Tent Questions

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May I use my own tent? 
No.  Our shows have a uniform look, and more importantly, our tents are properly anchored for safety.  We provide all tenting.  Artists who wish to have special configurations such as no roof, no back wall, etc. will be accommodated if we receive the request one month prior to the show.

When do I get to pick my tent?
The artist tent selection process begins around the middle of November. Tent space selection times are based on the priority system and order of application. If you are a returning artist, your order of application depends on how many years you have been involved in the event. For new artists, the earlier you apply the earlier your position in the tent selection process. When it is your turn to select a tent space, our staff will contact you via email with links to maps of the area indicating which tents are still available for selection.

May I request a specific tent location when I apply?
No. The exact layout of the event changes slightly every year. We can only offer tent selection when the map is finalized. Since tent selection is based on order of application, we suggest you register early to increase the chance of getting a tent in the area you would like.

May I move to a different tent if I want to?
No. All tent assignments are final.

How does the priority system work?
The priority system bases the artist order of registration for tent assignments on the number of years an artist or artist group has participated in the event. You will find complete details about the priority system on the application form, or see priority system.

What size are the tents?
Individual artist can choose between a 10′ X 10′ X 10′(tall) and up to 10′ X 50′ X 10′(tall) tent. Group tents range in size from 10′ x 20′ X 10′ (for up to 6 people) to 10′ x 50′ (for 10 or more). You will find a complete list of tent sizes and fees on the application information page.

May I share a 10′ x 10′ tent with another artist?
No. Individual artists cannot share tents. However, a group may apply for a set of tents for its members to share. We limit group participation to established, permanent artist groups. There are no exceptions. See groups for frequently asked artist group questions.

What do I need to bring to my tent?
You will need to provide all the materials necessary to hang or display your work and to make yourself comfortable during the weekend. Besides hanging materials, you might consider tables, chairs, rugs, etc. You may view examples of artist tents here. Visit our display resource page for ideas.

Will I have access to electricity in my tent?
No. Electricity is not available in the city streets. The event is held during daylight hours and the configuration of the tents allows plenty of light in.

When can I set up my tent?
You may begin to set up your tent at 6:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday. See setup & selling for a list of questions and answers about tent setup and artwork selection.

Do I have to empty my tent at night during the event?
You are not required to empty your tent, BUT we do recommend it. It is wise to remove all of your artwork and anything else that is valuable on Saturday evening. Keep in mind that the event occurs in a busy urban neighborhood. We provide minimal security throughout the venue at night and are not responsible for items lost or stolen. You will have ample time to re-set your tent on Sunday since the event begins at 11:00 AM.

When do I have to be out of my tent on Sunday?
Everything must be removed from your tent by 7:00 PM Sunday evening.

May I share a 10′ x 10′ tent with another artist?
No. Individual artists cannot share tents. However, a group may apply for a set of tents for its members to share. We limit group participation to established, permanent artist groups. There are no exceptions. See groups for frequently asked artist group questions.