Apply to be a vendor at our Urban Craft Uprising shows! We produce 30+ events each year, ranging from smaller shows such as First Thursdays, to our large biannual UCU shows at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.
What vendors are saying about the Urban Craft Uprising…
[My favorite memory was] All of it! The best run event I’ve been a part of. Customers were happy, vendors were in great spirits, and the volunteers were always around when you needed them. Honored to be a part of the Winter UCU event!
I was a new vendor and I loved how the customers were super excited to see my Crafty goodies! They freaked out over the cacti and succulents it was the best!! I have never done a show in Seattle before and I definitely felt the love that Seattle gives to local handmade artisans!I was a new vendor and I loved how the customers were super excited to see my Crafty goodies! They freaked out over the cacti and succulents it was the best!! I have never done a show in Seattle before and I definitely felt the love that Seattle gives to local handmade artisans!
It was one of the best shows we have ever participated in and hands-down this is the MOST well-organized show. I love how you provide information for both the novice and expert vendor; you covered all bases and provided thorough and helpful information. It was outstanding at every moment. Having volunteers from the point of load-in and to help cover the booths during the show was so helpful. Thank you for a great show!
UCU does an exceptional job making sure that we have all of the information we need. We really appreciate it. We have done many shows and UCU shows are by far the most organized and professional that we have seen. Well done!
This was the best organized show I have done (out of probably 50 different shows I have done over the last 12 years I have vended.)
This is one of the best shows and your organizational skills are exemplary. You all do such a great job helping new and returning vendors to stay on top of things and be ready for what is always a really great show. We love UCU and are proud and honored to be a part of it!
I really enjoyed preview night…It was steadily busy for me but not too crazy, so I could enjoy talking to customers more. It was my first holiday show with UCU and although I’ve heard how busy it is I wasn’t fully prepared for how crazy busy the rest of the weekend would be. Saturday especially was kind of a whirlwind. But I have to say that your show is so well run and the volunteers were great. I had some help from friends here and there and my daughter but not a ton. But no matter how crowded it was your volunteers were great at checking in once a while to see if I needed bathroom breaks or anything.
The information you provided leading up to the show was thorough and well organized. I really benefited from and was reassured by the helpful tips in the vendor newsletters. Thank you for running such a well organized and well attended show!
[There is] an overall feeling of support and love. I have vended at a lot of shows, and the UCU really cultivates a feeling of camaraderie. This group is so supportive of one another…we want to see us all succeed. It warms my heart to be a part of the UCU <3
Where do I start?! I had so many favorite moments…Really it’s the connection with other people. I love talking with customers and had so many lovely conversations with them. But this time around I’d have to say that it was the support and connections with the other vendors. Through Urban Craft Uprising I’ve gotten to know quite a few vendors who are now my friends and it just made the show that much more fun to be there with them. Overall it was really an inspiring weekend to be able to be part of such a talented and creative group of people!
These are the applications that are currently open:
(Click the show name for information about the show. Apply for any or all of these shows right here.)
- First Thursdays in Occidental Park (every Thursday, April through October)
- Edmonds Spring Fest (May 11th)
- Tacoma Spring Fest (June 8th)
- Urban Craft Uprising Summer Show + Wholesale Event (June 22nd-24th)
- Urban Craft Market at the Seattle Street Food Festival (July 6th & 7th)
- Urban Craft Market at Magnolia Summerfest (August 2nd-4th)
First Thursdays: These applications are on a rolling basis. Once we have already juried for a show, you’ll see a note on the application that indicates you are applying to be considered for the waitlist for that month.
Edmonds Spring Fest: March 5th
Tacoma Spring Fest: April 5th
Urban Craft Uprising Summer Show: April 8th
Seattle Street Food Festival: April 15th
Magnolia Summerfest: April 15th
First Thursdays: Six weeks before each show date, at the latest
Edmonds Spring Fest: March 8th
Tacoma Spring Fest: April 8th
Urban Craft Uprising Summer Show: April 19th
Seattle Street Food Festival: April 26th
Magnolia Summerfest: April 26th
The Urban Craft Uprising has 2 major shows per year. Our Summer Show takes place one of the last two weekends in June, and our Winter Show takes place the first weekend in December. Both shows are held at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.
In addition to our two major shows, we also co-host dozens of smaller shows throughout the year. Find out about all of our Spring/Summer 2019 shows right here.
First time applying? Here are some helpful tips from the organizers:
Tip #1: Know The Show
We’re glad you want to vend with us… do you know what we do?
Tip #2: Photos For The Win
- Sharp, clear, bright photos
- A few photos of single items and a few shots of several items together
- Your fine craftsmanship
- Your unique point of view and work that expresses it
Tip #3: Get Yourself the 411
If the application asks for something you don’t understand, seek the information and make it work!
“I know the application says that you need ________, but I don’t know what that is so I’m not gonna do it. That’s cool, right?”
Tip #4: Take A Deep Breath…
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