welcome to the family

We are excited you'll be joining us at Artists & Fleas in Williamsburg, located at 70 N. 7th Street. Please read on for important information and useful tips to make the most of your market participation.

payment

Payment Method To accept this offer and secure a 6'x6’ or 5’x7’ booth for your desired selling date(s), please submit payment in full ($260 for the weekend). We will try our best to accommodate your booth request but cannot guarantee a certain size or location. If you would like to rent a five (5) foot table and one (1) accompanying chair for your booth, the cost is $20/weekend. Additional chairs cost $2/day. Please include all table and chair rentals in your payment. Note that due to limited resources, same-day table rentals are not guaranteed. 

  • When paying via PayPal:
    • Please submit payment in full ($260 plus any additional rental fees) via PayPal by logging on and sending to brooklyn@artistsandfleas.com
    • Ensure that your payment is "For goods and services", not "friends and family"
    • Please include the dates you are scheduled to participate in the Market on your PayPal payment and specify your preference of booth size -- 5’x7’ or 6’x6 -- as well as whether you prefer to be located against a wall or in a "center corner" space with two aisle-facing sides. (Note that all "center corner" spaces are 6'x6'.)
  • If you do not have a PayPal account and need an invoice, please let us know and we will send you one.
  • Alternatively, you can pay in person at the market during weekend hours or office hours (Thursday 12pm - 5pm) on a day prior to your participation. All bookings must be finalized by the Wednesday before the booking date, and spots are granted on a first-to-pay basis. 
  • Please note that we cannot accept e-check as method of payment. 

Limited Availability Please be advised that spaces are granted on a first-to-pay basis. If the date has sold out before you make your payment, you will be given a credit good for three months from the original selling date. 

Holiday Availability Full weekends are required for bookings during the holiday season (November – December) and spaces are granted on a first-to-pay basis. 

YOUR RESERVATION IS NOT COMPLETED UNTIL WE RECEIVE YOUR PREPAYMENT. 

Cancellation Policy
Merchant may cancel their scheduled booth operations on specified rental dates by providing written notice of cancellation to A&F no later than 12:00 p.m. EST on the Saturday of the weekend prior to the first day of the scheduled Term (i.e. 7 days in advance). If proper cancellation notice is provided by Merchant, Artists & Fleas will extend credit(s) for use by Vendor within three (3) months of the original Term commencement date subject to scheduling by Artists & Fleas, within Artists & Fleas' sole discretion; provided however, that such credits shall automatically expire if not used within the three-month time period. Credits may not be used in November or December. Merchant and Artists & Fleas may schedule another date to use the credit(s) via e-mail.  If Vendor fails to provide sufficient notice of cancellation, Artists & Fleas is not required to reimburse any part of the Space Rental Fee to merchant and no credit(s) will be issued.

RULES & REGULATIONS

When you submitted your application, you acknowledged having read and reviewed the linked Williamsburg Merchant Space Rental Agreement  (the “Merchant Agreement”) and Williamsburg Rules and Regulations (the “Rules and Regulations”), which set forth the terms and conditions applicable to merchants at the Williamsburg market, i.e. operating hours, permitted merchandise and onsite services. The Merchant Agreement and Rules and Regulations shall automatically become a binding legal agreement between you and Artists & Fleas upon your acceptance of this offer by your payment of the Space Rental Fee. Do Not Pay The Space Rental Fee If You Do Not Agree To Be Bound By The Terms Of The Merchant Agreement And To Rent Booth Space For The Term.

You will receive a confirmation e-mail within forty-eight (48) hours of payment of the Space Rental Fee. This e-mail will confirm your use of an assigned space during the term. We make the floor plan the Wednesday prior to each selling weekend based on the particular mix of merchants booked. We will do our best to accommodate booth requests, but do not guarantee a particular type of space or location at the market. 

LOAD IN / LOAD OUT

Office Hours Office hours are held at the market every Thursday from 12pm - 5pm. If you are participating in the market on a Saturday, you may come on Thursday of that week to begin set-up. If you are only participating on a Sunday, you may stop by to see your assigned space and plan the set-up on Thursday, though you may not begin setting up until Sunday morning.

