Art and Farmers Market

VISITING THE MARKET?

The Downtown Art & Farmers Market is located at the Union Plaza District on San Antonio and Anthony streets, the El Paso Downtown Art and Farmers Market takes place every Saturday morning from 9am-1pm. Established in 2011, the market offers original arts and crafts, food vending, regionally grown agricultural products, artisans, regional farmers and live entertainment from local artists.


WANT TO BECOME A VENDOR?

Join our family of vendors in 4 easy steps:

1.) Submit an application 
2.) Attend orientation 
3.) Submit a copy of your Texas tax ID
4.) Provide work samples (see Product Integrity)


APPLICATION

Download the Art & Farmers Market Application

Download the Art & Farmers Market Guidelines  

VENDOR ORIENTATION

All vendors must attend a one-time New Vendor Orientation to sell at the market. The purpose of this orientation is to educate potential vendors about guidelines and the rules for operating at the market. If applicant vendors are tardy to a scheduled meeting, MCAD will require the vendor to reschedule. Orientation is held on the 1st Tuesday of the month, at 300 N. Campbell, 2nd Floor of City Hall from 6-8 p.m.

Please contact the Artist Market Coordinator for more information regarding orientation. All vendors are required to bring the appropriate documentation required for the types of goods they wish to sell at the market to this orientation.

Upon successful completion of the orientation, and pending approval of the proper documentation, vendors will receive a vendor permit to sell at the market.

*Please note: if you require the orientation information in Spanish, please contact the Artist Market Coordinator to schedule an appointment.

TAX IDENTIFICATION

In addition, all vendors must have a tax identification number from the state of Texas and meet residency (or live within a 100 mile radius of Union Plaza) requirements to be present at the market.

New Mexico Residents must also apply for a Texas Sales Tax ID. 

PRODUCT INTEGRITY

We go through great lengths to ensure that all products sold at the market meet our qualifications of local, handcrafted, hand-made and locally grown. As part of our process, the Artist Market Coordinator meets with all craft and produce vendors to ensure that all products are made or grown by the vendors selling the items at their booths. Product integrity is of great importance to our market. If you have questions regarding product integrity, please contact the Artist Market Coordinator.

PRODUCT TYPES

ARTS AND CRAFTS - Any locally made, home crafted or hand-assembled arts and crafts, which have been made by the seller or members of the seller's household, can be sold at the market. All items must be in good taste and compliment the family atmosphere.

AGRICULTURAL/FOOD VENDORS - Our farmers market is a meeting place for those wishing to sell their home grown, gathered, raised or caught food products that farmers offer directly to the consumer.

ENTERTAINERS/BUSKARS - Street performers, musicians or entertainers, interested in performing at the weekly Artist Market are encouraged to contact the Artist Market Coordinator for information on busking areas and gratuity information.

HOW TO REQUEST A SALES TAX PERMIT

All vendors are required to register with the State of Texas Tax Office to obtain a sales tax permit. Vendors must obtain a tax identification number before participating at the artist market.

Register Online

Apply for a sales tax permit online

Register In Person

401 E. Franklin Ave., Suite 160  
El Paso, Texas 79901-1209 
915-533-0506
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Get Involved: Come Volunteer

The Downtown Art and Farmers Market has volunteer opportunities. More information and an application is available below.

DAFM Volunteer Duties

DAFM Volunteer Application

DAFM Volunteer Information Sheet

Community Group and Non-profit Booth Opportunities

The Downtown Art and Farmers Market will now offer booth space for community groups and non-profit organizations to share information that will benefit the community. To participate, complete the form below and return it to the MCAD offices.

Community Booth Info Sheet

SunCycle Bike Share Now Available at the Downtown Art and Farmers Market

Visitors to the Downtown Art and Farmers Market can now use SunCycle Bike Share to get around downtown El Paso. Memberships are available at elpaso.bcycle.com. Apps are also available for both Apple and Android devices. To find the nearest SunCycle Kiosk click here.

August 2016

Cooking Demonstrations all month, back to school themed arts and crafts during the last two Saturdays