Art Vendors & Performers

 ARTISTS 

SET UP:

Buskers and Visual Artists: In the US, free speech is considered a fundamental right of every individual, guaranteed by the First and Fourteenth constitutional amendments, and in the majority of legal cases it has been concluded that practicing artistic free speech is legal. Busking is legally considered to be artistic free speech and clearly not vending. Buskers are not vendors. 

Art Vendors may set up and display their wares along Alberta Street following the set up guidelines below.

Set up when you please but keep in mind that the businesses along Alberta Street need to be able to do business without interference all day long. From May – September, during our warm months, the street will be closed from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. (No parking on Alberta after 5.) You may set up at any time during the day.

There are no assigned spaces so please self-manage in partnership with the community and other vendors. We do not provide an electricity source.

Art Vendors are artists, artisans, craftspeople, buskers, musicians and performers. Products should be 100% handcrafted.

Guidelines:

Guidelines:

To maximize foot traffic and minimize conflict with local business owners and neighbors:

  1. ASK FIRST.  Before setting up in front of a business, please receive their permission.
  2. CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF.  After packing up at night, take a look around and pack out all trash.
  3. SET UP according to guidelines below

All side streets and intersections up to Alberta St. must be clear of booths for emergency vehicles.

Leave center of sidewalks open 5 ft for pedestrian and wheel chair access in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Maintain clearance within 3 ft radius of fire hydrants.

Keep a clear 18 ft path through the center of Alberta Street for people and  emergency vehicle access.

Please avoid blocking all private driveways.

Doors and pathways to Alberta businesses must remain clear and open.

Please refrain from placing your table, merchandise, etc. in the street before 5 pm. At 5:00pm you may move into the parking lane; however, for safety, please vend strictly from the sidewalk until after the 6 pm closure.

Parking on Alberta is for load in and load out only.

Exceptions: -vehicles engaged in active vending.

-performer support vehicles.

-special-abled vendors

Quiet hours start at 10 p.m.  Alberta neighbors ask that you be respectful and leave quietly and promptly at 10 p.m.

                                                           Thank you! 


4 Comments

  1. Show up, find a spot, set up go! No fee. This is a do-it-yourself event and has been for 18 years.

  2. Will there be a street closure tomorrow Sept 25 for the event?

  3. Where are the central times and streets to set up?

    • There is no start time to Last Thursday. The gallery openings usually begin around 6, the time when the street traditionally closes during the peak summer months. Artists may set up and vend between 15th and 30th. The main galleries are around 27-30 which tend to be the busier area until the summer months hit.

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