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FAQ

Artist FAQ 

How can I become a vendor for in person or virtual markets?

Our markets are a curated event meaning we have an application process and will accept artists for each show. Not all artists will be accepted. To find out when we will release applications for specific shows we encourage you to follow our posts on Instagram and sign up for our newsletter on our website (or in the footer of this page).

We will send out monthly newsletters with announcing open applications and other important information.

Please do not contact us regarding being added to a show after our applications close if you did not submit an application.

If you did not submit an application on time you will simply not be accepted into the market. 

How do your virtual markets work?

As an artist, our virtual markets are a great way to increase traffic to your online shop, increase your social media following, and participate in one of our markets without traveling. Our virtual markets are held over an entire weekend and throughout the market each artist will receive two mentions on our social media site. Each artist will have a specific page on our site during the market including a short blurb, three photos of your work provided by you, and a link to your website. During the market, we will also signify if each particular artist will be releasing a shop update, have any sales through the event, or be donating a portion of their sales to a place of their choosing. Shoppers will be able to sort through all participating artists by either shopping in a particular category or alphabetically. All sales generated by that artist are theirs to keep.

 

What happens if I was not accepted or added to the waitlist for a market?

We encourage you to keep applying to future markets! We usually receive more applications than available spots and sadly cannot admit everyone so many amazingly talented artists are not accepted in every market. If you have any questions about not being accepted please ask and we will help you out as best as we can. Because our markets are curated there are other reasons an artist may not be accepted including but not limited to:

  1. If the artist has participated in several markets recently without a break.

  2. If the aesthetic of the artists work may not fit in and be as successful at a particular market as other applicants.

  3. If the artist is lacking any examples of their work or does not have any social media presence/ a clear site or place with goods or services available for sale.

Are the animals and bones at your market ethically sourced?

YES! We require all our artists to ethically source their bones, taxidermy, wet specimens, etc. This may mean different things depending on the person but for us this means that the animals are not being killed for the purpose of art. The artists can source road kill, found bones in nature, natural deaths from farms, antiques, etc.

We will not allow the illegal sales of any animal according to the state and county laws in the city we are producing the market in.

California State Laws Click Here

Oregon State Laws Click Here

Washington State Laws Click Here

Do you have a no bat policy?

We do NOT allow the sales of bats! There has been an issue in the present and past of illegally killing and selling of bats. Most of the time folks can not prove if the bats were legally/ethically sourced so we have chosen not to support the sales of them. There will be no real bats sold at any of our markets. If you are an artist that sells bats and can guarantee they are ethically sourced that’s great but we still will not support that for consistency sake.

What is your cancelation policy?

If you are accepted to the show and later decide that you are unable to participate, we will refund your booth fee in full, provided that you let us know six weeks before the show date. No refunds will be offered to vendors who drop out less than six weeks prior to the show.

Once you cancel, you forfeit your spot in the market and you are not permitted to sell or trade your space, or rollover your fee to another market.

 If the show is canceled on our end due to public health concerns booth fees will be refunded minus a $50 fee to help cover expenses already incurred.

CAN I SHARE A BOOTH WITH ANOTHER VENDOR?

We are allowing booth sharing, but are limiting it to only two vendors per booth. Please note that both vendors need to apply together on the same application and will be juried as a pair. The primary contact will be the first vendor entered on the application and the secondary vendor's info can be entered in the optional fields below that.

DO YOU PROVIDE ANY TABLES AND CHAIRS?

NO all vendors will be responsible for bringing their own tables, chairs, etc. 

Event FAQ

Does the expo accept cash & card? Can I pay at the door?

YES! Cash and credit is accepted at the door. Day of tickets are $5


YES! The large majority of vendors accept both cash and card. If they only accept cash, they will have signs up. Some accept Venmo, CashApp, Zelle, etc. 


** PLEASE NOTE: We recommend only buying direct from our ticketing platform and not through anyone selling via Facebook. Lots of scammers out there!

How are the animals I see at the expo sourced?

None of the animals you see at our event were killed for the sake of art or collecting for the MoTB. All of our vendors are required to source sustainably. This can come from a variety of sources including: vet clinics, farms, sanctuaries, road kill, foraging, antique/vintage auctions and more. 


Instead of being discarded, our vendors give these animals another purpose in the afterlife - whether its beauty is preserved in a jar, becomes a taxidermy mount, or used in an art piece. 

How do I purchase a ticket?

Visit our ticketing page here: https://www.marketofthebeast.net/shop

*Seattle is our only event where you CAN NOT buy a ticket in advance

Do I HAVE to purchase my ticket in advance?

No, we will always have tickets day of at the door for $5. If the event had timed ticketing in your area, we do encourage you to purchase in advance if you know what time you are arriving. This helps us stagger crowds arriving. 

What is your ticket refund policy?

Tickets are nonrefundable. *Unless the event is fully canceled. You can however sell your ticket to another person! All they need is the barcode on the ticket.  NO REFUNDS IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND. NO REFUNDS IF YOU DID NOT LIKE THE EVENT FOR WHATEVER REASON.

If you buy a ticket  from someone else make sure you know them because there are lots of Facebook an dInstagram scammers selling fake tickets, FAKE TICKETS WILL NOT BE HONORED! 

 

Is the market kid friendly?

We are MOSTLY an all ages event! Portland, Tacoma, and Oakland are all ages, Seattle is a 21+ event

Families come and enjoy their day with us all the time. But, it depends on the child and if they get frightened easily. We normally say, "Parental Discretion Advised". 

Do I need to purchase a ticket for my child?

Children 12 and under are free and do NOT need a ticket. NO REFUNDS.

Can I bring my pet to the expo?

To almost all of our venues! All service animals are allowed. Always inquire about a specific venue via our contact form. 

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