Craft Contemporary Shop


HEY YOU! Thank you for participating in the Craft & Folk Art Museum’s (CAFAM) annual HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE 2018. We look forward to a successful market and fun weekend! Below are logistics and details about the marketplace and fundraiser.

is CAFAM’s annual gift-shopping event and fundraiser. Browse handmade goods made by a curated selection of dynamic and vibrant makers in Los Angeles, while enjoying music and complimentary refreshments. Make holiday shopping more meaningful by supporting your favorite small museum.

The CAFAM curatorial committee will select a group of approximately seventeen artists from the LA area who represent energetic and diverse craft practices. HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE is a place for makers and shoppers to interact, showcasing the importance of the handmade object.

HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE will take place over the weekend of November 24 & 25 in the museum’s courtyard, facing Wilshire Boulevard and ideally situated on Museum Row along with cultural landmarks such as the La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and the Petersen Automotive Museum. The event will take place rain or shine.

The marketplace in the courtyard is free with museum admission, and visitors can also choose to enjoy the current exhibitions. We will provide light refreshments, music, and a fun environment for visitors. We recommend that artists make their own lunch arrangements or bring lunch. All-day parking will be available for vendors for $5.00 with validation at 5750 Courtyard Place, Los Angeles, CA., 90036 (one block east of Curson).

For any further questions please email Lindsey Vaniman, CAFAM Shop manager at

Participation fee for this event is 30% of item sales. All sales are to be processed through the CAFAM Shop. The CAFAM Shop will pay all sales tax, credit card processing fees, and advertising. Vendors will be mailed a check of their profits two weeks after the event. Cancellations must be made by October 26, 2018. A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged if accepted vendor cancels or does not show up to the event. All vendors must provide a valid credit card that will be charged in the event of a cancellation.

Merchandise for sale in a booth must be consistent with descriptions submitted in the application, unless previously discussed with event curators. Please note that CAFAM reserves the right to remove any vendor or merchandise before or during the event in cases where the vendor: a) exchanges money with a customer directly and not through a museum register, b) is not present at booth, c) behaves inappropriately, or d) sublets booth space to someone else.

VENDOR RESPONSIBILITIES (Vendor agrees to provide the following)
• Merchandise, tablecloths, equipment, and props

• Display materials and furniture, as well as any lighting and extension cords that are needed

Please note that electrical access is not guaranteed. Please specify in application if required.


MUSEUM RESPONSIBILITIES (CAFAM provides the following)
• One six-foot-long table, two chairs

• Receipt/sales books

• Exhibit space (ranges in size depending on location)

• Shade canopy, if available

• Vendors begin set-up on Saturday, November 24 from 8:00 –10:00 AM.
• Vendors may use the loading gate located in the alley behind CAFAM, accessible from Curson or Stanley Ave.

   Vendors can also park on Wilshire in front of the museum and use the front gate to the courtyard to unload.

• Vendors may not remain parked in the employee parking behind the museum.
• Booths must be staffed at all times during marketplace and preview hours.

• Vendors will strike on Sunday, November 25, 6:00–7:00 PM.
• Set-up or breakdown is not allowed during marketplace hours,


Saturday, November 24

8:00 AM                                  Check-in

8:00 – 10:00 AM                    Vendor set-up

10:00 – 11:30 AM                  Preview & brunch

11:30 – 5:00 PM                    Marketplace hours

5:00 – 6:00 PM                      Breakdown, clean-up

Sunday, November 25

10:00 AM                                Check-in

10:00 – 11:00 AM                  Vendor set-up

11:00 – 5:00 PM                    Marketplace hours

5:00 – 7:00 PM                      Breakdown, clean-up


Do vendors process their own sales?

No. All sales are processed through the CAFAM Shop. The CAFAM Shop will cover credit card fees and collect sales tax.

Do I need to bring my own table and chairs?

No. CAFAM will provide vendors with one table (6 ft. long x 30 in. wide) and chairs. Display equipment and table covers will NOT be provided, so please be sure to bring your own. However, please notify us if you have your own table you wish to bring.

Where can I find something to eat on the day of the event?

There are many restaurants surrounding CAFAM. Vendors are welcome to bring their own food and drinks.

I need access to an electrical outlet. Can CAFAM accommodate me?

The CAFAM courtyard has limited electrical outlets. Please be sure to request electrical access in the “Special Requests” section of the application. Vendors are responsible for bringing their own extension cords and lighting equipment.

What packing materials do I need to bring?

Vendors are responsible for bringing their own packing materials, shopping bags, bubble wrap, jewelry boxes, tissue paper, tape, etc.

Can I promote this event on social media?

YES! We strongly encourage vendors to reach out to followers, family, friends, and customers to promote this awesome event.

I have an additional display item I want to add next to my table, is that ok?

Please let us know if you need additional display space outside your 6ft table. We will do our best to accommodate but, cannot provide additional space for everyone. We will determine additional space on a first come, first serve basis so email asap.


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