Upcoming Vendor Opportunities
We currently have 3 markets scheduled and all 3 markets are currently full for vendors.
We do have a waiting list available for the February and March markets and can notify you if any spaces become available. Our April Market is the first curated market of the year and the application process has closed.
More markets will be scheduled throughout the year and the dates will be announced on social media. Be sure to follow Creative Avenue on Facebook and Instagram to stay in-the-know and learn about new events first!
Upcoming Market Dates
- Sat, Feb 18The Depot in AnacortesFeb 18, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PMThe Depot in Anacortes, 611 R Ave, Anacortes, WA 98221, USAArtists, Makers, Farmers & Creative Minds: Join us for our 1st market of 2023 at the Depot in Anacortes! *PLEASE NOTE: This market is currently full for indoor vendors. There are outdoor booths available or you can be added to the waitlist for an indoor space.
- Sat, Mar 11Anacortes
- Sat, Apr 15The Depot in AnacortesApr 15, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PMThe Depot in Anacortes, 611 R Ave, Anacortes, WA 98221, USACall to Artists, Makers, and Crafters! This will be our first juried market of the year! Apply here. We'll accept applications until January 25th. Accepted vendors will be notified by email by Feb. 1st. Please note: Application submission does not guarantee placement in the market.
What to know about being a vendor with Creative Avenue:
Our markets are curated and picked by a jury committee for each market beginning in April 2023. We are committed to giving all makers, artists, and creative humans a chance to sell their goods and services at our markets. Vendors will be chosen based on answers to the application questions, ability to follow/read instructions, quality of work, and social media/website pages. We will make sure to pick a variety of vendors, and will also make the choice by who we believe will be the best fit.
What types of vendors can apply?
We love to have a wide variety of vendors at our markets. If you make the items yourself, or personally curate items, please join us! We occasionally allow MLM or reselling vendors, but priority will be given toward vendors who make their own goods. Please contact us before registering if your business falls into that category.
We are unable to allow vendors to sell cannabis products or alcoholic beverages at this time.
How will vendors be chosen for juried markets in the future?
Creative Avenue has a jury committee team that will review each vendors application and social media/product photos to ensure we have a variety of each category of vendor. Vendors will be notified by email once the selection has been finalized. Vendors can share a booth with another business, but both vendors will need to submit their own application. Vendor applications for juried markets have a $10 non-refundable fee. Creative Avenue Vendor Members will automatically be accepted into all markets they apply for. To find out more about membership, visit this link.
What types of booths are available?
There are several different sizes of booths at our markets! We will typically have a map layout so you can choose your booth size and placement for the markets we host.
Vendors who have been accepted into markets will receive a link to choose your booth placement. Please note that when you register, your booth size listed is the exact size! If you need access in and out of your booth, please plan your setup accordingly.
The prices for each booth vary. Please see the specific event for booth pricing.
At most markets, we also have consignment booths available for vendors who can't physically be there to sell their items at some markets - each consignment booth space is the size of a 6ft table (6x2.5'). See more about the Consignment Booths below.
*Consignment Booth Options (Booth Fee + 20% Commission) - A great options for vendors who are unable to be physically present on market days! There are only a small handful of consignment booth spots available when we do host, so please read the details before purchasing a consignment spot to ensure it works for your setup.
Here are some commonly asked questions about being a consignment vendor:
Consignment Setup/Breakdown: Vendors set up their display and the market has one main cashier in that room that will sell your goods. Vendors will need to pick up their remaining goods once the show is complete (the same day).
How Does Pricing Items Work? We request that all vendors in the Consignment Room price their items individually, or have a clear sign about pricing (Example: "Candles: $15 each, or 2 for $25"). As long as your logo is on your products, you do not need to include a vendor number. If your items do not have your logo attached, you can choose what vendor number you'd like to use. If you'd like an itemized report of your sales, you can provide an inventory list at least 3 days before the market to give us enough time to enter it in the POS system.
How Do Consignment Booth Sales Work? Since all consignment vendors are in one room, we have one central cashier station that rings up all of the consignment vendor sales. After the show, vendors will be paid via Venmo, Paypal, or Check less 20% commission of sales within a week of the shows completion.
Are there any fees beyond the booth cost? Nope! Just the cost of the booth, and the commission that is deducted from the total sales.
Please note: Booth prices are subject to change for special events and holiday season.
Please read through the terms and conditions below thoroughly before submitting your vendor registration.
Q&A for Approved Market Vendors
When can vendors set up?
The setup will typically begin 2-3 hours prior to the start of the event. If you need more time to set up, coordinate directly with Frannie to schedule a time. At past locations, we have been able to setup the night before a market, but it depends on the market location.
What do vendors need to provide?
All vendors will need to bring their own table, linen, and display items.
This note sometimes gets missed... so to emphasize - all vendors need to provide their own table, chair, and all display items.
Lighting can be inconsistent in most venues. It is recommended that you bring display lights for your items and an extension cord if you need to access an outlet. I highly recommend having a portable charger (like a Halo Bolt) in case you don't have easy access to an outlet.
What types of vendors are allowed?
We are open to all makers, artists, bakers, and creatives to sell their goods at the market (with the exception that alcohol and cannibis products are not allowed to be sold on site). We occasionally allow other small hustles like Color Street, Usborne Books at Home, Young Living, etc to be at the market, but limit the amount we have per event. If your business is an MLM, please email email@example.com before registering. Spaces are prioritized for local makers and artists.
Can I share my booth with another vendor?
This is allowed on a case by case basis. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further.
What is expected of vendors?
The Terms and Conditions:
Vendors are expected to be respectful of the space. Most venues in Skagit Valley are old and we are not able to nail anything into walls. Please bring display items that can either stand alone or lean against the wall or your table.
Vendors are expected to pick up after themselves and keep the space clean. During the event and after the event, vendors are responsible for cleaning their area and disposing any trash into the appropriate bins.
Promote the event! We expect all vendors to regularly share the market info with their following via email and on social media.
Vendors are required to be at the market for the entire scheduled open hours. Vendors who breakdown early will be fined $30.
Vendors are not to park directly next to the Market Venue as we want to keep as much parking available to customers. Please plan on parking at least a block or more away so we can leave as much parking open for shoppers. Any vendors who park directly next to the building during the market will be fined $30.
Vendors are responsible for processing payments independently (you can choose how you accept payments). Note there is not a cash machine on site. Most venues do have wifi available.
Vendors agree to hold Creative Avenue LLC harmless of any loss or damage occurring at the market.
Vendors understand that Creative Avenue LLC has the right to decline vendor registration at their discretion. Creative Avenue LLC will email you if that is the case. Reason may be that there are too many similar vendors registered and we are committed to providing a variety of vendors for our shoppers.
Please read through the terms and conditions above thoroughly before submitting your vendor registration.