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…
People were all really excited to be at preview night so they could get in before the crowds, they all were excited to share how they’ve been attending a long time and make sure to do preview night so they get the first pass at all the awesome things you guys bring to the event.
[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
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!
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!
(Instagram post from December 2018) It’s been a couple weeks, but we want to circle back & give proper gratitude to @urbancraftuprising and all the makers we’ve grown to know & love (along with a few new friendships too!). We’re still glowing from the boost this maker community gives us and we always look forward to being there. This was our fourth show with UCU & every single time we’re blown away by the curation and accessibility of the organizers, the vendors and the awesome conversations we have with our customers & fans. We often end up shopping more than planned because everything is handmade & awesome & just so good 😜. We have deep, mad love for our weekly market @portlandsaturdaymarket (more about that soon) but we’re also grateful for this opportunity & Seattle, you’ve shown us so much love this past couple years😘💜. Being a maker & connecting with other makers + getting to meet and interact with your customers is the absolute best ✨. Okay, enough with the mushy talk, back to packaging & closing out the year 🙌🏽!
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!
I just wanted to take a moment to again personally thank you for all of your hard work in putting this show together! I had such a wonderful time and was amazed at how organized and seamless everything ran. From the loading/unloading to the volunteers, the customers who attended seemed like loyal show goer’s and the caliber of talented and unique vendors I was honored to be a part of. My social media #’s jumped noticeably as compared to other shows I’ve done and I had repeat customers coming back both days to purchase more goodies. Traveling 12 hours to attend this event, I truly could not have hoped for a better experience. I definitely felt the appreciation you have for your vendors and because of that this show has jumped to my #1 event to try and be a part of in the future. Thank you for allowing me to a part of an event that helped inspire me to keep striving and working hard.
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.
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.
Seeing our customers who come every year to stock up and say hi is so awesome. They are so grateful and we are too. This is our only direct to customer show so it’s great to connect. It’s also awesome to see vendors we only see once a year but love dearly.
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)
- 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 4th
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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