Thank you for your interest in being part of the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. Please review all the content below before submitting an application.

We keep applications open all year long. The Armadillo Production Team will review and respond to all incoming applicants of the current year between February and October.

Applications received January through April of the current year get priority consideration. If you apply May through September you may still be considered for the current year but may be reviewed for the following year. Applications received October through December will not be reviewed until the following year and it is likely you will not be contacted until February as the Production team will be busy putting on the show!

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar Booths

What we are looking for

Art that expands our variety while avoiding product overlap.
Art that increases our appeal to varied tastes and budgets.
Art that maintains our high standards of quality and presentation.
Unusual offerings not found at most art shows.
Artists who have passion, commitment to improvement, who work well with others.
Artists willing to build a sphere of prosperity around the show and follow instructions.
Local or regional artists when possible; however, we have accepted out of state artists.


What we are NOT looking for

Food vendors
Importers (Buy and Sell)
Commercial product distributors
Jewelry openings are extremely limited. Non-local artists or commercial jewelry providers please don’t apply.


TESTIMONIALS

“Well run event in every way. The staff did a perfect job of making me feel like I was an important part of the event. I have done shows for 20+ years, and I have developed a personal system to not rely on show managements for anything, as many show management’s provide very little support for the artists. The ACB provides a ton of support and perks, and I wish it could be a model for events around the country. Great event.” –Michael Schwegmann

“Participating at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar has helped me develop my target audience and given me a venue to refine my business image in terms of display & presentation of my work. The unique customer flow at The Armadillo has prompted me to focus on streamlining my sales systems to make it easier to run cards during high traffic times while still gathering important sales data.” –Gretchen Von Eberstein

I met someone with National Geographic in 2009 at the ACB while exhibiting my work. I received a contract 6 months later.” –Greg Davis

“I have met some of my biggest collectors at the Armadillo. Incredible exposure that brings me clients all year!!” –Rita Marie Ross

“I think the Armadillo is special in the tight community the organizers have invited/nurtured. A good solid bond between artists is felt along with a closeness to the staff.” –Shawn Ray Harris

“It has given me a tremendous opportunity to GROW. I’ve been through two or three mediums as a presenting artist, and the Armadillo has allowed me to flow from one to another. For that I am grateful.” –Alexa Walker

“Complements on the essential strategic decision to vet each of the vendors on the basis of personality as well as product. Brilliant! It created a room full of solutions and ‘easy’ and, for such a long show, comfort and friendships. I liked participating in a show that was mature and well practiced so that systems worked well if you followed the system” –Michael Terra

VERY IMPORTANT

After you complete our online application, you will need to submit four high-resolution images here.
Please pay close attention to the following guidelines:

Three images of your merchandise and one image of your booth
700kb or larger
300 dpi or higher
Hi-resolution
Professionally photographed (well lit, and in focus)
Images named: last name-first name-001…002…003

To continue to the application, click here.


FAQ

We do not charge an application fee.

You must provide your own hard walls, no pop-up tents or railings.


You must provide your own lighting. At Armadillo we shut off the house lights, and the only source of light for your booth will be the lights you provide. Please use our Lighting Tutorial as a guide to make your booth work in our show environment. See above photo to get an idea.


Currently our smallest is 4×10 and one of the largest is 18×20, 10×10’s are rare.


Booth prices vary according to size and configuration.
Please see our Pricing Policy from last year for more information.


Applications are accepted year round.
Applications received:
January – April of the current year receive priority consideration.
May-September are still considered, but may be reviewed for the following year.
October – December will be considered for the following year.


You or your sales help must be present and open for business during our open hours, everyday of the show.


We load-in the day before the show starts, and you can load-out December 24th after the show closes until 1:59am, and / or return at 9am December 26th to finish loading out by 2pm.


You are responsible for registering your small business with the IRS and collecting sales tax for the items you’re selling at the show. You pay the sales tax to the state of Texas. You must have your Sales Tax Certificate present at the show at all times. We recommend that you contact the IRS for more info. IRS: 1-800-829-4933 or www.irs.gov


Check and Credit Cards are accepted.

No, if you have filled out an application in the last 3 years you do not need to reapply. Instead, send an email to participants@armadillobazaar.com with your name, business name, any changes to your business since your application, a list of upcoming shows and new images.

Sign up The Armadillo Bazaar Producers to your e-mail list: helloarmadillos@gmail.com