Bazaart 2022

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Call out for Vendors

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A VENDOR?

The MacKenzie Art Gallery is still accepting applications from artists, artisans, food vendors, and community organizations for our 47th Annual Event! Artisans, food vendors, and community organizations interested in participating in 2022 Bazaart must submit a completed application form and corresponding fees using the links provided.

Rules and Regulations for Vendors

ABOUT BAZAART

Bazaart is Saskatchewan’s largest outdoor art and craft show & sale, showcasing handmade works by Canadian artists who excel in their chosen medium. Organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery as an annual fundraiser and arts community building event, Bazaart supports exhibitions and programs at the MacKenzie Art Gallery, while offering Artisans the opportunity to network with others, market their business, and sell their work. The 47th annual Bazaart will take place on Saturday, June 18, 2022, from 10 AM to 5 PM outside, on the grounds of the MacKenzie Art Gallery, at the corner of Albert Street and 23rd Avenue in Regina, Saskatchewan; admission fees are $7 per person; $5 for members; children 12 and under are free. Each year over 5,000 Bazaart attendees support independent Canadian artists and craftspeople by purchasing locally made alternatives to mass-produced items. All artists are encouraged to promote the unique and original design of their work and to use local and/or environmentally friendly materials whenever possible.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND PROCESS

Bazaart accepts applications from a wide range of established and emerging Canadian artists and craftspeople employing both traditional and experimental art forms.  

Artists interested in participating in Bazaart must submit a completed application form and corresponding fees by April 1, 2022 

Artisans must electronically submit three high quality images of their work along with the application.  

It is an expectation of the MacKenzie Art Gallery that the creation, sale, and marketing of your work reflects an understanding and adherence to CARFAC’s ‘Think Before You Appropriate’ guidelines; a tool to assist makers in ensuring that their designs are sensitive to issues of misappropriation. Please read the full guide here. If your project is Indigenous-led or is in collaboration with an Indigenous artist, we ask that you identify that information on your application. This information helps to ensure these guidelines are met during the adjudication process.

The MacKenzie is committed to maintaining a high standard of work at Bazaart and therefore reserves the right to decline applications regardless of past participation.  

All completed applications received by the MacKenzie Art Gallery on or before April 1, 2022, will be reviewed by the MacKenzie Art Gallery. Artists will be notified of the status of their application by April 22, 2022. Notification will be via e-mail unless a preference for notification by post is indicated. Applicants who are not accepted will receive a refund of their registration fee less a $50 processing fee.  

APPLICATION FEES & DEADLINES

Please Note: Electricity to booths is an additional $30. Power is available in booths 73-154 only. Booth sharing is NOT permitted.  

ARTISAN BOOTH REGISTRATION 

Early Bird Registration $225 – application must be submitted on or before Friday, March 4, 2022 

Regular Registration $275 – application must be submitted on or before Friday, April 1, 2022 

 

COMMUNITY BOOTH REGISTRATION 

$100 – application must be submitted on or before Friday, April 1, 2022 

Community Booths must display and provide information and/or activities only, no sales. No power is available for Community Booths. 

 

FOOD VENDOR REGISTRATION 

Food vendors 10ft – 20ft long $415 (includes power and Wascana Authority fees) – application must be submitted on or before Friday, April 1, 2022. 

RESPECTFULNESS POLICY

We ask all those applying to participate as a vendor or volunteer at Bazaart, to please take a moment to read our Vision and Values, Equity, and Accessibility Statements.  

We believe that artists and their engagement with our visitors are essential to the success of the MacKenzie, and the success of Bazaart as both a fundraiser for our programming and an opportunity for artists to connect with one another and the broader community. We are so excited to celebrate our successes together and work toward the shared goal of creating a meaningful and engaging event. As such, we recognize the value of every vendor and volunteer who participates in Bazaart, and we strive to ensure that we are providing a respectful and inclusive event with the highest standards of hospitality. We know that as vendors, you share our passion for the arts with creativity and innovation, and that you support our initiatives by always representing yourself and the Mackenzie Art Gallery to the best of our shared abilities.  

