Roc Made Goods' events are open to artists who hand make their work ONLY. Vendors such as Lularoe, Scentsy, Young Living, Pure Romance etc. are not permitted.
We accept Rochester local artisans first, but all are welcome to apply.
We are open and accepting to all BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ artists. We do not discriminate nor turn away artists due to how they identify, their sexual preference or skin color. We want our shows to be as diverse and beautiful as the world around us.
You may arrive no earlier than 10:00AM to set up. We are right on the main floor of the Port building. Please park by the Bill Gray's entrance on the left side of the Port of building. You can wheel your stuff right through the side door, then take a left into Arbor at the Port. You are responsible for bringing your own dolly/cart to transport your goods. You must be set up and at your table by 11:45AM.
Your space is roughly 8ft by 8ft. YOU are responsible for your own table, chairs, shelving, decorations, etc. You are permitted two 6/8 foot tables to make an "L" shape or one 6/8 foot table with additional floor staging props. Additional floor staging props may include, t-shirt racks, decorative totes, easels, card racks, etc. You have to clear all extra large set up furniture otherwise you will be asked to remove it from your display. If you do not comply, you will be asked to leave. If you are not sure if something will fit, just ask! I will be more than happy to try to work things out with you.
You will be assigned a spot. You can not switch your spot. Everyone is mapped out according to their product made (ex. I try to keep jewelry artists away from each other) or specifications, like electrical outlets needed.
NO LOOSE GLITTER, CONFETTI, SPARKLY FAIRY DUST allowed. It is impossible to clean up and is not permitted at any Roc Made Good shows. If you have a product that has glitter on it, please just reach out and ask about it. Minor glitter on products are acceptable.
You are responsible for leaving your area in the same condition you found it. Treat each space we rent as you would your own. Please take all trash and disposable decor with you when you leave.
Electricity is first come first serve, if you do not make a note of it on your application, you will not be guaranteed an outlet.
We will be in the same building as Bill Grays, California Rollin' II, Abbott's and Jetty at the Port as well as across the street from Windjammers and Mr. Dominic's. Feel free to order food or bring snacks with you! We will have a full cash bar serving beer, wine, cocktails & mock-tails that vendors are welcome to enjoy as long as they can maintain their professional attitude towards all of our shoppers. You are not only a representative of your own company, but Roc Made Goods as well.
You are NOT permitted to break down before 4PM without prior approval. If you do not follow this rule, you will be banned from future shows. Not only is it unprofessional and disruptive, but it confuses shoppers as to when the event ends and may cause people to leave, penalizing vendors who stay the entire time.
While our space is more than generous, we want to make sure all of our artists and shoppers feel safe with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We will only be accepting 30 artists for this event so that they can all be set up 6 feet apart from one another. We will also NOT be doing 'swag bags' this year to not encourage gathering at the front doors before open and have cancelled all of our 'hands-on' DIY stations. Our show will be 4 hours long providing an opportunity for everyone to come shop while still keeping a safe occupancy. We know that October is a ways away, but no one is certain for the future and we want to do our part to make sure everyone is safe. This event is mainly indoor but there is also outdoor patio seating for people to gather in small groups and enjoy cocktails, as well as multiple doors/windows being open to promote fresh air flow. Anyone who is not promoting or maintaining healthy habits will be asked to leave immediately.
This show is still subject to cancellation if there is a large resurgence in COVID-19 cases and we are unable to host a large scale gathering. Mask requirements will be decided closer to the date.