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We are excited about your interest in becoming a member of our market. We are an artist-run organization that thrives on membership involvement to fulfill our mission to the artists and the community.
Our regular market season runs from April to November and we set up in Durham Central Park (next to the Farmer's Market) every Saturday from 8 am to 12 pm. In March and December, we have a winter market every Saturday from 10 am to 12 pm. Limited vendor spaces are available each Saturday, and there is a first come, first served weekly sign-up.
Prior to applying, familiarize yourself with the Durham Craft Market Rules. If you are accepted for membership, you will be bound by these Rules.
The Durham Craft Market ("DCM") is a juried market and all membership applications are reviewed by our Selection Committee, whose decision is final. The DCM Selection Committee reviews applications on the basis of quality, workmanship, creativity, uniqueness, and market availability for the specific craft type. The Selection Committee may limit the number of sellers within each category. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Members agree to abide by any Covid-19 policies that may be implemented by the DCM, state, or local authorities.
There is a $25 non-refundable application fee.
PLEASE make sure that your business meets the qualifications for membership listed below before applying.
Each seller must reside and make the items to be sold within a 50-mile radius of the Durham city limits, in the state of North Carolina.
Each seller must be the original producer of the items sold. Sellers may designate personal representatives to attend the Market (family members, employees, etc.)
The seller’s items must be artistic in nature and show personal creativity. All items must be handcrafted. The Durham Craft Market Selection Committee reserves the right to make the subjective judgments about the creative and handcrafted nature of the items sold.
Consumable food may not be sold at the Durham Craft Market due to our proximity and partnership with the Durham Farmers Market.
All sellers and their representatives must abide by the responsibilities and requirements set forth in the Craft Market Rules.
The Selection Process: The Selection Committee will be made up of Durham Craft Market members appointed by the DCM Steering Committee. Selection Committee members are committed to reviewing each application with the utmost integrity and respect. Decisions will be made on the basis of perceived quality, workmanship, creativity, uniqueness, and market availability for the specific craft type. The Selection Committee may limit the number of sellers within the same category.