Accordingly, we have a zero-tolerance stance on racially charged, ableist, transphobic, or other discriminatory statements or incidents, and reserve the right to remove from our events any vendor, volunteer, or participant that exhibits behavior inconsistent with our vision and values, and our COVID-19 protocols. Attendees, vendors, and/or volunteers who insult, harass, or otherwise interfere with staff and other participants (including volunteers and vendors) may be kindly asked to leave the Gallery and surrounding property. People who are asked to leave on these grounds, are not entitled to a refund of their admission or fees associated with Bazaart. 

If you experience or witness any issues, please contact the nearest MacKenzie staff member.

COVID-19 POLICY

MacKenzie Art Gallery continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and its impacts. We are prioritizing the health and safety of our communities and will continue to comply with Government of Saskatchewan public health orders as they are updated. Please find our current COVID-19 precautionary policy on our website.

DISPLAY AREA SPACE ALLOTMENT

Artists accepted to participate in Bazaart are assigned a booth space of approximately 10’ W x 15’D on the grounds surrounding the MacKenzie Art Gallery or in the parking area of the T. C. Douglas Building. All spaces available are indicated on the Bazaart Vendor Map. Applicants are asked to indicate their top three preferred booth locations when applying. While the MacKenzie will try to accommodate all requests, booth display spaces are allotted on a first come, first serve basis (based on the date of application). The map is subject to change.  

The MacKenzie makes the final decision on allocation of display space. 

DISPLAY GUIDELINES

Artists are responsible for their booth display set-up and take-down and must supply their own tents, tables, chairs, display equipment, hanging supplies, etc. “Knockdown” display systems are recommended for ease of set-up and take-down. Artists are encouraged to have a sign clearly indicating their name. The MacKenzie will provide laminated booth numbers for participating artists to display which will assist our visitors in locating booths as listed in the Bazaart program. Some booths are on uneven ground; therefore, we require all shelves and display units to be secured and anchored to ensure safety for all participants. Concerns or questions regarding set-up should be directed to the MacKenzie Art Gallery prior to the show’s opening.  

Food vendors with trailers are required to indicate the size of their trailer. 

HEALTH & SAFETY PERMITS

Any vendors operating a food concession or selling food products for consumption off-site, please follow the Saskatchewan Health Authority’s Vendor Package – Temporary Permit, and email your fully completed application to Shehnila Sultan by email:  

 Food Vendors with licensed trailers are not required to complete the Temporary Permit form, instead, please provide a copy of your license to Shehnila Sultan by email:  

 Any food vendors that generate grease laden vapor, for example by deep fat frying, cooking meat on stove tops/flat tops, cooking with oil on stove tops/flat tops and charbroiling, must be inspected by Regina Fire Service at least two weeks prior to the event. Email or call (306) 777-7830. 

IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER

The show goes on, rain or shine! Artists are responsible for their displays regardless of the weather.  

The MacKenzie reserves the right to cancel Bazaart due to inclement weather or any other unforeseen circumstances which poses a safety risk. 

CANCELLATION

Artists accepted to participate in Bazaart but who cannot attend must provide a written notice of cancellation to the Gallery, on or before May 13, 2022, to receive a refund of their registration fee less a $100 administration fee. Refunds are not available for cancellations made after May 13, 2022.  

The MacKenzie reserves the right to cancel the event at any time, at which point registration fees will be returned in full to vendors. The MacKenzie Art Gallery is not responsible for any fees incurred by vendors related to travel, lodgings, or set-up for the event.  

REGISTRATION, SET-UP, AND PARKING

Registration and booth set-up begins at 6:30 AM on Saturday, June 18, 2022. You must register with our staff upon arrival to receive directions for parking, participant ID and booth signage.  

Booths must be completely set up and ALL vehicles moved out of Lot 1 and the surrounding booth areas to the designated parking area by 9:30 AM. Booth displays MUST remain set up until 5 PM.  

Please display your laminated booth number in plain sight to assist Bazaart attendees in locating artists booths as shown in the Bazaart program. Parking is available in Lot 2.

