The Sky Islands Fall Artisan Market is a juried arts and crafts show. All artwork must be handmade by the artist presenting and selling the materials or must directly supervise the production of the art by a limited number of assistants or employees. Applications will not be considered complete if an image of the artist producing their work or of their studio is not attached. If it is determined applicants have not handmade their artwork they will not be allowed to apply for an artist booth space. SAACA has the final authority to determine if the artist applicant meets these guidelines. For arts and crafts shows artists are allowed to bring items such as reproductions of only their own two dimensional work, production work, unlimited editions of photography, country crafts, ceramics made from commercial molds, jewelry made from purchased beads, stained glass or other items that employ the use of commercial patterns, and any item that is purchased and then embellished, including clothing.
Artisan Gourmet Food Market: Pre-packaged gourmet food products made, created and designed for consumption. All food and beverage products must follow regulations set forth by the Pima County Health Department.
Ceramic: original clay and porcelain work; excludes jewelry. No machine-made or mass-produced work is permitted.
Drawing: two-dimensional works in pencil, chalk, pastel, charcoal, pen and/or ink. Limited edition prints are accepted in editions of 500 or less, provided each is individually signed and numbered.
Fiber/Textiles: work crafted from fiber including fabric and paper; includes handmade clothing and clothing with surface design. All works must be designed and executed by the artist. No mass-produced work or buy-sell items are permitted; excludes jewelry.
Furniture: works created as furniture in any media; no mass-produced works or kits.
Glass: works made of glass that have been crafted by glass blowing, molding, casting or kiln-forming; excludes jewelry.
Health/Beauty: handmade products including soaps, lotions, etc.
Home/Decor: handmade products that are decorative or functional for the home.
Jewelry: designed and executed by the artist and must have been juried in the Jewelry medium. No machine-made or mass-produced work is permitted.
Leather: any work handcrafted from leather; excludes jewelry.
Metal: original work created through the forging, twisting and fabricating of various metals
Mixed Media 2D & 3D: two- and three-dimensional works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in their production.
Painting: two-dimensional works in paint including acrylic, oil, watercolor, etc. Limited edition prints are accepted in editions of 500 or less, provided each is individually signed and numbered.
Photography: photographic prints created from the artist’s original negatives or digital files that have been processed by the artist.
Printmaking/Graphics: original works created using traditional printmaking methods including lithograph, block, serigraph, etc. as well as computer-generated art.
Sculpture: three-dimensional original work done in any medium.
Toys: hand-made toys of any medium. Water balloon yo-yos and marshmallow shooters are not permitted.
Wood: original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved; excludes jewelry.
Other: all works of art or crafts that do not fall into the categories listed. Original work/designs only. No machine-made or mass-produced work is permitted.
ARTISAN BOOTH FEES
IMPORTANT JURY DATES: Jury #1 – July 10, 2022 | Jury #2 – August 20, 2022* Only if not filled to capacity in 1st Jury)
ARTIST SPACE APPLICATION & BOOTH FEES All booth prices include the artist jury fee, as well as the required 2-day Town of Patagonia Business License. SAACA will submit all necessary business permits for Patagonia on your behalf.
STANDARD ARTIST BOOTH 12’ x 12’ single-artist booth space $275
PREMIUM ARTIST BOOTH 12' x 12' single-artist booth space $325
NON PROFIT & EXHIBITING SPONSOR BOOTH VENDOR APPLICATION : A limited number of booth spaces will be allotted to non-profit organizations, and exhibiting sponsors. If you are a sales or outreach based business, please refer to the application for more details
OPTIONAL ADD ON ARTISAN SERVICES
Tent Rental: 10x10 white tent rental with 4 sidewalls Add On
8” foot Table Rental
Labor to Help Set Up and Break Down Tent
FOOD VENDOR/ TRUCK
Food Vendors provide ready-to-eat foods for festival attendees. Interested vendors should complete the online application. Applicants are juried by SAACA Staff and arts/community members to ensure quality of food, diversity in offerings, non-compete with other vendors, size and electrical needs. Only 10 spaces are available and will fill up quickly.
As a community event, we extend an invitation to organizations from the Mountain Empire of Sonoita, Elgin, and Patagonia and our neighbors in Nogales to participate as a way to promote your group, get your message out, and to fund-raise. Organizations from other communities may be accepted on a limited basis. Nonprofit retail sales are limited to items related to the mission of the organization unless special permission is granted, please ask. A discount is offered to nonprofit organizations with an information only booth (raffles and donations allowed). All organizations, for-profit and nonprofit, are required to have a current Arizona TPT permit and a retail permit for the Town of Patagonia if selling items. An application for a temporary permit for the Town of Patagonia will be sent with your letter of acceptance. Proof of nonprofit status will be required.
Business is defined as independent contractors, in-home businesses, as well as the typical business that has a business office or storefront. This booth type is considered to be a business which is selling manufactured, commercial, or third party sold, or business trade and sales organizations.
SKY ISLANDS FALL ARTISAN MARKET
Over 30 years ago, the Town of Patagonia held its first fall festival to showcase extraordinary talent and artistry against the beautiful backdrop of their community, nestled at over 4000 feet in the mountains of Southeast Arizona. The festival attracts more than 15,000 visitors to Patagonia’s lovely tree-shaded park in the center of town over a festive weekend, presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance in partnership with the Sky Island Tourism Association.