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Market at the Depot Q&A

Here are all of the details you need to know for our markets at the Depot in Anacortes. This page was created for vendors who have registered for an upcoming event. If you have any questions that aren't answered here, please email Frannie at creativeavenue.nw@gmail.com

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Parking for Unloading

Please note these spots are just for unloading/loading. 

 

The Yellow Area on R Avenue is a great spot for vendors who have tents or are in Gallery A or B. 

 

The Pink Area on R Avenue is street parking that is good for Gallery C and D vendors to unload.

 

The Orange Area on the east side of the building is also great for Gallery C, D, or even the outdoor vendors. You can access this patio from Market Street.

***The orange area can also be used at parking during the market hours.***

Please move your car as soon as you are done unloading to make room for other vendors. (See section about parking for where to park during the market)

What to know for the Market at the Depot in Anacortes

Venue is indoors, with additional spaces outdoors on the patio. Located at 611 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221

 

Vendor Parking:

Street parking. We request you do not park directly next to or in front of the building during market hours to leave room for customers to park. There is a lot of street parking available along 6th and 7th, as well as further down R Avenue.

Market Hours: March 2nd, 2024

10AM - 3PM 

Here's a PDF copy of our April 6th Flyer

Zipped social media files are here that you can share. Once downloaded, you'll need to extract the images.

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The Person-In-Charge on Market Day

Meet Braighan Buckley

Braighan (pictured on the right) has been my assistant at markets over the last year and has been amazing at running a few of the markets on her own... which will include the one in April!

Myself (Frannie - pictured on the left) - will be out of town on a scheduled conference, so I'm leaving you in good hands!

If you have any questions before the market (please read this whole page first), you can reach out to Braighan starting next Wednesday, April 3rd. 

Before the 3rd, you can contact me via email: creativeavenue.nw@gmail.com

The 3rd up to market day, contact Braighan via email:  gemessentials1@gmail.com 

Email is always the best way to contact me (social media messages get lost, and my phone is always on silent as I'm juggling a few things).

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Setup Details

All booth spaces are pre-reserved.

 

If you need a reminder on which spot you reserved, a map will be posted at the bottom of this page (the most updated map will be posted the Thursday before the market event if there are any changes) and booths indoors will be marked off with blue tape so you have guidelines of where to setup when you arrive. Booths outdoors will be marked with chalk (as long as it's not raining).

Load-in:

There are 3 ramps into the building:

  • Into Gallery A on the North-East side of the building

  • Into Gallery C on the West side (middle of building)

  • Into Gallery D on the South-East side of the building.

For Load-In: You can park in the spaces directly in front of the building, or on the back side of the patio along the east side of the building. Please move your car as soon as you are finished unloading. *A map of where to park to unload has been added to the bottom of this page.

Once you have unloaded your car, please move it as soon as possible so other vendors may unload.

 

Setup Options:

Friday evening setup: 7PM - 8PM (it is safe to leave your setup overnight)

Saturday morning setup: 7:45AM - 9:50AM

Please plan to have your booth ready for customers no later than 9:50AM. If you have not arrived for setup by 9:30 - your spot will be forfeited as 20 minutes is not typically enough time to unload and setup before the market opens. If you truly only need 20 minutes for setup, please let us know in advance so we don't fill your spot.

 

If you have any questions regarding setup times or question about the market in general, please contact Frannie at CreativeAvenue.NW@gmail.com. Email is the best way to reach her

What to know about the Booth Spaces:

The booth size you reserved is the amount of space you have to play with.

 

Booths are all shoulder to shoulder with their neighboring vendors so please plan accordingly (meaning there is not a path in between booths to walk through). You'll want to plan your booth layout with an option to be able to move around your displays without entering your neighbors booth.

If you are unable to make it for any reason, please let us know - even if it is the morning of! We want to make sure there are no gaps and will move vendors around if someone can't make it. Email creativeavenue.nw@gmail.com 

WIFI:

The property does have WIFI and decent cell coverage.

Wifi is free and does not need a password.

Breakdown Details

Vendors are not permitted to break down their booth prior to 3 PM as it provides a negative experience for shoppers and for the vendors around you. Outdoor vendors may break down early if the weather is too windy/rainy - but please check in with Frannie before doing so.

 

Please plan on breaking down at 3PM prior to pulling your car to the the lot to make breakdown go as smoothly and allow for cars to pull up easily.

Booth needs/
Building info

All vendors must provide their own setup, including tables, linens displays, and tents (if you are outside).

Please note: Tables are *not* provided with your space. If you need to rent a 6' or 8' table, they are $10 to rent. Please contact Frannie to coordinate (creativeavenue.nw@gmail.com)

Electrical outlets are available in most booths indoors if you are located against a wall, some may need an extension cord. Outdoor booths do not have access to electrical outlets, please plan accordingly. 

