Call for Artists
Fall Craft Show
The Artisans of WMass is now accepting applications for our Fall Craft Show. This event will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2015, from 10 am to 5 pm at the Yankee Candle Co. Healthworks Building at 25 Greenfield Road (Routes 5 & 10) in South Deerfield. This will be an indoor and outdoor show and will take place rain or shine.
All members of the Massachusetts artisan community are encouraged to apply.
We are seeking a variety of artists and fine crafters in every genre. In order to avoid duplication and to insure that all work is handmade, this will be a juried show. While not a requirement, we encourage artisans who can to demonstrate their craft. Artisans whose demonstrations require the use of an open flame, gas, or chemicals should select a booth space outside the Healthworks Building. Limited electricity will be available both inside and outside on a first come, first served basis. Inside single booth spaces will be a minimum of 8’x6′ and will cost $50. Outside spaces are 10′ x 10′ , will cost $40, and you will be required to provide your own tent.
The application deadline is August 1, 2015.
Artisans of WMASS, Inc is tax-exempt non-profit organization which includes collective of artists, hand crafters, business owners, community members, and artisans who live, work, and play right here in Western Massachusetts – including Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden Counties. Our mission is to serve as a cooperative organization educating and collaborating with local communities as we strive to highlight the importance of a vibrant creative culture and emphasize the considerable benefits of buying locally. Our goals are to:
- Nurture a cooperative Organization of artists, artisans, businesses and community members;
- Build creative collaborations within our local communities;
- Educate the public about the benefits of a creative culture and economy;
- Mentor and support local artists and artisans in their work and businesses;
- Develop and create local events for members and the public; and
- Collaborate with other artist and art advocacy groups in Western Massachusetts.
Visit Our Artisans gallery to view the online shops of our talented members. Use our Events Calendar to stay up-to-date on events and craft shows so you can meet us in person. Visit our Creative Education page for opportunities to learn a new creative skill. Get to know us better by following our BLOG. Stay on top of all the latest news and developments by liking our Facebook page or following us on Twitter. We thank you for supporting local artisans and for buying handmade!