Uptown Common: The Market

 

Three years ago, an artisan market in Brownsburg ended it's 40 year-long run due to declining enthusiasm from the organizers, so we are trying to start one in it's place!

We want to offer you a fun, inspiring shopping experience with extraordinary artisans who create original work, outstanding curators of modern vintage items, high end boutiques and exceptional food vendors. 

Purchase discounted pre-sale tickets here Pre-Sale Tickets to Uptown Common: The Market (Set of 2) (uptowncommonhandmade.com) 

Pre-sale tickets end November 4.  Admission at the door is $5 per person.

 

FOR POTENTIAL VENDORS

We selected an indoor location with outdoor options that's right along the border of Brownsburg and Indianapolis. There are 1.2 million people from three different counties who reside within 20 miles of the market location and 356,000 of them are between the ages of 25-44, which we have shown to be most excited about events like this. They are most likely to value hand-crafted items and are more willing to support small business with their purchases. A targeted marketing campaign will be used to reach as many of this population as possible to increase the attendance and give us all a higher chance of having a successful market.

As artisans ourselves, we have attended nearly 100 artisan markets all over Indiana and the surrounding states since the start of the pandemic in 2020. We deeply value our market experiences because they allow us to interact personally with the people who enter our booth. We have seen many of those same people at other markets and we are always so glad to meet again. It's also fun when people who follow us on social media introduce themselves in person!

Since most of our business is based around markets, we have a strong understanding of the importance a well-executed market can have in the success of it's vendors. Without the opportunities given to us by market organizers, we would not be who we are. We would like to offer those kinds of opportunities for new and seasoned vendors as well and do not take the responsibility lightly.

We have discovered that market vendors are a vibrant community of people who are pursuing many of the same things with their businesses. We often find inspiration and motivation from interacting with our fellow vendors. They are a group of people who are more than willing to offer a hand, give advice or drive you to and from your hotel so you're not stranded!

We are searching for extraordinary artisans who create original work, outstanding curators of modern vintage items, high end boutiques and exceptional food vendors. All vendors must have an excellent brand that is consistent throughout their items, booth set up, website and social media accounts. We are particularly interested in those who are good stewards of their opportunities to create relationships with their customers in person and online.

All applications will be juried. To guarantee consideration within your category, you application must be received by August 15. You will be notified of your application status by August 22. Applications received after August 15 will be considered if your category is not yet full.

To apply to be a vendor, complete this application: https://forms.gle/vi57YK7nZGxMYeu76