Booth lighting: 

The building is old and the lighting can be inconsistent in areas. If your items have specific lighting needs, please bring display lights and an extension cord (or even better if they are battery powered - I love using a Halo Bolt portable charger for everything!) 

A quick tip...

   ...bring lighting even if you don't think your booth needs it!

Especially indoors, and definitely if you are in Gallery D! 

 

The building does not have consistent lighting, and extra lights always help draw your customers attention. 

Walls:

Please be mindful if you want to hang items on the walls of the building. We recommend that you use command strip hooks or 3M tape - but it must be fully removed once the event is complete.

Layers:

The building can be a very drafty if it's a colder day. Bring layers just in case you run cold. We crank up the heat - but it still tends to be cold and we'll be keeping doors open during setup and during the market.

Bathrooms:

There are bathrooms located in the building, as well as outdoors. 

Food:

Bring snacks to keep nourished throughout the day! The closest food to the building is on Commercial Avenue (Village Pizza, El Jinete Mexican, Island Cafe, etc) or up at Little Chicago Food Court on Q Avenue and 11th street (has food trucks). Occasionally we will have more food vendors at our markets, but it is best to plan ahead and bring food in the case they aren't on site.

Parking

We request that vendors not park directly next to the building between market hours as we want to leave this open as much as possible for shoppers.

 

Re-iterating this point as it gets missed frequently and we have to request vendors move their car during the market. 

Parking at this venue is all street parking. We request you do not park directly next to or in front of the building during market hours to leave room for customers to park.

 

During the market, vendors can find a lot of street parking available along 6th and 7th, as well as further down R Avenue and along Market Street.

Payment types

All vendors need to have their own payment processing methods.

There is not a cash machine on site, so if you are allowing cash payments, please be sure to bring your own petty cash to make change. 

Vendors can choose any method in processing their own payments. Many vendors use Square, Venmo, or Paypal to process electronic payments as well as accepting cash. This is all completely up to you and what works for your business.

There is Wifi Available if you don't want to use cell data and the wifi is open (no password needed).

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The Final Layout for the next market will be posted here by the Thursday afternoon before the market date as vendors cancel the week of and the layout is constantly changing.

 

The map where you registered can be viewed at the bottom of this page which has a list of all vendor names. 

 

Photos below is the layout for vendors (subject to change).

Below the photos has the vendor names and booth number to reference.

 

The map for parking is at the top of this page.

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Here's the Vendor Key for the April 6th 
Market by Vendor Name

Aleta Critchley Art    GA04 16x2.5' Narrow Booth
Allynn Grace Custom Creations    GD04 10x6'
Apeeling Sticker Co.    GD18 6x6'
Ari & Aura    GD12 8x6'
AW UNIQUE DESIGNS, LLC    GD17 10x6'
Black Pebble Bonsai    OB06 10x10' Tent
collab.studios    OB03 10x10' Tent
Color Street    OB02 10x10' Tent
D & S Designs    GD05 6x6'
Dancing Dragonfly Creations    OB07 10x10' Tent
Dane Good Coffee Company    Outdoor Coffee Trailer
DixieCup Flowers    OB01 10x10' Tent
Eros & Psyche Clothing    GD16 10x6'
Fidalgo Island Candle Company    GA03 9x10'
Gem Essentials    GB05 8x6'
Golden Goose Chase Art    GB04 6x6'
Grandpanorth.com    GD09 10x6'
Heavenly Soap    GA01 9x10'
Hot Mess Press    OB04 10x10' Tent
JK Kreations    OB15 10x10' Tent
JR WOODTURNING    GD02 10x6
Karla Kay Art    GC05 12x2.5' Narrow Booth
Kathleen Kaska    GD08 12x2.5' Narrow Space 
Keepin’ It coastal    GD15 6x6'
LKCOLOR designs    GD14 8x6
Lovely - Designs by Heather    GD07* 10x6'
Morrigan’s Nest    GC02 10x4'
Otter Dog Creations    GD06 6x6'
Pet Wants Skagit    GC03 12x4'
PJ Arts    GD11 10x6'
Rewaxation Candle Company    GB03 10x10'
Ritual Mischief    GB01 10x4'
S.S. Pucci Creative    GB06 8x2.5 ' Narrow Space 
Silver Thread Gardens    GB02 6x5'
Simple Little Things    GA02 10x10'
VitasGoods    OB05 10x10'
Wild Hare Design Co    GD10 8x6'
Wildflowers Art    GD01 6x6'
william wood creations    GD13 8x6'

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