When is the next Big Crafty?
Sunday, July 15, 2018 at the US Cellular Center in downtown Asheville.
Is this a juried show?
It is juried and it is competitive.
How do I apply?
Via our online application form.
Any dates or deadlines I should know about?
You can check our calendar, and even subscribe to it!
What is the vendor fee?
$95 for July and $145 for December. (There’s an additional $20 fee for shared booths)
How many vendors will be accepted?
We have room for 150-175 artists depending on the season and layout possibilities.
What if I need a refund?
Your $10 application fee is non-refundable. For those facing hardships, we will refund the vendor fee in full prior to the final payment deadline. After that date, we’ll be counting on your participation and will not be able to refund vendor fees. Please note also that if the event is cancelled due to national knitting needle shortage or any other events beyond The Big Crafty’s control, we will not be able to refund your booth fee.
What should I bring?
Please bring whatever you need for your setup, including tables, chairs, display materials, and (for the July event) tent .
Can I share a booth?
Yes, but each participant should apply separately and indicate an intention to share. There is an additional $20 fee for shared booths.
Is this an indoor or outdoor event?
Our July event is outdoor; December is indoor.
What size are spaces?
All spaces in July are 10x10 (unless special provisions are made for double booths or oddly-sized displays). In December, arena spaces are 10x10 and concourse spaces are 8x10.
Will December indoor spaces have walls?
Most concourse spaces will back up to a windowed wall. Most arena spaces will not abut wall space. Many artists bring dividers, and pipe and drape service is available for an additional fee on request. Tent poles may be erected for the purposes of hanging art, but tent canopies are not allowed in the venue due to fire regulations.
How about electricity?
Electrical outlets are generally not available for our July event. Our December venue provides access to an electrical outlet for an additional fee.
Where will my booth be?
Vendors will have the opportunity to indicate preferred areas, and we’ll accommodate requests as space allows. Placement maps will be shortly before the event.
Will Big Crafty staff be able to help me unload/pack up?
Sorry, but we’ll be attending to event-wide set up and clean up. It is your responsibility to set up/break down your booth and belongings. No trace of your set-up should be left behind.
There are several nearby parking garages, and on Sundays there are NO METER FEES, which helps us all out and encourages shoppers to be downtown, too!
How do I contact The Big Crafty?
Email us at crafty[at]thebigcrafty.com.