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Craft Shop holds three annual Craft Sales here at the SIUC Student Center in the Hall of Fame Area: The Family Weekend Craft Sale, Holiday Craft Sale, and Valentine’s Day Craft Sale. Craft vendors from the community come together at these events to sell their handmade wares. All Craft Sales are open to the public.
To become a vendor, first read our Guidelines and Regulations below, and then contact us by phone, in person, by email, or by letter.
Craft Shop Craft Sales 2008-2009 Brochure
Holiday Craft Sale: Thursday, December 3; Friday, December 4; and Saturday, December 5, 2009
Valentines Craft Sale: (Not this year!! Resumes in 2011. Sorry!! This is usually a really good one!!)
Family Weekend Craft Sale: Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24, 2009
Dates and Descriptions of Sales 2009-2010
Family Weekend Craft Sale
* Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24, 2009
* Student Center, Hall of Fame
* Each year the SIUC Saluki Family Weekend celebration brings excitement to the Student Center. Hundreds of parents, students, and members of the Southern Illinois community take part in many campus events.
Holiday Craft Sale
* Thursday, December 3; Friday, December 4; and Saturday, December 5, 2009.
* Student Center, Hall of Fame (1st Floor) & International Lounge (2nd Floor)
* Our annual Holiday Craft Sale is a major event featuring more than 75 craftspeople. Students, faculty, staff, and members of the Southern Illinois community shop for holiday decorations, gifts, and unique items.
Valentine’s Day Craft Sale
* Will not be held in 2010. The Valentine's Day Craft Sale will return February 14, 2011.
* Student Center, Hall of Fame
* The Valentine’s Day Craft Sale fits the bill for those last minute shoppers searching for the perfect gift for that someone special. Everyone from SIUC faculty, staff, and students to the local community shops at this special one day sale.
Guidelines and Regulations
All art and craft items must be original work. No commercially obtained items, imports, food, literature, books, or magazines, etc., can be sold. Vendors must submit a photograph that represents their work. Photos may be emailed to email@example.com. Additional photos may be needed if there is a change in the craft sale items or at the request of the Craft Shop Coordinator. Vendors will be asked to remove items from their tables which do not fit these criteria.
All crafts will be prejudged for compliance to guidelines, quality, and excessive repetition by vendors
Limited space is available. Vendors may request locations, but final allocations of space will be determined by the Craft Shop Coordinator to preserve consistency, variety, and quality.
Large fixtures for vending areas may be brought in to location the night before the Holiday sale. Please contact the Craft Shop to make arrangements.
Set-up time is two hours before the start of the sale. No early set-ups will be allowed.
Vendors are responsible for collecting their profits. The Craft Shop is not responsible for any checks accepted.
No refunds will be given unless the sale is canceled by the Craft Shop.
Tables and rented space may not be sub-leased, traded, or given to other vendors.
Vendors are responsible for lighting and extension cords.
Booth spaces have an 8ft frontage and are approximately 6ft from front to back. Tables are approximately 8’x 30” wide. Tables and chairs are provided. If vendors choose to provide their own set-up, they must comply with the space requirements. A map of craft table locations is available at the Craft Shop.
No late applications will be accepted (see application forms for deadlines).
Failure to comply with any of the above guidelines and regulations will result in a forfeiture of privileges to participate in the sale.
Premium and front row area will be reserved for vendors with 10 years of Holiday Sale.
Previous Craft Sales
Over the past 30 years, we have been very fortunate with the quality and professionalism of our vendors, and the over all turnout of the sales.
All craft sales will be held on the 1st floor of the Student Center in the Hall of Fame area, located at the south end of the building. Additional space will be available in the International Lounge, located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center, for the Holiday Craft Sale. Locations may be changed at the discretion of the Craft Shop.
Loading and Setup
The loading dock, located at the south end of the Student Center, is available for brief periods to vendors. Please limit parking in this area to loading and unloading items.
Application Procedures and Fees
Please use the application form attached that corresponds to the sale in which you wish to participate. Separate application forms must be completed for each sale.
Please submit a photograph of all work to be sold along with application. The photograph should represent the items that vendor will be selling.
Make all checks payable to SIUC.
Mail applications with payment to:
Student Center - Mail Code 4407
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1255 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
To make campus parking more convenient during University operating hours, we encourage the use of free parking in Lot 56 south of the Arena. This will allow more customers easy access to the craft sales.
We will, however, continue to offer parking permits. Vendors using the permit must park in the lot directly across from the Student Center. You may pick up your permit upon arrival, on the day of the sale.
Please request a parking permit on the Craft Sale Application. The deadline for purchasing a parking permit is the Monday prior to the sale. Please make your check payable to SIUC in the amount of $4.00 per day, excluding Saturdays.
Overnight Security and Liability
Overnight security is provided for the Holiday Craft Sale only. All items must be removed each night for other sales.
Vendors exhibit their work at their own risk. The Student Center Craft Shop is not responsible for lost or damaged merchandise.
Many hotels and restaurants are located within a five mile radius of campus. Further information is available upon request.
Promotion includes advertisements in campus and local newspapers, as well as distribution of Craft Sale flyers and press releases to all local media.
If you have questions or require additional information not found in this brochure, please visit our website at: www.siucstudentcenter.org, contact Ron Dunkel by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), or phone 618-453-3636 or 618-453-5209.