3S Artspace invites applications from qualified artisans to apply for the 2nd annual form + function artisan fair to be held onsite in Portsmouth, NH on Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 10-4pm.
For this intimate and selective two-day event, 3S Artspace, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit arts organization, will present original work by 30 unique and talented craftspeople to the greater Seacoast community. Last year's inaugural event was met with great enthusiasm from the public, from participating artisans (re: event management, attendance, audience engagement, and sales) and we are already fielding many inquiries about the show's return.
Our venue includes a performance space, gallery, and lobby. Booths will be present in each space. Live music will be featured at this free event, and a bar will provide brunch style cocktails in the morning, beer/wine in the afternoon.
An on-site restaurant serving brunch and dinner will provide for even more festivity.
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Please read information carefully and pay special attention to the jury dates. Thank you.
Criteria: Work will be considered from all major arts and crafts categories. Artisans will be selected based on originality, quality, fit with the Seacoast market, and availability of space. Only original, hand-crafted work by the exhibitor will be considered. Imports, items created from kits, and wholesale/manufactured goods, will not be considered. Sale of work not listed on application form is not allowed. Artists must be present at fair.
Submission Deadline: Friday, May 3
Selection/Jury Process: The jury will notify all applicants of their status no later than May 22.
Application Requirements: One image of your complete display and three images representing the works for sale at the show. Images upload directly to this site.
Spaces: 6 x 10 booth space. Space assignments will be made at the discretion of the committee. Exhibitors are expected to provide their own display equipment. Electricity is available, as are limited tables for rent if necessary.
Jury Fee: A $10.00 submission fee is required for those wishing to apply. This is non-refundable and supports our non-profit arts center.
Space Fees: Space fees will be $220/weekend and will be due within one week of an acceptance notice.
Sales: Artisans retain 100% of sales.
Security: Although general security will be provided on site Saturday and Sunday, it is recommended that all merchandise be removed from the displays overnight.
Expected Attendance: This is our 2nd form + function fair. Last year, we hosted roughly 2,000 enthusiastic buyers and we expect this number to grow. Our new next door neighbor, the AC Marriott Portsmouth, anticipates being open for operations by November, providing more cultural tourists for the event. We are within walking distance of new public parking facilities, the heart of downtown Portsmouth, and many additional hotels. We present to over 20,000 audience members each year and you can count on us to market this event for success.