Join our creative community! As the leading voice in contemporary craft & design for over 20 years, Renegade’s reputation for high quality, well-curated, and inspiring events is seen and felt by artists and shoppers alike. IYKYK, and if you don’t, come find out! Read on for more information about participating.
Calling All Creatives! 2024 Spring/Summer Applications are Open!
From artists to foodies, experiences to installations ~ creativity in all its forms is welcomed and celebrated at Renegade. Events are juried, curated, and produced in-house by our team of seven, making for an approachable and thoughtful participation experience from application to event.
With an annual attendance of over 245k and even larger online following, Renegade’s enthusiastic shoppers are eager to see your work! Connect with digital fans in real life, make forever customers, pick up wholesale contacts, see how new products land, and network with fellow artists. Renegade is so much more than the weekend itself: it’s a community and a movement.
Renegade offers an answer for conscious consumerism, sustainability, and an accessible creative economy. We aim for low-impact, thoughtful events that are successful for artists in many ways: from business growth to gaining repeat customers and fans. Annually, over $7m is spent at events, creating waves in the creative economy and beyond.
If you know, you know – & if you don’t, come find out! Since our first ever Wicker Park Fair in 2003, Chicago has become the heart of our grassroots community with inspiring small businesses that travel from far and wide to participate, and the most enthusiastic, cool, and supportive shoppers that show up to shop small.
We host events throughout the year and around the city, find us for a springtime marketplace in Andersonville, at Pitchfork Music Festival in the summer, kick off fall in Wicker Park with our flagship event, and join us on our lively fall/winter tour at Morgan Manufacturing.
Renegade hosted its first marketplace in San Francisco in 2008 and has grown to be the home to some of our largest and most-celebrated Fairs! San Francisco Fairs are always joyous and bustling events, with local and national creative participants and an amazing community of supporters and shoppers.
With views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the occasional seal, Renegade San Francisco gathers bayside at the airy Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion. We host three Fairs annually – in the spring, summer, and fall/winter – all lively and bright celebrations of creativity showcasing hundreds of artists, great food and drinks, creative installations, and more.
New York City
In 2005, Renegade spread its wings and hosted its first event outside of Chicago at Brooklyn’s McCarren Park, and was welcomed to the city with open arms. Since then, we’ve hosted events both in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and are always blown away at the community and creativity.
We host four annual events in New York City ~ two in Brooklyn (summer and winter) and two in Manhattan (spring and winter). Join us for memorable and inspirational weekends!
Renegade has been hosting events in Seattle since 2015, and has been steadily growing its grassroots community there ever since. The Seattle Fairs are vibrant and bright celebrations of creativity, with both national and local creative participants bringing their very best for our enthusiastic shoppers.
We host two Seattle Fairs per year: one in the springtime and one in the fall/winter, both at the light-filled Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park. Renegade Seattle is buzzing with creativity and inspiration ~ we hope to see you there!
Renegade hosted its first Los Angeles Fair in 2010, and has been hosting sunny, lively events around the city ever since. Curated with established and up-and-coming artists, every LA event has a unique roster that leaves shoppers with a feeling of discovery and inspiration (and usually a good dose of vitamin D! 🌞).
We host Fairs on both sides of the city: our summertime Fair is held at the breezy Santa Monica Airport and the fall/winter Fair is at the beautiful and green Los Angeles State Historic Park. Join us for open-air celebrations of creativity!
Booth Sizes + Prices
Our events come in all different shapes and sizes, so please check out the guide below to get a feel for which Fairs are the best fit for your business. The only upfront cost is a nonrefundable $35 application fee per event due upon submitting your application. This amount is applied to your booth fee if accepted. Please note booth sizes vary from fair-to-fair.
@ Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion Indoors
Booth Sizes + Prices: 5’x10′ Shared Booth – $400 10’x10′ Full Booth – $800 10’x20′ Double Booth – $1600 Food Truck – 15% of Gross Sales w/ $200 minimum Experiential Truck or Trailer – Fee determined by footprint
Renegade events range in size from 50 to 400 artists, with each event having its own unique venue, character, aesthetic, audience, and attendance. Your work will connect differently at each event, so please consider the below questions below when applying:
Is the Fair indoors or outdoors? Think about lighting, weather (and if it can affect your product), access to power, wifi, tent, and everything else that comes with an open-air event.
