The Women of WITAN invite you to apply for the 44th Annual French Market to be held Friday, February 25 and Saturday, 26, 2022. The French Market is a juried/invitational show featuring artisans from Ohio and surrounding states selling their unique items. The French Market will be held at St. George’s Fellowship Centre in Fairlawn, Ohio on the west side of Akron, just off Interstate 77. Every effort is made to ensure that the show is well balanced. WITAN is a self-sustaining, non-profit organization and has donated over $1,500,000 to community agencies.
The 44th French Market
Facility: St. George Fellowship Centre, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Fairlawn, Ohio.
Set-up: Friday, February 25th from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Show Dates: Friday, February 25, 2022 Preview Party 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday, February 26, 2022, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Preview Party: The preview evening will take place Friday late afternoon, early evening for prepaid ticket holders. We are asking the artisans to showcase a featured item for this event, preferably a unique, high quality item(s). For instance, if you are an artisan that sells skin or health care products, food items, etc., perhaps you could put a few of your top items together in a package for this evening event or if you are a jeweler, create a piece for this event that is special. Make sure you have enough of these to satisfy anyone at the event who is interested in purchasing this item(s).
Booth Sizes: 10’x10’ – $250.00, 10’x10’ corner – $275.00
Artisans must provide a 3-sided booth screening so that adjoining booths are not visible. Booth appearance is important. Tables are to be draped to the floor. We have 8 foot tables for $10.00 and cushioned chairs available at no cost. Pipe/drapes for your three walls is available for an additional fee. Electrical is provided free for all booths but you are responsible for your own surge strips and extensions.
Jury Requirements: ONLINE APPLICATIONS AND THE UPLOAD OF PHOTOS ON THE WEBSITE. (If you are unable to submit via the website please contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Each photo submitted MUST contain your last name or business name in the file name. We recommend that all work must be of fine quality and the original work of the applicant. Specialty vendors will also be invited and the items will be juried to ensure a quality show for all our customers.
Jury Fee: NONE
Display: Work displayed at the show must be in the categories in which the artisan was juried. The artisan may not, for example, gain acceptance with the photos showing decorative pottery and offer for sale ceramic jewelry. All work must be comparable to the work shown in the photos. All prices must be clearly marked.
Calendar: October 31, 2021 – Application deadline; November 15, 2021 – Notification of decision; December 15, 2021 – signed contracts and fees MUST BE RECEIVED.
Contact: Email – email@example.com
Email address changes may be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org