One of my goals as a maker is to advocate for a strong creative community.  By creating events that connect artists to the local population, I want to encourage creativity of all kinds and contribute to the vibrant culture that exists in Milwaukee.  I am always looking to expand my network of makers.  If you would like to be kept abreast of opportunities to become a vendor sign up for this newsletter or scroll down to see current vendor opportunities.

Below is a list of some of the events I organize on a regular basis. 

 

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There are no current open applications at this time.

 

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Newaukee Night Market

NEWaukee is looking for artists, crafters and makers of all sorts for The  Night Market taking place downtown this summer.  

NEWaukee’s Night Market is a collision of all Milwaukee has to offer.  The Night Market is a free open-air market that offers a wide variety of experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds.  The Night Market features a mash up of art and craft vendors, technology installations, food vendors, live art creation, performances, music and a beer garden that will support local art organizations.  The goal is to create a free, vibrant, safe and interactive place in downtown Milwaukee for people to come out and experience culture at night.  

The Night Market is part of the ‘Creational Trails’ project and will take place in the soon-to-be-created Morie Pavilion designed by artist and architect Paul Bestul, shown in the image below.  The Night Market will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month July - October between 4th and 5th street on Wisconsin Ave.    

To apply to become a vendor at The Night Market, send an email to sendmeyourapplication@gmail.com with the following:

- The subject line of your email should read: 2014 Night Market App
Your name, your business name, your website (if applicable), your email address and your phone number
 3 - 5 images of your work or a link to your website where images of your work are showcased
 Your availability:  The Night Market will take place on July 16, August 13, September 17 and October 15.  We will be selecting vendors on a rolling basis throughout the season.  Please indicate the dates you prefer to vend and we will try our best to accommodate the preferred dates for accepted vendors.  Don’t worry, we will respond to each application with date confirmations.
 If you would like to share a booth you will need to apply together and supply Maker Market with the above information for both vendors.

Vendor Information:

- There is no application fee!
Each market night will be $35, if you would like to apply for the entire season the fee drops to $125
Booths will be 10x10’
Load in will be from 3:00 to 4:00PM, set up will be from 4:00 - 5:00PM and the market will run from 5:00 - 10:00PM, load out will immediately follow.  There will be no arriving late and no leaving early.  
Rain or shine!  Bring a tent!

Applications will be accepted until all dates are full.

The Night Market is a curated event!  We expect to receive more applications than spaces to fill.  The following factors will go into deciding who will participate:

- Performances or items created should not be based on any pre-existing pattern or product.  Variety and innovation of vendors is important to us.
- Availability.  The Night Market will run form July until October.  Our aim is to accommodate as many makers as possible.
Promptness.  Once the spots are full, they are full - so if you are interested apply right away!

For more information, click these links:

NEWaukee
The NEWaukee Night Market
Newaukee to introduce summer night markets to downtown lot via BizTimes.com

 

Maker Market, first Sunday of the month May - September

An art, craft and maker fair located in the parking lot of Bay View's Colectivo the first Sunday of every month May - September, 10am - 4pm.

contact email:  makermarketmke@gmail.com

If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please read on!

Maker Market is a monthly art, craft and maker fair held in the parking lot of Colectivo Bay View, just off Howell Avenue.  Each month on the first Sunday from May to September we host 40 vendors from Milwaukee and beyond.  Last year we hosted nearly 150 different makers to make each month unique and inspiring.

Our vendors are comprised of seasoned crafters and hobbyists, artists, freelance designers, performance artists, small business owners online and off, weekend warriors and full time makers.  Everyone who makes is encouraged to apply, but the only condition is that you make what you sell.

CURRENTLY, WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE WAIT LIST ONLY.

To apply, send and email to MakerMarketMKE@gmail.com with the following:

- The subject line of your email should read: 2014 WAIT LIST

- Your name, your business name, your website (if applicable), your email address and your phone number

- 3-5 images of your work or a link to your website where images of your work are showcased

- Your availability.  Maker Market will take place on May 4th, June 1st, July 6th, August 3rd and September 7th.  We will be selecting vendors on a rolling basis throughout the season.  Please indicate your two most preferred dates first and then your availability for the rest of the dates.  We will try our best to accommodate the preferred dates for accepted vendors.  Vendors who indicate that they are available for more than two dates will be placed on the wait list for those extra dates.  Don't worry, we will respond to each application with confirmation regarding dates.

- If you would like to share a booth you will need to apply together and you will need to supply Maker Market with all of this information for both vendors.


Vendor Information:

- There is no application fee!

- Booths will be 10x10' and will be $35

- Load in will be from 8:30 - 9:30 AM, the market opens at 10 AM and ends at 4 PM.  There will be no arriving late and no leaving early.

- Rain or Shine!  Bring a tent!

Applications will be accepted until all dates are full.


Maker Market is a curated event!  We expect to receive more applications than spaces to fill.  The following factors will go into deciding who will participate:

-Performances or items created should not be based on any pre-existing patterns or products.  Variety and innovation of vendors is important to us.

- Availability.  Maker Market will run from May until September.  Our aim is to accommodate as many makers as possible.

- Timeliness.  Once the spots are full, there isn't anything I can do about it.  If you would like to be considered for Maker Market this season, please apply straight away.