welcome to the family
Thank you for submitting your application. We are excited to have you sell at Artists & Fleas in Chelsea Market, located at 568 Broadway at Prince Street. Please read on for important information and useful tips to make the most of your market participation.
RULES & REGULATIONS
Market Hours are Sun - Mon 11am – 8pm. Please make sure you arrive on time and remain fully open until closing time. There is a lateness penalty charge of $25/day for merchants who are not open for business by 10am. We will be operating on a strict 3 strike policy; after the 3rd instance of lateness, the fee will increase to $50/day.
The market will be open to merchants for 30 minutes before and after business hours.
LOAD IN / LOAD OUT
Load In Load In is on Sunday night between 8:00PM and 9:15pm. This is intended to be a quick drop-off, setting up is not permitted on Sunday night. You will enter via the main entrance (568 Broadway). Please do not load in through any other entrances. Samantha, Assistant Market Manager, will be there Monday morning at 7am for additional load in and booth set-up. Please let us know what time you are planning to come in so we can be on the lookout for you.
Load Out When loading out, please take everything with you and leave the space in the same condition it was in when you arrived. Dispose of all garbage and do not leave any furniture behind.
Lighting We are very conscious of the market’s energy efficiency and ask that you help in our efforts by using energy efficient light bulbs whenever possible.
Storage/Garbage We are not able to offer storage outside of your space*, so please make sure you plan accordingly. Remember to remove your garbage at night, and if you have boxes or other large items, ask a manager to show you where to dispose of them. Please do not leave large items of trash in communal areas or in the bathroom.
* There are small lockers in the mezzanine area- each merchant can receive one per booth. Please speak to Dawn or Samantha to have one assigned to you. You must provide your own lock.
Restrooms There are private, merchant-only bathrooms located through the gray “Employees Only” door located in the back left corner of our store. There is also one private handicapped restroom adjacent to the mezzanine area. A key is needed (located just inside the door to the mezzanine).
Mezzanine Area: There is a mezzanine area upstairs, accessible by key card entry. Each merchant will receive 2 (two) key cards for the duration of their stay. Please keep track of your key cards – there is a $50 replacement fee.
Fitting Rooms Dressing rooms are located below our colorful mural on the back wall of the market space.
ATM There is an ATM at the Chase bank located near the corner of Broadway and Houston.
Internet We provide secure Internet access for credit card processing.
Network: Artists and Fleas
Our marketing mix and promotion of the market includes elements such as PR, advertising, social and more. Since opening the market in Brooklyn in 2003, we have found that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts - in other words, everyone knows people with whom to share and broadcast information. We create flyers, invites and actively populate our social tags to give you the tools to promote the market and your participation in it.
If you have questions for how to build your display, please refer to your agreement. Space and height restrictions are under the 'Merchandising & Display' section. If you need ideas or inspiration for how to set up your booth, please check out our album of past vendor booths as well as our Pinterest board on great booth set-ups.
what to bring
- Business Cards
- Credit Card Reader (A complimentary Square reader is included in your Artists & Fleas tote.)
- Email sign-up list
- Snacks and water
- A great attitude (Read our Recipe for Market Success - Top 5 Ingredients)
We're looking forward to having you sell at the market! Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Feel free to call, text or email the manager on duty if you cannot leave your booth.
Dawn Fredericks, Senior Retail Market Manager
Samantha Hoar, Market Manager
Kevin Charles, Assistant Market and Music Manager
Is there parking?
There is parking on the street, although we can't guarantee spots.
Do I have to stay until 9pm?
Yes. All merchants are required to stay until the market closes to the public at 8pm.
What is the typical price point of products?
Price points vary depending on the type of product, but can range from $30 - $500+. We suggest having a wide range of price points in order to appeal to a variety of customers.