About the Craft'za
Craft'za is a one-day art market for handmade goods. It's a spin-off from the popular St. Paul Craftstravaganza, an annual event which will be celebrating its 10th year in 2015! This year's Craft'za is our second time at the Grain Belt Atrium, which is a heated and fully indoor space in NE Minneapolis.
In addition to the art and workshops inside, we are planning for the participation of food trucks to be parked outside during the event. Plenty of free public parking is located nearby. The Craft'za is hosted by Scuttlebug, LLC.
Last Year's Poster
Applications are online. After approving the vendor terms, there is a one-page form to apply for consideration. Applications will not be accepted after July 31. Vendor selection is juried. You will be notified by email of the jury's decision no later than August 31.
APPLICATIONS DUE JULY 31
Tips for a good application
- Include a detailed description of your products.
- Take good pictures! We are judging based on the quality of your art, so use lighting and layout that highlight how awesome it is.
- Be sure not to miss anything. Incomplete applications will not be considered for acceptance.
Before submitting your application materials, especially double-check that you entered a valid email and website link. If your email address doesn't work, we will not be able to reach you!
Thanks for your interest. We look forward to reviewing your application.
Q: Can I apply now to be a vendor?
A: Yeah!! Click here to apply.
Q: How do the apply?
A: Please read the terms & conditions carefully before applying. Then, fill out the complete application form and press the "Submit Application" button. Easy!
Q: Is there a cost to apply?
A: Nope, it is free to apply for the show. If you are selected for participation then full payment for your space will be due at that time.
Q: How are artists selected?
A: Craft'za is a juried show. After July 31 the application process will be closed, and the jury will select this year's participating artists from the applications that have been submitted. No applications are accepted after this date, but artists who are not selected in the initial jury round may be called from the wait list if a spot opens up.
Q: What is the jury looking for?
A:At a minimum, everything sold at Craft'za has to be handmade, and artists are required to attend the event. Beyond that we are seeking items that are high quality, appropriately priced, and distinctive. Overall variety among artists is very important and participation in previous years does not guarantee selection.
Q: How many artists will be in the show?
A:We can fit around 70 artists in this venue, so selection for this show is more competitive than the Craftstravaganza.
Q: I accidentally submitted an application with incomplete or incorrect information. What should I do?
A: Please fill out the application form again but be sure to provide your complete information on the new form. If we see duplicate business names we will take the latest form for review.
Q: Can I sell food or drinks?
A: Yes! This venue has no restrictions on food/beverage sales (except for alcohol). We're happy to be able to accept vendors offering food products at this event. As with anything else sold at Craft'za, these items must be made by you and not simply repackaged/rebranded.
Q: What is the Grain Belt building?
A: The event will be in the Grain Belt Bottling House for the second time this year. The atrium, where the Craft'za will be held, is an open space in the center of the building that is easy to access. It is similar to the Progress Center where we host the Craftstravaganza, but approximately half the size. The building is in Northeast Minneapolis and holds 49 working artist studios. To visualize the space, these photos from last year's event show what the atrium looks like when it's full of artists and shoppers. Oh... and it is heated!
Q: I'm interested in the St. Paul Craftstravaganza; where can I learn more about that?
A: Right here is the place.
Q: How do I get notified about future opportunities?
A: Subscribe to our mailing list to receive information about other shows and events that we are involved with. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more news and updates.