Calling Local Artists and Makers!
It’s been a rough year, but it’s time to share the things you love to make with people who will love to give them as gifts. Please note that this year’s shop will require a few extra steps from artists to ensure that we can continue to represent your work and serve customers in the event that there is a change in our ability to be open for retail hours.
We’re looking for talented local artists and craftspeople to feature in our sixth annual holiday shop at the Historic Shell Station in Downtown Issaquah: 232 Front St N. If you make great gifty goods we want to feature you!
This holiday shop is curated and run by Alison Lang of So, There (andsothere.com); and will focus on fun, unique, handmade gifts of all sorts. The shop will be open weekends, from Thanksgiving to New Year 2020 in beautiful, festive Downtown Issaquah.
No table or booth fees! No booth to tend! Chosen products will be sold on consignment, and artists will receive payment (minus commission) for sales following the shop’s closure in December. Artists will be responsible for dropping off stock on November 22-23 and picking it up on Dec 31-Jan 1.
If you make it, we want to see it! We are looking for handmade: fashion accessories, jewelry, pillows, candles, textiles, home accessories, small furniture pieces, journals, stationery, books, office accessories, electronic gadgets, games, children’s toys, and more! Original art pieces and locally designed items will also be considered– Please note, though, that hanging and displaying original pieces is extremely difficult in the space, which limits the kinds of pieces I can display.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE
• Artists must be able to drop off stock on November 22nd or 23rd, and pick up on December 31st or January 1st. You may ship your work, but you are responsible for all shipping fees.
• Shop commission is 40% to cover insurance, display, processing fees, and venue. Artist will receive 60% of sales, via check or PayPal by January 30th, 2021.
• Artists must affix a tag to each item which includes a SKU (see below), price tag, and business name (pencil is ok!)
• Priority will be given to early applicants and those that are very local to Issaquah.
• You may provide display pieces or furniture if you like, but they may be used anywhere in the store.
Changes for 2020
The Holiday Shop is very important to me, so even though this year is likely to be a little bit tricky and a lot more work, I feel like it’s absolutely worth it. This year I will be requiring photos for each unique item so that I can list them online for in-store pickup for customers who would prefer that to shopping in person. Each unique item will also need to be marked with an item number (SKU) and price. I’m definitely working to make sure this is as painless a process as possible, and will have more specifics if your work is accepted. I understand that photos can be tricky for some people, but don’t worry- we’ll make it all work!
Please fill out our Google form below by October 30 to be considered for the 2020 Holiday Shop. I will send a confirmation that I have received your application within 2 days. If you don’t hear from me within 2 days, or have any problems with the application, please email me at email@example.com
2019 Featured Artists and Makers
Beautiful Mess Press
Blue Egg Studio LLC
Christine Stoll Studio
Earth & Clay
Frog & Fern
Graceful Moon Studios
Lisa Mueller Jewelry
Sarah Brighton Aromatherapy
Silver & Cedar
So There Letterpress
Tita Heart Made
Wicked Kitty Toys
World of Woollycraft