welcome to the family
We are excited to have you sell at Artists & Fleas in Williamsburg, located at 70 N. 7th Street. Please read on for some important information and useful tips to make the most of your market participation.
LOAD IN / LOAD OUT
Office Hours We hold office hours 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. We highly encourage using this time 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. 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 Each weekend day, 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.
Lighting We are very conscious of the market’s energy efficiency. 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. A&F may request that certain equipment not be used at its own discretion.
Restrooms There are two vendor 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 name and password when you arrive.
Our marketing mix and promotion of the market 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 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 need ideas or inspiration for how to set up your pop out shop, please check out past vendor set-ups on the Pop Out page.
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 a great weekend. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Anna Ward, Market Manager
We’re also located in Chelsea Market (a great place to have a true “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.
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.