Downtown Artist Market
One of the newest year round attractions in the area is the Downtown Artist Market. Located at the Union Plaza District (near The Garden Restaurant) and takes place every Saturday morning. The market offers original arts and crafts, food vending, and entertainment from your local artist and artisans in El Paso County. Established in 2011, the market offers locals and visitors the opportunity to shop in an outdoor setting while enjoying great food and free activities for the entire family. Help support your local artists and shop local every Saturday at the Downtown Artist Market! Free Parking is available.
Every Saturday (year round) at Union Plaza District on Anthony Street in Downtown El Paso.
9:00am to 1:00pm
December 29, 2012
January 5, 2013
The market extends from Anthony Street up around San Francisco Avenue where Anthony and San Francisco meet.
A total of 53 vendor spaces are available.
Available in the elevator lobby at the Union Plaza Transit Terminal located at Durango Street and San Antonio Avenue.
BECOMING A VENDOR
All vendors are required to be registered with the City of El Paso Downtown Artist Market to sell at the market. To be a registered vendor, all participants are required to attend a one-time, new vendor orientation
. Upon successful completion of the orientation, and pending approval of the proper documentation, vendors will receive a vendor permit to sell at the market. In addition, all vendors must have a tax identification number from the state of Texas and meet residency requirements to be present at the market. For more information on obtaining a Tax Identification number from the state of Texas please visit http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/sales/new_business.html
All vendors must attend a one-time new vendor orientation
to sell at the market. The purpose of this orientation is to educate potential vendors about the requirements for being a vendor and the rules for operating at the market. Orientation is held at El Paso City Hall, 3rd
floor training room at 6p.m. every second Tuesday of each month. [Download Calendar Here]
Please contact the Artist Market Coordinator
for more information regarding orientation. All vendors are required to bring the appropriate documentation required for the types of goods they wish to sell at the market to this orientation.
HOW TO REQUEST A SALES TAX PERMIT
All vendors are required to register with the State of Texas Tax Office to obtain a sales tax permit. Vendors must obtain a tax identification number before participating at the artist market.
Register In Person
Register for a permit in person at the El Paso field office:
Tillman Health Center
222 S. Campbell Street, Second
Floor, Rm. 200
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone: (915) 543-3645
811 Texas St.
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone: (915) 771-5702
We go through great lengths to ensure that all products sold at the market meet our qualifications of local and handcrafted or hand-made. As part of our orientation
process, the Artist Market Coordinator meets with all craft vendors to ensure that all products are made by the vendors selling the items at their booths. Product integrity is of great importance to our market. If you have questions regarding product integrity, please contact the Artist Market Coordinator.
ARTS AND CRAFTS - Any locally made, home crafted or hand-assembled arts and crafts, which have been made by the seller or members of the seller's household, can be sold at the market. All items must be in good taste and compliment the family atmosphere.
AGRICULTURAL/FOOD VENDORS - Our farmers' market is a meeting place for those wishing to sell their home grown, gathered, raised or caught food products that farmers offer directly to the consumer.
ENTERTAINERS/BUSKARS - Street performers, musicians or entertainers, interested in performing at the weekly Artist Market are encouraged to contact the Artist Market Coordinator for information on busking areas and gratuity information.
DOWNLOAD HELPFUL FORMS
CONTACT THE ARTIST MARKET COORDINATOR
400 W. San Antonio, El Paso, Texas 79901
T 915.541.4942 / F 915.541.4902