The ARTShine Art Market is a project of Postmark LaFollette that supports local artisans in our community.
If interested in becoming part of the ARTShine Co-op please send an email with a photo or description of your product to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Project Co- Director, Catherine Patty, is the artist in residence every Monday from 10 to 2 and can also meet with you to discuss working with ARTShine. There is no fee to join the Art Market, but we do require that your items must be handmade or handcrafted, no commercial goods, and that you are able to work a minimum of one to two shifts each month; they are currently 4 hour shifts, this allows you to bring in your friends and neighbors to visit and shop with you.
A Consortium is defined as an association, typically of several business companies. Postmark LaFollette is starting an Art Consortium to host several artists, artisans, crafters and authors as well as musicians who have CD's, to have the opportunity to showcase their handmade/handcrafted goods and sell them in one space. Postmark LaFollette is located at 119 S Tennessee Avenue, LaFollette, TN, 37766. The goods include wood products, knitted and crocheted items, handmade , purses and totes, jewelry, painted signs and original works of art, etc, and Christmas will always have a spot. We have converted the former Postmaster's Office to become our Shop. The ultimate goal is to eventually have a true Art Co-op where the members will share in the full operation of the Shop.
HOW DO I BECOME PART OF THE ART CONSORTIUM? All goods must be handmade or handcrafted. Authors must have original works printed. HOW DOES IT WORK? 1. The important part is that there is no fee to showcase your goods. We recommend a 15% donation to Postmark Co-Op. Artisans are also responsible for the fee (finance charge through Square), from credit card sales, generally less than 3%. sales through our Square utilizing a credit card will also be charged the finance charge which is generally less than 3%. Checks are written quarterly for each vendor, minus the 15% donation to the Consortium and the finance charges. The checks can be picked up or mailed. 2. Those who participate will have their goods showcased in the Co-Op shop. All goods must have a price tag and your name or initials on the tag. 3. You must fill out and maintain the Arts & Crafts information sheet with full contact information as well as all inventory you are bringing to the Co-Op. This form is at the bottom of this page. Print and fill it out and bring your goods to the 119 S Tennessee Avenue address on one of the days we are open. 4. You will be required to work a minimum 4-hour shift in the shop. A schedule is prepared a month in advance and it will be your responsibility to change your scheduled time with another artisan if there is a schedule conflict. You can give us days and dates that you are not available for easy scheduling. WHAT ARE OUR GOALS 1. Provide economic development within the arts community in Campbell County. 2. Develop business growth for the individual artisan as well as Postmark LaFollette. Work with Marketing using social media. Work with financial advisors on business opportunities for the home business. Build an incubator for the home business. 3. Develop a place for community enhancement by growing a group of local artisans to develop a true Co-op of artisans to eventually be the staff behind the shop and all share in the growth of the Co-op. 4. Have events where we have music and the public is invited to come in and meet the artisans. 5. Have frequent meetings among the artisans to gather and put their ideas to the test within the Shop.