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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

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: 2 - 7 PM

Here's a PDF copy of our June Market Flyer

Here is a zipped file with a couple of social media images that can be shared. Once downloaded, you'll need to extract the images.

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 a few entrances to the building that will be accessible during setup and breakdown. On the north side of the building, there is a door on the West side of the building has stairs, while the door on the East side of the building has a ramp. 

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 building. Please move your car as soon as you are finished unloading.

 

Setup begins the day of the market at 11:30 AM.*

Please plan to have your booth ready for customers no later than 1:50PM (there are always early bird shoppers.

 

If you need longer than 2.5 hours to setup, please contact Frannie at CreativeAvenue.NW@gmail.com and let her know how much time you need. 

** UPDATE: 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 as well (see the section on where to park here).

The event goes from 2 until 7 PM. 

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 7 PM as it provides a negative experience for shoppers. Please plan on breaking down your booth 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.

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 reliable 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! 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! We will have a coffee vendor on site, but in case you want different food options, 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 2 & 7PM (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).

Consignment Vendors

This only applies to vendors if we have a Consignment area.

Please send me your list of items and pricing prior to the Wednesday before the market so I can get it entered into my POS system (if you'd like an itemized report after the market). I'll be able to send you a report after the event with what you've sold.

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The Final Layout for the next market will be posted here by the Thursday afternoon before the market date. 

 

Photos below are the layouts at the depot for outdoor, then indoor vendors.

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

 

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

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Here's the Vendor Key for the June 16th Market by Vendor Name

Vendor Name & Booth #

Acknowledge Wellness LLC    GB05 6x10'
AK Woody    GD16 & GD17 20x6'
Aleta Critchley Art    GA4 16x2.5 
Allynn Grace Custom Creations    OB22 10x10'
Apeeling Sticker Co.    GD02 6x6'
Aqualescent    OB21 10x10'
Artful Teresa    GC5 6x5'
Author Kim Kimmy    GD18 6x6'
Bellinghamsters    GC02 8x6'

BLANKET CREATIONS by MARY    OB09 & OB10 10x10'
C.LeeFranks Candles & More    Area: GD10 8x6'
Cats and Crafts    GD13 8x6'
Color Street    OB18 10x10'
Covelands    GC4 6x5'
Creations of Joy LLC    OB27 10x10'
Cree Candles    OB02 10x10'
Dane good coffee company    OB Coffee Truck
Dee's Creative Side    OB25 10x10'
Dewey Beach Designs    GC6 8x8' 
DixieCup Flowers    OB16 10x10'
Elle Nicole    OB20 10x10'
Fern In The Forest    OB05 10x10'
foursistersflowers_wa    GD14 8x6
Garden Lane Creations    GD05 6x6'
Gem Essentials    GA03 10x10'
Grandpanorth.com    GD04 10x6'
Illumino Designs    OB15 10x10'
Islander in the Woods    GD06 6x6'
Keto Carb Crave    GB3 10x10'
KL Textiles    OB29 10x10'
KnitbySammy    OB23 10x10'
Luuk Honey    OB32 10x10'
LynnKarnsPhotography.com    GD12 8x6'
Marie’s Bees    OB04 10x10'
Mike's Art Glass    GD15 6x6'
Nettles and Petals    OB28 10x10'
Paperpie    OB01 10x10'
Pine Needle Creations by O’ma    GD11 8x6'
Purple Owl Witch    OB03 10x10'
Rachel Writes    OB11 10x10'
RhinoCat Designs    GA02 10x10
Safari Camp    OB12 10x10'
Sage and Cedar Silver    GD03 6x6'
Skagit Woolen Works    OB26 10x10'
Steadfast tumblers    GB4 6x5'
Strawberry Gifting    OB19 10x10'
The LadyWookiee Shop    OB17 10x10'
Wandering Rabbit Creations    OB13 10x10'
Wickedly Crafty    OB14 10x10'
WittcoDesign    GB1 6x5'

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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.

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)

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