Art Market at Vega Metals

outdoor arts and crafts market and gallery in downtown durham

NOTICE: The application season has closed. Please check back here in January 2019.

The Art Market is seeking artists with handcrafted, locally produced art, including pottery, quilting, knitting, apparel, painting, drawing, woodwork, seasonal work, floral and seasonal décor, jewelry, polymer clay, sketches, prints, photography, sculpture, etc.

No imported or machine manufactured items will be allowed. All items must be handmade locally by the seller, and must have a high standard of creative and artistic value.

No drop-ins! All attendees must be approved by submitting an application (see below) before setting up. All attendees must also submit a signed Release Form and required fees on or before their first selling day.

Youth vendors are strongly encouraged to apply.

Food trucks please e-mail for information.

Vendors are encouraged to enhance our family-friendly atmosphere by providing activities or demos for children and families.

FEES: $30 Application Fee for new members. (If you are approved, the application fee covers your first year membership fee.) $30 Annual Membership Fee for returning members. Make all checks payable to Cecilia Henaine de Davis. Also, a $10 Daily Fee (cash, exact change!), is required each day of sales. Pay daily fee to the Market Manager BEFORE you set up your table. Membership fee covers you from April to April.

PARTICIPATION: Members should expect to participate in some organizational activities, such as advertising/marketing and event coordinating. We are a volunteer-run organization, and the more involvement we have, the more successful we'll all be! 


1. Open, save, and thoroughly read the Art Market Rules document (below).
2. Open, print, and sign the Art Market Release Form (below). 
3. Open the Art Market Application document (below).
4. Complete the application on your computer and print it. Or, print the blank form and complete it in pen.

5. Mail your completed application and Release Form to Vega Metals, ATTN Cecilia Henaine de Davis, 214 Hunt Street, Durham, NC, 27701. Include at least two pictures of your art or craft and your application fee of $30. Make all checks payable to Cecilia Henaine de Davis.

What happens next?

Follow up within one week to to confirm receipt and find out your status. If approved, bring your $10 daily fee on your first day. Daily fee is required (cash, exact change) each day that you set up.


Art Market Rules  Save and read. 

Art Market Application (will be available January 2019)   Save and complete in Acrobat Reader or on paper. Mail or email to Cecilia Henaine de Davis at Vega Metals. Make sure to include at least TWO pictures and your $30 application fee. All attendees must be pre-approved via this application. No drop-ins!

Art Market Release   Save, print, sign, and mail with your application, photos, and payment. Required for all participants!

*** Returning Members: If your art category or business info has changed, you must submit a new application. Otherwise, please mail your $30 membership fee to Cecilia by March 1. If you have a signed Release Form on file, you do not need to submit another one. Contact Cecilia if you are not sure. More info here:

how to apply to be a vendor