We have selected our vendors for 2011, please email if you are interested in being  on the vendor list for 2012.


Please read the information below about the becoming a Vendor for the 2011 Wintry Market event. 

Click here to download the 2011 Vendor Application.

Please email your completed application to, which is due on September 9th.

What we are looking for…

As artists and professionals steeped in the local art and design community, we saw a need for an upscale and inventive indie art/craft show during the holidays.  (To find out more about us, visit the ‘organizers’ section of the blog). We came up with a mission for the Wintry Market and some criteria for the caliber of vendors we’d like to participate based on several factors, including:

  • Innovative and original items produced using traditional art/craft methods but not based on any pre-existing patterns or products.
  • Quality, innovation and uniqueness of your wares.
  • An overall cohesiveness and consistency of work.
  • Diverse items; we want to keep the Fair fresh and exciting for shoppers!
  • Types of Art / Craft:  Fine Art, Fine Craft, Fair Trade Goods, High Fashion or Vintage.
  • We seek vendors offering a well-cultivated line of goods or that specialize in one type of product offered in a variety of styles.
  • We would like the average price of your items to be within a desirable price range for Wintry Market. We pride ourselves as being an affordable marketplace for handmade goods, with prices typically ranging between $1-$250.
The Wintry Market has room for approximately thirty vendors with a 6’W x6’D’ booth space. We plan to open the weekend with a gala-like bash on Friday night November 4th at the Ballet Idaho Auditorium, and the sale during the following two days with free admission to the public.  Please read below for more info about having a booth at the Wintry Market.  Please submit your application for review by September 9th, 2011, we will notify the selected vendors before or by September 12th Please feel free to contact us at if you have questions or comments.

Vendor Information

When and where is the Wintry Market being held?
The Wintry Market will take place Saturday November 5 and Sunday November 6, 2011, from 10am – 5pm at the Ballet Idaho Auditorium, located at 501 South 8th Street near downtown Boise.

How to you plan to market the event?
We have a poster for the Wintry Market event that will be distributed around town, designed by well known local artist Jason Sievers. Flyers for the Wintry Market will be distributed locally at several venues and related events, of which we will provide a digital copy to the vendors for use at their events.   We will send out a press release to area media outlets about the event in October, and we plan to post the event in the Boise Weekly and all the local online calendars. Our Facebook and twitter account is set up so that the public can like / follow our event, and so vendors can forward this to their patrons as well as friends / family.  We will post weekly vendor spotlights on the blog / facebook / twitter leading up to the market in November. We will have promotional help from the Ballet Idaho, and the other companies helping out with this event as well.

How many booths will there be?
There is room for about 30 booths at the market. All booth spaces are 6’ W x 6’D.

How do I secure my booth?
You must fill out this application and submit the required photos to us via email by September 9, 2011 in order to apply for your spot in the fair. The organizers will review submitted applications, and the selected vendors will be notified by September 12.

Additionally, your $30 booth fee will be due to us by check, cash or our PayPal account by September 23rd, 2011.  We will contact vendors with payment info after their application is received, or they are selected.

As part of your application, please email 5 photographs of your work samples. If you have a website, online store or photo-archive, please feel free to omit photo attachments and, instead, provide links to where we can review your work.

We encourage vendors without a website or store to open a FLICKR account – where photos can be uploaded and shared for free! This way we can review many more images of your work than the 5 allotted on the application.

Please be sure that they are 72dpi and under 400KB (at least 640 pixels wide). We encourage you to share photographs of your previous booth-displays at our events or others (not required).
We also ask each vendor to provide a portrait / photo of themselves, if you don’t have a current photo and need help, please contact us and we will schedule a photo session.

Please also provide a digital logo with your submission, minimum 150 pixels wide.  If you don’t have a logo, we can help you create a simple one including your shop name or pictures of your work.

What does my booth fee cover?

Your booth fee includes a 6’W x 6’D booth space for two days. Artists will also receive a logo + link to your website on our highly trafficked ‘artists’ page thru the end of the year! In addition to this, we will heavily advertise and promote the Wintry Market, in print and social media, like Facebook, Twitter and our website/blog.  This oftentimes turns into future opportunities for more sales, wholesale opportunities, media exposure, networking and more!

You may bring your own 6’ wide banquet table, for display.  If you require 6’ wide banquet table, they are available to be rented for an additional $10 (please include this with your payment).  If you require more than two chairs or electricity please note this on your form.  Vendors are responsible for supplying additional display items, including tablecloths.

Can I join with a friend?

Sure! But please help us stay organized by applying on one application, listing one person as a main contact. Include everybody’s business names and emails on the application. One payment in-full should be submitted. Participation at the Wintry Market is priced per-booth, so even if sharing a booth the cost is $30.

Can I apply for two booth spaces?

Unfortunately, we have to limit one booth per business.

What is your cancellation policy?

Once accepted into the Wintry Market, you have until October 1, 2011 to cancel and receive a 50% refund.  After that date, no refunds will be offered if a cancellation is made.

Once you cancel, you forfeit your spot in the fair and you are not permitted to sell or trade your space. We reserve the right to fill spots as we see fit.

Do I need to have any licenses or permits to participate?

You are responsible for registering your small business with the IRS and collecting sales tax for the items you’re selling. When tax time comes around, you’ll have to pay income tax on all the items you sold and pay the sales tax to the state where the fair is held. We recommend that you call the Idaho State Tax Commission and the IRS for more info:

Idaho State Tax Commission: (208) 334-7660 or
IRS: 1-800-829-4933 or

You will also be responsible for accepting your own payment in whatever form you choose (credit card, cash, check, etc.) at the Market and should come equipped to do so.