Welcome to the Artisan Market at the Mills! We are thrilled to bring this event to the North Andover community for the second year. Last year we enjoyed great success and had many wonderful crafters and artisans and our community embraced this new event. We are hoping to continue the free hayride wagon between the Artisan Market and the Farmers Market along with adding some new entertainment options for families. Stay tuned!
Guidelines and Information: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AS SOME THINGS HAVE CHANGED
The first Artisan Market will take place on the opening day of the North Andover Farmers Market (Father's Day, June 16th) between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM. Thereafter through September, the Artisan Market will be held on the third Sunday of the month (July 21st, August 18th and September 15th). The parking lot will open at 8:30 AM for set-up. Vendors should be ready to go by 9:45 AM. This is a rain or shine event. In the case of dangerous weather (thunder, lightning, high winds), we reserve the right to cancel.
The market will be juried. Don’t let the term scare you … simply put, our Jury consists of 3 basic criteria:
1.) Did you create it? All items displayed must be your own hand-made work. The materials used should be significantly altered by the workmanship of the artisan. Unacceptable work includes resale items, work produced from kits and mass produced items.
2.) Is it well made? Only top quality work is allowed. We are looking for originality and creativity along with attention to detail and marketability.
3.) Do we think it will sell well at our shows? We are looking for quality, American-made works by hand that will appeal to our customers (presentation, packaging and price point).
If the answer to all 3 is yes, then you are welcome to apply. We will limit the number of vendors in each category. Each artisan will be limited to participating in up to two markets so that we can keep the offerings fresh and give many people a chance to participate. We reserve the right to limit participation to only one market if we have an overwhelming number of applicants.
In addition to the above-mentioned criteria:
1.) The sale of any food item is not permitted.
2.) Tents may not be shared by more than 1 vendor. (excludes children under 18)
3.) Participation in previous Artisan Market events does not guarantee you a spot.
Junior Crafters: Last year we had space available for junior crafters. We would like to continue to encourage young artisans to apply and participate. A parent or guardian must be present the entire time. All crafters under the age of 18 will have 2 options.
1.) Apply as a regular vendor to be juried with the strict guidelines above and pay the $40 fee for a 10x10 space.
2.) Apply as a "junior crafter" where you will be given a 6' table space in an area slightly away from the juried market vendors.
The market will take place in the parking lot behind the West Mill on High St. in North Andover, just a short walk from First and Main where the Farmers Market is held. The space abuts Sutton Pond, creating a serene and picturesque backdrop for the market.
*All spaces are 10'X10'.
*You must provide your own tent and weights, in case of wind.
*There will be limited spaces with electricity. These spaces will be an additional $10.
*Wifi will not be provided.
*You will be required to provide your own tables, chairs and displays.
*All tables must be covered to the floor with no boxes or bins visible.
*This is a carry in, carry out event. Your space must be free of any trash or debris.
*The space fee is $40 per week.
*Once registered, all spaces are non-refundable.
*Payments are due once you are accepted to the market.
The North Andover Farmers Market and RCG assumes no responsibility for any property or goods of the vendor. It is the vendor's responsibility to collect and pay any applicable sales tax.
This year, like last year, the Artisan Market at the Mills will be promoted and advertised along with the successful North Andover Farmers Market. We will be promoted on Facebook and through an event webpage. We expect similar media coverage from local newspapers as happened in 2018. We will line the downtown North Andover area with banners advertising the market all summer long.
We had a very successful inaugural year and are hoping 2019 will be even better! We ask that you help promote the markets through any of your social media outlets.
Application deadline is March 9th. All decisions will be made by April 15th. Applications received after March 9th will be considered only if space permits. Questions can be emailed to email@example.com.
Thank you to our sponsors, RCG and the East and West Mills.