ARTIST INFORMATION

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: South Side Event Center located at Gilley's Dallas (1135 S. Lamar St | Dallas, TX 75215)
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The Etsy Dallas Spring Bash returns to the South Side Event Center, located just south of the Dallas Convention Center on Lamar St. in Dallas, Texas. A world-class entertainment venue, the location has an eclectic charm and authentic atmosphere. Etsy Dallas' Spring Bash, a premier handmade shopping event and party, will showcase the very best in handmade apparel, bags, jewelry, home décor, accessories, art, pottery and more! Hand-picked artists, crafters, and designers from near and far will all gather at the Spring Bash for pure shopping pleasure.

Let's get ready to SHOP + PARTY + ART + CRAFT:

  • The best shopping experience featuring handmade art & craft from Dallas and beyond
  • Free DIY crafts to make and take 
  • Bars and restaurants on-site
  • Party tunes
  • Photo Booth 
  • Free admission, wheelchair/stroller accessible, plenty of secure parking (the lots near the venue charge $5)
  • Free collectible Bash Bags™ for the first 50 adult shoppers in line at 10:30 am, chock full of handmade goods from artists and sponsors

                  
A crowd favorite, the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash will offer up the popular and highly coveted Bash Bags™ for the first 50 adult shoppers in line when we open to the public at 10:30 a.m. These reusable tote bags – chock full of handmade products – have become a thing of legend, and shoppers have been known to arrive three hours early to stand in line for one!

SELLING AT THE BASH

  • The Etsy Dallas Spring Bash is a juried, handmade-only show.
  • No resale items, no vintage, no commercial products, no supplies at the Bash.
  • All artists must be present to staff their own booth during the Bash. If you have staff that is knowledgable and trained to sell your products, please let us know at the time of application if they attend in your absence.
  • Artists are not allowed to sell another artist's products.
  • Artists may sell only items on their application in order to avoid oversaturation of categories, to be fair to the fellow vendors, and to provide shoppers with a diverse array of products. 
  • Artists do not have to live in the Dallas area nor be a member of Etsy Dallas to apply. We welcome artists from all over the country!
  • Applicants do not need to have an Etsy shop, but quality web presence is highly encouraged
  • Anyone who meets the above criteria is welcome to apply!

APPLICATION INFO - **Applications are Now closed**

  • Complete applications and application fees are due by midnight (CST) March 10, 2017
  • A $25 application fee is non-refundable and can only be sent via Paypal to dallascraftcollective@gmail.com
  • No cash or checks accepted
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted
  • In order to be considered, you must provide a working web link depicting clear photos of your handmade products
  • No photos accepted via email or snail mail
  • The State of Texas requires vendors to have a Sales Tax ID in order to pay sales tax on all items sold in Texas. Visit the State Comptroller's web site for more info http://www.window.state.tx.us/

BOOTH OPTIONS

  • This year we will host the event in an indoor venue with multiple rooms and hallways. We cannot guarantee placement in any location at time of application.
  • If your preferred booth size is not available, please indicate on application if you would/not be willing to accept your second choice.
  • Two booth sizes will be offered:
    *10x10 for $295
    *6x8 for $195
  • There is no "cushion" around the perimeter of the booth. You get exactly your booth space, no more. Please plan accordingly.
  • Double booths and shared booths are not available at the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash.

ELECTRICITY

  • Each artist will receive free electricity if you bring your own labeled 25 ft three-prong extension cord and power strip.
  • The Etsy Dallas Spring Bash will provide only the outlets and electricity.
  • Only 60W (or less) lights, laptops and credit card machines are allowed.
  • No radios, no fans, no disco balls, no lights greater than 60W.

PROMOTIONAL PACKAGES

  • Four promotional packages are available to artists selected to participate in the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash. These are optional, but a great way to potentially acquire press coverage.
  • Payment for press options are non-refundable.

(1) Press Photo Pool: FREE!

  • Each artist in the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash is highly encouraged to submit one image to the Spring Bash Press Pool. The Press Photo Pool aids the press in covering the event and its artists.
  • Photo requirements will be emailed upon acceptance. Do not send pictures now.

(2) Supporting Artist: $25

  •  Your shop logo will be printed on the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash tote bag
  •  Your shop will receive one original social media post on the Etsy Dallas Instagram or Facebook feed

(3) Featured Artist: $60

  • You will be listed as a "Featured Artist" on our web site and communications.
  • Your shop logo will be printed on the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash tote bag
  • Your 150 x 150 logo+link will be placed at the top of our Artists page as a "Featured Artist."
  • Your shop will receive three original social media posts on the Etsy Dallas Instagram or Facebook feed
  • Submit an additional three (3) hi-res product photos to be placed in the Press Photo Pool for the press to access.

(4) BASH BAG™ PROMOS: FREE!

  • We encourage all vendors to provide either 25 or 50 promo items for our incredibly popular Bash Bags™.
  • Acceptable promos include: magnets, hair pins, bookmarks, earrings, coasters, pins, product samples.
  • Business cards, coupons or flyers alone will not be accepted.
  • All promos are subject to approval by Bash organizers.
  • This is optional but strongly encouraged.
  • Bash Bag™ items must be received by April 14 to be included. Items will not be returned. Do not send items now.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Sponsoring the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash is a great way to maximize and promote your business.
  • There are six sponsor levels to choose from - perfect for any budget! Learn more about sponsorship packages by visiting our Sponsor page or by contacting one of our team leaders via email: etsydallas@gmail.com.

VOLUNTEERING

  • The Etsy Dallas Spring Bash is organized by an all-volunteer team.
  • Etsy Dallas members participating in the Bash are encouraged to volunteer. More info to follow.
  • Non-members are invited to volunteer as well!
  • Know of someone who'd like to volunteer at the Bash? We will have volunteer opportunities available.

PROMOTING THE BASH - SPREAD THE WORD!

  • Printed flyers will be available for each vendor to hand out in your area. (Please no spamming on windshields, etc.)
  • Web art will be available for each vendor to use on their web site, blog, Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere online.
  • We hope that each vendor will do his or her part to promote the show. When you promote the show, people come and spend money!

REFUNDS

  • The $25 application fee is non-refundable. No exceptions.
  • Refunds on booth and promotional fees for accepted artists will not be issued after April 21, 2017
  • If you cancel on or after April 21, 2017, you forfeit all fees that you've paid

JURYING (SELECTING THE ARTISTS)

  • The Bash jury is made up of volunteers - artists and crafters and shoppers just like you.
  • Because we have more applicants than space in the show, the jury chooses Bash artists based on space availability, category, need, quality, uniqueness of product, past participation, and web presence.
  • If you were not accepted into a past Bash event, we encourage you to apply again. The dynamics and needs of a show change every year, but we cannot offer specific feedback.

PLEASE NOTE

Submitting an application and paying the non-refundable $25 application fee does not give you automatic entrance into the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash. It affords you the opportunity to be considered for participation in our event. The jury is made up of local artists just like you who do their due diligence in looking at every single application and considering every single artist who has applied to be in the show.

TIMELINE

  • February 22: Bash application open online
  • March 10: All applications + $25 application fee due via Paypal to dallascraftcollective@gmail.com
  • On or around March 15: Emails go out notifying artists of whether or not they were accepted into this year's Etsy Dallas Spring Bash
  • On or around March 22: Booth and any promotional or sponsorship fees due via Paypal to dallascraftcollective@gmail.com
  • April 3: All print-ready press materials due (if you have chosen a sponsorship level, your digital files will be due upon acceptance to show).
  • April 14:  Deadline to receive all Bash Bag™ promo items