Vendors wanted for Creek Chic Arts and Crafts Market at the Turkey Creek Festival

By High-quality Arts Coordinator Ryan Bell

It’s the stop of Might, Memorial Working day is suitable about the corner, and you’re searching for a thing enjoyment to do with the whole spouse and children. Why not appear to Antioch Park, get pleasure from the attractive landscapes, and store creations from regional artists and crafters at Creek Stylish, Turkey Creek Festival’s Arts and Craft Market place?

For the previous 5 many years, JCPRD’s Wonderful Arts Department has been bringing a lot more than 30 artists and crafters from the greater Kansas Metropolis spot to Merriam to sell their artwork at Creek Chic. Each calendar year our seller listing is various, so you’ll in no way know what treasures you are going to obtain. What’s steady from 12 months to 12 months is that there’s a large wide range of factors provided from beaded jewellery and exclusive floor mats, to home made candles, and funky houseplants, there is something for every person.

Hand-painted rocks from long-time vendor Arby Karnes’s booth, Mandala Design. Photo courtesy of Tom Long.

Element of Turkey Creek Competition, Creek Stylish provides a lot of households who occur to acquire pony rides, pay attention to music, see a hearth truck up near, try to eat ice cream, and of course, stroll via Antioch Park. We even get visits from Storm Troopers and Mandalorians® all through the day! This is quite a great deal a fun, family members-oriented celebration for absolutely everyone.

A youthful lady browses racks of clothing at a Creek Stylish seller booth. Photograph courtesy of Tom Very long.

Our vendor simply call for Creek Stylish goes dwell Feb. 1 and closes Feb. 20, so we’re on the lookout for much more astounding artists and crafters to take part. Even however the bulk of our distributors are from the greater Kansas Metropolis space, we do acknowledge vendors from other states. We have had vendors occur from Oklahoma and Iowa in advance of. Each seller gets a booth which is approximately 18’x15’, the sizing of two parking areas, so there’s plenty of home. Remaining outdoors all day after the months of cold weather conditions is good, despite the fact that it can get quite windy! We have definitely started recommending vendors put together for major gusts for the duration of the celebration.

A Creek Chic 2024 grapic.

Booth costs are very inexpensive at $85/booth so we can support accommodate artists who are just starting up out all the way up to some like Mandala Type and K&S Models who’ve been with us each 12 months. All distributors provide their individual tents, tables and chairs, and all arts and crafts will have to be household welcoming. Want to see what our suppliers ended up advertising in 2023? Our listings, full with photographs are continue to up from previous year for you to peruse on our internet site: JCPRD.com/creekchic. By now know that you want to apply? You can also find the application to be a seller on our web site. We’d enjoy to have you at Creek Stylish 2024!

A lot more details about Turkey Creek Competition can be discovered at merriam.org/Govt/Departments/Parks-Rec/Functions/Turkey-Creek-Competition