CALL FOR VENDORS! Handmade Summer 2024 at NPCC'S Creative Festival

Important Dates

Sale Date:  Saturday, July 13, 2024 from 10 am to 4 pm

Vendor Application Deadline:  Monday, June 10, 2024

Vendor Notifications:  Emailed on Monday, June 17, 2024

Payment Due: Friday, June 28, 2024

Set Up Dates and Times: Saturday, July 13, 2024 from 8 am to 9:45 am

Tear Down Time:  Saturday, July 13 from 4 pm to 5 pm

About Us

The Neilson Park Creative Festival is an indoor/outdoor event in Neilson Park. The festival features our Handmade Art and Fine Craft sale, live music, a plein-air competition and kids’ workshops on Saturday, July 13 from 10 am to 4pm. Admission is free to visitors.

We are looking for artists and artisans who create and produce their own art work such as paintings, sculptures, rug crafting, calligraphy, fibre art and quilted items, jewellery, stained glass, wood carvings, pottery, and other arts and crafts.

  • Vendors have a choice of location for their booths:
    • Outdoors in Neilson Park in a 10’ x 10’ canopy tent space
      or
    • Indoors in Neilson Park Creative Centre at a table
  • This is a juried sale where we look for vendors with high quality handmade products. All vendors are selected by NPCC’s Creative Festival Committee.
  • The vendor must be the producer of the products sold. Mass produced and manufactured items will not be accepted.
  • Vendors may only display and sell the products approved by NPCC Creative Festival Committee.
  • Application entries are selected by the NPCC Creative Festival committee. The committee’s decisions are final.
  • The application will be considered for jurying by the committee when we receive your completed application form and images. Notification of acceptance or not into the sale will be emailed on Monday, June 17, 2024. If you are accepted you have until Friday, June 28, 2024 to make your payment.
  • This is an indoor/outdoor event – Rain or Shine! No refunds for inclement weather.

Vendors - Outdoors Booth Option

Outdoors Booth Option

 NPCC Member Canopy Tent Fee 

  • one 10’ x 10’ canopy tent $85 ($96.05 with HST).                                                                                

Non-NPCC Member Canopy Tent Fee

  • one 10’ x 10’ canopy tent $110 ($124.30 with HST)

Important Information

  • This is an indoor/outdoor event – Rain or Shine! No refunds for inclement weather.
  • 10’ x 10’ canopy tent is included in payment. The tent will be set up by NPCC.
  • NPCC will not provide tables or chairs.
  • There is no access to electricity outside.
  • Vendors supply their own tables, chairs, booth décor, products to sell.
  • There is a limited number of accessible booth spots, please contact NPCC for availability.

NPCC Provides

  • One 10’ x 10’ canopy tent set up outdoors in Neilson Park. The canopy tent will also be dismantled by NPCC staff. Canopy tent placement is assigned by NPCC.
  • Accessibility to washrooms are inside the centre at NPCC.
  • Advertising in local newspaper and listings of the sale on event websites.
  • Listing of your booth on our website, with links to your social media and website.
  • Digital postcards for vendors to advertise to their customers.
  • Posts about each vendor on our social media channels @NPCCarts on Facebook and Instagram using images submitted by vendors.

 

Vendor Responsibilities

  • Provide tables, chairs and booth décor.
  • Set up and take down of their product.
  • Handmade products for sale.
  • Vendors staff their booths at all times.
  • Process their own payments. Have a cash float and/or a Point of Sale Terminal.
  • Cell data packages to process sales through Point of Sales Terminals.
  • Advertise participation in NPCC’s Creative Festival through their social media, emails blasts, advertising.
  • Follow us @NPCCarts on Facebook and Instagram.

Vendors - Indoors Booth Option

Indoors Booth Option

Please note: Noise levels may be high in the centre, if musicians are performing in the gallery due to inclement weather.

NPCC Member Table Fee 

  • an eight foot table with two chairs $85 plus HST (with HST $96.05)                                                                                 

Non-NPCC Member Table Fee

  • an eight foot table with two chairs $110 plus HST (with HST $124.30)


Important Information

  • This is an indoor/outdoor event – Rain or Shine! No refunds for inclement weather.
  • An eight foot table and two chairs are included in payment. The table will be set up by NPCC.
  • Vendors supply their own booth décor and products to sell.
  • There is a limited number of accessible table spots, please contact NPCC for availability.

