We welcome applications from artists outside Northeast Ohio, especially for our larger holiday shows, and we particularly welcome applications from artists typically underrepresented at handmade events. All shows are juried, so some product categories are more competitive than others.
Cleveland Bazaar has a longstanding tradition of being welcoming and inclusive, and of treating our fellow artists like family. We expect that you will treat your peers with respect and consideration, and that you will do your best to help promote and otherwise make the shows a success.
We are adding additional workshops to our calendar that will help our artists improve their marketing and communications skills. Please join our private vendor group on Facebook after you've submitted your application, where we post opportunities such as these.
All Cleveland Bazaar applications will be made using Submittable, and all billing* will be done via Xero invoice unless other arrangements are made. (You can use PayPal to pay these invoices).
*Timely invoice payments are expected; unless you have communicated with the show organizers for an extension, you risk losing your place if you do not pay on time.
Hello and welcome! Cleveland Bazaar will return to Market Square Park in Ohio City on the first and third Saturdays of each month (May-Oct) in 2019 and our maker application is now open. Deadline for all applications is March eighth.
You must have all application materials submitted by that date to be considered and we have instituted a $10 jurying fee to ensure only serious applicants. This covers all events listed on this application and is a non-returnable, one time fee. Please note that our events are handmade- and local designer-focused and we do not accept MLM sellers such as LuLaRoe, Jamberry, etc.
Market Square Park
Held in the park across from the West Side Market from 10-4:00, this show gets extra traffic from not only the Market but also other events happening in the neighborhood such as the Sparx City Hop in September. You will need a 10x10' tent. Spaces are $70 per date.
Dates (RSVP on Facebook here)
- Saturday 18 May
- Saturday 1 June
- Saturday 15 June
- Saturday 6 July
- Saturday 20 July
- Saturday 3 Aug
- Saturday 17 Aug
- Saturday 7 Sept
- Saturday 21 Sept
- Saturday 5 Oct
- Saturday 19 Oct
Jurying, acceptance and billing:
Please note: this has changed slightly from previous years so that we can accommodate as many different vendors as possible, and so we aren't billing vendors for dates they are no longer able to do. In addition, as our application software only allows us to mark applications accepted or declined, there is no way to mark individual show dates acceptances, so read on for how the process works:
After the main application deadline (8 March) has passed, our jury will meet to consider applications. If you are in the first round of accepted applicants, you will receive a preliminary list of dates for which you have been accepted before we begin billing, at which point you will need to confirm all chosen dates and agree to the show terms.
If vendors are unable to do any of the dates selected during this application process, we'll revisit our wait list and offer second round acceptances to the next set of applicants until all dates are filled.
Thank you for your interest in our 2019 spring and summer shows! We are very much looking forward to seeing your work.
This form will allow you to apply to all three currently-scheduled holiday Bazaar shows in 2019. We are opening applications now to give you additional time to plan your show schedule for the year.
Please be advised that we plan to add a fourth downtown show in November that will focus more on fine art (most likely the weekend of November 22nd-24th). If you indicate an interest in selling at that show on this form, you will receive a discounted jury fee when the application goes live after we've signed the venue contract.
We anticipate our pricing to be much the same as 2018, i.e. approximately $95 for Winterfest and Lake Affect, and approximately $199 for 78th Street. Pricing TBD on downtown show.
The dates for each show are as follows:
Winterfest/5th Street Arcades: November 30th
Lake Affect Studios: December 7th
78th Street Studios: December 14th-15th
As in previous years, we have established a $15 administrative/jurying fee for applications to encourage only serious applicants.
Please click "going" on each of the linked Facebook events above to help us spread the word, and/or share them to your timeline so other great handmade vendors can find us!