Opening of registrations for the summer bazaar | Culture & Leisure

ByJames I. Robertson

Apr 21, 2022

Telluride Arts District is looking forward to summer, as the organization recently announced that it is accepting applications for the June 24-26 Summer Bazaar at the Transfer Warehouse. Local artists and creators are welcome to apply, which can be done online at telluridearts.org.

Tents, which are required, and table space are available to rent for $150 each, plus a 15% commission on sales. Telluride Arts charges a 15% commission on sales to cover credit card processing fees, accounting, advertising and event administration.

“This is an outdoor site subject to weather conditions and winds. The outside door will be locked overnight. Artists are encouraged to leave crafts and supplies overnight, although all valuables must be locked and secured or removed,” according to a press release. “A musician or small band will perform live during the event for two hours each day. Drinks will be available for purchase for vendors and attendees on Friday and Saturday evenings and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

Rain is a possibility, so tents will be a necessity. Telluride Arts will have umbrellas for buyers in case of a downpour, but vendors should bring a chair, table and any other exhibit materials needed for their booth. Limited electricity is available. Vendors should indicate on their application if they will need a point of sale so that the organization can plan accordingly.

Artists are responsible for the set up, take down and delivery, handling and removal of the artwork. Installation is scheduled for an hour or two before opening each day. Hours are 4-7 p.m. Friday, 12-7 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, with a break from 4 p.m. Sunday.

“We will assign the specific booth spaces closer to the event. If you have any placement needs or requirements, please include them in your application,” the website states.

All items must have a price tag and be marked with a price and three-letter code, which will be awarded.

“This is how we know where to assign the sale at checkout, so be sure to clearly mark each item,” according to the statement.

All credit cards, checks and cash are accepted. Telluride Arts pays all processing fees on the commission percentage. The organization also collects and pays applicable state, county, and city sales taxes. Vendors do not need a business license for the event.

“You’ll be operating under the Telluride Arts license, and we’ll be sure to be up to date,” officials explained. “You will receive a check equal to the total amount of sales minus the commission within two weeks. You will also receive a breakdown of your sales. Please note: Uncle Sam wants you to file your state and federal income taxes, if applicable.

In the meantime, there’s still a lot going on in the local art scene during the offseason. Friday is Earth Day, and the Wilkinson Public Library celebrates with an extravaganza filled with everything from a morning nature hike (meet at the South Pine Street Bridge at 8 a.m.) to a walk-in you for kids in the youth zone from 3 to 6 p.m. For a complete list of Earth Day events, visit wilkinsonpubliclibrary.com.

If you’re looking to get out of the canyon, Naturita’s Camp V is celebrating its first anniversary all weekend. A family barbecue, outdoor movie and bonfire kick off Friday night. Saturday includes yoga, groundbreaking Vtrove, outdoor hike and picnic, sunset performance by Joel Shearer, Zendo Stereo meditation, bonfire and fireworks. Sunday wraps up the birthday bargain with brunch. For more information, visit campv.com.


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