 

NPCC Provides

  • A fully accessible facility.
  • Rental of an eight-foot table, plus two chairs in a studio in Neilson Park Creative Centre. Studio and table placement are assigned by the Creative Festival committee.
  • Advertising and listings of the sale on event websites.
  • Listing of your booth on our website, with links to your social media and website.
  • Digital postcards for vendors to advertise to their customers.
  • Posts about each vendor on our social media channels @NPCCarts on Facebook and Instagram using images submitted by vendors.

 

Vendor Responsibilities

  • Provide booth décor such as table coverings
  • Extension cords for lights, etc. (if access to power outlet has been requested and approved).
  • Set up and take down of their product.
  • Handmade products for sale.
  • Scented products need to be wrapped, as NPCC is a scent-free facility.
  • Vendors staff their booths at all times.
  • Process their own payments. Have a cash float and/or a Point of Sale Terminal.
  • Cell data packages to process sales through Point of Sales Terminals.
  • Advertise participation in NPCC’s Creative Festival through their social media, emails blasts, advertising.
  • Follow us @NPCCarts on Facebook and Instagram.

Pricing

Outdoors or Indoors Booth SpaceSizeNPCC Member Pricing Before HstNPCC Member Pricing after HSTNon-Member Pricing before HSTNon-Member Pricing After HST
Outdoors Canopy Tent10 ‘x 10’ canopy tent$85.00$96.05$110.00$124.30
Indoors Table8′ table$85.00$96.05$110.00

$124.30

One of the benefits of NPCC membership is discounted pricing for entry fees!

You may rent one canopy tent or table. Payment is due only if you are accepted into the sale.

Payment accepted by credit, debit, cheque or cash. If payment is not received by 

How to Apply

You may apply to be a vendor using our easy online application form below or download a copy our paper application form.

For a .pdf copy of the application form and the full rules and regulations of the sale, click here.

For any questions, please email: handmade@neilsonparkcreativecentre.com

Online Application Form for Vendors

To apply online, fill in this online entry form. You will see a message that your application is complete after you press the Submit button.

You may submit up to 5 digital images of your sale items for review by the jurors. Please submit images in a .jpg format.
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Booth Options – Outdoors or Indoors. You may choose either an outdoors 10′ x 10′ canopy tent or a table indoors.
If you’re accepted as a vendor into NPCC’s Creative Festival, payment is due on Friday, June 28, 2024. Notification of acceptance or not into the sale will be emailed on Monday, June 17, 2024.
If you’re accepted as a vendor into NPCC’s Creative Festival, payment is due on Friday, June 28, 2024. Notification of acceptance or not into the sale will be emailed on Monday, June 17, 2024.
You may rent only one booth. Your booth must be configured to include a pathway for ease of entrance and exit for yourself and other booths to be compliant with city fire, safety and health ordinances. PLEASE NOTE: NPCC has final decision on all booth configurations and site placement.
Your application is complete once you submitted this form with your uploaded images. Notification of acceptance or not into NPCC’s Creative Festival will be emailed on Friday, June 17, 2024. Payment is due on Friday, June 28, 2024. Please click the Submit button below.

NPCC’s Resident Art Groups

NPCC is home to six resident art groups. Representatives from the groups will be at the sale.

Shop at their tables for unique, handcrafted items great for gifts for the holiday season and learn about their classes, workshops and studio sessions for the winter season.

Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto (CAGT)
CAGT’s meetings, classes and workshops offer a variety of educational and hands-on activities related to the calligraphic arts. Shop for handmade cards and other calligraphic artworks.
Website

Etobicoke Art Group (EAG)
The Etobicoke Art Group was established in 1951 and continues as a vital group of practicing artists today. Shop for artworks.
Website

Etobicoke Handweavers & Spinners Guild (EHS)
EHS encourages an interest in handweaving, spinning & dyeing. Offering services and learning opportunities. Shop for hand spun yarn, hand knitted clothing and handwoven textiles.
Website

Etobicoke Quilters’ Guild (EQG)
The Etobicoke Quilters’ Guild is one of the oldest quilting guilds in Canada. Shop for placemats, runners, small quilts and other textiles.
Website

Etobicoke Rugcrafters
The Etobicoke Rugcrafters aim to practise, promote and teach the techniques of traditional rughooking in a congenial group setting. Shop for items hooked with wool fabric and alternative fibres, including recycled materials.
Website

Humber Valley Art Club
Humber Valley Art Club is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 1951. They have established a reputation of offering quality instruction for adults of all skill levels in a friendly and inclusive environment.
www.humbervalleyartclub.com

We thankfully acknowledge our lead community sponsor, Toronto Pearson