All applications and art will be reviewed by a member of Stowe Vibrancy before being accepted. Art on Park is hosted by Stowe Vibrancy, Inc. with the mission to increase the vibrancy of the Town of Stowe through the enhancement of social, recreational, cultural, economic and physical characteristics of the Village. Art on Park celebrates and highlights the unique and diverse culture of the Stowe Area, from crafts to fine arts and locally produced artisan products, for locals and tourists alike. For more information about Stowe Vibrancy, please visit www.stowevibrancy.com and like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/stowevibrancy.
Parking & Restrooms
Vendors are expected to unload and then move their vehicle to off-street parking, allowing for market patrons to use the spots along Main Street. All vehicles should enter Park Street from Main Street, and exit from Pond Street after they have unloaded—keeping a one-way traffic flow. The same applies for reloading at the end of the market. Do not park in any of the private lots in the area, ie., behind Piecemeal Pies, Union Bank when open, or any private residences. Public restrooms are located at Stowe Visitor Center and on the Depot Street side of the Stowe Mercantile shops.
Firearms & Drugs
Sales of Firearms or Drug (or Drug Paraphernalia) will not be permitted in any instance.
All Art on Park markets are an opportunity for local Craftsman, Artists and Artisans to showcase their hard work. We encourage each Vendor to maintain high quality and safety standards. Each Vendor must complete an application. Applications are available online at www.stowevibrancy.com or by contacting Cristina Mink, Stowe Vibrancy, 802.253.1928 or email@example.com.
All Vendors must sell products produced, created, designed or processed themselves. Buy/sell items, items made from kits, and commercially manufactured products are not allowed. We will accept applications for locally sourced and/or made pre-packaged food or beverage items on a case-by-case basis.
Sales Tax & Insurance
Each Vendor is responsible for sales tax and state and federal business licenses and insurance if necessary.
Space Information- Set up and Break down
Art on Park will open to the public at 5:00 p.m. and will remain open until 8:00 p.m. Vendors may begin setting up at 4:00 p.m. (not before). Set up should be complete by 5:00 p.m. The Executive Director will determine space assignments and evert effort will be made to remain the same throughout the full season. Assignments will be provided to vendors prior to the first market, and weekly, if needed. Vendors are responsible for breaking down their stalls and picking up after themselves. (This includes all trash and food waste!) Vendors are responsible for providing tables, chairs, and a WHITE 10x10 canopy/tent, etc. Vendors are responsible for their property and any loss, damages or theft to their property. Because Art on Park is held at an outdoor venue, all tables, chairs, tents, etc. must be securely set up throughout the course of the evening. Securely means tent/canopies must be weighted, and tables and chairs must be weighted and out of the way of traffic. Refunds will NOT be given in any case, due to weather conditions. There is a limited electricity supply that is available on a first-come, first-reserved basis, but all vendors must provide their own extension cords.
Vendor stalls must be staffed at all times by the artist, business owner or an employee of the business.
Art on Park is a community effort. If vendor-to-vendor or vendor-to-customer disputes cannot be resolved, the Executive Director may be called in to mediate. In this case, the Executive Director’s decision will be final. Grievances may be submitted in writing to the Executive Director at the postal address or email address below.
Art on Park was created to enhance the Stowe Community. Any misconduct will not be permitted at the Market. Discrimination, illegal behavior or failure to abide by these Guidelines will not be tolerated. A verbal warning will be issued first, followed by expulsion from the Market. Expulsion from the entire season of Art on Park will be determined on a case-by-case basis. In the case of expulsion, fees will not be refunded. Stowe Vibrancy, Inc. reserves the ability to amend these Guidelines as it sees fit to maintain the safety and success of Art on Park and its Market guests.
Full-time vendors are expected to attend 7 of the 8 weeks of the Market. The fee for missed weeks will not be refunded. Full-time vendors who are unable to attend a week must give proper notification to the Executive Director, so that space can be filled. Contact Cristina Mink at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who do not wish to commit to the full-time schedule can be placed on the sub-list and will be notified if a space should open up. Full-time cost is $200 for the season, and pre-payment in full will secure your spot. Weekly/sub cost for artisan vendors is $25/week.