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Discover Quincy Holiday Pop Up Shop Call for Artisans

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November 10, 2015
Calling all local artisans! Thanks to a local business, Discover Quincy welcomes local artists with the opportunity to show and sell their work at our temporary retail location during the holiday season.  “The revitalization of downtown Quincy creates a unique opportunity to give artisans access to otherwise unaffordable retail space.” Says Margaret Laforest, Director of Tourism & Marketing, Quincy Chamber of Commerce.  Applicants will be juried and accepted until all spaces are filled. Priority will be given to Quincy area artists to sell unique, handmade works; art, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metalwork, mixed media, photography, woodwork and more. Vendor acceptance is based upon the quality and originality of the work as well as booth presentation. Booth space sizes to be determined individually. Artwork will be displayed on 3’X6’ panels with each artist assigned one panel for the duration of the show. Discover Quincy is working in partnership with the Quincy Art Association whose members have automatically been accepted. Space has been reserved for QAA and will be coordinated directly with the association to save members from undergoing the application process. In order to ensure a balanced and varied selection of exhibitors, we may limit the number of exhibitors accepted in any single genre. This is an exciting opportunity for local artists to sell their work within the up-and-coming art community in Quincy. Apply online at thequincychamber.com by priority deadline of November 20. Artists will be notified of acceptance by November 24 and arrangements to be made for artwork drop off. Anyone that participated in Discover Quincy’s Summer Fridays art pop up will be automatically accepted. The Discover Quincy Holiday Pop Up Shop plans to open December 3. While Discover Quincy is heavily subsidizing the retail space, we will require a $50 fee for vendor space or a 20% commission on artwork. Fees are flexible with volunteer service during store hours, set up and break down. Fees will be utilized to cover expenses including advertising for the season. Artists will be paid for their sales weekly. For more information, please email mlaforest@thequincychamber.commlaforest@thequincychamber.com or call 617-639-1117.

Margaret Laforest