Contact: Teresa Geisler, Show Coordinator – email@example.com
This show absolutely could not happen if it were not for wonderful volunteers that help to support all aspects of the weekend. We have shifts available as artist ambassador, kids corner, setup & take down, volunteer booth, and more! For questions regarding Arts and Craft Show volunteering, contact Julia Gay at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for our 2018 Show: 2018 Artist Application
Email email@example.com for most current map.
We feature the work of over 160 national and local professional artists. This show is the third largest market on the Santa Fe Plaza each year!
Visitors will find a wide range of work: fiber art, jewelry, painting, pottery, sculpture, metal work, wood work, photography, kid’s pavilion, specialty foods, and much more.
Proceeds from artists’ booth fees benefit Girls Inc. of Santa Fe, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. No commission is collected from artists’ sales.
Applications received will be juried and, if accepted, given a booth in the order they were received. We hope you’ll join us for this wonderful event! The Show will take place on August 4th from 9am – 6pm & August 5th from 9 am – 4pm.
Artist and Vendor Application: Click Here (Please note that this application is for artists and snack vendors ONLY. Due to limited space and resources, we are NOT recruiting vendors that cook with flame on-site or require a grease trap.)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an updated 2018 Show Map. (note: The booth locations and numbering for the map have changed.)
- As of January 1, 2018 booth fees are $475 for one regular space and $500 for one premium space (grass and end booth). A $50 non-refundable application fee is included.
- The booth layout and numbering has changed considerably so please check out the new map before applying and requesting booths.
- New Deadline for Applications and Fees is May 31, 2018. After that date, a $60 late fee will be assessed.
- Acceptance Notification: within 5 days of receipt of application
- Cancellation Deadline: June 1, 2018
- Set Up Date: Friday, August 3, 2018: Setup times will be assigned in 30 minute blocks beginning at 11am. You will receive your assigned time in July. Please email email@example.com if you have loading preferences.
- Please be aware that all artists and their property must be off the plaza by 7pm, Sunday night. This is a requirement levied by the city and will be enforced.
*If booth space is still available, applications will continue to be accepted after this date. However, booth # requests cannot be taken. THE SHOW SOLD OUT LAST YEAR EARLY so it is in an artist’s best interest to apply early. Applications received after May 31st, 2018 will incur a $60 late application fee. Also, Credit card payments will incur a $20 processing fee to cover Girls Inc. charges.
- long-running, well-organized event
- takes place at the height of tourist season on the world famous Santa Fe Plaza and averages 25,000 – 30,000 visitors
- fun & festive outdoor environment
- refreshments and booth sitters provided
- Volunteers will be available to help you with setup and take down. Tips are appreciated. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you know you will be needing assistance.
Words from Past Vendors
“The show is well-organized with nice, helpful volunteers.”
“I have been doing this show for years and have wonderful repeat clientele that look for me every year.”
“Sales are usually good at this location and time of year and I love helping benefit the great cause of Girls Inc.
“Everything seemed to run smoothly and efficiently. The volunteers were all very professional and extremely helpful. We were very proud to take part in such a meaningful fundraiser.”
“Thank you so much for a great craft fair. Your hard work really showed–it was well-organized and a really fun show.”
“This was a great venue for sharing my art with people across the country.”
“My favorite thing about this show is that it draws a great crowd; more locals than at any other show we do in Santa Fe.”
Proceeds from artists’ booth fees benefit Girls Inc. of Santa Fe, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. No commission is collected from your sales. Please click here to review frequently asked questions. Questions? Contact the Arts and Crafts Show Director at email@example.com
What are the requirements to participate as a vendor in this show?
All items displayed at the Show must be the artist’s own, original handcrafted work. NO reps (artist must be present); NO buy/sell items; NO volume production or factory-made items; NO items representing only minor re-work. Should questions arise as to the authenticity of the work, it is the artist’s responsibility to furnish proof of compliance with the above-listed criteria. Also, only items listed on the application can be sold at the Show.
Is the show still on the Santa Fe Plaza?
Yes, the show is still taking place at the Santa Fe Plaza. No booths will extend onto Palace or Lincoln Ave. All booths are located on the streets and sidewalks around the Plaza and on the grass.
What is the cost to rent a booth space?
All booths cost $450. Booth cost will increase by $20 for the 2017 show.
Is the registration/application fee included the total cost?
Yes, the $450 booth fee DOES include the non-refundable $50 application fee.
What is your cancellation policy?
