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…
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!
Preview Night was very good for sales. It never felt crowded or slow. Shoppers that came at 5 were very deliberate in purchasing while the late comers had on a good buzz, enjoyed a beer or wine and chatted up a bit more. We love Preview Night and the idea that they get “first dibs” at the show is very important.
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!
Thank you!!! This year was especially lovely! The more other shows I do the more appreciative I am of yours. Thanks for being so organized and accommodating. UCU has uped the ante every year as far as quality of goods, display and branding and has forced me to keep up and I am so grateful. I had the nicest shoppers, the sweetest vendor neighbors and the most thoughtful volunteers this year. It was a pleasure.
The families in attendance were my favorite part of the show, as with all family-friendly craft shows! I love engaging with and entertaining infants and small children while their parents browse. It’s super fun to ask kids about their favorite ways to make art and encourage them to keep making. It’s also inspiring to see parents who are genuinely engaged with their kids, having conversations about what they see and guiding them in behaving respectfully towards art objects and other people.
We were a first time vendor at UCU and were super impressed with its fan following, its organization and its caliber of makers. Thanks so much for having us! We enjoyed the experience immensely.
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!
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!
Just a huge thank you for allowing me to be a part of a beautiful show! I’m inspired!!!!! This was a lovely experience, an incredible way for me to meet my shoppers and hear exactly what they want to see in my product line. Also a really wonderful chance to meet other artists. I’m walking away a better business woman and with more ideas than I could have asked for. Thank you!
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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