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Belfast Art Market returns with no-fee model for vendors

Jun 18, 2020
Katherine Devereux of SPINNE Leather & Textiles showcases leather goods, oil and watercolor paintings, and home decor at the Belfast Farmers Market in 2019.

BElfast — The Belfast Art Market is back for the 2020 summer season, every Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Sept. 25, alongside the original Belfast Farmer’s Market.

The Belfast Art Market (BAM) brings a rotating cast of talented Maine artists every week, offering an eclectic array of high-quality ceramics, clothing, jewelry, paintings, and more. But this year, Waterfall Arts, the organization behind the BAM, decided to waive both the annual and weekly fees in an effort to support local artists in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

As the season moves forward, vendors typically increase in numbers. Currently, the BAM is still accepting applications for vendors for the season. Commission-free, free to participate, and flexible to participate in one market or every single one, the opportunity to get exposure and build community lies at the heart of the market.

Following health and safety guidance, vendors are required to wear masks and social distance.

Go on, take an original painting home with your organic, rainbow carrots!

Find the Belfast Art Market on Facebook and Instagram or on its website: https://waterfallarts.org/artmarket/. Email artmarket@waterfallarts.org for more information.

Learn more about and apply to the Belfast Art Market at https://waterfallarts.org/artmarket/apply/.

Launched in 2000 and currently celebrating 20 years, Waterfall Arts is a community arts center that offers resources to students, professionals, and arts enthusiasts of all ages. Opportunities include classes, exhibitions, art events, performances, open community studios (clay, print, and darkroom photography), public art projects, and more.

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