Rules & Regulations
Applications are now closed for this year's Bazaart.
Bazaart is Saskatchewan’s largest outdoor art and craft show & sale, showcasing handmade creations by innovative Canadian artisans who excel in their chosen medium. Organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery as an annual fundraiser, Bazaart supports the innovative exhibitions and programs at the MacKenzie Art Gallery. The 47th annual Bazaart will take place on Saturday, 20 June 2020 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, outside on the grounds of the MacKenzie Art Gallery, at the corner of Albert Street and 23rd Avenue in Regina, Saskatchewan; admission is $5 for members of the MacKenzie Art Gallery and $7 for non-members; children 12 and under are free. Each year, over 5,000 Bazaart attendees support independent Canadian artisans and craftspeople by purchasing unique, stylish, and practical alternatives to mass-produced items. All artisans are encouraged to promote the unique and original design of their work and to use local and/or environmentally-friendly materials whenever possible.
Bazaart accepts applications from a wide range of established and emerging Canadian artists and craftspeople employing both traditional and experimental art forms. Bazaart applications are now closed.
Artisans must email three high-quality image of their work along with the application.
The MacKenzie is committed to maintaining a high standard of work at Bazaart and therefore reserves the right to decline applications.
If you have questions or concerns regarding payment or application please contact Jera MacPherson at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: (306) 584-4250 ext. 4294.
All completed applications received by the MacKenzie Art Gallery before 13 March 2020, will be reviewed by the MacKenzie Art Gallery. Artisans will be notified of the status of their application by 1 April 2020. 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
Early Bird Registration
$225 – application must be submitted on or before Monday, 2 March 2020.
$275 – application must be submitted on or before Friday, 13 March 2020.
Community Booth Registration
$100 – application must be submitted on or before Friday, 13 March 2020. Community Booths must display and provide information only; no sales.
Food Vendor Registration
$415 (includes power and Wascana Authority fees) – application must be submitted on or before Friday, 13 March 2020.
*Please Note: Electricity to booth is an additional $30. Booth sharing is NOT permitted.
Power is available in booths 73-154 only
Display Area Space Allotment
Artisans 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-served basis (based on the date of application). The map is subject to change.
The MacKenzie Art Gallery makes the final decision on allocation of display space.
Artisans 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. Artisans are encouraged to have a sign clearly indicating their name. The MacKenzie will provide laminated booth numbers for participating artisans to display, which will assist our visitors in locating booths as listed in the Bazaart directory. 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 this link for the Saskatchewan Health Authority’s Vendor Package – Temporary Permit, and email your fully completed application to Robyn Barclay at email@example.com, or upload a copy of your permit along with your application form.
Food Vendors with licensed trailers are not required to complete the Temporary Permit form, instead, please provide a copy of your License to Robyn Barclay by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or upload a copy of your permit along with your application form.
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 2 weeks prior to the event. Email email@example.com or call (306) 777-7830.
In Case of Inclement Weather
The show goes on, rain or shine! Artisans 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 pose a safety risk.
Artisans accepted to participate in Bazaart, but who cannot attend must provide a written notice of cancellation to the Gallery, on or before 1 May 2020, to receive a refund of their registration fee less a $100 administration fee. Refunds are not available for cancellations made after 1 May 2020.
Registration, Set-Up and Parking
Registration and booth set-up begins at 6:30 AM on Saturday, 20 June 2020. 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 vehicles moved to the designated parking area by 9:30 AM. Parking is available in Lot 2.
ALL vehicles must be out of Lot 1 and the surrounding booth areas by 9:30 AM.
Booth displays MUST remain set up until 5:00 PM.
Adding to the excitement of the day, the MacKenzie organizes a raffle of items donated by the artisans featured in Bazaart. All raffle items are displayed at the Bazaart Raffle Tent; donating to the Bazaart raffle provides great exposure of your work among Bazaart attendees. All proceeds of the raffle go directly towards the MacKenzie Art Gallery’s exhibitions and programming.
Please indicate your intention to participate on your application form. Donations can be dropped off at the MacKenzie Art Gallery tent between 7:30 AM and 12:00 PM of June 20 2020.
* Please note: The MacKenzie no longer accepts donations of perishable food items.
The MacKenzie Art Gallery will develop and implement a strategic marketing plan to promote Bazaart. The MacKenzie’s website will showcase Bazaart and list participating artisans who have provided information to assist with promotion. The MacKenzie Art Gallery reserves the right to use images submitted by accepted artisans for promotional purposes, both in print and online.
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 is filled with activities for everyone! Live performances by local musicians will be presented by 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.
For information regarding hotels, motels, restaurants and attractions, please visit Tourism Regina.