ART FESTIVAL 2019
We are so excited to welcome our wonderful vendors back to be a part of Spring Family Weekend 2019. We hope that you will find the information that you are looking for about the event below.
What is the cost of entry?
There is no cost to enter this event!
What can I expect TO FIND?
Vendors at this event have all made original and handmade or homegrown items. You can find many art pieces, creative designs for your home and garden, clothing, jewelry and much more! One thing to make note of is that these vendors are not affiliated with the university, so you will not find Oregon State University licensed apparel or logos.
What are the typical cost of items?
Items range from around $5 to over $125. You can be sure to find a number of options in different price ranges.
What methods of payment are accepted?
Each vendors preferred method of payment is different. Though credit cards have been accepted in the past with many vendors, it is in your best interest to bring cash just in case. There is an ATM nearby in the Memorial Union Commons for your convenience.
What time is this at?
Vendors will be setting up in the early morning, however, this event doesn't start until 10 AM so be patient and give them space to set their things up and get ready to impress you. You will have until 5 PM to pick out everything you would like to purchase.
Where is this located?
This event is in the middle of campus starting at the Student Experience Center plaza and extending through the Memorial Union Brick Mall. The Brick Mall is the path between the Memorial Union and Strand Agricultural Hall.
Where can I park?
All A, B, C and D parking zones will be available free of charge to park on the day of this event. Please keep in mind all metered parking areas will still be in effect during their stated hours.
What if I have more questions?
Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 541.737.6872 and we would be happy to answer your questions.
Where do I APPLY to be a vendor?
Registration is now open for both new and returning vendors! CLICK HERE TO APPLY.
What is the application timeline?
- February 1, 2019 – Returner Applications & Payment Due
- March 1, 2019 – New Vendor Applications Due
- March 15, 2019 - Selection Decisions for New Vendors
- April 5, 2019 - Payment Due for New Vendors
- May 4, 2019 - Event Date
how much does it cost to be a vendor?
- OSU Student Vendor: $25
- Standard Booth: $115
- Corner Booth: $145 (returning vendors only)
how do i know if my application has been accepted?
New vendors will be notified of their acceptance, denial or waitlist status by March 15, 2019. Returning vendors are automatically accepted, but must register and pay by February 1, 2019 to receive priority booth placement.
All new vendor applications will go through a traditional jury-style selection committee. The selection committee will adhere to a "blind" selection process, separated by media (jewelry, soaps and candles, woodwork, garden, art/photography, glass, textiles, food, pottery and tile, and misc.). The selection committee will be judging entries based on quality, originality, value and compatibility with the target audience of the festival. This event is created by and for students at OSU, as well as for the parents and family members visiting for the weekend. The selection committee is looking for vendors who create products that will be appealing and exciting to this group.
What should I bring and what is provided?
All accepted vendors will be given a 10x10 booth space. Tables, tents and canopies are to be brought by vendors.
How do booth placements work?
Booths are assigned on a first come first serve basis. Returning vendors receive priority placement. We will communicate your space with you at the very latest 2 weeks before the event.
When do I arrive?
You will be assigned an arrival time one week before the event. We do this so you get ample time and space to get your items to your booth without being crowded by many other unloading vendors.
Where do I unload?
You will be sent a location and there will be signs and people to direct you to where you can unload. Our loading zones are meant to act as a temporary space for you to conveniently unload, and not to permanently park.
Where do I park after unloading?
All A, B, C and D parking zones will be available free of charge to park on the day of this event. Please keep in mind all metered parking areas will still be in effect during their stated hours. Please also keep in mind that most of these parking spaces can be far away from your booth space so be sure to get everything you need to save yourself a walk!
Who do I contact with questions?
Our team is happy to help you as best they can. We ask that you keep in mind when contacting our team that we are full-time students, as well as workers for this event, and to give us at least 2 business days to reply.
Please also feel free to call our office at 541.737.6872 and we would be happy to answer your questions.