Artists are selected through a jury process - emphasizing quality, craftsmanship and presentation - in a wide variety of media including ceramics, fiber arts, glass, jewelry, leather work, metalsmithing, soaps & lotions, photography, upcycling/creative reuse, woodworking and more.
Non-refundable jury fee: $10
Transient Vendor Fee: $10 paid to the City of New Castle the day of the event
Early Bird (deadline: May 1)
$50 for 10’x10’
$100 for 10’x20’.
Regular Price (deadline August 12)
75 for a 10’x 10’
$150 for a 10’x20’
Artisans Market Early Bird Deadline: May 1
Application Deadline: August 12
Eligibility, Rules & Guidelines
Originality: All work must be original, hand-crafted and for sale.
Eligible Categories: Our market is best suited to ceramics/pottery, fiber arts, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, photography, soaps/lotions, up-cycled or recycled apparel and non-apparel/art, wax/candles and wood. Other categories may be considered if they fit within the scope of the market.
In-eligible Categories: We will not accept commercially produced work or buy/sell items. Works made from commercially produced patterns, molds, castings or kits will not be accepted. When necessary to use commercial components, they must be subordinate to the overall creativity and/or originality of the work.
Display: Artists are required to provide their own tents, tables, chairs, electric cords, lighting, and other display equipment. Only work of the same quality and category approved by the jury may be displayed. Work must remain exhibited during festival hours, 3-8 pm. All booth spaces are outside, on the street. No music should be played from vendor booths as it interferes with stagedand street performances.
Sales Tax: The collection and payment of sales tax is the responsibility of the artist. We urge all participants to obtain a resale tax number. For more information, please contact the PA Department of Revenue in New Castle at 724.654.3203.
Insurance: Insurance for personal property and personal injury of the artist and his/her representatives is the responsibility of the artist. Arts & Education at the Hoyt and the City of New Castle cannot be held liable for damage or injury of any kind, including theft, weather, accident or other unforeseen acts.
Parking: Reserved parking will be provided for all vendors in the Mercer Street Parking Garage. A parking pass will be included with your welcome packet.
Set Up: Set up will begin at 9 am on Saturday, September 9. Booths should be complete and all vehicles moved to the parking garage by 2 pm.
Tear Down: Begins at 8 pm. All items must be removed that night.
Jury Fee: There is a $10 non-refundable jury fee for review of work. Jury fee may be applied to Booth Fees for current Hoyt members.
Booth Fees: Booth fees must be paid in full prior to set up: $75 for a 10’x 10’ or $150 for a 10’x20’. Applications submitted before May 1 will receive an Early Bird discount: $50 for 10’x10’, $100 for 10’x20’.
City of New Castle/Transient Vendor License: The City of New Castle is charging a Transient Vendor Fee for all groups participating in Arts on the Riverwalk. The fee is $10 and payable directly to the City of New Castle. An enforcement officer will stop at each booth the day of the event.