Gelato! Art Collective's back up at ShapeShifter Lab
with another great
Sunday Afternoon Chill Out Art Lounge Party / Gift Shop Event!
Thanks To Every One Who Came and Participated in the December 1st Art Lounge!
Just in time for your Holiday Shopping, or to give yourself a very special treat.
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ARTIST and HANDICRAFT VENDORS WANTED!
Rent a small table at an insanely low price, $15 bucks, and showcase your wares to an appreciative crowd.
Listen to DJ music. Check out an Open Jam.
Have your friends and family come by to support the arts and grow your business!
We have the opportunity to create a vibrant yet intimate art lounge scene that can actually
help to support artists and handicraft makers through marketing and selling.
Let's grow together!
Please check the info below and fill out the application today. : )
Thank You for applying to our Sunday Afternoon Art Lounge / Gift Shop and for considering to come and sell your art and handicraft at our event.
This is the very beginning of bringing our Gelato! Art Collective community to ShapeShifter for beautiful events that also create a market that can bring joy to the buying public and financial support to the artists. We would like to make it a once a month scene to support the artists community, so please spread the word widely!
The date of the next Art Lounges @ ShapeShifter Lab is December 22nd. Please indicate which dates you are applying for. The fee for vendors is an easy 15 bucks.
Please fill out the form below, attach at least 3 photos of your work, and click Submit. If you attach more photos with specific descriptions and prices we will post it immediately on our online store for promo and possible sales before and after the event.: )
We'll get back to you as soon with more info on Sunday!
Please take a moment to read the Vendors Info below
Hello to all First Time Gelato! Vendors!
Below is some useful information regarding the Gift Shop Vendors :
The Space: ShapeShifter Lab
The space is approximately 3500 sq ft feet, with a large stage area and a common audience area. The owners names are Fortuna and Matt.
Vendors will be set up either against the left hand wall across from the performance stage, or on the wall to the right of the bar if you are facing the stage. Pictures can be found on their website, link is on our News page.
There are at least 10 tables available to vendors. If a table doesn't suit your needs, you may bring a small portable clothing rack and we'll find a bit of wall space for you. We advice against bring a lot of things, so select your favorite items, and best sellers. It's an intimate space, so keep it light, and portable, until that great day when the space is well known and overflowing with people!
The price for vendors is just $15 bucks, as we are just starting out, so take advantage of the low price by being part of our founding circle of vendors!
Payments may be made online, on this page, which reserves your space, or in person the day of if space is available, please call the day before to check on last minute availability.
Description of your store and wares.
When filling out the application, please include a description of what you do, what you are selling and specify how you set up your store. Indicate approximate number of items you wish to bring, how big they are, and how much ground space it might cover. Also let us know if you will be needing 2 tables and if you're working with someone or alone.
All applicants will be informed right away if their application has been accepted. We anticipate that most everyone applying will be accepted, but we must still have an approval process in place to assure quality control and teethe items sold are within the Gelato! Art Collective philosophy.
The Art Lounge / Gift Shop opens officially to the public @ 1pm and finishes at 5pm. So the official hours for vendors is actually 12:30 - 4:30, due to set up and striking. Please bring an easy to set up and break down system to maximize your selling time.
The owners never arrive before 12:30 to open up, due to having worked the late night Saturday shift, so set up time is from bet 12:30 - 1pm. It might be the full half hour, or less. However, it is a relaxed organic environment so it's okay ti you are still setting up a few minutes after 1pm.
As we have to be totally cleared out from exactly 5pm, all vendors must start to break down at 4:30 and be totally done with a clean empty table and no bags around by 5pm. The bags can be staged in the front of the venue or off to the side by the emergency exit until you bring them out.
This allows for the next promoter to set up and do whatever it is they need to do for their show. Unfortunately it is not okay for vendors top be still breaking down after 5pm.
Marketing and Promotion Tips
Tell Everyone!!! : ))
Gelato! Art Salon does it's own marketing of the event, and sends out multiple email flyers and mailers to our community. However, our list is only but so big and in order to make this event as successful as possible for everyone involved, especially you, we ask that all vendors send out a email announcement to as many people as they believe to should. They best way to succeed is to let people know they are a part of a scene we all wish to create once a month. This will help to bring new markets and a potential source of income to everyone involved.
We include flyers you may use if you'd like. one for email, and the other, if available online, a printable format that you can easily print out and cut up to make several dozen flyers you can hand out during your daily journeys.
This is one of the absolute best ways to bring people to see your store, and they connect directly with you.
You may decide to use your own printed or email flyer, just if you do, just please use the entire name of the event which is
Gelato! Art Salon's Sunday Afternoon Art Lounge / Gift Shop Party @ ShapeShifter Lab.
Both S's in ShapeShifter Lab must be Upper Case, and the word Gelato! is in Italic. Don't forget the address and nearest 2 subways!