Forest Fest Spring Artisans Market – Fine Arts and Crafts
Presented by the Wake Forest Guild of Artists (with support from Wake Forest Downtown, INC. and ARTS Wake Forest)
Date: April 15, 2023
Times: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Wake Forest Renaissance Centre
405 S. Brooks St.
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Wake Forest Downtown is hosting its second “Forest Fest”, celebrating the Town of Wake Forest, on Saturday, April 15, 2023. The Wake Forest Guild of Artists has again been invited to join this event as fine arts are important to the community. We are excited to return this year and hope this event will be even larger than last year’s inaugural event.
This is an indoor/outdoor rain or shine event. We will not have enough indoor space to move outdoor vendors inside in case of rain.
Booth Fee for WFGA member Artists and Artisans: $40
Booth Fee for non-member Artists and Artisans: $50
Refund Policy: Vendor cancellations will be refunded their booth fees until April 3rd. There will be no refunds for cancellations after April 3rd.
Interested in joining the WFGA? Visit https://www.wakeforestguild.org/join
Important Calendar Dates:
Booth Fees Due: March 26, 2023
Notification of Booth Assignment: April 8, 2023
Final Instructions: April 13, 2023
Market Manager: Kathy Street, Chair of the Wake Forest Guild of Artists
Artist General Information:
Outside booths will be 10 x 10. Inside booths will be 8 x 8. There should be spacing between each booth.
Artists must provide all material needed for display, tables, coverings, backdrops, chairs, etc. All outdoor tents/displays must be properly secured and weighted with a minimum of 20 lbs.
Indoor spaces will not be allowed to have covered tents.
Displays must fit within designated spaces with room to maneuver around the display.
Only original work, handmade by the artist or artisan, will be accepted. No direct sale or premade kits allowed. Prints and cards derived from the artists’ work are allowed.
If the artist misrepresents their work from the application to what is sold at the event, the artist will not be allowed to participate in future WFGA vendor events.
Artists are responsible for their own lunch. Light snacks will be provided by the WFGA.
Artists must remain at the booth during sales hours. Roaming volunteers will be available to watch booths for breaks.
All sales will be transacted by and will go directly to the artists.
All participants are required to provide a valid North Carolina Sales Tax Account ID number (9 digits; usually beginning with a 6). If you do not have one, go to: https://www.ncdor.gov/taxes-forms/sales-and-use-tax/sales-and-use-tax-registration. There is no fee to register and obtain a tax id.
Setup will begin as early as 7:00 AM. Vendors are expected to be set up and prepared for customers by 8:45 AM. Please unload your car first and then move to designated parking before setting up your space. Detailed information on unloading and parking will be provided in the final instructions on April 13th. At arrival, please check in at the ARTS Wake Forest booth inside the front door of the Renaissance Centre.
Booths are expected to remain open until 3:00 PM. Although Forest Fest officially ends at 2:00, we want to capitalize on the volume of guests still roaming downtown Wake Forest and will stay open until 3:00 PM.
Final breakdown instructions will be sent with other final instructions on April 13th.
Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Payment of the fee indicates acceptance of the following:
The artist does hereby release from all liability and agree to hold harmless the Wake Forest Guild of Artists, ARTS Wake Forest, the Town of Wake Forest, Wake Forest Downtown, Inc., The Renaissance Centre of Wake Forest, their employees or Board of Directors, for any injury or loss suffered or incurred by the artist or by employees, volunteers, or representatives of the artist in their activities during the Forest Fest Spring Artisan Market, including set-up and break-down. The artist also agrees to exonerate and hold harmless the listed entities from any and all liability for injury or damage to the persons or property caused by the activities of the artist or its employees, volunteers, or representatives upon said premises, including, but not limited to, any costs, including attorney’s fees.