Our mission is to reduce barriers to market for indie makers through education, opportunity & awareness.
Our events are carefully created and curated to provide opportunities for you to explore new markets, test pricing, packaging, merchandising and displays, and market the heck out of your brand to an eager audience of both consumers and buyers in locations across Southern California and beyond.
Here's the scoop
Our event calendar and available events grows, shifts, and changes on a regular basis throughout the season. CHECK BACK OFTEN TO STAY UP TO DATE. And be sure you’re on our Maker News mailing list for the latest.
Each event is HIGHLY curated and often run in partnership with our venues. This means it can take time to review your application and there may be some strict parameters in place with regards to price point, category and event theme. Because of this, please be patient when waiting for a response to your application, and plan ahead to ensure you have plenty of time to prepare.
You ready? Let's do this!
Before we get started– please note that this is an APPLICATION for our events, not an interest form. By completing this application you're expressing two things:
1) That you understand that these are highly curated events and not every applicant will be approved, but that you are holding the date until either approved, waitlisted, or declined.
2) If approved, you will be present for every event you've been accepted for and will submit a contract and 50% deposit for each event within 1 week of approval.
how to apply
Step One: Please complete the online application here.
Step Two: Pay the $30 Non-Refundable application fee PER EVENT. Failure to do so will result in your application being placed on hold. We do not process unpaid applications.
Step Three: After filling out this online application, you'll receive an email informing you if you have been approved, waitlisted, or declined. Please allow 1-2 weeks for response as we must get final approval from our venue partners for each vendor.
Step Four: After approval or waitlisting, you will be emailed a copy of the Exhibitor Agreement to fill out, sign and return by email along with an invoice for the deposit for each event you are accepted for. Please return this to the Event Team within one week of acceptance and pay the deposit. Failure to do so in a timely fashion may result in the forfeiture of your space. Our team will notify you if any additional permits, waivers or COIs are required upon approval.
*Food Vendors – please note that we expedite and acquire the needed permits for each event on your behalf, when required. Please do not submit permits or payments directly to the health dept. as this can complicate our process.
Deposits must be paid within 7 days of acceptance to guarantee your space. Payment in full must be paid a minimum of 30 days in advance. These can be paid by credit/debit card (via invoice only) or via check, cashier's check or money order.
Credit card payments are accepted with 3.5% processing fee.
Checks should be made payable to Angeleno, Inc. and should include the name of the event and your brand in the memo line along with a copy of your Vendor Agreement.
Checks can be mailed to:
177 E Colorado Blvd, Suite 200
Pasadena, CA 91105
Samples may also be sent to this address for consideration and/or social media promotion and giveaways attn: Artisanal LA c/o Angeleno, Inc
Our events are open to vendors from all over the United States provided the company is independent, the product is manufactured in the USA and is either made by hand or in limited production.
Larger companies, those that mass produce, source or supply from outside of the US, or those who manufacture outside of the US may apply for 'sponsor' roles but not 'maker' booths or table spaces.
Sponsor specific vetting with the venue and sponsor pricing will apply. Sponsor pricing typically begins at 2x the listed pricing for vendors.
If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact Artisanal LA Vendor Services directly using the form below, or emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org