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 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.
WANT TO BECOME A VENDOR?
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 https://texascottagefoodlaw.com/.
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.
Apply for a sales tax permit online
Register In Person
Get Involved: Come Volunteer
The Downtown Art and Farmers Market has volunteer opportunities. More information and an application is available below.
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.