CALL For Artists and Makers! Join us for our Grand Opening this Holiday season, 2021 in Leesburg, VA

Currently accepting applications for Pop-Up MADE Market. Leesburg VA (Village at Leesburg), November 4-Jan 2, 2021

We are thrilled to announce that Phase 1 of our MADE Artisan Market journey has begun!!

We are now accepting applications for our very first pop-up market over this 2021 Holiday season at the Village at Leesburg Shopping Center!! We'll be there from November 1 through January 2nd in an indoor, storefront location with excellent visibility from this incredibly popular holiday shopping destination. What's more, all our artists will benefit from weekly events like the tree lighting ceremony, outstanding local marketing efforts of the Villages team, and prominent exposure at the entrance of the shopping center.

 

UPDATE: We are currently CLOSED for Jewelry booth reservations as we have received and accepted enough jewelers for the market booth spaces. If you are interested in reserving a shelf in our jewelry cabinet, please use the Contact Us form to express your interest. We'll be happy to send you some information. Thank you!

Here are some other highlights:

  • We have a cap of 25 spaces available (not counting jewelry cabinet space)

  • We'll be open weekends only (Thursday - Sunday) from Nov 1st through January 2nd

  • 10x10 Booth spaces are available for rent (see prices below)

  • Dedicated booth space, your product displays, your branding - #selfMADE!

  • Weekend events by our makers will draw additional crowds to the market (ex. glass blowing, blacksmith forge, live painting/art demonstrations)

  • Option to use our inventory and checkout system so that you don't have to 'man' your booth for your entire reservation

Our vision for this pop-up is to help establish this area in Leesburg as the premiere destination for fine art, innovations in art, and fine craftsmanship only found by local artisans here in Loudoun County (#MADElocal!). To that end, we will be looking for artists in the following categories:

  • Painters - any medium

  • Fabrics - silk scarves, wet felting, etc.

  • Photographers

  • Wood workers, wood turning, contemporary wood furniture

  • Papers (collage, quilling, cards, etc.)

  • Mixed Media

  • Sculptors

  • Weavers

  • Potters

  • Jewelry - fine jewelry and gemstones, wire wrapping, etc.

  • Tech Fine Art - 3d printing, laser cutting, LED art

Unfortunately, for this pop-up market, here are some artists that we cannot accept at this time: 

  • Upcycled clothing, furniture, or home decor

  • Vintage style crafting (signs, wreaths, etc.)

  • Network Marketing products or direct sales

  • Antiques

Artist Application

We will be accepting applications up until we are completely full for the full range of weekends of the Market. In order for us to provide the best experience for our shoppers, preference will be given to the first of any category and those makers that can reserve the most consecutive weekend dates. We will only accept submissions which represent products of the artists' own original creation. We will not accept any resale vendors or network/direct marketing products for this Market. All applications will be juried by a panel of your peers, fellow makers and artists from the area.

Artist Benefits!

Your booth rental space includes the following:

  • 7 available weekends + 2 additional holiday weekends which may be partially open depending on the other stores in the shopping center

  • Dedicated 10x10 space in our indoor facility which you can setup with your product display (no tents please)

  • A Bio page on our website features 3-5 images, links to your website, and any other info you'd like to share with our fans

  • Live Feeds to Instagram and Facebook as well as other social media advertising affiliated with MADE and the Village at Leesburg

  • "Free" marketing which will be included with the Villages at Leesburg (events advertising, radio, TV, etc.)

  • Hosted live demonstrations in front of the store which will serve to draw additional crowds

  • Easy access to restrooms, food nearby in the shopping center, and available help to man your booth!

  • ZERO Commission fees! If you can cover your booth and POS, then what you sell is what you keep!**

** Please talk to us if you'd like some additional help in covering your booth or arranging for checkout using the store's POS system. An additional fee per transaction may apply. VA Sales tax will be collected on your behalf and paid back to you for tax reporting purposes.

Pricing (Jewelers, please contact us for special rates for locked case displays):

  • $600 per month for Nov + December weekends. Permanent booth space setup for the duration of the market.

  • $300 per weekend for any weekend of your choice if available. Booth space for the weekend, needs to be removed on non-exhibiting weekends

  • $100 per single day reservation. Booth space for the reserved days only, needs to be removed on non-exhibiting days

Application

To submit your application for consideration of the MADE Market 2021, please provide the following information:

Please upload 3 photos of your unique creations. Select photos which are representative of the items you plan to sell at the market event. Please provide a caption for each photo that includes your asking price for the item and anything unique about it.

Upload Photo #1
Upload Photo #2
Upload Photo #3

Please upload 2 photos of your booth setup. Please include photos of your booth in a 10' x 10' space if possible.

Upload Booth Photo #1
Upload Booth Photo #2