APPLICATIONS FOR:

First Saturday Arts Market 

Since 2004! Houston's longest running outdoor fine arts market. Located in the Historic Houston Heights. http://firstsaturdayartsmarket.com/

The Market at Sawyer Yards 

Second Saturdays.  Folk art, funky art, recycled, upcycled, pet treats, designers, greeting cards, balloon artists, yard art, food and more  … in the heart of the Washington Avenue Arts District. http://sawyerstreetmarket.com/

What This Is

This is the application page for 2 markets - First Saturday Arts Market and The Market at Sawyer Yards. They ARE different. Read this bit before you dive in, to save you time and possibly money. 

What Is The Difference?

1st Saturdays:  First Saturday Arts Market is an established 14 year old monthly outdoor art market with a focus on the fine arts. The market has a strong buying audience and for the past 7 years the artists have assisted with curating new applicants. We accept all art mediums and only art. Experience at outdoor shows is encouraged. 

$15 application fee.  $85 Booth Fee

*Emerging artist? If you have no experience at outdoor art shows (ex: no equipment or tax ID) - we request that you fill out the emerging artist application. We'll give you an honest critique and a jump start if you're heading in the right direction.  No fee. 

These are for emerging exhibitors only: 

Market at Sawyer Yards Emerging Artist Application

First Saturday Arts Market Emerging Artist Application

The Market at Sawyer Yards got it’s start in the spring of 2016. The market seeks out folk artists, makers, funky art, recycled, up-cycled, pet treats, designers, greeting cards, yard art and packaged foods made locally. We do accept some traditional art but only about 10% per show. In a very short time The Market at Sawyer Yards has established a solid client base. The market receives great publicity from founder Mitch Cohen, who has 15 years experience and the Sawyer Yards Creative Campus. It's a desirable and well-established venue, in a great setting.

$10 application fee.  $50 Booth Fee.

What’s The Same?

The maker (you) is the seller, we look for originality and quality. Items must be made by the seller with an emphasis on materials, no manufactured, representative, resell or direct sales companies.  Tell us about what you do - especially for craft - include photos of you making your soap, candles, pottery, prints screen printing or jewelry. Whatever it is - toss in some pics so we know it's you. Even a messy studio, garage or kitchen table. Remember to include work in progress (WIP) photos for 3D, sculpture, jewelry, woodcraft etc.

Plus, you look cool when you get your hands dirty, right!?

* Absolutely NO reproductions or inclusions of trademarked or copyrighted material, people or icons, including celebrities past and present, no sports logos or derivative work are allowed as example or for sale.

The Curating Team

A team of 20 curators review the applications. They look for originality, professionalism and presentation. It is highly recommended that you follow the application guidelines - they are taken very seriously. Unless you love rejection, (really, who does?) be sure to include everything requested. 

The curating teams include participating exhibitors past and present, staff from Sawyer Yards and is moderated by Mitch Cohen, the market’s owner.

We expect you to already have the following BEFORE applying.

TENT  - 10 x 10 max and we prefer white. 

WEIGHTS: for your tent. 30 - 40 pounds per leg is ideal. Buy them online at Amazon or Walmart (and pick them up at your local store.)

TAX ID:  Texas Sales and Use Tax Permit  (click here to obtain)

Application Requirements

Have the following ready to upload.

  • Images of art
  • Work in progress for 3D art (jewelry, wood, metal, ceramics, etc.)
  • Booth Photo
  • Texas Sales and Use Tax Permit

Failure to include any of the above will result in a declined application.

There Is No Application Refund

Application Requirements

Have the following ready to upload.
  1. Images of art
  2. Work in progress for 3D art (jewelry, wood, metal, ceramics, etc.)
  3. Booth Photo
  4. Texas Sales and Use Tax Permit
Failure to include any of the above will result in a declined application.

Application Requirements

Have the following ready to upload.

  1. Images of art
  2. Work in progress for 3D art (jewelry, wood, metal, ceramics, etc.)
  3. Booth Photo
  4. Texas Sales and Use Tax Permit (image or number)

Failure to include any of the above will result in a declined application.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Have the following ready to upload.

  • Images of product,
  • Images of booth and/or vehicle, trailer
  • Images of the process would be great
  • COH commissary address
  • Insurance
  • Food Permit or Medallion
  • Texas Sales and Use Tax Permit
TRUCKS - we currently limit to two - and will be rotating vehicle as often as possible in 2018

Failure to include any of the above will result in a declined application.