Deadline for submissions is Friday, May 3.

3S Artspace invites applications from qualified artisans to apply for the 2nd annual Form + Function artisan fair.

Form + Function will be held Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, NH.

For this intimate and selective two-day event, 3S Artspace presents original work by 30 unique and talented craftspeople to the greater Seacoast community. Last year's inaugural event was met with great enthusiasm from the public, from participating artisans (re: event management, attendance, audience engagement, and sales) and we are already fielding many inquiries about the show's return.


Here's what artisans from last year had to say about their experience at Form + Function last November:

"I really didn't know what to expect with this show and was so pleasantly surprised. There was so much support from everyone at 3S, a great vibe with the music, mimosas, vendors and happy customers. Thank you so much for a great event."

"The traffic was steady and the shoppers were great. Thanks so much for this opportunity! I will definitely apply next year :)"

"The experience of the weekend far exceeded my expectations and that's where I see the most value. I had a lot of great conversations with so many amazing people, and even if they didn't buy something the interactions I had were 100% positive. I would definitely love to participate in the future and hope to visit 3S again soon!"


Criteria: Work will be considered from all major arts and crafts categories. Artisans will be selected based on originality, quality, fit with the Seacoast market, and availability of space. Only original, hand-crafted work by the exhibitor will be considered. Artisans must be present at fair.

About the venue: Booths will be present in the Performance Space, Gallery, and lobby. Live music will be featured at this free event, and our bar will have brunch style cocktails, beer, and wine on offer.

On-site restaurant Barrio serves brunch and dinner, providing even more festivity.

Selection/Jury Process: The jury will notify all applicants of their status no later than May 22.

Application Requirements: One image of your complete display and three images representing the works for sale at the show.

Jury Fee: A $10.00 submission fee is required for those wishing to apply. This is non-refundable and supports our non-profit arts center.

Spaces: 6 x 10' booth space.

Space Fees: Space fees will be $220/weekend and will be due within one week of an acceptance notice.

Sales: Artisans retain 100% of sales.

Expected Attendance: This is our 2nd Form + Function fair. Last year, we hosted roughly 2,000 enthusiastic buyers and we expect this number to grow in 2019. Our new next door neighbor, the AC Marriott Portsmouth, anticipates being open for operations by November, providing more cultural tourists for the event. We are within walking distance of new public parking facilities, the heart of downtown Portsmouth, and many additional hotels. We present to over 20,000 audience members each year and you can count on us to market this event for success.

More information can be found on the submissions page.
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