How many vendors are at this Fair? A smaller event will bring an attentive audience to your booth, while a flagship event will bring lots of fast moving eyes. Both have their strengths – and ultimately your booth and work will speak for itself, so be prepared to put your best foot forward!
The heart of our Fairs! Sell your work to shoppers, meet new customers, present your work to wholesale buyers, get your small bizz in front of our online following, and be a part of our wonderful creative community.
Food + Drink Purveyors
Small batch, quality ingredients, and beautiful presentation: Renegade food vendors appeal to shoppers and vendors looking for great snacks and/or delicious gifts.
All vendors selling packaged edible goods, including drinks, should choose the ‘Pre-Packaged’ option in the participation application. If you’d like prepare and serve food onsite, please select the ‘Concessions’ option in our participation application.
If you’d like to offer your experiential services at a Fair, please apply through our Participation Application, and choose the Artist category. Examples of experiential services include workshops, specialty photography, intuitive readings, portrait drawings, vintage collectors, and anything in between!
Want to feature your furniture at a Fair, and reach new clients and customers? Or install an impactful, beautiful art installation that will be seen and experienced at our Fairs? We’d love to work with you, please reach out!
We love to work with nonprofit organizations that align with our mission, vision, and values! Get in touch if your business is a registered nonprofit interested in participating at Renegade.
FULL BOOTH Our standard booth size and recommended option for each Fair.
Full Booths can range from 6’x6’, to 8’x8′, to 10’x10’ depending on the venue, so be sure to keep this in mind when choosing your booth size for each event.
We encourage the Full Booth for those interested in a dedicated booth for their bizz, have average-sized products and displays, and/or have a generous amount of inventory to sell. Full Booth layout and display options are more open and versatile, offering the best selling (and buying) experience.
SHARED BOOTH For vendors with small products, limited inventory, and who can sell from a smaller footprint, we offer a Shared Booth option.
Of special note: Booth sizes vary per venue, so please confirm whether you can fit within the shared booth size at the Fair(s) of your choice.
Shared Booth size can vary from 3′ wide x 6′ deep, 4′ wide x 8′ deep, or 5′ wide x 10′ deep. When paired with your booth mate, overall booth sizes can range from 6’x6’, to 8’x8′, to 10’x10’ depending on the venue.
Oftentimes, Shared Booths are oriented side-by-side with the narrow side facing the aisle. Be sure to keep this in mind when choosing your booth option at each event, as you will need to ensure customers can fit within that space to shop your and your booth partner’s goods.
You can request to share your booth with another artist if you’re both accepted, or we will pair you with another accepted participant with complementary work. Communication and coordination with your partner is key for a successful Shared Booth.
DOUBLE BOOTH Double Booths are equal to two Full Booths side-by-side.
This is an excellent way to showcase larger work and displays, increase your offerings, interact with many customers at once, or host an Experiential activation (for example, a demonstration or workshop). It’s also a great option for Collectives, Galleries, or Organizations to have a showcase at the Fair.
TRUCKS, TRAILERS, CARTS We love to work with food trucks, pop-up-shop trailers, and other specialty carts and vehicles to add unique pop-ups to the Fair.
Booth pricing for trucks, trailers, and carts selling products and goods is determined by the vehicle’s footprint and is usually priced at the artist booth rate. Please be sure to include dimensions and a photo with your application if you have them and we’ll be in touch with more details asap.
Pricing for food trucks is 15% of gross sales, $200 minimum for the weekend.
For vendors with small products, limited inventory, and who can sell from a shared footprint, we offer a Shared Booth option.
You can request to share your booth with another artist if you’re both accepted, or we will pair you with another accepted participant with complementary work. If you request a specific booth mate and they are not selected to participate in the Fair, we will pair you with another vendor who compliments your products and aesthetic.
