated in no more than 3 previous craft markets (Porter Flea or other shows).
We provide a variety of booth types and fees to accommodate a variety of Vendor needs:
-Standard Booth includes a 8'X8' floor space: $25 Application Fee + $260 Vendor Fee
-Standard Wall Booth includes a 8'X8' floor/wall space: $25 Application Fee + $280 Vendor Fee
-Premium Booth includes a 8'X12' floor space: $25 Application Fee + $385 Vendor Fee
-Premium Wall Booth includes a 8'X12' floor/wall space: $25 Application Fee + $430 Vendor Fee
-Corner Booth includes a 8'X8' corner booth space: $25 Application Fee + $305 Vendor Fee
-Limited Edition XXL Booth includes a 8'X16' floor space: $25 Application Fee + $515 Vendor Fee
NOTE: Power is an additional $25 fee.
Friday Night Pizza Party
Discounted Food and Beverages at After Market Party at TBD
Complimentary Saturday Morning Breakfast
Vendor Booth Concierge Service
Vendor Swag Bag
Heated Indoor Space
Access to 5,000+ purchase-ready Porter Flea Patrons
If you pay your full booth payment (application fee and vendor fee) and you find out you are unable to attend the event, you will be able to receive a refund, minus a $25 processing fee, up to Friday, November 10th, 2017. After that date, full or partial refunds will no longer be allowed.
By participating in the market, all artists agree to exhibit their work at their own risk. Porter Flea Inc. and its representatives will not be held responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items and will not be held responsible for personal injury to the artist. Porter Flea Inc. does not guarantee specific numbers of attendees or sales for vendors. No refunds shall be given due to cancellation or interruption of event beyond the control of Porter Flea Inc. This agreement has been read, understood and entered into voluntarily and freely by the applicant, and shall become effective upon submission by the applicant.
If your application is accepted for the event, the Porter Flea team will send you an invoice for the appropriate booth fee.
Remember this event is juried and will be carefully curated to create a one-of-a-kind market.