Pottery-Palooza Art Market: Call for Artist Vendors!

May 17 & 18
Pottery-Palooza Art Market
Call for Artist Vendors

artsPlace is looking for artists and makers! Join us as an art market vendor during our annual Pottery-Palooza fundraiser.

To celebrate all the amazing creatives within our community, we would like invite you to sell your work while helping us raise money for our programs! Since artsPlace’s opening in 2015 we have hosted this annual event that brings together artists, students, and the community in celebration of all things clay! This year we are expanding our market to makers from across disciplines to host a curated event that highlights talented Canadian artists and craftspeople. This two-day market will feature a special donor and sponsor VIP sale night on Friday, May 17 and run all day on Saturday, May 18 in conjunction with our public ceramics workshops and family-friendly crafts.

Application Deadline: March 28
Selected vendors will be notified within one week of deadline

Market Dates:

Donor & VIP night: Fri. May 17 from 5 - 9 pm
Public market day : Sat. May 18 from 10 am – 6 pm

Vendor Details:

There is a 70/30 fee split on market sales with funds raised to go towards artsPlace future programming. We ask that the artists (or their representative) be available on Friday night and Saturday to sell their work/supervise their booth. Artists may arrive and set up any time on May 17 between 9 am and 4 pm and take down on May 18 between 6 – 8 pm. Vendors are encouraged to bring their own tables or booth set up (aprox 6’x6’), artsPlace will have a limited quantity of tables and black tablecloths available. Selected vendors will be required to pay a $50 refundable deposit (kept in event of cancellation less than 1 week prior). All point of sales and wrapping will be provided by artsPlace at our front desk. Artists will receive a cheque within two weeks of the event to the mailing address specified below. 

Please submit:

- Contact information including phone number, e-mail address, mailing address and website/social media (if applicable)
- 3 images of artwork similar to what will be sold during the event (higher quality preferred)
- Artist bio
- Please indicate if you will require a table w/ black tablecloth
- E-mail applications to [email protected] with the subject line “Pottery Palooza Application”

This is a great opportunity not only to sell your work and expand your network, but also to support your local arts centre in a tangible way - as all proceeds collected by artsPlace will directly support our future programming. 

WHY AN ARTSPLACE FUNDRAISER? artsPlace is a registered charity, operating independently from the Town of Canmore. We offer a wide range of free and subsidized programming – classes, workshops, family activities, community events, festivals, exhibitions, films, and performances – and fees cover a mere 40% of the cost of our programs. To continue to offer quality programming at an affordable cost, we rely on the generosity of our community to support our work. 

artsPlace is committed to inclusivity for all artists. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 403.609.2623 or by email (above) if you have any special concerns/barriers regarding the application or selection process.