Depending on which event you participate in, your half of the booth will be one of these sizes: 3′ wide x 6′ deep, 4′ wide x 8′ deep, or 5′ wide x 10′ deep. When paired with your booth mate, overall booth sizes can range from 6’x6’, to 8’x8′, to 10’x10’ depending on the venue. View the Booth Sizes + Prices above for booth dimensions per event.
Be sure to keep booth dimensions in mind when choosing your booth option at each event, as you will need to ensure customers can fit within that space to shop your and your booth partner’s goods. Each shared booth is usually setup with the shortest side facing the aisle. Some can make the smallest booth share work well, and some may need more space, so determine what works best for you and your products.
Communication and coordination with your booth mate is key for a successful shared booth. You will receive your booth mate’s contact information via email after we curate the Fair. Please be in contact with your booth mate prior to the event!
If you are participating in an outdoor Fair, please coordinate bringing or renting a tent with your booth mate.
Applications for our 2024 Spring + Summer season are open February 1. Applications close and notifications are sent on a staggered basis:
San Francisco Applications February 1 – February 18 / Notifications February 22 Seattle Applications February 1 – March 3 / Notifications March 7 New York Applications February 1 – March 24 / Notifications March 28 Chicago Applications February 1 – March 31 / Notifications April 4
Brooklyn Applications February 1 – May 5 / Notifications May 9 Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago Applications February 1 – June 2 / Notifications June 6 San Francisco Applications February 1 – June 16 / Notifications June 20 Los Angeles Applications February 1 – June 30 / Notifications July 10 Chicago Applications February 1 – July 21 / Notifications July 31
Fall + Winter applications will be open August 1 – September 15. Notifications go out on the following schedule:
San Francisco coming soon
Chicago coming soon
Los Angeles coming soon
Seattle coming soon
Brooklyn coming soon
New York coming soon
Once your application is successfully received, you will receive a receipt for your application fee in your inbox.
Feel free to contact us with any questions during the application process!
Each Fair is juried independently. We make our final jurying decisions after the application deadline and notify all applicants on the notification date.
If you don’t receive a notification email from us on the dates listed above, please check your spam folder.
Each application is juried by our art + design team. Each application is reviewed carefully and thoughtfully to align with our vision for beautiful, cohesive, and intentionally-curated Fairs.
Applications are juried according to the jury criteria listed below, event aesthetics, variety of product categories, diversity of both upcoming and established artists, and the size of the event.
QUALITY You use high quality materials and techniques to make your work durable, sustainable, and market-ready.
ORIGINALITY Your work, branding, and packaging are thoughtful, intentional, and unquestionably by your own design.
PRODUCTION Your work is designed and/or handmade by you, and materials are sourced in an ethical and sustainable way. If you outsource your work in any way, please describe your supply chain, including your relationship with the makers in your application.
Of Special Note
The timing of when you submit your application does not affect your grade; we jury all applications once the application window closes.
Depending on the size of the event space, we are able to accommodate more or less artists, which may (or may not) determine your application result. Please see the Booth Sizes + Prices grid to see how large each event is comparatively.
Whether you are accepted or not, or waitlisted, you will receive an email on the notification date listed above. If you didn’t receive an email from us, please check your spam folder. If you applied for a Grant, you will receive news a few days after notifications are released.
Renegade offers artists and creative small businesses an opportunity to connect with engaged and enthusiastic shoppers. There are many additional benefits that come along with joining our events! Here’s what we have to offer:
Your Booth space. Create your own pop-up shop to showcase and sell your work to an engaged audience! Renegade is an amazing opportunity to connect with shoppers and make forever customers.
Profile on our Collective and Fair Roster. Our website will put your linked profile in front of a variety of buyers and shoppers both before, during, and after the Fair.
Wholesale opportunities. Buyers head to Renegade to discover unique makers and products like yours, and many reach out during and after the show to set-up accounts with their store.
Networking and collaborations. Tap into our vibrant creative community by connecting with neighboring makers for potential collaborations, resources, and other exciting opportunities.
