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Craft Vendors Application

Apply now for the 2024 Festival!

 

The Application Form for the 2024 Juried Craft Show is now available here.

The deadline to apply is June 15.

Juried Craft Show Information
 

Eligibility

Show is open to all artisans who design and execute their own work. Only original work may be offered for sale. Commercially-produced merchandise; imported items; articles assembled from plans, kits or molds; and articles composed primarily of pre-manufactured components are not eligible for exhibit or sale.

 

Place and Time

Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Road, Takoma Park, Maryland

10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
**Craft Show Held Indoors**

General Information

Artisans must:

  • Be present to display and sell. (No representatives or dealers allowed.)

  • Have a professional looking display.

  • Provide everything needed to display and sell work.

  • Be responsible for collecting and filing Maryland sales tax.

In addition:

  • Exhibitor’s display must not interfere with adjacent booths or public areas in any way.

  • Limited number of electrical connections available.

  • No sale, discount, or clearance signs are permitted.

  • No commissions taken on sales.

  • Exhibitors may not sublet or apportion space to anyone else.

  • Two exhibitors may share a booth; but both artisans must apply separately.

  • Exhibitors may rent 6-foot tables and/or folding chairs; none are provided.

  • No canopies or tents with side drapes permitted.

  • No booth may be dismantled before closing time.

  • Booth must be entirely dismantled and packed prior to bringing your vehicle to the loading area at the end of the show.

  • Eating and drinking are not permitted in the school building.

Jury Procedure

All applicants (new and returning exhibitors) must provide four images of their work plus one of their booth.

 

Images uploaded should be jpg/jpeg files. Images can be color-corrected, but not otherwise enhanced. The image number should correspond with the information on your application.

Be sure to label your images as follows:
Last Name First Name Item Number Description
Example: DoeChris1Bowl       DoeChris2Plate        DoeChris3Mug       Etc.

 

Images should accurately represent your work. Please be advised that the Crafts Committee will request the removal of any work that differs from that represented in the submitted images.


The jury evaluates the applications based solely on the images provided. The jury is also given the brief description of the items you provide on the application.
 

Please note that the Crafts Committee reserves the right to request additional images from any applicant for any reason. If you decline to submit the requested images, your application will be voided. TPFF will keep your $25 Jury Fee, but your Booth Fee will be refunded.


In fairness to all, there will be an on-site jury the morning of the show.


The Crafts Committee strives to provide diversity and ensure that all crafts are proportionally represented. Previous participation in the TPFF does not guarantee that you will be accepted into this show.

Application

https://e.tpff.org/craftapp


Images

Images must be provided no later than June 15, 2024; be sure to label your images according to the instructions in the Jury Procedure. Upload images to: https://e.tpff.org/craftimages

 

Fees

Booth Fee: $115 for a 10′ x 10′ space. (Refunded if not accepted into show)

Jury Fee: $25 (Non-refundable)
Payment of $140 may be made by:

  • Online (Credit Card): https://e.tpff.org/craftpay or

  • Check or money order for $140 payable to Takoma Park Folk Festival, Inc. mailed to:

​TPFF Crafts
7304 Carroll Ave., #192
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Application Deadline: June 15, 2024

Refund

Submission of an application is a commitment to participate in the show if accepted. Booth fee will be refunded if not accepted into show. No refunds will be given after the acceptance notice is sent.
Your booth fee will be refunded if you apply to have work juried in more than one category, and you are accepted in only one category, and you do not wish to participate in just one category.

Liability

Exhibitors are responsible for their own insurance for displayed work, tools and/or equipment. The Takoma Park Folk Festival assumes no liability.

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