Uptown Common: The Market


Uptown Common: The Market started as a realization that there are not many high quality artisan markets in our area and was combined with the fact that we know SO. MANY. excellent hand crafted vendors from all the markets we've participated in. We are confident we will introduce you to some hand crafted, local and small businesses that you will be excited to know.  

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

The event is all indoor except our food trucks, which are located right outside the building.

Discounted tickets will be available starting in August 2024.

Visit our Instagram page or Facebook Event to see all the 2023 vendor spotlights!

FOR POTENTIAL VENDORS

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. 

For this market, we selected an indoor location 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 handcrafted items and are more willing to support small business with their purchases and will be the primary audience for a targeted advertising campaign leading up to the market.

As artisans ourselves, we have attended near 200 artisan markets and art fairs all over Indiana and several other states since the end of 2019. 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.

All applications will be juried and you will receive an email from us with our acceptance decision.  We limit the number of vendors in each category. To guarantee consideration within your category, your application must be received by July 31. You will be notified of your application status by August 11.  Applications received after July 31 will be considered if your category is not yet full.

Participation in last year's market does not guarantee acceptance for this year.

Selecting vendors was challenging last year and we expect to have even more applications this year so make sure you send us your best!

 Applications open June 1, 2024.  Check back here for the link.