First thing’s first…
We’d love to have you on board. In order to consider you for any upcoming PMS, you will need to fill out the PMS Vendor Application Form* linked to this page. Once you’ve done this you will receive an email confirming your participation.
*Even if you’ve communicated your interest in participating, or we’ve talked about it at the bar and we’ve said yes, you will need to apply using the form above every time we host a new art market. The reason for this is so we can keep track of our vendors and not get people mixed up from event to event.
Once you’ve received confirmation that you will be participating at the upcoming PMS, then you’re ready to pay the PMS Vendor Booth Fee.
You can pay your vendor booth fee by clicking the link above or adding the item below to your cart. Once you check out you will be officially part of our next PMS Art Market!
Alternatively, you can use our Paypal
PMS (3): FAQs
This outlines all pertinent information that someone might need to get prepared for PMS. We wanted to create a document that can be available for reference so that honestly, we wouldn’t have to have the same conversation 14 times.
Where it is
Metro Gallery: 1700 N. Charles St. Baltimore MD.
This is a nice place centrally located in Station North, and right in the middle of Artscape [for the uninitiated, Artscape is a big Baltimore festival held once a year in July].
Although this means that PMS will have a good presence and probably a lot of foot traffic, it also means that parking will be challenging. We will look into this issue further but be prepared to walk to the venue.
What the day looks like
Set-up: Load-in for vendors starts at 10:30 am, and we would urge everyone to get there as early as possible to ensure you have enough time to set up. Problems no one expects are always excellent at happening, especially when you’re doing something. Be prepared, or at the very least be nice to others so you may ask them for help.
Event: PMS is going to be open to the public 12-6 pm. You are required to stay for the duration unless you’ve spoken to one of us about it. Plus, it’s just rude to be packing up when your neighbor is trying to sell their stuff.
Breakdown: We must be packed up by 7 pm. Metro Gallery is very strict about this. There’s a show that evening and we all have to be out by that time.
What you need to have
Tables: Metro has about a dozen 4 ft tables that are up for grabs. If you need a larger table (we are allotting about 6 sq. ft. for each vendor) then you will need to bring that along with you.
Money: Remember that PMS is all about the monetary compensation of creative labor. We encourage you to take any form of payment with which you feel comfortable but remember that most people don’t bring cash out anymore, and having alternate options for payment is smart. Some great options for people that don’t have card readers are Venmo and Paypal.Me
Snacks / Food / Drinks: We will be providing coffee and some treats in the morning during load-in for everyone to have. But if you’re anything like us, you’ll want to have snacks throughout the day. This is encouraged and it’ll make your experience at the market so much more enjoyable. Also, Metro has a bar, and they’ll be selling alcohol, including a specialty drink all day. Be kind to your bartender and tip well!
Merch: Too obvious? We don’t think so, make sure you organize all your merchandise ahead of time (we always have everything ready the night before). It also helps to mockup your station, table, etc ahead of time. This will make set-up easier.
Tampons, etc: You’ll be at the venue for up to 8.5 hours. Make sure you have what you need.