Downtown Artist and Farmers Market
One of the newest year round attractions in the El Paso region is the Downtown Artist and Farmers Market. Located at the Union Plaza District (near The Garden Restaurant)
the market offers original arts and crafts, food vending, and entertainment from local artists 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. The farmers market was recently launched on
June 8, 2013. Help support local artists and growers by shopping local every Saturday at the Downtown Artist and Farmers Market! Free Parking is available.
Every Saturday (year round) in the Union Plaza District on Anthony Street in Downtown El Paso.
9:00am to 1:00pm
October 12, 2013
December 28, 2013
January 4, 2014
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 must attend a one-time new vendor
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 400 W. San Antonio Avenue, Suite A at 6p.m. every first Tuesday of each month.
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.
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 (or live within a 100 mile radius of Union Plaza) requirements to be present at the market.
New Mexico Residents must also apply for a Texas Sales Tax ID.
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:
401 E. Franklin Ave., Suite 160
El Paso, Texas 79901-1209
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We go through great lengths to ensure that all products sold at the market meet our qualifications of local, handcrafted, hand-made and locally grown. As part of our
process, the Artist Market Coordinator meets with all craft and produce vendors to ensure that all products are made or grown 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.
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400 W. San Antonio, El Paso, Texas 79901