Thank you so much for being a part of our 4th Annual Downriver Indie Craft Fair. We are excited to have you!
Here are a few key guidelines from the Call for Vendors Application: - A table and 2 chairs are included in your fee. We have more chairs in a storage area, so we'll be happy to get you more or show you where they are. Vendors may choose to set up without the table, but we ask that you respect your neighbor and stay within your 'space'. We have asked you to indicate on your app if you need the table. If you change your mind, PLEASE let us know. We are borrowing the tables and they will be delivered and set up the Thursday before the Fair. So if you arrive and need a table and didn't tell us, we may not have one for you. We will also be maxed out in space, so there's not much room for storage if you say you need one and don't want one. Please note: The tables are pretty big - almost 8 feet long. They are pretty beat up (have been used outdoors), so we advise bringing a table cover if you aren't going for that sort of look.
- Same goes for electrical outlets. We can accommodate your needs, but you must let us know before the fair. Please bring an extension cord!
- You are responsible for conducting all sales transactions. You are responsible for registering your small business with the IRS and collecting sales tax (if applicable) for the items you’re selling.
- No refunds will be issued after February 17 for participant cancellations. If you can't come, we would appreciate you letting us know.
-The exact address of our facility is: Downriver Council for the Arts, James R. DeSana Center for Arts and Culture, 81 Chestnut, Wyandotte, MI 48192. We are located behind the 7-11 on Biddle (Jefferson). We are between Oak and Northline in Downtown Wyandotte. Close to the Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.
-Vendor Setup: Beginning at 2 pm, Friday, March 17, 2017. Vendors must arrive by 5 pm or forfeit your table. Special arrangements can be made if you need to arrive before 2 pm, after 5 pm. Arrangements can be made to se-up on Thursday if necessary.
When you arrive, please check in at the main entrance table.
We have goodies to give to you.
We will try to get your table # and location to you before the event, but if we haven't or if something has changed, this is where you can find your spot. Someone from the DCA can show you how to get there and there will also be a sign with your name at your table.
-Our facilty is locked when we leave on Friday night, so you don't need to tear down your booth. We will be back Saturday morning at 10am.
- Photos are posted below of our facility. There are also more photos of the area, parking, etc. located throughout our website. - There is plenty of free parking, but after you unload we ask that you park farther away from our facility to let the attendees have a chance to get close parking.
- We have an elevator to help with loading and unloading.... we have fit lots of odd large objects in it over the years. :)
- We have 3 floors in our 100+ year old building. We will be utilizing all space in our facility, including two galleries and a theater. Artwork will be on display in our galleries and a DJ will be keeping the mood fun!
We will have a food vendor selling items out of our kitchen on the main floor. We'll be sure to post what type of food they'll be offering as soon as we have the menu. We have a huge kitchen on the main floor and a kitchen in the basement, so you are free to bring things if you'd like or have special diet needs. Downtown Wyandotte has many dining choices, and many of the places deliver.
The table at the main entrance does a great job directing the attendees to go upstairs or downstairs - so not everyone is wandering into the same place at once. We'll have directional signs up all over the place!
We don't have booth sitters designated; however, if you need someone to watch your space for a short time, please ask at the front table and we can have someone help you.
Take Down: After 6pm, Saturday, March 18, 2017. Please don't leave before the craft fair is over!
Please understand that the DCA is a non-profit community arts organization. Our goal in this event is to bring community and artisans together. We are growing and working on successful programs and opportunities. If at any time you have suggestions of what we can do better, please let us know. If something isn't working for you and you have a problem, please talk to a DCA rep so we can figure out how to solve it. The DCA is growing in its successes, but we rely heavily on volunteers.
The DCA will do its best to market this event. We have printed materials, will be facebooking, instagraming, twittering, e-blasting... you name it! We'll be posting some of the photos you sent in and also have a dedicated web vendor page we'll leave up all year. If you can help us spread the word, we would be gracious! If you need anything of any of size, please let Erin know. Reach Erin via email - dc4arts (AT) gmail (DOT) com.
PRINTED MATERIALS Here is an 8.5"x11" flyer and an 11"x17" poster.
We could use volunteers to pick up some printed materials and post them in your area! Just call ahead to the office and we'll have them ready for you or we can mail a packet to you. 734-720-0671
This is where the vendor tiles are housed all year.
Here are images you can use as fb covers, posts, insta posts, etc.
We have created a fb event here: http://www.facebook.com/events/1638458983126494/
Please join and invite all your friends!
#dicf17 #dicf #dc4arts #downriverarts #dca
ETSY ETSY LOCAL > Shop in-person at this upcoming market
You can join your Etsy shop to this event and promote the event!
Click on the image above to be taken to the Etsy local market event page.
Don't worry, things will be moved out of the rooms and walls will be rearranged.
The activities of the DCA are supported by the MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS. Please click on their logos to understand the importance of state government investment and the impact of public funding on the arts in our community.
The Downriver Council for the Arts is a non-profit, 501(c)3 regional arts organization that represents, promotes and serves 21 Downriver communities in Southeast Michigan. Our mission is to enrich the quality of life in the Downriver communities by advocating and promoting the arts and providing opportunities for involvement and participation in arts and cultural activities. The Downriver Council for the Arts (DCA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides services without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or handicap. Funding for the DCA comes from grants, donations, membership, fundraising events, and gallery sales.