Browse & Stroll Sidewalk Market Artists Information

2021 Fall Event Dates: Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 20 (Special Holiday Edition – Dec 11) Artists applications here.


Welcome to the artists information webpage for Travelers Rest Browse & Stroll Sidewalk Market Series! We are aware of the economic stress and strain from the pandemic that many people are facing, in particular artists, therefore the City of Travelers Rest is waiving the $25 entry fee for the spring Browse & Stroll series.


Our events will come together under a temporary format to best support the health of our community and local artists so the number of participating artists will be limited and COVID-19 guidelines will be in place (see below).

The market will take place the third Saturday of each month and will kick off with artists posted in select locations on Main Street. Modeled after an old fashioned sidewalk sale, merchants in town will join the event setting up tables and displays in front of their shops. We are looking for artists in all mediums; fine craft, fine art and folk art are welcome.

SHOW HOURS:
11 am – 4 pm

BOOTH FEE:
There is no charge to participate in the inaugural event

BOOTH REQUIREMENTS:

  • Artists are required to bring their own booth setup
  • Booth must be white and of festival quality
  • No larger than 10’ x 10’
  • Vendors receive a colorful pennant banner to hang on their canopy (we’ll come around to collect the banners after the event ends)
  • Electricity is not available
  • Tents/displays MUST be weighted (30 lbs per canopy leg). No pegs or spikes allowed
  • Booth assignments are at the discretion of the festival and are not interchangeable

GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPATION:

  • All work exhibited must be original, handcrafted work produced by the artist and may not be the result of work from commercial kits or molds. No flea market items or resale merchandise allowed
  • The work exhibited must match the quality and style as represented by the artist in his or her application
  • Exhibitors are responsible for collecting and reporting South Carolina sales tax
  • Demonstrations of your craft are encouraged
  • Artists must be present during the entire event and must personally staff the exhibit space
  • Booths must remain intact until closing
  • Vendors show at their own risk. The City of Travelers Rest, sponsors and organizers will not be held liable for damage, loss, or personal injuries
  • Exhibitors should purchase their own insurance to cover personal loss or liability

STEPS TO ASSURE A SAFE EVENT DURING COVID-19

  • Artists should bring hand sanitizer and clean frequently touched surfaces often in accordance with CDC guidelines
  • Vendors are required to wear cloth face coverings to protect attendees 
  • if you are using Square, consider disabling the signature screen and skipping the receipt screen during checkout
  • Artists using Square can key in the credit card numbers to avoid touching your customers credit card
  • Artists should practice social distancing guidelines as outlined by the CDC maintaining six ft. from shoppers when possible
  • Artists are encouraged to review CDC guidelines for safe events here
  • If you are accepted but become sick prior to the event please stay home and notify us as soon as possible
  • For more tips on safe sales during COVID-19 click here

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