Load In Saturdays and Sundays, merchants can arrive as early as 9am to begin setup. We open our doors to the public at 10am and expect all merchants to be ready to sell at that time. If you are late, we will invoice you $25. 

Load Out The market closes to the public at 7pm. Everyone must remain open until 7pm. If you are selling with us on the next market day, you can leave your booth set-up when you leave. We suggest covering it with a plastic sheet. If you are not selling with us on the next market day, please begin packing out no earlier than 7pm and take all belongings with you when you leave the market.

Display We highly encourage utilizing office hours to make your booth look as good as possible. We hear time and again from merchants that a great setup is key to a good experience at the market - this includes clear, branded signage, table display, lighting, etc.

Lighting Merchants are requested to make their power requirements known prior to set-up and are urged to employ low-watt/energy-saving light bulbs wherever possible to avoid damage to the building’s electrical wiring and equipment. Artists & Fleas may request that certain equipment not be used at its own discretion. You are not required to bring your own lighting, but many merchants find that spotlights/clip lights/lamps are useful to their display. 

Restrooms There are two merchant restrooms located at the market, one on each side of the market.

ATM We have an ATM on site. 

Internet We have a WIFI network on site, and we will provide you with the network name and password when you arrive.

Market Promotion

Our marketing and promotion includes elements such as PR, advertising, social and more. Since first 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 has an audience with whom to share information. At Artists & Fleas, we create flyers, invites and actively populate our social tags to give you the tools to promote the market and your participation in it.

When posting images and tweets about the Market, use the geotag Artists & Fleas and the hashtags #artistsandfleas, #AFinBK, #shopextraordinary

Make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram @artistsandfleas, if you haven't already.

BOOTH SET-UP

If you need ideas or inspiration for how to set up your booth, please check out our album of past merchant booths as well as our Pinterest board on great booth set-ups.

It is required that the name of your brand must be displayed in and/or on your booth. 

what to bring

  • Business Cards
  • Credit Card Reader (A complimentary Square reader is included in your Artists & Fleas "Welcome" tote.)
  • Change
  • Email sign-up list for your customers
  • Proper signage – the name of your brand must be displayed in and/or on your booth. 
  • Snacks and water
  • A great attitude! (Read our Recipe for Market Success - Top 5 Ingredients

Contact info

We're looking forward to a great weekend with you. Please feel free to contact us with any questions:

Stephanie Black, Market Manager
stephanie@artistsandfleas.com
917-488-4203

other locations

We’re also located in Soho and Chelsea Market (great places to have a true, full-time “pop up” retail experience) and Downtown LA (fun in the sun when the weather’s bad here). Let us know if you’re interested in selling at either of these locations in the future. 

FAQ

Is there parking?
There is parking on the street, although we can't guarantee spots.

Can I arrive before 9am on Saturday or Sunday for set up?
No. Doors open to merchants at 9AM, and you must be ready to sell when the doors open to the public at 10AM. However, if you are selling on Saturday, you may set up your booth during office hours on Thursday, 12pm - 5pm.

Do I have to stay until 7pm?
Yes. All merchants are required to stay until the market closes to the public at 7pm.

What if I'm only booked for Saturday but want to stay on for Sunday?
If you're interested in selling on Sunday too, please let us know as soon as possible on Saturday. We will aim to accommodate you, if space is available. 

Can I become a regular?
We process applications for "regular" merchants on a rolling basis throughout the year. At the moment, we are at capacity for regulars, but please feel free to express your interest and you will be added to the waiting list.

What is the typical price point?
Price points vary depending on the type of product, but we suggest having a wide range of price points in order to appeal to different customers.

Will I have time to shop the market?
Of course. Towards the end of the market day when foot traffic dies down (after 6:30pm), you can browse the market, meet your fellow merchants, and see all of the great merchandise they have to offer.