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…
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!
My best/worst moment [of the weekend] was the little girl who paid for her purchase with a few quarters and giant pile of dimes. Only bad because it was SO MANY dimes, but so sweet because she had obviously spent all this time thinking about what she wanted and counting all the money out, and she chose to support handmade, and to buy something that I made. <3 <3 <3
It was good for sales. We knew ahead of time that we would have a tight time to setup so we prepared ourselves and it went well. It was tight, but because we knew and had prepped the week before we were able to get it done. The weekly emails really help with letting us know what we need to prepare for. As many shows as we have done over the years, this is the only event that has provided weekly updates and really keeps us in the loop on what to expect.
[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!
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.
[My favorite moment was] realizing that I have a product that people want. I had customers tell me they came to the show for me. That’s insane! I also heard many customers say they were only buying local handmade this year. The talent of artists at this show is above and beyond. It warms my heart to be around so many creative amazing people.
This was our first ever event outside of Portland. Was rather daunting thinking about it before the event, but with the vendor portal, constant updates, and just over all help through the weekend it made this event very smooth for us. Thank you!
[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!
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.
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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