How Museum After Hours Marketplace works
Below are policies that govern artist-vendor participation:
1. There is currently no charge for participating artists. The Museum does not take a commission or interfere with transactions.
2. Because we are an art museum and cultural institution, vendor spots are reserved for visual artists, musicians, designers, and creative businesses in a variety of media, but not necessarily open to retailers, resellers, or vendors that fall outside the realm of original artistic creation, creative economy, or community betterment. Decisions are guided by the Museum’s mission of engaging Mississippians in the visual arts and our goal of fostering community.
3. Vendor spaces are set up along the Creative Corridor (outside the Museum entrance) or in The Art Garden, the 1.2 acre green space that serves as the Museum front lawn.
4. Art and items sold should be accessible to the general public, not exceeding reasonable price thresholds.
5. The Museum reserves the right to confirm or deny artist vendors based on the parameters of our stated mission and goals for the event.
6. Set-up for vendors opens at 4 PM on the day of the event, unless otherwise approved. The Museum is unable to provide tents, tables, and booth infrastructure. On fair-weather evenings, electricity is available in The Art Garden. (However, there is not guaranteed access to electricity in the Creative Corridor.) Vendors are expected to set up and take down their own materials before and immediately following the event, although Museum staff will be happy to answer any questions or help facilitate as needed and as we are able.