Monday, May 18, 2009

Holizaar Deux: NOW accepting vendor applications

The St. Pete Craft Heroes are a HUGE supporter of non-profit organizations in our community and are on a mission to support the DIY Craft Movement. Please be sure you have thoroughly completed the vendor application and have read the event details including the liability release. Be sure to indicate on your application if you desire to share a space with another vendor and have your partner do the same.


The Location: The Studio @ 620 is a local visual and performing arts non-profit located in the heart of St. Petersburg's creative community. As a membership based organization, The Studio has a large and dedicated audience who share an enthusiasm for the arts. Holizaar Deux will be the second annual holiday bazaar to be held at The Studio @ 620. Because the 2008 Holizaar event was such a success it has been expanded to a two day show for 2009. The Studio is a warm and generous place with a history of supporting all genres of creativity from painting to poetry. A large portion of vendor registration fees for this event are donated to The Studio to help them continue their programmatic work in St. Petersburg. You can learn more about them at

Date & Time: Show Nov 21 Saturday 11-6, Nov 22 Sunday 12-5

Set up: Saturday 8:30 & 9:30am

Vendor Details: $100 includes both days for a 6X6 space. The Studio @ 620 has an excellent security system with alarm so vendors can feel confident in leaving their work over night.

Helpful Hint: You may want to review images posted on the Craft Heroes website,, to get an idea for the types of vendor displays and styles of products that have been exhibited during past events. While the Craft Heroes are always looking for new vendors with fresh creations, there is also a certain "flavor" that has come to be the standard at Craft Heroes events. A quick check of past shows may help you know if you're on the right track.

Now What? The St. Pete Craft Heroes events are fun and for that reason many many vendor applications will be submitted, far more than the event location can accommodate. Please be aware that spaces are NOT assigned on a first come first served basis, so if you're applying close to the deadline you are not out of luck. Vendors are selected based on creativity of display, type of product, and quality of work. Keep in mind that some product categories fill quickly, such as jewelry for example, because many artisans work in that medium.

Please be patient! The Craft Heroes are vendors too and they know the suspense can be agonizing wondering and waiting to see if you've been accepted into a show. You will receive a brief email confirming your status either way within 3 weeks of the application deadline. Be aware that once accepted into the show there are no refunds of registration fees and no transfer of space assignment to another vendor. As the event date draws closer additional set up and show information will be distributed to all confirmed vendors.

The Important stuff: Submitting an application indicates you agree to hold harmless The St. Pete Craft Heroes and The Studio @ 620 and their agents with regard to any type of loss or damage to product or personal injury.

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