- Market Health & Safety Protocols
As of January 2021, you can view our Market Plan NYC, our Market Plan LA, and our Market Plan CA thoughtfully created based on CDC guidelines, New York City, Los Angeles County, and California State guidance, and information from experts and advisors in the field.
If you have additional questions about how we’ll handle health & safety in the market, please contact us directly and please also feel free to view the Shopper FAQ page that contains additional information regarding our policies and practices.
- What are the conditions for brands to apply?
We look for story, originality, quality, personality and price points as well as a website, Instagram or photographs of your product.
- When will I hear back about my application?
We accept and review applications on a rolling basis. You can usually expect to hear back from us within 48 hours!
- What business certifications and forms do I need in order to sell?
In order for us to accept your application, you must provide your EIN or Tax ID number. While we can’t offer you specific legal advice or guidance, we highly recommend you reference the IRS website for more detailed information.
- What size space will I have?
Space size offerings vary between locations, and most of our marketplaces offer multiple size options. For details regarding space sizes and orientations, please contact the Market Director for the location you’re interested in.
- Do you offer sales support or staff?
We provide Artists & Fleas community members with access to a professional and well-vetted network of salespeople for hire. We also host job fairs on a quarterly basis to help those merchants who are currently selling with us meet qualified, passionate individuals!
- Do you have storage available?
We do not offer any storage at our markets. Returning merchants have the option of leaving their set-up, display and merchandise at our marketplaces when they are closed but we assume no responsibility for any items left on-site.
- Are your terms of rent flexible?
Artists & Fleas offers numerous booking arrangement based on location and availability. For sellers who are interested in building their business longer-term, Merchant Membership packages start at 3+ month commitments. You can learn more about our Merchant Membership packages here.
Nervous about locking in a long-term agreement? Let’s discuss your business goals and we can craft a plan together based on your needs. Contact us here.
- Can I share a space with another artist or maker?
Artists & Fleas does not permit the sharing of selling spaces in our markets. If you’re interested in selling in any of our markets at the same time as a friend or creative partner, we encourage you to book your selling dates as close to each other as possible. It’s always fun to have a friend in the market!
- Does Artists & Fleas provide furniture or any other display pieces for merchants?
In Chelsea & Venice, you are responsible for all materials required for your display.
In Williamsburg, we have tables for $20 dollars and chairs for $2 extra. First come, first served!
- If we’re doing well, can we choose to stay in our space for additional weeks?
We encourage merchants to book all stays well in advance. We’re always booking dates for the future, so there’s no guarantee that a specific space will be available for a merchant in the future unless they’ve confirmed it with payment and a completed agreement.
- Do I have to work my booth every day?
We require all booths to be open each day for the the full selling day. As a market of makers, we encourage every merchant to be present to connect with shoppers and share their story. That said, it’s not uncommon for our merchants to utilize sales representatives to cover shifts throughout the week.
- Is there a break room or area where I can take a break from the selling day?
At present, we have eliminated access to all common “back of house” spaces due to the restrictions and guidance in response to COVID-19.
- What specific COVID-19 protocols are being implemented?
In accordance with CDC, State and Local guidance, face masks are mandatory for entrance to any of our markets and social distancing measures are enforced. Hand sanitizer is available, contactless payments are highly encouraged. In Venice where Artists & Fleas operates outdoors on a school yard, all merchant tents will be free-standing and have 8′ aisles on all sides.