You may cancel your registration at any time. You will receive a refund minus the $50 application fee if cancellation is received and confirmed by Girls Inc. on or before May 1, 2016 Girls Inc. does not refund any fees due to inclement weather or to vendors who wish to withdraw from the show for any reason after the cancellation date of May 1, 2018
When will I be notified about acceptance into the show?
Notifications will be delivered within 5 days of receipt of application.
What are the show hours?
Saturday, August 6 from 9am-5pm
Sunday, August 7 from 9am-5pm
When is set-up?
Artist set-up will be on Friday (August 5th), 11:00 am ending by 6:00 pm. Each booth is assigned a specific set up time based on booth location. Please notify Show organizers with special needs for set-up. No one may set up outside of their assigned shift. If you are unable to make it for your assigned shift on Friday, you will have to set up on Saturday morning, time TBD.
If you have a large vehicle we ask that you arrange an early time for set up, before the other artists/vendors arrive for their set up.
Where can I park? Where can I park my RV or large vehicle?
There are several municipal parking lots within walking distance to the plaza. The lot at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center even offers underground parking, which is great when it’s hot and sunny outside! RVs and other large vehicles should be parked at the Archdiocese lots. Please click here for a map of parking areas in downtown Santa Fe.
What are the sizes of the booths?
Booth spaces are 10 feet by 10 feet.
Are there any tables, tents, or chairs provided?
The artist is responsible for bringing ALL booth setup materials.
How many people generally attend this Arts & Crafts Show?
This show happens during peak tourist season in Santa Fe. The City of Santa Fe estimates that 25,000 to 30,000 visitors attend our show.
What licenses do I need to be in the show?
You need a New Mexico Tax ID number (CRS#) and a City of Santa Fe Special Events License. Snack vendors will also need to submit a NM Health Dept. Temporary Food Service Permit and signed copy of Fire Dept. Booth Requirements if they are accepted. All details will be provided upon acceptance into our show.
Do you have lodging recommendations?
Is the art sold created by youth?
No. All of the vendors in our show are professional artists and craftspeople. The revenue raised from renting booths to these artists benefits Girls Inc. of Santa Fe, a 501c3 non-profit which works with girls ages 5-18.
What types of arts and crafts are sold at the Girls Inc. Show?
The vendors in our show represent a wide range of medium: photography, paintings, pottery, weavings, clothing, jewelry, and much more. All the artists are required to sell only work that is made by hand – no manufactured items are sold at our show.
Where are the artists from?
The vendors in our show come from around the country, with approximately 68% of them from New Mexico.
Do the artists give a percentage of their sales to Girls Inc.?
No. The vendors rent the booth space, which benefits Girls Inc. of Santa Fe. They keep 100% of their sales. The vendors are responsible for paying the taxes on the items they sell.
Where can I park when visiting the show?
There are several municipal parking lots within walking distance to the plaza. The lot at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center even offers underground parking, which is great when it’s hot and sunny outside! Click here for a map of parking areas in downtown Santa Fe.
Is there anything for kids to do at this show?
Yes. The Girls Inc. Arts and Crafts Show features the Kids’ Activity Station and Street Chalk, where your kids can create their own works of art. Parents must stay with their children at all times.
Thank you for your interest in being a part of the Girls Inc. Arts & Crafts Show!
Join our team of volunteers who come together to help Girls Inc. host this exciting community event. This year we have over 220 positions that need to be filled!
Arts & Crafts Show Volunteer Information
- long-running, well-organized event
- fun & festive outdoor environment
- refreshments provided
- meet lots of new friends!
Who Can Volunteer?
Everyone is welcome to volunteer. There are many opportunities to include the whole family. Individual volunteers must be at least 18 years of age unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
What Jobs are Available?
There are many volunteer jobs and shifts available before and during the show. are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Feel free to sign up for more than one job or more than one shift. Variety is the spice of life. It’s also a great way to spend time at the Plaza.
There are several municipal parking lots within walking distance to the plaza. The lot at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center even offers underground parking, which is great when it’s hot and sunny outside! RVs and other large vehicles should be parked at the Archdiocese lots. Click here for Parking Information.
What to Wear
The entire festival takes place outside in the wonderful August sun. We recommend t-shirts and comfortable shorts/pants/dresses. Choose footwear that allows you to stand and/or walk during your shift(s). We strongly recommend wearing sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. You may also want to be prepared for rain as it has been known to rain on occasion. Girls Inc. supplies you with their one-of-a-kind red apron while on duty. Wear it proudly!
Snacks and Beverages
The information booth has a supply of free snacks and beverages for all volunteers. You may also purchase food from the food vendors and local plaza businesses.