Welcome to the Baltimore Fashion Market: Pop up series hosted by the Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI). The market provides a downtown fashion shopping experience that aims to reduce fashion waste globally. This fashion market is produced by The Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts in collaboration with BMI. 

Sustainable Fashion Week: US

We have also teamed up with Sustainable Fashion Week U.S. (SFW) to provide programming aligned with the markets initiatives. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a unique swapping experience. Swap Across America. This program is produced by Sfw. They will customize the experience in collaboration with the market.

 Fashion market attendees are encouraged to bring 3 to 5 pieces of fashion merchandise/items to the market, which will be reviewed by the Sustainable Fashion Week U.S. staff. Upon review, participants will be provided with tickets representing their swappable items.

Participants can then request to swap their merchandise with vendors' offered swappable items. Vendors have the discretion to accept or deny a swap and are not obligated to participate in the swapping programming. This initiative provides a platform for sustainable fashion practices and encourages the exchange of pre-loved fashion items.

Participants will also have the opportunity to have their swappable, swapped, and/or purchased items up-cycled by our team up-cycling artist.

Sustainable Style: Resurrected! A Wearable Art Experience:

Additionally, we are thrilled to announce "Sustainable Style: Resurrected! A Wearable Art Experience," a sustainable fashion show that will close the fashion market series for the year. Designers will be selected to showcase their creations in a fashion show hosted by the BmI, highlighting the beauty of sustainable fashion and wearable art. Join us on Halloween, October 31st, from 6pm to 9pm for this exciting event during 2024 Free Fall Baltimore. We encourage all attendees to come dressed in their sustainable/wearable art costumes and/or fashions to celebrate this unique showcase and celebration of, sustainable fashion.

Vendors Package:

  • Designated 10x10 outdoor space at the BMI for vending.
  • 1 white Steel Frame Canopy 10 ft x 10 ft
  • 4 Canopy weights
  • 1 6 ft. x 2.5 ft table
  • 2 folding chairs
  • 2 clothing racks (additional rack for Swap Across America vendors. )
  • 20 hangers
  • 1 table cloth
  • Wifi access
  • Cross promotion during BMI's farmers market
  • Cross promotion with Sustainable Fashion Week Us.
  • Logo placement on BOPA promotional assets
  • Listed in the directory of 2024 Fashion Market vendors.
  • Social media marketing
  • Media coverage
  • Free Access to the Museum during the market. 

Vendors Fee: 

$100.00

What you'll need:

  • Additional table (optional)
  • Additional table cloth
  • Additional chair(s) (optional)
  • Additional clothing rack(s) (optional)
  • Additional hangers (optional)
  • Signage
  • Price tags/menu
  • Payment service/system (example: square, paypal, cash app...cashless preferred.) 
  • Customer receipts 
  • Bags for customers (cloth preferred) / purchase packaging 

Timeline:

Application Opens: June 03, 2024

Info Session: June 10, 2024 at 6:00 pm 

Link here!

Application Closes: July 01, 2024 at 11:59 pm

Applicants Notified: Week of July 15, 2024 

The Baltimore Fashion Market: Pop-up Series Schedule:

August 26, 2024: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

September 28, 2024: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

October 26, 2024: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Guidelines/Requirements:

  • Must be a licensed business to participate.
  • Accepting vendors with a variety of fashion products including clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry, upcycled designs, custom designs, and thrifted finds.
  • Encouraging Baltimore vendors and vendors in the region to apply.
  • Selected vendors are required to have a representative vending from 10am to 4pm at the selected market.
  • Showcase high-quality images of your products for review.
  • Provide a brief description of your brand/aesthetic.
  • Clearly list the price tags and/or range of your products.
  • Vendors must bring their own display materials, including racks, tables, and signage in addition to what is provided. (listed above.)
  • Booth setup must be aesthetically pleasing and in line with the overall markets initiatives.
  • Payment service/system (example: square, paypal, cash app...cashless preferred.)
  • Willingness to participate in the swapping program with attendees, as outlined in the event description or okay with programming taking place during the hours of the scheduled pop-up markets.
  • Compliance with all event rules and regulations.
  • Must adhere to all local health and safety guidelines.
  • Willingness to promote the event on social media and other platforms.
  • Allow BOPA, BMI, and SFW to use likeness of brand on all medias for marketing purposes.
  • Submission of the required vendor participation fee upon selection.


        Be part of this sustainable fashion movement by filling out the application form to showcase your thrifted clothes, custom and up-cycled designs, jewelry, shoes, bags, and accessories at the Baltimore Fashion Market. Selected vendors will have the opportunity to engage with Sustainable Fashion Week U.S. programming and participate in the "Sustainable Style: Resurrected! A Wearable Art Experience" fashion show


 

For additional questions regarding the application/process you may reach out to:

Senior Program Coordinator: Devin Shacklett, (Dshacklett@promotionandarts.org)

Fashion Program Coordinator: Caprece-Ann Jackson (Cjackson@promotionandarts.org)


 

Artscape – America's largest free arts festival – returns August 2 - 4, 2024

Artscape is back! The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is excited for the return of Artscape, a showcase of artists and makers, live concerts, visual arts experiences, performing arts, fashion designers, kid-focused activities, film, experimental music, improv and comedy, literary arts programming and culinary delights. BOPA encourage artists and festival goers to embrace Artscape for what it is – a fully accessible, 100% FREE, world-class arts festival – sited in the heart of Baltimore City. Everyone’s invited to Artscape, let's celebrate the arts in Baltimore together! 


