6th Street Market

Artist Rules + Regulations

Permitted Age of Artists - All participants must be 18 years or older. 


Creative Collaborators - By signing this application, the exhibitor assures that he or she has direct, hands on involvement in the creation and execution of each piece of work to be exhibited.  Collaborating artists, if accepted, may show only their collaborative works and their names must be listed as collaborators on the show application.  Collaborators DO NOT INCLUDE BUSINESS PARTNERS who are not collaborating in the design and creation of the art displayed. The creative contribution of each artist in the collaboration must be identified on the application.


Rain or Shine Event - Agree to be present despite weather conditions.  Though rain is not common in the desert of Arizona, each participant is responsible for preparing their display to withstand weather fluctuations including rain and wind.


Only Original Work Permitted - All work - in every category - must be the original work produced by the exhibiting artist.  No "buy/sell" mass-produced component assembly, or other art that is not personally created and produced by the applying artist is permitted. Work which has been produced with commercially-acquired kits, molds, patterns, plans, prefabricated forms or other commercial methods is not permitted.


Unauthorized use of Licensed Images – If artist is using images that are licensed, the artist must have proof of authorization from original license holder. Artist will not be juried for the market if the artist fails to provide proof of authorization. If artist is juried in and is found using unauthorized images during the market, they will be asked to leave and not allowed to be a part of future markets.


Disclosure of Licensed Image Sales - If artist has sold or licensed images of original work to commercial concerns and those images which will be displayed at the market, the artist must disclose that licensing through on-site public disclaimer signage stating that some of the images being presented have been licensed for reproduction and may be found for commercial sale as reproductions being sold at discounted prices.


On-Site Set-Up/Strike Requirements – An e-mail containing load-in/load-out and booth assignment will be sent out before the event. Booths must be set-up and ready for customers by 11a.m. and remain open until the official close at 4:00p.m. If you begin breaking down prior to 4p.m. it is possible that you won't be invited back.


On-Site Safety & Security - Applicants shall display all work at their own risk.  The 6th St. Market and Downtown Tempe Foundation, Inc. are not responsible for damage, theft or loss of artwork or display furnishings.  All participants are responsible for their own replacement, comprehensive and liability insurance.  Applicants must obey all pertinent safety codes and laws, including but not limited to fire, safety and parking regulations.  Canopy tents must be fire retardant.  The 6th St Market will take place rain or shine.  Canopies/tents must be tied down with a minimum of 40 pounds of weight on each leg at all times.


The 6th Street Market team reserves the right to remove vendors at their discretion.