BAZAART RAFFLE

Adding to the excitement of the day, the MacKenzie organizes a raffle of items donated by the artists featured in our Show & Sale. All raffle items are displayed at the Bazaart Raffle Tent; a great way for Bazaart attendees to see your work! If you are able to donate an item for the Bazaart raffle, we would appreciate your support and ask that you indicate your intention to participate on your application form.  

Charitable tax receipts will be generated for all donations totaling $50 or more in fair market value.  

Donations can be dropped off at the MacKenzie Art Gallery tent between 7:30 AM and 12:00 PM on June 18, 2022.  

* Please note: The MacKenzie no longer accepts donations of perishable food items. 

BAZAART PROMOTION

The MacKenzie Art Gallery will develop and implement a strategic marketing plan to promote Bazaart. The MacKenzie’s website will showcase Bazaart and a list of participating artisans who have provided information to assist with promotion. The MacKenzie Art Gallery reserves the right to use images submitted by accepted artists for promotional purposes, both in print and online. 

BAZAART DIRECTORY

All participating artisans will be listed in the onsite Bazaart directory; listing includes artistic category, name, booth number, website and/or e-mail address. Please ensure you provide all necessary information on the application form. The Bazaart directory provides guests with an overview of all participating vendors and assists to navigate the Bazaart grounds 

BAZAART ACTIVITIES

Bazaart is filled with activities for everyone! Live performances will be presented by the Regina Folk Festival. Other enticements rounding out the slate of Bazaart activities include food vendors and activities for children in the BMO Learning Centre. Visitors are invited to stay, play, and shop inside the Gallery. 

ACCOMMODATION

For information regarding hotels, motels, restaurants, and attractions, please visit Tourism Regina.

BAZAART CONTACT

Shehnila Sultan, Development Associate, (306) 584-4250 ext. 4273, ssultan@mackenzie.art

Bazaart Raffle Information

MACKENZIE ART GALLERY RAFFLE – RULES OF PLAY

The MacKenzie Art Gallery, a registered charitable organization, conducts the Bazaart Raffle annually, in conjunction with its Bazaart fundraising event. All proceeds, minus expenses, will benefit the programs of the MacKenzie Art Gallery.

The Bazaart Raffle features a variety of prices generously donated by artisans. All proceeds directly support the MacKenzie’s acclaimed exhibitions and innovative public programs.

Purchase Information

Bazaart Raffle tickets can be purchased at Bazaart on June 18, 2022, from 10 AM – 5 PM. Tickets are $5 each, or three tickets for $10. All tickets must be paid in full at time of purchase. A total of 650 tickets are available.  

Who May Enter?

Age does not restrict entry into the Bazaart Raffle.

Members of the Gallery, Board Members, MacKenzie Art Gallery Staff and immediate family members are eligible to enter. Employees who oversee and conduct the raffle, including the Membership and Volunteer Coordinator and the Development Associate, may not enter or win prizes in the Bazaart Raffle.

How Do I Win?

Random draws for each prize determine winners. Prizes will be awarded in no particular order; draws continue until all prizes are awarded. All tickets have an equal chance to win. Winning tickets are re-entered into the draw drum to be eligible for all draws.  The winner need not be present to win. The draw will take place at the MacKenzie Art Gallery on June 18, 2022, at 5 PM. The MacKenzie will contact all winners by phone. Unclaimed prizes will be kept for a period of one-year from the draw date, after which time they will be donated to a charitable organization approved by SLGA.

What is the Prize?

A variety of stunning hand-made prizes have been generously donated by participating Bazaart Artisans. The combined value of Bazaart Raffle prizes is approximately $5868; individual prizes range in value from $12 – $300. There are no cash alternatives to merchandise prizes.

Contact

In the event of a question, complaint or dispute, please contact Carrie Smith, Membership and Volunteer Coordinator by emailing , or by phoning 1(306) 584-4250 ext.4294.

You may also mail to:

3475 Albert Street, Regina, SK, S4S 6X6

Attention to: Membership and Volunteer Coordinator