Aptitude is an incredible opportunity for the arts community as well as the larger Metro and those who come in from beyond. Get in on the ground floor of our growth into the mall and sell at Holiday Markets.
We look forward to sharing this new art market adventure with you!
1. Support Our Official Launch
Aptitude is a new way to think about shopping for local art. It offers artists unprecedented access to people in the Metro and connects them to a wealth of mall-goers. We’ll see you there!
2. First Market During “It’s a Wonderful Night”
Join us for our first market on Sunday, Nov. 24th from 6-9:00 p.m. and enjoy the community shopping event. Attendees pay just $5 to benefit local fundraising organizations and get access to exclusive savings, door prizes, holiday entertainment, wine and beer plus cookie sand milk with Santa. Find out more.
3. 10+ Dates Throughout the Season
We are encouraging artists to sign up for a full 3-day art market – generally Thursday evening, Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon. A special season pricing package is available for $150/artist. All artists must discuss set-up with Christina Johnson two weeks prior to the date of participation. Email her today.
4. Free Parking, Internet & Public Bathrooms
One of the perks of our evolution from APT into Aptitude is the addition of some the mall’s amenities. We’re also near a bus stop that continually draws traffic to the area.
5. Easy On-and-Off Loading near Parking Lot
Our location makes it easy for marketers to get their work up and ready to sell! See a full list of dates on our newly launched webpage
$25/artist for It’s a Wonderful Night
$20/artist/day or $50/3 days (Thursday, Saturday and Sunday)
$150/artist for the entire season
Fees must be paid by November 15. We can work with you on a payment plan if you are participating in multiple events. Refunds will be given only if West Acres is closed for weather or other reasons. Commission: 10%. TAP will waive the commission if artists do not sell $100 or more.
Square or other Point of Sales Access: All participating artists must have the ability to process credit card sales on their own. We will have secure Internet set up.
Guest artists will be located in our un-rented studios, likely sharing with another artist (possibly two, depending on studio size). There is easy load-in from the parking lot side.
You should plan to bring your own table(s) but we will provide folding chairs. You will need to discuss your set-up with Christina Johnson (email@example.com) two weeks prior to the market date in which you are participating.
Find out more about Aptitude on our new webpage!
Keep an eye out for new photos and videos of the space coming soon.