Shows & Markets
Suntan Art is hosting an art market every Saturday on the patio in historic Pass-a-Grille. The purpose of the market is two fold. One is to give our members an inexpensive venue to sell their work. Second, is to bring the beach community and its visitors together in a beautiful relaxed coastal setting where they can wander the art market finding treasures for home and heart.
The Sunday Market has moved again. Happy as the market was in Horan Park, the turf was not up to the challenge of a weekly market. Happily we have brought the market home to the Don Vista building next to the Don CeSar. The location has changed but the mission remains the same. The Market's mission is to unify the vast talents within the community and provide a weekly neighborhood market that will bring new energy to this quiet beach community and support recreation and the arts in the process. Proceeds from the market continue to support the maintenance and sustanance of the Don Vista Community Center.
The Suntan sponsored Sunday Market is held weekly on the grounds of the historic Don Vista building, home of the Suntan Art Center. The weekly event will provide local residents, as well as visitors to Pass-a-Grille and the beautiful communities that make up St Pete Beach, an opportunity to enjoy our beautiful galleries, listen to live music, shop local artists and purchase great food and produce.
The market is open to customers each Sunday from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Find An Application to the Sunday Market Here
MARKET MANAGEMENT POLICIES
The Sunday Market is sponsored by the Suntan Art Center in conjunction with the City of St. Pete. Beach. Selection of market vendors will be at the sole discretion of the Suntan Art Center.
Patricia Chase, Director of Operations at Suntan Art Center,will be responsible for the weekly operations of the market.
1. Food Products
Includes ready-to-eat foods, take-home foods and specialty food products.
2. Farm Produce
3. Plants & Flowers
4. Green Products: environmentally friendly products
5. Arts and Crafts
Categories - Crafts are evaluated within a respective product type (e.g. pottery, clothing, jewelry, personal care products, yard art, etc). Final decision will be made by the Suntan Jury and market manager.
All artwork and craft MUST be created by the exhibitor. No representative sales will be allowed. Items offered for re-sale or commercially produced items are not acceptable.
GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR SALES
Selection Criteria - Potential vendors are screened based on a number of criteria, including:
1. Product Type - Whether the product/service falls within the market product type guidelines (described above).
2. Product Quality – The style, construction and uniqueness of the product.
3. Presentation – The display of the products on tables and throughout the booth.
4. Vendor Style – The overall demeanor and general appearance of the vendor.
The market management will make judgments regarding the appropriate number of vendors within any product category. This assessment is based on several factors and will offer optimum sales opportunities for vendors while stimulating creativity through competition.
Vendors are not permitted to add additional product lines (outside the products described on their market application) without market management approval.
Service vendors may be admitted if the service is conducted at the market (e.g. face painting, chair massage, or knife sharpening). Businesses seeking only to promote their services at their own remote locations will not be admitted.
As a public service, space is allotted for non-profit organizations to promote their own fund raising events. These spaces will be available on a limited and first- come basis so early reservations are encouraged.
SET UP: Set up may begin at 8:00 AM and must be completed by 9:45 AM. The event’s hours are 10 AM until 3 PM each Sunday. Packing up prior to the end of the show is not permitted.
SPACES: The space is 10 X 10 for a tent or open display area and 8 X 4 for a table/umbrella. You will not be permitted to exceed your space as there are no walkways between tents. Your table or display must be neat and professional in appearance. Set up is on pavement, so weights are REQUIRED to secure your tent and display... it can get very windy. There is one artist per space.
SPACE ASSIGNMENTS: There are tent spaces and table/umbrella spaces available. The spaces on the north and west side of the building are table/umbrella. The spaces along Gulf Blvd are sufficient for EZ-Up canopies. Sidewalks are not to be blocked. Stock or additional personal items may not be stored outside the tent on the street side.
Vendor space assignments will be made by the market manager on Sunday morning at the Don Vista. Map of the Don Vista spaces.
PARKING: Parking permits will be issued on the morning of the event. One permit per vendor. There is free parking for market customers in the lots to the north and south of the building.
CONDUCT: You are responsible for cleaning up your area at the end of the day. Each vendor is expected to conduct themselves in a courteous and professional manner. It is in the best interests of the event for the vendors to help each other and cooperate to ensure the success of the market. Though the event is in close proximity to the beach, there is NO access from Suntan.
SALES TAX: All vendors must submit a copy of their current Florida Dept. of Revenue Resale Certificate prior to vending for the first time.. Vendors are responsible for collection of all applicable sales tax and must reportdirectly to the Florida DOR. Information is available on-line at http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/taxes/sales_tax.html. The local service center is located at the Arbor Shoreline Offices, 19337 US Hwy 19 N, Suite 200, Clearwater, FL 33764-3149. Telephone: 727-538-7400. Open 8am-5pm.
VENDOR FEES: Fees must be paid by the Wednesday preceding the scheduled date to guarantee a space reservation. Vendor fees are $30 ($32.71 plus tax) per single week or $107($100 plus tax) for four weeks. Weeks do not have to be consecutive, but reservation dates must be declared at time of purchase. One change per 4 week block will be permitted without penalty. This is a rain or shine event.
JURY PROCESS: This is a juried event. Applications may be made on-line or. submitted to Suntan Art Center along with digital images of your product and setup attached. You will be notified by email of your acceptance or rejection and availability of space..