What you need to know to participate in EAHAM...
The booth fee, size of spaces, location, and the hours will vary based on each event we produce. Approval of vendors is the first step.
All participating vendors must be approved beforehand. You will get email notification of acceptance. Once approved, you will be signed up for our email missive which will notify you as to when and how to reserve a space and provide the details of each event. Also see NEWS for our scheduled market events in the near future.
Vending must be of
locally hand-made items only.
Participating artists will be assigned spaces according to regular participation and how early your payment has been received. Do not set up early unless you have been assigned a regular space at an ongoing event.
Booths spaces may be
indoor, outdoor (or both). This information will be supplied to you
in the newsletter when you are approved. Multiple adjacent spaces may
be purchased by adding the same date multiple times to your shopping
cart. Partners may split booths if all parties have been approved. Payment
is placed jointly for partnerships. Participating artists must sell
only pre-approved items.
Participating artists may use no zip-ties in their setup. (Get velcro! -at any Lowe's / Home Despot.) Participating artists must dispose of their own trash. (Trash cans are provided.) Drinking of alcoholic beverages will be determined by the venue and will be strictly enforced. If the venue is a bar, alcohol that is not purchased at the venue NOT is permitted (by TABC law).
Please let us know if you would like to set up on the patio (when available)! There are a few spaces where a table and picnic umbrella are sometimes provided for those who would like to use these ready-made setups, but these go quickly so you need to get your reservation in early to get one of these coveted spaces.
will be provided, if necessary. Lights
are highly recommended for outdoor night-time events. No loud or fume-spewing
generators will be permitted. Please bring at least a 30' extension
cord and a power strip if you intend to use electricity. (A roll of
duct tape is also recommended, in case the cords need to cross walkways).
Participating artists must bring a copy of a valid sales tax certificate and have it present in your booth at all times. Participating artists are responsible for collection of their own sales tax. If you apply for a sales tax license, you will receive a number that you can use instantly. You do not have to wait until your documentation arrives (but please have this number with you when you come to participate in an event.)
This market is NOT rain or shine (except at special events or at an indoor venue)! Rain checks will be given if the market is temporarily closed down for inclement weather. (You will receive email notification if this is the case.) Refunds will not be given under any circumstances. Rain checks, however, WILL be given as long as you inform us by the deadline for applicant reservation, or by noon on the Friday one week before for normal market events that you cannot attend.
If you break down earlier than the end time set for an event you will not be asked to return (unless previously arranged with the organizer).
Participating artists agree to promote the market through all channels available: email lists and / or social media, etc. We will provide marketing / facebook event materials. The market will also promote regularly participating artists on this website as well as our Facebook Page. Participating artists must agree that their likeness and works may be photographed for promotional purposes.
Participating artists agree to release and hold harmless the business entities of the venue location, The East Austin Handmade Arts market organizers, and the property owners. By clicking below, you are indicating that you waive all rights, without limit upon liability for use of their property and facilities.