Growing Hope, the nonprofit I direct, runs an urban farmers’ market on Tuesdays from 2-7 pm in Ypsilanti’s downtown (right on the corner of Michigan Ave & Hamilton). The market is super diverse in both vendors and customers — it’s a small market — about 20-25 vendors this time of year — and between 450-650 people come through every week. Customers are of all ages, races, and income levels.
We welcome art/craft vendors any time, and don’t require a season-long commitment. Booth fees are just $7/day. On Tuesday, July 15, we’re especially encouraging art/craft folks to come, and will be sending press releases saying folks will be there. We’re calling this in part a Shadow Art Fair (www.shadowartfair.com) preview day– but also encouraging etsy-ers and Shadow Art Fairers past and present and other crafters to come out. I think that items with lower price points would be more likely to sell– but you never know, and the exposure for your work may be great! It’s also an EMU-focused day for faculty and staff, so we may have more people there from the university that day.
We encourage people to share a booth if that’s easier in time or logistics– you bring your own tables, chairs, tent or umbrella if you want it. You can see pics of our market here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/growinghope/sets/72157600776345732/?page=4.
Let me know if you’re interested! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I can send you along our vendor app. — it’s pretty easy… And please, help us spread the word to others who might be interested!
Hope you’ll come out! Our market is a lot of fun!