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 88 10th Avenue @ W. 15th Street. Please read on for some important information and useful tips to make the most of your market participation.
RULES & REGULATIONS
Market Hours are Mon - Sat 10am – 9pm, and Sun 10am - 8pm. Please make sure you arrive on time and remain open until our closing time. There is a lateness penalty charge of $25/day for merchants who are not open for business by 10am. The market will be open to merchants only for 30 minutes before and after business hours.
LOAD IN / LOAD OUT
Load In Load In is on Sunday night between 8:30PM and 9:15pm. This is intended to be a quick drop-off, setting up is not permitted on Sunday night. Kindly enter via the West 15th Street doors, and please do not load in through the other entrances. Michelle 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 Please take everything with you and leave the space in the same condition it was in when you arrived. Please dispose of any garbage in the 16th Street dumpsters 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 for trash in communal areas or in the bathroom.
Restrooms There is a private, merchant-only bathroom located near our 15th Street entrance, where you will also find our vendor water cooler.
Fitting Rooms Dressing rooms are located near the DJ by the 15th Street entrance doors.
ATM There is an ATM inside the Chelsea Market corridor.
Internet We provide secure Internet access for credit card processing. Network: Artists and Fleas; Password: firstflea2003. Use of Artists & Fleas wifi for personal security cameras is not permitted.
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.
Make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram @artistsandfleas, if you haven't already.
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. Any additions to your display beyond your approved proposal must be run by management prior to install. Please check out our Pinterest board for inspiration.
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. The on-duty manager is posted on the bulletin board in the restroom, and our office is above the fitting rooms. Feel free to call, text or email the manager on duty if you cannot leave your booth.
Michelle Friend, Market Manager
Adrian Yablin, Assistant Market Manager
Is there parking?
There is parking on the street, although we can't guarantee spots.
Do I have to stay until 9pm?
All merchants are required to stay until the market closes to the public at 9pm. (8pm on Sunday.)
What is the typical price point of products?
Price points vary depending on the type of product, but can range from $30 - $200. We suggest having a wide range of price points in order to appeal to a variety of customers.