Potential social features. With a thriving following of nearly 320K+ fans and followers online (244K+ on Instagram alone), we handpick and feature exceptional makers and participants on our social media and in our newsletters (60K+ subscribers).
Please note we collect a nonrefundable $35 application fee per fair to process and jury every application.
Application fee(s) must be paid for at the time of application. We do not collect booth fee(s) upfront on the application.
Once your application fee(s) are submitted, your payment information will be stored on Authorize.net, our secure payments system. Payment info is periodically deleted from our payments system, in accordance with PCI compliance.
If you are accepted to the Fair(s) that you applied to, we will send an email notification to your provided email address and we will charge the card -or- email you an invoice on file for the booth fee(s) you selected following the schedule below. You will be charged individually for each Fair.
Should you not be accepted to the Fair, your card will not be charged for the booth fee(s).
San Francisco February 26
Seattle March 18
New York April 8
Chicago April 15
Brooklyn May 20
Pitchfork Music Festival June 17
San Francisco July 1
Los Angeles July 15
Chicago August 12
San Francisco coming soon
Chicago coming soon
Los Angeles coming soon
Seattle coming soon
New York coming soon
Brooklyn coming soon
In the event you must cancel your participation:
If you cancel before or on the cancellation deadline, we will not charge the booth fee. If you cancel your participation after the cancellation deadline, we can not offer a refund.
San Francisco February 25 Seattle March 17 New York April 3 Chicago April 14
Brooklyn May 19 Pitchfork Music Festival June 16 San Francisco June 30 Los Angeles July 14 Chicago August 11
San Francisco coming soon Chicago coming soon Los Angeles coming soon Seattle coming soon Brooklyn coming soon New York coming soon
The $35 application fee for each event canceled is nonrefundable.
Once you cancel, you forfeit your spot in the Fair and you are not permitted to sell or trade your space.
This policy applies to both standard and rolling applications.
Once accepted to the Fair, we offer furniture rentals and other amenities that vary per event. Rentals often include tables in a variety of sizes, clothing racks, chairs, tents for outdoor events, and wifi, if available. Rental orders can be placed through the Participation Kit upon acceptance.
Renegade recommends that your business complies with all business and tax regulations by registering your business, collecting sales tax, and reporting and remitting sales tax as needed.
Please note that our Chicago and Seattle Fairs require you to provide us with a local tax ID number, if you have one. Please read more information here.
We welcome international creatives to join us from abroad, but we recommend you contact the customs department and learn what you need to do directly from them.
Renegade Craft is not qualified to offer any business, tax, or customs advice. If you have questions, we recommend you consult with an accountant or visit www.irs.gov for more details. Thank you for your understanding!
It is legal to sell CBD products as long as the oil is sourced from industrial hemp and the THC content is below 0.3%. Additionally, you must also comply with any regulations that are specific to the city and state where the event is being held.
Due to federal regulations, consumable CBD products with over .3% THC cannot be sold (or marketed, including verbal marketing) at any of our events.
Our Renegade Craft Diversity + Equity Growth Grant aims to create access for emerging artists, makers, and small businesses in our creative community.
All artists are eligible to apply, including new and returning artists.
The Grant covers the cost of the booth fee the artist applies for.
Growth Grant applications are considered based on the applicant’s story, journey, and creative process. We want to know how this Grant will help transform your business!
Number of Growth Grant booths varies per Fair.
Applicants that are not awarded the Growth Grant are still eligible to apply for a regular booth.
Grant recipients are responsible for the non-refundable $50 application fee, rentals, and/or corner upgrades, if applicable. Please reach out if this prohibits you from applying.
Recipients can only be awarded the Grant once.
If requested, recipients are paired with a previous Renegade artist as a Mentor to help guide them through the Fair.
Artists that have participated in Renegade before are eligible to apply to be a Mentor, and will be notified if chosen with further instructions.
Proceed to the application to apply for this opportunity. Step 4 will have information and questions for artists to apply.
Our online Shop is a curated collection of artist made and designed goods, and we’re always looking to include more beautiful items and objects in our store! Please email us if you’re interested in being a part of it, we look forward to hearing from you.