15 Mechanic Street Gallery
The rotating pop up space in the front along with studiomates in residence create a cooperative retail space showcasing handmade on Martha's Vineyard.
Island Copper Gallery creates opportunities and services to support the creative entrepreneurs in our community. The pop up series offers an interactive platform to feature your work.
THE POP-UP SEASON
Memorial Weekend to Columbus Day Weekend
We are interested in all things made and designed: textile, leather, ceramic, wood, glass artisans. apparel, home decor, furniture, graphic designers.
May 25 - June 14
June 15 - July 5
July 6 - July 26
July 27- August 16
August 17-September 6
WHAT WE LOOK FOR
The pop ups are curated by Island Copper Gallery to showcase a diverse group of makers and designers.
Innovative and unique. We look for expertly crafted handmade goods with unique and innovative design and special vintage collections of high quality objects. For food, we look for vendors that strive to serve beautifully presented or packaged using well-sourced ingredients.
Diversity of products at the Marketplace. We accept a limited amount of vendors from each category. Applicants are not limited to listed categories if application submitted demonstrates a strong connection to the values of the event. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not feel you fit in a category and we will help direct you
A clear point of view demonstrated through a cohesive product line. We are looking for consistency within a line of products. We prefer vendors that have specialized in a product but offer a variety within that genre.
Maker + Collector provides
PRODUCT: Items priced + tagged
INVENTORY: Listed quantities and retail prices
DISPLAY: Any fixtures or props designed specifically for your product (ie. racks, shelving, platforms, etc.)
DELIVERY + PICK UP: Participants are responsible for shipping/dropping off and return/pick up of unsold inventory
PRINTED PROMO MATERIAL: Business cards for visitors
BIO + INFO: description of materials and process for other shopkeepers to reference. And include any special care instructions to pass onto customers.
Island Copper Gallery provides
SPACE: High end retail space in North Tisbury
STAFFING: Shopkeepers that are fellow creatives
PROMO TOOLS: Social media collateral to use for pop up promotion
PROMOTION: Posts on ICG social media during pop up installment period
OFFICE HOURS: Consultation and feedback from Nacho + Noava during the installment period
Be at two places at once. We offer an opportunity for your product to be in brick and mortar space while you fill online orders or are selling at market events.
Brand exposure. Island Copper Gallery showcases the products and stories of Makers + Collectors on our social media.
Compelling presentation. Visually merchandised by ICG and placed alongside great makers + collectors.
Customer engagement. The internet is great but reach a wider audience with experiential encounters with your product. It also gives you a reason to reach out to existing customers to come check out what you’ve been working on.