Thursday, June 20, 2013

Applicant Information - How to Apply to be a Little Shop of Artists Artist

Good Morning,

Today we feature information for signing up / applying to be a participating artist or a featured vendor.

About Little Shop of Artists:

We are a local group of artists and artisans that have a passion and a penchant for handmade goods, from jewelry to fine art, the shop showcases the work of participating independent vendors / contractor Artists and Craftspeople as a retail venue in an Upscale Boutique-like setting.  We are NOT a consignment shop, we do not offer individual booth space, but rather incorporate the artists item into the shop with a designated display area and dedicated sales person.

Our Mission:  To provide a retail space / venue for local artists and artisans of all types for their wares available for purchase to the public.


You must live in Boise or the surrounding Ada County / Treasure Valley area.  We may expand the area later.
Your items must be handmade.  What is handmade?  We accept anything that has been crafted by hand, even assemblage art (jewelry, component pieces, found items refurbished), counts as handmade.

Applications are easy, because there really isn't one.  We would like to either meet you in person, please bring samples of your work, or you may e-mail us with your inquiry.  Please include the following information:

Your Name
Your Business Name (if you have one)
A brief description of what you do (Knit, Paint, Sculpt with materials a, b, c, etc.)  We are not looking for process, we want to be sure your hands made it or at least touched it during the creation of the item.
Pictures of your work
The best way and times to contact you.

Space Information:  Participating Artists

Rent for all Independent Contractor  / Artists / Vendors is a flat rate of $50.00 a month.  
Little Shop of Artists collects and pays the sales tax as required by law by the state of Idaho.  Reports are given to the participating artists for their records.
You are expected to commit to a three month stay as a Participating Artist. 
All sales money for the artist's items is remitted to the artists at the end of the month, along with the above mentioned reports.

Featured Vendor:

This is a different way to rent space at Little Shop of Artists.

Rent for all  Featured Vendors is $75.00 a month.  There is no commitment required.   Featured artists will be on a month to month basis and should last no more than 60 days (2 months) per artist.
Featured Vendors are displayed in a prominent place in the shop, your items will be moved or situated so that they are the first thing people see as they enter the shop.  Pieces may be "spot lighted" with the store lighting fixtures.
Advertisement will include the words:  Featuring works from YOUR NAME HERE.


Little Shop of Artists Business Cards
Little Shop of Artists Website Links
Advertisement - includes newspaper and radio 
A safe, secure place to sell your wares.
Friendly, knowledgeable, certified staff. 

Comparison Shopping other local venues:

Treasure Valley Flea Market held at the Fairgrounds - $70.00 - $90.00 per booth space.  2 days (Saturday or Sunday) or 15 hours of sales time.
Green Chutes - $60.00 a month plus volunteer (24 hours) time at their store or the Salt Tears coffee shop.
Once Upon a Time- $30.00


E-mail -
Phone: 208-794-8317 (cell phone)

Physical location of Shop

6713 Fairview Avenue, Suite B ("Middle Building")
Boise, ID 83704
We are the bungalow behind A-1 Video.

Little Shop of Artists Exterior - Like a little Fort Knox.  Gated doorways have four heavy duty pad and deadbolt locks.

Currently we are in the final stages of cleaning the interior and set up.  We are looking to open the doors to the public by July 01, 2013.

If you are an artist that would like to apply or know an artists that is looking for a retail space or venue we happily take all questions and inquires.

Thank you for stopping in and having a look. 

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.


  1. I wish you success!! Can't wait to see the inside!

  2. how exciting!!! I shared this post...I lift my cup in a toast to your success!

  3. Lookin Awesome Alix… Best of luck and many sales to you! WTG!