RULES AND REGULATIONS - VENDORS | BAZAART 2018

ABOUT BAZAART

Bazaart is Saskatchewan’s largest outdoor art and craft show & sale, showcasing handmade creations by innovative Canadian artisans who excel in their chosen medium. Organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery as an annual fundraiser, Bazaart supports exhibitions and programs at the MacKenzie Art Gallery. The 45th annual Bazaart will take place on Saturday, June 16 from 10 AM to 5 PM, outside on the grounds of the MacKenzie Art Gallery, at the corner of Albert Street and 23rd Avenue in Regina, Saskatchewan; admission fee is $7 per person. Each year over 5,000 Bazaart attendees support independent Canadian artisans and craftspeople by purchasing unique, stylish and practical alternatives to mass-produced items. All artisans are encouraged to promote the unique and original design of their work and to use local and/or environmentally-friendly materials whenever possible.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS & PROCESS

Bazaart accepts applications from a wide range of established and emerging Canadian artists and craftspeople employing both traditional and experimental art forms. Artisans interested in participating in Bazaart must submit a completed application form and corresponding fees by March 2, 2018. Artisans must email three high-quality images of work along with the application. 

Late applications accepted from March 2 - March 28, 2018, provided that spaces are available.

The MacKenzie is committed to maintaining a high standard of work at Bazaart and therefore reserves the right to decline applications.

NOTIFICATION

All completed applications received by the MacKenzie Art Gallery before March 2, 2018, will be reviewed by the MacKenzie Art Gallery.  The MacKenzie will inform artisans of the status of their application by March 29, 2018. Notification will be via e-mail. Applicants who are not accepted will receive a refund of their registration fee less a $50 processing fee. 

APPLICATION FEES & DEADLINES

Early Bird Registration
$225 - application deadline: Friday, February 2, 2018

Regular Registration
$275 - application deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018

Late Registration
$299 - application deadline: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Community Booth Registration
$100 - application deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018

*Please Note: Booth Electricity is an additional $30. Booth sharing is NOT permitted.

Food Vendor Registration
$415 (includes power and Wascana Authority fees) - application deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018

DISPLAY AREA SPACE ALLOTMENT

Artisans accepted to participate in Bazaart are assigned a booth space of approximately 10’ W x 15’D on the grounds surrounding the MacKenzie Art Gallery or in the parking area of the T. C. Douglas Building. See the Bazaart map for available booth locations. Applications must include three preferred booth locations. While the MacKenzie endeavours to accommodate all requests, booth display spaces are allotted on a first-come, first-served basis (based on the date of application). The map is subject to change. The MacKenzie makes the final decision on allocation of display space.

DISPLAY GUIDELINES

Artisans are responsible for their booth display set-up and take-down and for providing tents, tables, chairs, display equipment, hanging supplies, signage, etc. as required. We recommend “knockdown” display systems for ease of set-up and take-down. The MacKenzie will provide laminated booth numbers for participating artisans to display which will assist our visitors in locating booths as listed in the Bazaart directory; however, we recommend that artisan post signage consistent with their brand. Because the ground may be uneven, we require all shelves and display units to be secured and anchored to ensure safety for all participants. Concerns or questions regarding set up should be directed to the MacKenzie Art Gallery in advance.

Food vendors with trailers are required to indicate the size of their trailer.

HEALTH & SAFETY PERMITS

Any vendors operating a food concession or selling food products for consumption off-site, please follow this link for the Saskatchewan Health Authority's Vendor Package - Temporary Permit, and email your fully completed application to sandee.moore@mackenzieartgallery.ca.

Food Vendors with licensed trailers are not required to complete the Temporary Permit form, instead, please provide a copy of your License to the MacKenzie for verification. Email to sandee.moore@mackenzieartgallery.ca.

Any food vendors that generate grease laden vapour, for example by deep fat frying, cooking meat on stovetops/flat tops, cooking with oil on stove tops/flat tops and charbroiling, must be inspected by Regina Fire Service at least two weeks before the event. See Fire Inspection information on our website. Email fast@regina.ca or call (306) 777-7830.

IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER

The show goes on, rain or shine! Artisans are responsible for their displays regardless of the weather.
The MacKenzie reserves the right to cancel Bazaart due to inclement weather or any other unforeseen circumstances which pose a safety risk.

CANCELLATION

Artisans accepted to participate in Bazaart but who cannot attend must provide written notice of cancellation to the Gallery, before May 4, 2018, to receive a refund of their registration fee less a $100 administration fee. Refunds are not available for cancellations made after May 4, 2018.
 
REGISTRATION, SET-UP AND PARKING

Registration and booth set-up begins at 6:30 AM on Saturday, June 16, 2018. You must register with our staff upon arrival to receive directions for parking, participant ID and booth signage.

Please display your laminated booth number in plain sight to assist Bazaart attendees in locating artisans’ booths as shown in the Bazaart directory.

Booths must be entirely set up, and vehicles moved to the designated parking area by 9:30 AM. Parking is available in Lot 2. ALL vehicles must be out of lot 1 and the surrounding booth areas by 9:30 AM! 

Booth displays MUST remain set up until 5 PM.

BAZAART RAFFLE

The MacKenzie organizes a raffle of items donated by the artisans featured in Bazaart and displayed in the raffle tent. Giving to the Bazaart raffle provides excellent exposure for your work among Bazaart attendees! 
If you plan to donate to the Bazaart raffle, we appreciate your support! Please indicate your intention to participate on your application form. 
Donations can be dropped off at the MacKenzie Art Gallery tent on the morning of June 16, 2018.

* Please Note: The MacKenzie does not accept donations of perishable food items.

BAZAART PROMOTION

The MacKenzie Art Gallery will develop and implement a strategic marketing plan to promote Bazaart. The MacKenzie’s website will showcase Bazaart and list participating artisans who have provided information to assist with promotion. The MacKenzie Art Gallery reserves the right to use images submitted by accepted artisans for promotional purposes, both in print and online.

BAZAART DIRECTORY

The onsite Bazaart directory lists all participating artisans and includes artistic category, name, booth number, website and/or e-mail address. Please ensure you provide all necessary information on the application form. The Bazaart directory offers guests an overview of all participating vendors and assists to navigate the Bazaart grounds.

BAZAART ACTIVITIES

There are activities for everyone at Bazaart!  Live performances by local musicians will be presented by Regina Folk Festival. Indulge in favourite local flavours from the many food vendors on the grounds. The BMO Learning Centre and Studio in the Sun host free activities for children and families. Visitors are invited to stay, play and shop inside the Gallery.

ACCOMMODATION

For information regarding hotels, motels, restaurants and attractions, please visit Tourism Regina.

BAZAART CONTACT

Sandee Moore, Development Associate
3475 Albert Street, Regina, SK
(306 ) 584 4250 ext. 4295
sandee.moore@mackenzieartgallery.ca