OFFCenter Folk Art Festival VENDORS

Thank you to all the artist-vendors who participated in last year’s festival!


BECOME AN ARTIST-VENDOR at this one-of-a-kind event!
Click Here to View/Print a “Save the Date” Postcard!

Please share this info with your fellow artists and
makers who might want to sell their artwork at
OFFCenter’s Folk Art Festival.

  • The Folk Art Festival supports our local artist community by offering low-cost opportunities for showcasing your art. The festival is a continuing part of our regular outreach programming supported by volunteers to enhance the lives of our artistic community and is not a fundraising event for OFFCenter. The Folk Art Festival is to support you — the artists, musicians, performers and to bring your affordable art (for your benefit and profit) and to present local talent free-to-the-public to culturally enhance all participants’ and attendees’ lives.
  • Our Booth Fees are only $50 and our event brings in 1500 – 2000 people.
  • If you have any questions about selling at the Folk Art Festival, please do not hesitate to call OFFCenter @ 505-247-1172
  • To get a general sense of the festival and booth layout click link to view/print: 2017 Booth Diagram Map Robinson Park

Here is more information on the process for vendor registrations.

  1. Registration is IN PERSON.  Registration begins FRIDAY, JUNE 23rd, from 10 am – 1 pm sign up at OFFCenterFIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. After that initial sign up, vendors can go to OFFCenter or call @ 505-247-1172 for vendor applications.
  2. Bring in samples/photos of your workALL ITEMS FOR SALE in Festival, MUST be handmade and one-of-a-kind.
  3. Bring a copy of your City of Albq Vendor Permit. The city fee for this permit is $35.00 (annual or single event). This permit is issued by the City of the Albuq so vendors may sell at public venues.  It is not a business license.  All vendors are required to provide a copy of their City of ABQ Vendor Permit at artist vendor booth sign-up at OFFCenter.  If you do not already have a permit (or a copy) you will need to visit the City of Albuq. Business Registration Office at 600 2nd Street, NW, Albuquerque NM 87102, or register on-line at:
    Temporary permits for a single event do not require a State of New Mexico CRS number, and for some vendors this is a better choice, rather than an annual permit. These permits are also not available online. A single event permit for the Folk Art Festival on October 1st will not be available at the City office until August 1st. If you are interested in being a vendor for our event only and want to apply for a single event permit, please come on sign-up day and we can discuss participation options. Call Janine Al-Bayati at 505-585-2364 if you have any questions or concerns.
  4. Fill out the Folk Festival Vendor Application – all artists sharing a booth must still complete their own application (available at OFFCenter starting June 28, at 10 am, first come, first serve).
  5. Select a booth layout (forms provided at OFFCenter). OFFCenter will have pre-made layouts to choose from, (for if you’ve decided on using a canopy-tent, umbrella, or just weathering it!) Please be familiar with the Fire Marshal’s requirements if you’re using a canopy-tent and design your booth to be in compliance. Your booth will be inspected by the Fire Marshal in the morning of Festival day.
  6. Choose your booth location – We will have a large map at OFFCenter that shows all available booth spaces. There is a perfect one for each and every one of you!
  7. Pay $50.00 in person when you register, via Cash, Check or Credit Card.