Art and Farmers 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 9 am-1 pm. 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.


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)


Download the Art & Farmers Market Application

Download the Art & Farmers Market Guidelines  


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 Thursday of the month, at the El Paso Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe, at 6 p.m. The session will start promptly at 6; please plan accordingly.

PLEASE NOTE: There will not be a new vendor orientation in October. The next mandatory new vendor orientation will be November 7.

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.


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. 


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.


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.

To find out if your item falls within the Texas Food Cottage Laws, please visit

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.


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 
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 Apps are also available for both Apple and Android devices. To find the nearest SunCycle Kiosk click here.

Fall 2019

Shop Small Shop Local Every Saturday 

9-1 p.m. on Anthony Street

The teaching artist booth will offer free arts and craft activities every Saturday, all summer long. Visitors can work with local artists and organizations like Fab Lab to create different projects every Saturday. 

Visitors can find unique handmade holiday gifts from the region's most talented artists and artisans. Shop Small Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local. The DAFM is a small business incubator that opened in 2011 to create a market place for local artists and food vendors. 

First Saturday Health and Wellness: Join us for free health screenings with the UTEP Society of Hispanic Nurses and UTEP Nursing Student Associations. 

Visit the region's talented artisan vendors and find fresh locally grown produce. Try some tasty treats at the food truck garden and with our food cottage industry cooks.