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It's time for Form + Function!  

3S Artspace invites applications from qualified artisans to apply for the 4th annual Form + Function artisan fair to be held onsite in Portsmouth, NH on Saturday, November 19, 11 am - 6 pm and Sunday, November 20, from 11 am - 4 pm.    

For this intimate and selective two-day event, 3S Artspace, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit arts organization, will present original work by 22 unique and talented craftspeople to the greater Seacoast community. Our past events have been met with great enthusiasm from the public, and 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, Main Gallery, Lobby Gallery, and- soon- the Shop @3S located in the lobby space.  

Artisan booths will be present in the Main Gallery and Performance Space only. 

An on-site restaurant serves brunch and dinner and adds to the overall foot traffic and festivity surrounding the event.

New to 3S?  We're a non-profit, contemporary arts center in Portsmouth, NH that's all about curiosity, creativity, and community.  Find out more here:  3SARTS.ORG

Please read the information carefully and pay special attention to dates and deadlines.  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. 

The sale of work not listed on the application form is not allowed. 

Artists must be present at the fair and manage their own sales.

Submission Deadline:  Friday, August 12

Selection:  3S will notify all applicants of their status no later than Tuesday, August 23

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.  

Submission Fee:  A $10.00 submission fee is required. This is non-refundable and supports our non-profit arts center.  

Space Fees:  Space fees are $225/weekend and will be due within one week of an acceptance notice.

Sales:  Artisans process and retain 100% of sales.  

Security:  General security will be provided on-site Saturday and Sunday, and the spaces will be locked at night.  

Expected Attendance:  This is our 4th Form + Function fair, and the second since the AC Marriott Portsmouth opened next door. Last year, we hosted over 2,000 attendees.  The hotel is operating at full capacity and Portsmouth continues to be a major center of cultural tourism.  

We are within walking distance of new public parking facilities (and updated sidewalks), the heart of downtown Portsmouth, and many additional hotels. We present to over 25,000 audience members each year and you can count on us to market this event for success.

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