Apply to be a part of the Buy Local RI marketplace at the Providence International Arts Festival

Apply to be a part of the Buy Local RI marketplace at the Providence International Arts Festival

  • Posted April 21, 2015
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How does getting thousands of customers in one place, on one day sound?

60,000 people are expected to attend the Providence International Arts Festival in June and here’s an easy way for your business to reach them.

​We’re creating a local marketplace for merchants like to you to set up shop and show off (sell!) your goods to festival-goers from near and far. The marketplace will be located in Burnside Park during the peak of the festivities on Saturday, June 13, from 4pm to 10pm.

Thousands of people will visit the heart of Downtown Providence to see the Festival’s performers and artwork and stay to mosey through our marketplace shopping for the specialty, hand-made and only-in-RI products like yours that chains and megastores just don’t offer.

We are very excited to showcase local merchants from across Rhode Island at this international festival located right here in our backyard.

Do you want to be part of the marketplace?

It’s easy to apply. If you are a member of Buy Local RI (or if you sign up for free today!), complete this online merchant vendor application.

The marketplace is a partnership with the nonprofit FirstWorks and the City of Providence. Applications are due by May 15.The only cost is a $50 fee to support the free Festival and FirstWorks.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

PS: For you food slingers, the Providence International Arts Festival wants you, too! Just fill out the food vendor application to participate. (Please note: Food vendors are not located in the Buy Local RI vendor marketplace.)