Applications for the Young Artist Marketplace

About the Young Artist Marketplace 

Examples of arts and crafts by young artists at Corvallis Fall Festival

The Young Artist Marketplace is open on Saturday, September 24 from 10 am - 6 pm.

Since the primary customers are children and families enjoying the Art Discovery Zone, all items sold in the Young Artists Marketplace cost $25 or less. Items priced around $5 tend to sell well. Applications are now open.

Young Artists benefit from participation in the following ways:

  • Share your creativity with the community by participating in a visible and important part of the Corvallis Fall Festival.
  • Develop marketing and entrepreneurial skills through selling artisan items in an open marketplace.
  • Real-world feedback on displays, packaging, pricing, and other aspects involved in retailing and the business of art.
  • Have fun and build self-confidence while interacting with friends, community members, and visitors.
  • Earn extra money doing what you love!

Who is Eligible to Participate?

The 2022 Corvallis Fall Festival Young Artist Marketplace will be open to regional artists aged 8 through 18 years of age. 

After your application has been accepted & you have received an invitation to participate, there will be a $10 fee due to the festival office. Please do not send this fee until you have received notification of acceptance and have been prompted to supply payment. Additional information will be given at that time.

Program and Product Requirements

Our Young Artists must create any object sold at their booth. Items will be priced at $25 and under. We have a nominal jury process, artists submit photographs or samples of the items they plan to sell and we review those submissions to ensure they meet the program’s mission. We ask that you submit no more than 2-3 types of items and only sell items that were approved.

A large shared canopy tent, tables, and chairs are provided.  There is no electricity or water available.

Displays are limited to the table-top area only. No hanging items on the canopy or support posts. No advertising, verbally or visually, as a fundraiser for a cause.

We encourage artists aged 8 through 18 to apply! 

Is There Anything I Can’t Sell at the Young Artist Marketplace?

We do have standards and restrictions to protect the safety and integrity of the Young Artist Marketplace.

  • No purchased items made by someone else are allowed, all items must be created or significantly up-cycled by the young artist.
  • No balloons due to environmental impact and noise.
  • No food, pet food/treats, or drinks since we cannot ensure food code and safety standards

Contact youthandfamily@corvallisfallfestival.org with questions.

 

The 2022 Young Artist Marketplace Application is now closed


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