2023 Summer Vendor Market at Culture Lab LIC
Culture Lab LIC, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts advocacy organization founded by artists and incorporated in 2019 in Long Island City, New York. We present local, national, and international art of all genres, while supporting New York artists and other nonprofits by providing space, resources and a sense of community.
The 2023 Summer Vendor Market is a great opportunity for local vendors and small businesses to advertise and sell their goods and services to the Long Island City community, with a nominal fee of $50. Our free weekly outdoor live music series in our 18,000 square foot lot as well as our monthly exhibitions in our indoor art gallery bring on average 150-500 visitors daily.
The market will run Saturdays & Sundays 2-9pm, May 6 - October 29. Space is limited, so don’t delay-- sign up today!
To learn more about Culture Lab LIC and see what all the fuss is about check us out here.
Culture Lab LIC at The Plaxall Gallery
5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, New York, NY 11101 (Map)
See below for vendor guidelines.
After submissions are reviewed, we will send an email confirmation to confirm dates and provide additional details.
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2023 VENDOR MARKET GUIDELINES
The 2023 Summer Vendor Market is at the Culture Lab LIC outdoor lot located at 5-25 46th Ave, Queens, NY 11101 (Map) and open to vendors located within the 5 boroughs. The market will be held on Saturdays & Sundays, 2 - 9pm, May 6 - October 29, during our Live Summer Music series. There will be a maximum of 8 spots available each day. The market is weather permitting, in the event of inclement weather and the outdoor music series is canceled, the market will be canceled as well.
To apply to participate in the Fall Vendor Market, review the guidelines and complete the registration form at the link below. After submissions are reviewed, we will send an email confirmation to confirm dates and provide additional details. Payments will be due within 48 hours after you receive confirmation in order to reserve your spot.
Charge of $50 per market day for a 10’ x 10’ space. Any cancellations less than 48 hours are non-refundable. Should Culture Lab LIC make a last minute cancellation of the outdoor music series on your scheduled day(s), we will reschedule you to another date or refund you in the event an alternate date cannot be agreed upon.
The Market will open for vendor set up at 1pm. All vendors must be fully set up and ready by 2pm sharp. Please be sure to arrive on time. Spots are assigned upon arrival.
ARRIVE EARLY. There can be NO double parking on 46th Avenue when you arrive or when you leave. The street must be kept clear. All vendors must adhere to Culture Lab staff directions. No exceptions. Safety and preserving your business is our priority so please respect our workers and the rules to ensure we can stay open and keep everyone safe.
Vehicles are not permitted in the lot during event hours.
No vendor may drive a vehicle on the Culture Lab lot while an event is in progress. If we have a situation where vendors drive onto the lot during event hours or at times when our staff tell them not to do so, that vendor might not be permitted back to Culture Lab vendor market. Safety must be all of our priorities so we must insist this rule is adhered to 100% of the time. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Spaces are 10’ x 10’. Electricity is available but bring your own extension cord and lights.
Limited tents available and must be reserved in advance (see registration form). You must provide your own tables, etc. We do have chairs available. We require that everyone weigh down their tents, for which you must provide your own weights. You must take down your tent if you do not have weights. Food vendors are required by the health department to have tents, so if you do not have weights, you cannot sell that day. This is for the safety of all of our vendors and visitors.
You are encouraged to promote your attendance through your social media channels in advance, and to share photos from the event. Please be sure to use the tag @culturelablic. We will then do our best to repost on our social media channels. See below for links to Culture Lab LIC social media.
This is your opportunity to build your business brand so please keep that in mind for you and your staff. Bring banners, posters, business cards, menus and any other marketing materials to help identify your space and business. Be sure all of your collateral is professionally created and displayed. As our attendees include a large number of families with children, please ensure that your products and marketing are family-friendly.
Vendors must have all necessary licenses and permits required by law. By signing up to be a vendor at Culture Lab LIC, you are confirming that you are able to provide proof on demand that you possess the required licenses and permits.
BREAKDOWN / LOADOUT:
You must leave the space as you found it. Garbage bags can be placed in our cans or dumpsters which are on site. Failure to clean up properly can result in clean up fees payable by the vendor.
Breakdown typically begins at 9PM once the music concludes. Please note that all vendors must not begin breakdown before 9 PM or the end of the live music. This is to avoid disrupting the live performances, guests in attendance and visitor safety. When breaking down, vehicles can only enter the lot after you have fully packed up.