Interested in being a vendor at Gainesville’s original alternative craft show? That’s awesome! We’re always on the hunt for local artists and crafters who make unique handmade items that are edgy enough to stand out from the crowd.
Our next spring show will happen on Sunday, April 28, 2024 at Cypress & Grove Brewing Company.
Ready to apply? Please scroll down and read the fine print, and then click the red button below. Applications will be accepted until March 1 at 11:59 p.m. or until we reach application capacity. Final decisions will be announced by March 8 by 11:59 pm.
Questions? Contact Kim at [email protected].
EVENT DATE AND TIME: Sunday, April 28 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 1, 2024 by 11:59 p.m.
VENUE: Cypress & Grove Brewing Company, 1001 NW 4th Street, Gainesville, FL 32601. All vendor spaces will be outdoor booths in the brewery parking lot, green space, and/or along the rail trail, so please plan accordingly and bring a pop-up tent and weights.
BOOTHS ($125): Potential vendors may apply for an outdoor 10′ x 10′ booth space ($125). If accepted, vendors can bring their own pop-up tent, no greater than 10′ x 10′. All tents must be anchored securely. **NEW: Vendors must also bring their own table(s) and chair(s)**
START-UP SPACES ($50): If you have never been a vendor at GLAM and/or at another pop-up market, you may apply for one of a limited number of “start-up spaces.” These spaces provide one 8′ table to makers who are new to selling their wares. The table will be underneath a pop-up tent. We hope that these spaces provide a way for new makers to “market test” their products before having to invest in their own tent and tables. We expect to offer four (4) start-up spaces at this event, but the actual number is subject to change based on the applicant pool and availability of spaces.
SHARING SPACE: We recognize that for various reasons, vendors sometimes prefer to share spaces. If you wish to share a space with another potential vendor, please email Kim first at glamcraftshow(at)gmail.com.
PHOTOS: All applicants must submit photos of their work that are representative of what they would offer for sale at GLAM, either via a web link in their application or by emailing photos to glamcraftshow(at)gmail.com. Applications that do not include photos may be automatically declined.
SELECTION CRITERIA: We favor vendors who make unique, handmade, giftable items that are fresh and unexpected, or even edgy and quirky. Please know that we work hard to strike the right balance of vendors for our shoppers, who come back year after year — both to revisit repeat vendors they love and to be wowed by new vendors. A few things to keep in mind:
- We reserve roughly 10%-15% of available spaces for makers who have never participated in GLAM before.
- We limit the number of vendors who sell within a single category (e.g., jewelry, ceramics, soaps/bath/beauty).
- We do accept vendors who sell a limited number of vintage items, however our primary focus is on maker-generated items.
- We do not accept vendors whose primary business is to resell items made entirely by someone else (e.g., imported or wholesale items). To be clear, it’s okay to buy mass-produced T-shirts and screenprint them with your own designs. It’s not okay to buy jewelry or clothing that’s handmade in another country and sell it as your own work. If you think there is any grey area with what you make/sell, be sure to address this on your application and/or send us an email.
Please note that for each show, we receive more applications than we can accept. In part this is because we’ve been hosting this event for 15 years and have a plethora of past vendors who often reapply. So if you are declined, it may be that we simply do not have space, even if we feel like your work is a good fit for the show.
NOTIFICATION: All applicants will be notified of their status by Sunday, March 8 at 11:59 p.m., if not before.
VENDOR FEE: If you are accepted, the producer will retain the vendor fee that you paid. If you are not accepted, the producer will initiate a refund to your original payment by Sunday, March 8 at 11:59 p.m., if not before. It can take 5-7 business days for the banks to fully process the refunds. Please save your email receipt if you need it for tax purposes — the payee will appear as Sew Make Do, LLC, which is the parent company for GLAM.
PHOTOS: If you don’t have a website or social media page that shows pictures of your work, please email three images to [email protected]
SET UP AND BREAKDOWN: Vendors may begin set-up as early as 9:00 a.m. on April 28, and all vendors must have their display set up and ready for customers by 12 noon. Vendors may not begin breaking down their display until the event has ended at 5 p.m. If you break down early, you may not be accepted for future shows.
QUESTIONS: Have questions before you apply? Email Kim Kruse at [email protected]. Thanks so much for your interest in making GLAM a diverse and dynamic event!
GLAM Craft Show is a production of Sew Make Do LLC, a Gainesville-based small business that strives to bring creative opportunities to our local community.