It takes place downtown San Marcos, Texas on the Hays County Courthouse lawn. 150 E. Hopkins
The Arts Market is scheduled on the 2nd Saturday of each month March – December from 9:00 – 4:00 * unless otherwise noted. We are very strict that you do not break down before 4:00 pm. We have informed the public that we are open until 4 pm, and we need to honor that statement.
No. Art Squared is a juried arts market. Artists working in ceramics, glass, graphics/printmaking, metalwork, photography, wood, drawing,/pastels, jewelry (ornamental/costume), jewelry (precious metals), sculpture, fiber/textiles/batik, fiber (wearables), leather, painting (oil/acrylic), painting (watercolor), upcycle and recycle, and mixed media are all represented.
You can park at the courthouse when you are unloading, but we ask that you move your vehicle to another spot away from the courthouse during the event. This will help to open up parking spaces for visitors. After the event you can move back to load. Unfortunately, parking is on a "first come basis" downtown. For now, Art Squared Arts Market does not have a designated parking area for vendors.
*See Market Director for parking assistance.*
Yes. You just need to meet the deadline date to submit your application. Once approved, you can sign up for one event or multiple dates at once. All vendors are required to exhibit atleast once before they are given the option to reserve multiple dates. Vendor fees must be received by the event date.
You must notify us by email firstname.lastname@example.org and call Kelsey Huckaby, 830-387-0762 the Monday prior to the event that you will not exhibit as planned. NO SHOWS are highly discouraged. A $20.00 NO SHOW fee will be required in order to participate in future events. All vendor fees are nonrefundable. The only exception is when Art Squared officially cancels due to inclement weather. In this scenario you will be provided a credit towards a future event.
Once you are approved your images and information are kept on file. You only need to apply one time. Should you wish to participate in future market events you will just need to reply CONFIRM or NOT PARTICPATING to monthly email requests.
Please visit our apply page.
The cost for a vendor space is $25.00 or $20.00, if you are a member of the San Marcos Art League. SMAL annual membership is $25.00.(www.artleaguesmtx.org) There is also a $10.00 application fee for all NEW vendors. You can mail in your check payable to the San Marcos Art League; Attn. Art Squared; P.O. Box 260; San Marcos, TX 78667 or via our mobile app.Pay Online
You can mail in your check payable to the San Marcos Art League; Attn. Art Squared; P.O. Box 260; San Marcos, TX 78667 or via our mobile app. Payments should be received 5 days prior to the event date. A $25.00 late fee will be added to payments made on day of event.
Yes. However, both vendors will have to go through the application process as individual artists and the above mentioned fees will apply to both individuals.
All artists need to complete the application process. What we need is product category, name, complete address including city and zip code, phone, your product description, booth request, and signature, as well as checking that you have read and agree to the rules and regulations of Art Squared Arts Market. There is a $10.00 application fee for all new vendors. Payment can be mailed to Attn. Art Squared; P.O. Box 260; San Marcos, TX 78667 or via our mobile app..
No. Unfortunately, you will be turned away. All artists MUST complete the application process and pay for their space prior to the event.
Yes. Art Squared will NOT have table/chairs available. Additionally, we encourage all vendors to have a white tent. All spaces should be well kept and look presentable for the public. Please see rules and regulations for more information. All tables must have a table covering that reaches to the ground. This hides your storage items and projects a professional appearance.
No. There are limited number of outlets on-site, but we cannot guarantee they will work or that they will be available.
Yes. A few food vendors will be on site. You are also encouraged to partake in eating at some of the local restaurants within walking distance of the courthouse. There are many eateries to choose from.
The Art Squared Planning Committee values your time, effort and work as an artist. We want to be sure that your experience with the Market is a positive one and that you know we have your best interest at heart. We will cancel the market in the event of dangerous weather conditions. Decision to do so will be made by 6:00 p.m. the Friday before the event. An email will go out to all participating vendors and also posted on all social media outlets. In this scenario, all vendor fees will be credited towards a future event.
Having pets in vendor tents is discouraged. However, if your pet is well-behaved, you may bring it as long as it is leashed or otherwise constrained at all times. Your pet’s behavior is your responsibility. If there is an altercation between your pet and a customer’s pet, you will be asked not to bring your pet in the future.
Currently the Arts Market is on a "first come" basis, plans are underway to have designated spots in the future. You can set up as early as 7:30 but no later than 9:00. We will do our best to accommodate your needs, but because we want to make sure the market has limited empty spaces you may be asked to set up in a certain area