Whidbey Island has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to artists and craftspeople! And ours have been stuck indoors all winter, busy trying out new things and making new creations for the year. This is the first chance in 2023 on the island to get to see them and what they've got for us!
This year's spring arts and crafts market will be back at Greenbank Farm on Saturday, April 1, from 10-4.
Make it an art roadtrip! Come out and see us during the day, look for full-time studios on the Whidbey Art Trail scattered over the island, peruse our sculpture gardens, then head to the Langley 1st Saturday from 5-7 for our local fine art artists!
Tangible items of sellable quality that are handmade by an artist or craftsperson who lives on Whidbey Island, who makes all of their own offerings, with at least 50% material actually made by the creator.
Like any other art show, there is a jury process, but it is primarily to make sure that your items fit the criteria above, and to make sure we don't end up with 10 jewelrymakers or 8 pen & pencil artists who sketch wildlife. We'd like to showcase a wide variety of items!
What wouldn't qualify as 50% your own material?
- Jewelry/wood items/etc that were only assembled by you, with most or all components made elsewhere
- Mugs/t-shirts/tote bags/etc that didn't feature your own original artwork (embellishment wouldn't count unless you're upcyling something used)
- Most things made en masse, but check in with us, as there may be an exception (for instance, a glasscaster that reused the same fusing mold but created each item individually)
If this isn't quite where you're at, but you'd still like to vend, sign up for the monthly flea markets where almost anything goes!
This will take place indoors at Greenbank Farm's Barn A. To have the widest variety of art possible, we are restricting vendors to only one space.
Each space is 7x12, and includes an 8' table and two chairs. The vending fee is $45 and includes a feature here on the website and our Facebook page. There is no sales percentage, only the fee for the space. Setup is from 8-10 am, and teardown is 4 to 5 pm. If the barn is available on the 31st, we may be able to do set up space infrastructure ahead of time.
The State of Washington requires a temporary sales tax certificate if you're only selling at 1-2 events a year, and this does include art shows and craft markets. More information can be found at https://dor.wa.gov/open-business/business-types/temporary-businesses.
The organizer will not require a copy of your certificate.
If you have something very large and/or heavy (say, bronze sculptures or concrete garden art), you are welcome to still have a space as long as you can bring something physical of your work with you. From there, you can distribute business cards, flyers, etc.
There is also an option to instead create a feature advertising your work and contact information. It will be posted here from a week prior to the event to the month prior to the next market, and on our Facebook page. Again, any items we feature would have to match the show criteria above. A single picture and up to 250 words is $15.
Use the Contact Us form below to send us more information about what it is you create, and we'll contact you shortly! Decisions will be finalized within 7 days of receipt of pictures and description.