The purpose of our “Featured Artist” is promotion. We provide through G.A.M.E. the opportunity for artist and authors to promote themselves to our audience of 700 attendees (based on Year 8 numbers). During our 3-day event you are allowed to conduct your business within all local, state and federal laws. You can sell products, take orders and make offers. We are hopeful that all artist have profitable experiences at G.A.M.E. but there are no guarantee of sales. We encourage all artist to see this 3-day event as promotional with the possibility of profit during or after the event.
The Featured Artist is a curated section of our event. These artist are selected by our Artist Liaison & Art Show Director, Scott Villarreal. They are artist we want the public to know more about and thus dubbed them as “Featured Artist.” Contact Scott Villarreal for further info.
FEATURED ARTIST PROCESS
Once you are notified by Scott that you have been selected as a Featured Artist, make sure you have a Membership Registration account with our website.
You will receive an invoice via email with a deadline date for payment. Soon as payment is received we will confirm you as a featured artist and promote you on the website.
Congrats! Your badge and welcome packet will be at Registration upon arrival. Nothing will ship. You can arrive on Thursday night for set-up. See Overview Schedule for details.
FEATURED ARTIST INFORMATION
Artist tables cost $30 and include:
- 1 Artist Table
- 1 Weekend Badge
Display area is limited to the table. If you need additional floor space for displaying (easels, floor stands, etc.) — please contact Scott Villarreal the Artist Liaison to discuss your needs.
Additional badges will be $15 each. This price is the same for all exhibitors, creators, clubs & orgs, artist. You can buy as many badges as you need for the people representing your business. Additional badges at the $15 rate must be pre-purchased by September 1, 2017. NO discount badges will be sold at-the-door.
Free WiFi will be available all weekend. To assist with bandwidth concerns, we would appreciate no video streaming during our 3-Day event. If you have any WiFi issues, please contact a G.A.M.E. Staff member.
We invite all our exhibitors to supply items for the “swag bags”. We will be planning on making 400 bags. You can provide 400 items or less. Each exhibitor can put ONE item in the bag. We will take anything you want to give us for the bags. Doesn’t have to be enough for all – we can sprinkle items randomly.
SWAG BAG ITEMS MUST BE DELIVERED to the Expo Center on THURSDAY NIGHT between 5PM and 9PM.
SPRINGFIELD VENDOR LICENSE
Eclectic Endeavors will take care of paying your Springfield City Event License fees if you do not already have a valid license. We will submit to the City of Springfield a list of all our vendors attending. They will check it against their records and let us know how much all the fees will be.
STATE AND FEDERAL TAXES
Any taxes you owe to either the state or federal government based on sales at our event, are yours to calculate and pay to the proper authorities. Eclectic Endeavors is not responsible for monitoring or collecting these taxes. We are told by the State of Missouri and the City of Springfield to convey this message to you. Taxes are your responsibility.
RAFFLE / POLYBUCKS PRIZES
We rely on the generosity of our wonderful exhibitors, sponsors, clubs and others to provide a cornucopia of prizes for our raffle and polybucks auction! We get an amazing variety of items that are donated by our supporters. These items are on display at HQ the whole weekend (soon as they are donated) and we let everyone know who donated them and how thankful we are!
This year we will provide tax donation letters for the value of items donated, so that you can “write-off” these items for your business.