Arts & Crafts Expo
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2022 Festival
2023 APPLICATION OPEN: JUNE 1 - SEPT. 15, 2023
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Our Hecho-A-Mano/Made-by-Hand Arts & Crafts Expo is juried. In juried shows, a review panel scores and selects vendors from the applications submitted. Vendors must re-apply each year.
We review vendors to ensure that our Arts and Crafts Expo is high in quality and originality, has a variety of arts and crafts products, and that vendors’ products conform to our Made-by-Hand guidelines.
Apply here if you are selling PRE-PACKAGED EDIBLE ITEMS like candy, baked goods, candied apples, jerky, etc. Food products must meet all qualifications required by the Health Department. Vendors selling food items are checked on-site.
FOOD TRUCKS or FOOD BOOTHS:
If you will be cooking onsite, DO NOT APPLY HERE. Please Contact Belinda Edwards at (361)947-6895 to apply to be a food vendor.
Key Application Dates:
September 10: Vendor Application Deadline
September 20: Notice of Approval or Denial sent via email
October 1: Deadline to Pay Booth Fee
October 15th, 10 am: Vendor Meeting at K Space Contemporary
October 29, 3 pm to midnight: Dia de los Muertos Festival
1. ARTS & CRAFTS
FINE ART: sculpture, ceramics, paintings, drawing, mixed media, collage, printmaking (limited editions), photography, etc.
CRAFTS: jewelry, sewing, knitting, hand-embellished items (like re-decorated bottles, glasses, boxes, hats, canvas totes, shoes, ornaments, etc.), masks, hair bows/barretts/headbands, floral halos, tutu’s, tile/mosaics, woodworking, candles, skin-care products, etc.
2. FACE PAINTING – If you are face painting AND selling crafts, select “Face Painting” as your category.
3. EDIBLES & ACTIVITIES
EDIBLES: pre-packaged candies, cake-pops, caramel apples, popcorn balls, canned items, etc. All food items must meet Health Department regulations and pass Health Department check on-site. (Nueces Co. Health Department (361) 826-7200.) Food Trucks – Do not apply here.
ACTIVITY: games and other types of activities for a fee.
4. DIA FEST PARTNER: Partners are Sponsors, School or College-affiliated group/clubs, unpaid festival performers, or organizations/non-profits that provide a free Kids Corner Activity. We exchange a booth space for your service at the event. Partners are not required to pay application or booth fees, because they provide a service for the event. Partners must be invited to participate. Select this category only if you are invited/pre-approved by DDLM Fest Organizers.
Application Fee $10: Submit upon application
Booth Fee: Upon Approval (notice emailed Sept. 20)
Booth fees due October 1st
$ 125 Single Booth 10’x10’/8’x12’ (K Space Members $100)
$ 250 Double Booth 10’x20’/8’x24’ (K Space Members $200)
LATE FEES – paid after Oct. 1 deadline, Booth Fees double
$ 250 Single Booth 10’x10’/8’x12’ (K Space Members $225)
$ 500 Double Booth 10’x20’/8’x24’ (K Space Members $450)
Tips for Completing Your Online Application Form:
Show only 1-2 best examples of items that you make multiples of.
Use plain, one-color backgrounds free of clutter
Use good lighting – point a lamp at your items
Submit clear, sharp images Include no more than 6 different items in one photo.
Photos of piles of prints or lots of jewelry on stands do not show items clearly.
Do not submit photo collages.
Photo Size: For best results, submit photos no smaller than 1000 pixels on the longest side with file resolution at 72 dpi. The maximum file size is 5 MB.
You can resize your photos in Preview or use Adobe’s Free Image Resizer.
What You Need to Apply:
1 photo of your booth set up
2 photos of works in progress
3-22 photos of your arts and crafts (A total of 25 images) All products must conform to the Hecho-A-Mano Guidelines.
State of Texas Sales Tax and Use Permit. Vendors are responsible for collecting and remitting sales tax (8.25 percent) to Texas State Comptroller. Your permit number is requested in the application and must be displayed in your booth. Services like hair styling and face painting do not require a Sales Tax permit, so you may fill in the blank with “NONE”. If unsure, contact Texas State Comptroller.
Description of work. (260 characters): List products that you plan to sell in your booth
Statement Specific to Entry (480 characters): Describe how you create your arts & crafts from the initial design process to completion.