2021 Fiber Arts Show and Sale Vendor Information

You are invited to apply to participate in the 2021 Bloomington Spinners and Weavers Guild’s Fiber Arts Show and Sale. The application is available to download as a fillable form in Word and PDF. Please first read the essential information you need to know as a potential vendor.

This event, sponsored by the BSWG, will be held on Friday, November 5 (4 to 9 p.m.) and Saturday, November 6 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) in the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center at 306 S. College Avenue, Bloomington, IN.

Booth fees for 2021 are the same as for 2019:

    • Guild Members: $135.00 (single booth) or $68.00 each (shared booth)
    • Non-guild members: $145.00 (single booth) or $73.00 each (shared booth)

Booth sizes will be the same: 9’ wide and 10’ deep with three end booths 8’ wide and extending out along the side wall to about 12’. If you were in the show in 2019, you may not have the same booth space, as we move people to visually balance the two rooms. We will consider shared booths if requested. If you know with whom you would like to share a booth, please indicate that person on your application. Both artists will need to submit their own application for jury by the August 2, 2021, deadline.

If you wish to participate, download the application. The application deadline is August 2, 2021. Due to the fact that we have more requests for booth space than available booths, the deadline must be met to ensure your consideration.

We prefer that you download the application as a fillable form in Word or PDF. Complete it, save it, and send it as an attachment, with three pictures of your work, to bswg2018@gmail.com. Alternatively, you may mail your application to BSWG, PO Box 351, Bloomington, IN 47402, along with three pictures of your work. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like us to return the photos.

Please do not pay your booth fee at the time that you send in your application. You will be notified of your acceptance by August 13, and booth fees will be due (received) by Wednesday, September 1. You will also receive notification should you not be accepted and are on the waitlist.

There will be a Guild Booth for those artists who only have a few items to sell. Artists on the waitlist will also be offered this option. Instead of a booth fee, those participating in the Guild Booth will pay a fee of 20% of their sales. Guild members may qualify a reduced fee of only 10% by volunteering for a 2-hour shift during the show to demonstrate spinning or weaving and/or help with the hostess table.

Each year we ask all artists to donate an item at a value of $25 or more for door prizes. Visitors will be asked to fill out a door prize form as they enter.  Door prizes will be awarded through a drawing from these forms. The forms are important as they are used to update our mailing list for postcards and email notifications.