Experience fine craftsmanship at Winterthur during our first-annual Artisan Market. Many of the region’s most talented craftspeople will present their outstanding examples of modern-day artisanship. 

As the former home and country estate of Henry Francis du Pont and a world-renowned museum housing the pre-eminent collection of American decorative arts, Winterthur is the perfect spot to showcase exceptional craftsmanship. 

Spend a summer day exploring Winterthur and being inspired by the collection and landscape, while shopping for unique, original objects, including antiques and collectibles, furniture and home décor, up-cycled and architectural salvage pieces, high-quality crafts and handmade items, vintage clothing and vintage jewelry, gourmet packaged goods (small batch, artisanal in style), original art in a variety of media, and garden items.

 

Artisan Vendor Opportunities

For artisans interested in applying for a booth to present their wares, listed below is the weekend itinerary and information regarding locations, fees, and requirements. 

Please note: Winterthur will review all applications and will notify vendors that have been selected to participate in the Artisan Market.

Application deadline: March 15. Winterthur will review all applications and will notify vendors that have been selected to participate in the Artisan Market by April 1, 2021. 

 

Weekend Itinerary

Friday, July 16 | Vendor setup

  • East Side vendors |  8:00–10:00 am
  • West Side vendors | 12:00–2:00 pm

Saturday, July 17, and Sunday, July 18 | Market open to shoppers | 10:00 am–4:00 pm

*Saturday and Sunday event will feature music, food, drink, and hands-on workshops.

*Please note: Winterthur in-person events will comply with Delaware's current gathering guidelines at the time of the event. All on-site events are designed to be safe and socially distant for you and your loved ones; therefore capacity may be limited.

 

Locations, Fees, and Requirements

The vendor fee is based on location. See map for location information.

    • West Side vendor (Clenny Run, Port Royal Circle, Peony Garden) $325
      Within the inner location for traffic flow of guests walking from the visitor center parking lot to the museum.
    • East Side vendor (Enchanted Woods, Sycamore Hill, and Sundial Garden) $275
      Within the outer location for traffic flow of guests walking to the museum, approximately 100 yards from the museum. Note: Enchanted Woods is a children’s garden. If your creations are for kids, this is a wonderful space for you.

 

All vendor spaces include a 10' x 10' white tent with sides, one 8’ table, one folding chair and a $10 food/beverage voucher. Additional tables and chairs may be requested for an additional fee. Vendors are required to provide all other items they may need.

Vendor fees are paid via credit card payment. Detailed instructions will be sent to all accepted vendors. Fees must be paid in full within 5 business days of acceptance.

All vendors are required to have liability insurance and to add Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library to the insurance. Documentation required.  

All vendors must submit proof of valid state tax permit if items are subject to sales tax. 

There will be no refunds. The event will be rain or shine on both days.

All required documentation must be e-mailed to amiller@winterthur.org by June 16.

Winterthur is not responsible for insuring vendor items or displays and cannot accept responsibility for theft or damage. Winterthur grounds are staffed by a security team should you wish to keep items at your tent overnight.

Rain or shine. No refunds.

 

To download and print this information, please click here.

Additional questions? View our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) web page.

To be considered for a booth at the market, please fill out a Vendor Application Form.  

To be considered for a grant, please fill out the Grant Application Form online or download the PDF Grant Application Form.

For additional inquiries, call 800.448.3883 or e-mail amiller@winterthur.org.

 

 

Artisan Market at Winterthur Sponsorship Opportunities

Several thousand visitors from across the region will attend the first-annual Artisan Market at Winterthur to enjoy shopping, local fare, and fine craftsmanship. A variety of Artisan Market sponsorship levels are available for your company to reach this desirable audience.

 

Sponsorship levels

AZALEA—$2,500 and above

Company name/ logo on Winterthur website’s Artisan Market page and sponsor page.

Company featured as sponsor on all promotional materials—print, digital, social media.

Company marketing materials included within reusable totes that guests are able to purchase throughout the weekend. Will reach up to 500 people.

Company name in market map and guide.

Six admission tickets and three reusable tote bags.

Vendor booth setup (up to 10' x 20'; $650 value).

2 VIP parking passes for Saturday and Sunday.


PEONY—$1,000 

Company name/logo on Winterthur’s Artisan Market webpage and sponsor page.

Company featured as sponsor on promotional print, digital, and social media.

Company marketing materials included within reusable totes that guests are able to purchase throughout the weekend. Will reach up to 500 people.

Company name in market map and guide.

Four admission tickets and three reusable tote bags. Vendor booth setup (up to 10' x 10'; $325 value).

1 VIP parking pass for Saturday and Sunday.

 

DAFFODIL—$500

Company name/logo on Winterthur’s Artisan Market webpage and sponsor page.

Company featured as sponsor on promotional print, digital, and social media.

Company marketing materials included within reusable totes that guests are able to purchase throughout the weekend. Will reach up to 500 people.

Two admission tickets and one reusable tote bag.

 

WINTERHAZEL—$250

Company name/logo on Winterthur’s Artisan Market webpage and sponsor page.

Company featured as sponsor on promotional print, digital, and social media.

One admission ticket and one reusable tote bag.


MAGNOLIA—$100

Company name/logo on Winterthur’s Artisan Market webpage and sponsor page.

Company featured as sponsor on promotional print, digital, and social media.

 

To download and print the sponsorship information, please click here.

To sponsor the Artisan Market at Winterthur, please fill out a Sponsorship Pledge Form.

For more information, contact Leanne Schmadke at lschmadke@winterthur.org.

 

*Please note: Winterthur in-person events will comply with Delaware's current gathering guidelines at the time of the event. All on-site events are designed to be safe and socially distant for you and your loved ones; therefore capacity may be limited. 

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