Most of our venues will carry insurance for damage or theft that occurs at their expense. We will confirm this with each host venue. If artist merchandise is not covered via the venue, BSA will purchase an insurance rider to provide coverage. Although we will make every effort to secure artist’s inventory, BSA cannot be held responsible for
While most Barn Swallow Artists are prepared to set up their booths the morning of the event, having access to the site the day prior to the event is much preferred. This allows Lauri and Lynn to get set up early, and be available to assist others as they move their goods in day-of. We find it goes
Heck yes! We love to collaborate with our host venues to create the most successful, well-attended, memorable events possible. We are always open to creativity in organizing and promoting these events, so bring your best ideas and we will work with you to create the perfect Barn Swallow Artists market for your goals.
Our primary consideration for a host venue is that there is viable space to set up a BSA market. Space should be sheltered and heated (as necessary), and well-lit. In the drier months, we can consider using outdoor spaces. There should be electricity available at the site, as well as wifi coverage and password for vendor transactions.
We require that a representative from the venue be on site for the duration of the event. The host venue should be open and operating while the market is happening. We encourage our host partners to engage and integrate with the market. Invite your employees and tasting room visitors to come through and meet our artists, pour (and
BSA administrative fees vary depending on the site, size of market (number of vendors), and goals of the partnering venue. We aim to offer a fee schedule that is fair and reasonable to all parties. Our business model is geared toward providing local artists with affordable outlets in which to sell their goods. For this reason, BSA does not
Please complete and submit our online form and we will follow-up with you as soon as possible. We will arrange a site visit and meeting to discuss your thoughts concerning a BSA market. Once we determine it’s a go, Lauri and Lynn will take it from there-handling all vendor arrangements, communications, accounting, market set-up and take-down, etc.
As long as there is adequate space for the number of artists requested, BSA is able to work with almost any configuration. We love to get creative! No two BSA markets are alike, and we are adept at creating a market that will work for your space and vision.
Ideally, we would have at least 6 months to arrange a BSA market. However, it rarely works out this way! If you are thinking about hosting a market, get in touch with us regardless of the timeline. We are experienced market organizers, and have a great variety of local artists to call on. It’s always possible we can