mill st. market 2023 vendor info

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About the Event
The Leamington Arts Centre (LAC), in partnership with the Municipality of Leamington, the Uptown Leamington BIA, and the Bank Theatre is proud to present the Mill St. Market.

The Mill St. Market is specially curated to serve delectable street food and drinks while you shop for handcrafted arts and and crafts lining the modern, reinvented, Mill Street in Leamington. With live music, you’ve never experienced a night market like this! Be a part of the Uptown Leamington experience!

• This show is open to ALL forms of artists, artisans, creators, and makers
working in any form of arts and crafts from literary arts to culinary, general merchandise and information booths.
• This is a juried show. All applicants are to include a website or social media
link where samples of the items to be displayed/sold can be viewed or email sample images to
ALL FOOD/BEVERAGE VENDORS MUST complete an application with the WECHU:
ALL ALCOHOL VENDORS MUST be licensed under the Alcohol Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) with a proper license type for operating this event. All alcohol vendors shall follow all guidelines, including only smart serve trained staff serving.
• All alcohol vendors must provide proof of insurance with $5M liability naming the South Essex Arts Association/Leamington Arts Centre as well as the Municipality of Leamington as additional insured. Please contact your insurance agent.
• All alcohol sales will be through the SEAA/LAC via token system. All token sales/token reimbursement to alcohol vendors shall be subject to a $2 fee per token. Strictly NO outside alcohol will be permitted into the licensed market area. 
• Upon jury acceptance and completed payment, spaces will be assigned until each event space is full on a first come first serve basis.

Deadline + Event Dates
• Deadline: Vendor applications are accepted on a first come first serve basis up to the day before the event or until spaces are full. Space is limited, vendors are encouraged to apply early and apply for multiple markets.
• Event Dates: Friday June 9, Friday August 18, Friday September 15, 5:00pm -10:00pm.

Set Up
• Friday, 12:00pm - 4:30pm. ABSOLUTELY NO EARLY SET UP
ALL VENDORS MUST CHECK-IN PRIOR TO SET UP with organizers at the Mill St. West gate or LAC tent (not the LAC art gallery building)
• All vendors MUST be set up by 4:30pm and ALL VEHICLES MUST BE OFF MILL ST. NO EXCEPTIONS.
• Enter Mill St from West with vehicle, quickly unload and then IMMEDIATELY MOVE VEHICLE OFF MILL ST. Mill St. is a one-way and one-lane street. Other vehicles MUST be able to enter and drive to their space to unload as well.

Take Down
• Friday, 10:00pm - 11:30pm.
ABSOLUTELY NO dismantling or removal of displays is permitted before 10:00pm. The West gate will open once the street is safe and clear of the public.
• All displays, vehicles, equipment MUST be removed from the area and cannot stay overnight as the street will reopen immediately after the event.

Safety + Security
• By order of the Leamington Fire Dept. ALL exhibitors MUST have a type 2A 10BC fire extinguisher at their site. Inspectors will be at the event.
• Security will be at the event should an incident arise.
• For your own protection, we recommend you carry appropriate insurance coverage. Check with your agent. The South Essex Arts Association/Leamington Arts Centre and the Municipality of Leamington are not responsible for any loss, damages or injury incurred by vendor participation.

Tents + Spaces
• Every attempt to accommodate site requests will be made, but NOT guaranteed. Vendor location may change for different market dates, subject to availability. Priority of select space are given to returning vendors.
• A limited number of Mill St. tents are available and assigned on first come first serve and needs basis. Remaining vendors must supply and set up their own tents. All tents MUST be property secured for inclement weather.
• NO make-shift tents are permitted. Tents must be a minimum 10’x10’ vendor style pop-up.
• Vendors may rent more than 1 space.
• Vendors may share a space if both vendors are approved.
• Every vendor is to be totally self-sufficient. Bring with you everything you may need: tent, weights, lights, extension cords, dollies/carts, tables, chairs, displays, debit/credit machines, receipt books, etc... No equipment will be provided.

• Vendor parking is available in the Municipal lots on Russell St. and John St. which are 1-2 blocks from the event.
• No vehicles will be permitted in the market unless a food truck, trailer, etc. and approved as required for the event.

Leamington Arts Centre
72 Talbot Street West,Leamington, ON N8H 1M4

Refunds + Cancellation
Sorry, refunds will not be issued for any reason. This is a rain or shine event.

These terms and conditions contain legal obligations. Please read these terms and conditions carefully before entering the event. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: I/we hereby agrees to hold the South Essex Arts Association/Leamington Arts Centre, the Mill St. Market Committee, their officers, directors, employees and volunteers, and the Corporation of the Municipality of Leamington, harmless from any and all damage, expense or liability from any injury or damage to any person, including the general public, the exhibitor, its agents or employees or to the property of the exhibitor arising out of the exhibitor’s participation in Mill St. Markets The South Essex Arts Association/Leamington Arts Centre will not be responsible for any loss or losses incurred by the exhibitor, as a result of fire, theft, water, accidents, weather, acts of God or other mishaps or incidents not specifically enumerated herein. Recognizing that Mill St. Markets are run by a not-for-profit charitable organization, the exhibitor assumes all risks and responsibilities in participating in this event. ALL SALES ARE FINAL: There are NO refunds of spaces.