Frequently Asked Questions
Where does this event take place?
It takes place downtown San Marcos, Texas on the courthouse lawn. 150 E. Hopkins
When is the event scheduled?
The Arts Market is scheduled on the 2nd Saturday of each month March – December from 9:00 – 4:00 * unless otherwise noted. We are very strict that you do not break down before 4:00 pm. We have informed the public that we are open until 4 pm, and we need to honor that statement.
Can anyone become a vendor at the market?
No. Arts Market is a juried arts market. Artists working in ceramics, glass, graphics/printmaking, metalwork, photography, wood, drawing,/pastels, jewelry (ornamental/costume), jewelry (precious metals), sculpture, fiber/textiles/batik, fiber (wearables), leather, painting (oil/acrylic), painting (watercolor), upcycle and recycle, and mixed media are all represented.
Where do I park?
You can park at the courthouse when you are unloading, but we ask that you move your vehicle to another spot away from the courthouse during the event. This will help to open up parking spaces for visitors. After the event you can move back to load. Unfortunately, parking is on a "first come basis" downtown. For now, Art Squared Arts Market does not have a designated parking area for vendors.
Can I apply to be a vendor at any time during the months of March-December?
Yes. You just need to meet the deadline date to submit your application. Once approved, you can sign up for one event or multiple dates at once. All vendors are required to exhibit atleast once before they are given the option to reserve multiple dates. Vendor fees must be received by the event date.
What if I have to cancel?
You must notify us by email email@example.com and call Kelsey Huckaby @ 830-387-0762 the Monday prior to the event that you will not exhibit as planned. NO SHOWS are highly discouraged. A $20.00 NO SHOW fee will be required in order to participate in future events. All vendor fees are nonrefundable. The only exception is when Art Squared officially cancels due to inclement weather. In this scenario you will be provided a credit towards a future event.
Do I need to complete an application each time I want to exhibit?
Once you are approved your images and information are kept on file. You only need to apply one time. Should you wish to participate in future market events you will just need to reply CONFIRM or NOT PARTICPATING to monthly email requests.
I'm a vendor - How do I sign up?
Please visit our apply page.
What is the cost?
The cost for a vendor space is $25.00 or $20.00, if you are a member of the San Marcos Art League. SMAL annual membership is $25.00. There is also a $10.00 application fee starting in 2016 for all NEW vendors. You can mail in your check payable to the San Marcos Art League; Attn. Art Squared; P.O. Box 260; San Marcos, TX 78667
How do I pay?
You can mail in your check payable to the San Marcos Art League; Attn. Art Squared; P.O. Box 260; San Marcos, TX 78667. Payments should be received 5 days prior to the event date. A $5.00 late fee will be added to payments made on day of event.
I would like to share a booth with someone. Can I do that?
Yes. However, both vendors will have to go through the application process as individual artists and the above mentioned fees will apply to both individuals.
How do I contact someone from Art Squared.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Kelsey Huckaby, Arts Market Mgr. at 830-387-0762.
Why do I need to fill out on the application?
All artists need to complete the application process. What we need is product category, name, complete address including city and zip code, phone, your product description, booth request, and signature, as well as checking that you have read and agree to the rules and regulations of Art Squared Arts Market. There is a $10.00 application fee for all new vendors starting in 2016. Payment can be made to Attn. Art Squared; P.O. Box 260; San Marcos, TX 78667.
I'm a Vendor - can I just show up the day of the event?
No. Unfortunately, you will be turned away. All artists MUST complete the application process and pay for their space prior to the event.
Why do I need to send pictures?
For a number of reasons. First so we can be assured that everything is handmade. Also, so that we can better distribute items throughout the market. Three photos of a sampling of your work is all that is required.
Can I have any spot I choose?
Currently the Arts Market is on a "first come" basis, plans are underway to have designated spots in the future. You can set up as early as 7:30 but no later than 9:00. We will do our best to accommodate your needs, but because we want to make sure the market has limited empty spaces you may be asked to set up in a certain area
Do I need a table/chairs?
Yes. Art Squared will NOT have table/chairs available. Additionally, we encourage all vendors to have a tent, although this is not mandatory. All spaces should be well kept and look presentable for the public. Please see rules and regulations for more information.
Do you provide electricity?
No. There a limited number of outlets on-site, but we cannot guarantee they will work or that they will be available.
Will there be food available?
Yes. A few food vendors will be on site. You are also encouraged to partake in eating at some of the local restaurants within walking distance of the courthouse. There are many eateries to choose from.
What happens if there is inclement weather?
The Art Square Planning committee values your time, effort and work as an artist. We want to be sure that your experience with the Market is a positive one and that you know we have your best interest at heart. We will cancel the market in the event of raining weather or other inclement weather conditions. Decision to do so will be made by 6:00 p.m. the Friday before the event. An email will go out to all participating vendors and also posted on all social media outlets. In this scenario, all vendor fees will be credited towards a future event.