Information Sheet for “Artisan Alley”

Mermaid Aqua Faire - Artisan Alley

Saturday, September 16, 2017

San Marcos Plaza Park, 206 N. CM Allen Pkwy, San Marcos, TX 78666
Submission Deadline: Saturday, August 26th

Email confirmations will be sent on or before Monday, August 28th


2D Media: (oil, acrylic, mixed media, water media, drawing media, photography, digital art, etc.)

3D Media: (ceramics/pottery, metals, jewelry, glass, mosaic, etc.) 


All artwork submitted to the jury process, displayed and presented for sale must be designed and executed by the accepted artist.

The Application asks for your website or online presence.  This is used to determine whether your work meets the show's standards.  If you do not have an online presence, you MUST submit three (3) images to the Market Director at 

Artist certifies that jury images submitted represent his/her current original work.

Art collaborators that produce a single product may qualify as a single exhibitor. Such a team may consist of up to two people. If you enter work done in collaboration, it must be clearly noted on the application and the collaborative effort must be clearly defined. Both artists must be present during all festival hours.  Each artist in the booth must pay the booth fee and the application fee.

Artists may share a booth with another artist.  Each artist in the booth must submit individual applications and each must pay the booth fee and the application fee.

No work by apprentices or employees will be accepted.

Buy/sell vendors are strictly prohibited for all or part of an artist’s booth.

Artwork created from commercial molds, mass-produced kits, embellished objects or other commercial methods or artwork produced in studios involved in volume production will not be permitted.

CHECK IN and SET UP:  Approved vendors will check in with the Art Market Director at the San Marcos Art League booth no later than 9am on September 16th.  Set-up hours are from 8-10am.  Vendor spaces are assigned.
SHOW HOURS:  The hours for the Artisan Alley are from 10am-6pm.  Vendors must be present for the entirety of the show.  

BREAKDOWN:  Vendors may begin breakdown at 6pm.  Vendors must leave their spaces clean of garbage and debris.

City of San Marcos park rules must be followed. No glass containers, smoking or alcohol consumption on the park grounds. Please visit the City of San Marcos website at to learn more about park rules.

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Vendor spaces are assigned and do not include electricity.  Each space is 10’ X 10’ and work must be contained within the assigned space. You may not infringe on another space physically or audibly. Exhibitors must have a white tent unless exempted by Art Market Director.  Tents must be able to withstand winds and rain and be properly weighted, not staked.  Proper weighting is at least 40 pounds per leg; more in windy weather.  

All tables must have table coverings reaching to the ground.  

Pets are discouraged.  If you do bring a pet, it must be leashed or contained at all times.

Neither the San Marcos Art League nor the Mermaid Society will be responsible for losses or damages that occur during the time of the festival.


Application Fee:  $5 per artist (non-refundable)

Booth Fee:  $25/current San Marcos Art League members; $30/non-members

Booth fee is due by midnight, September 2nd. Payments received after the due date will not be accepted and the booth will be given to the next available artist.

*Note:  if you are interested in a gallery or collective space, please contact the Art Market Director by email at

100% of market fees benefit the San Marcos Art League.


To enter this show, go to the Art League website at and submit the application found under “Vendor Application”.  The application includes a Waiver which must be signed by the applicant.  Applications will not be considered unless the $5 application fee has been paid.

All applicants must have a Texas Sales and Use Tax Permit.


Cancellations must be made in written form and submitted by e-mail. Emails should be sent to the Art Market Director at  Cancellations received on or before September 2nd will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received after September 2nd will not receive a refund.  

Artists who have not checked in or notified the Art Market Director with a message via text (512-787-9061) by 10am Saturday will be considered a NO SHOW and the assigned space will be forfeited with no refund.

CONTACT:  Kathryn Welch, Art Market Director, (512) 787-9061