 

ARTSCAPE 

Artscape is AMERICA’S LARGEST FREE outdoor arts festival, rocking the cultural heart of Baltimore since 1982. The festival was designed as an Arts Fair that marketed Baltimore as a cultural hub, generated local community support for the arts, and stimulated economic development and investment in the Mt. Vernon/Bolton Hill neighborhood. 

 

Festival Hours 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2: 

5PM – 10PM FESTIVAL OPERATIONS   

9PM - 11PM ARTSCAPE AFTER HOURS  

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3: 

11AM – 10PM FESTIVAL OPERATIONS  

9PM - 11PM ARTSCAPE AFTER HOURS  

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4: 

11AM-5PM FESTIVAL OPERATIONS 

*Note: Literary Arts & Artists Prints Fair will NOT operate during the “Artscape After Hours” schedule 

 

LOCATION: Midtown Baltimore and the Station North Arts & Entertainment District     

 

ABOUT LITERARY ARTS AND ARTIST PRINTS FAIR (“LITS & PRINTS FAIR”)  

BOPA invites artists, authors and artist collectives who create books, prints, multiples and other editions to participate in the Literary Arts and Artist Prints fair within the 38th annual Artscape. This activation is primarily for writers/authors, but visual artists may be accepted if their work connects to storytelling or literature. Applicants will have the opportunity to exhibit and sell their works. The Lits & Prints Fair will be held outdoors this year

NOTE: There is a mandatory, non-refundable $150.00 vendor fee that must be paid upon acceptance notification. 

Exhibitors will each be given a tent, table, and two chairs outdoors. 

 

ELIGIBILITY 

There are no geographic or age restrictions for this application, however Baltimore-based artists will be prioritized. 

 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES & LOGISTIC DETAILS 

  1. Artists and artist collectives are encouraged to use their presence at Artscape as a promotional tool for themselves. 
  2. There is electrical access for exhibitors. 
  3. Exhibitors should be completely self-contained, and come prepared with all necessary tools and hardware to hang and install their space. 
  4. One six foot table and two chairs will be provided to all exhibitors, additional tables will be available in limited quantities depending upon the number of exhibitors. Artists will not be allowed to bring their own tables, but may bring up to two pedestals for exhibition of sculptural editions. 
  5. All tables are required to be covered, artists should bring a table covering with them. 
  6. All featured works should be the exhibiting artist or artist collective’s own originally conceived work. 
  7. Accepted exhibitors are responsible for installation, staffing, and de-installation within the exhibition timeline.  
  8. Exhibitors may bring their vehicle onto site to unload artworks but should be removed as soon as unloading is complete. Vehicles will not be allowed onsite during festival open hours. Parking is available in area garages. Exhibitors are strongly encouraged to utilize public transportation whenever possible. 
  9. Exhibitors must keep their space open all hours of the festival weekend, rain or shine, unless otherwise communicated by BOPA. 
  10. Artscape does not collect a commission on any sales made by participating artists or artist collectives. 
  11. Exhibitors may not re-sell, share with an unaccepted exhibitor or sub-let any portion of their space. 
  12. Artworks submitted for review for inclusion in the fair must be similar to the works that the artist or artist collective will be bringing to the fair. 
  13. Any violation of these stipulations by exhibitors will result in expulsion from the festival, and a refund will not be given. 
  14. By submitting an application, you agree to and accept all festival terms and conditions. 
  15. Submitting an application does not automatically imply acceptance. 


 

APPLICATION TIMELINE 

Application Opens: Monday, June 10, 2024 

Application Deadline: Friday, June 28, 2024 at 11:59pm EST

Applicants Notified: Friday, July 5, 2024 

Vendor Deposit Deadline: Friday, July 12, 2024 

Vendor Info Sessions (Optional): Tuesday, July 16, Friday, July 19, and Monday, July 22. Details forthcoming to accepted vendors; these dates are tentative. 

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS 

1. Applicants should include 5 - 10 jpeg images of works that are similar to the works that they will be showcase at the Fair. Please label files by artist or artist collective group name, followed by the number that corresponds on your image/video list (for example: AdamsGary01.jpg, AdamsGary02.jpg, etc). Images should be no larger than approximately 3MB to 5MB each in size. 

2. Gallery or artist collective resume (.doc or .pdf format)  

 

COSTS TO PARTICIPATE AS AN EXHIBITOR 

There is no fee to apply. There is a mandatory, non-refundable $150 fee once accepted. 

 

POINT OF CONTACT 

Twi McCallum, Community Engagement Manager 

tmccallum@promotionandarts.org 

Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts: Festivals