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4th Annual Faux Bridges Art & Literature Festival

Posted in General News on April 5, 2011 by winderbinder

Art ’til Dark is on hiatus until the first week of May, but if you are missing “the NorthShore’s favorite parking lot”, check out April 15th – April 17th.


Vendor Application

Posted in General News on March 31, 2011 by winderbinder

Online application (pdf)

Click HERE

The Original Saturday Market in Chattanooga!

Posted in General News on March 29, 2011 by winderbinder

1st & 3rd Saturday’s on the NorthShore

Noon to 6:00pm

Please send any and all questions pertaining to Art ’til Dark to:

Winder Binder Gallery & Bookstore
40 Frazier Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 413-8999

Owner — David Smotherman
Winder Binder Manager/Show Booker — Kara Downes

Why Art ’til Dark?

Posted in General News on March 29, 2011 by winderbinder

There are many things that make Art ’til Dark a great experience for our vendors…

We have longevity, Art ’til Dark is celebrating its 6th anniversary and is the longest running Saturday market in Chattanooga.

And we have a number of great amenities for our vendors:

Easy unloading and loading (vendors can pull up and drop off/load up right in front of their space)

Low booth and commission fees (only $25 for the booth and 10% off sales, with a cap of 10% of the first $500 in sales…the most you will ever pay for a day at Art ’til Dark is $75)

Private bathroom facilities for vendors and an air-conditioned “green room” if you need to take a break.

FREE electricity available to vendors upon prior request.

FREE vendor parking (we have agreements with two churches within a block of Art ’til Dark that allow vendors to free parking on Saturday’s…customers too!)

We also process credit cards through the gallery for merchants who do not accept them (for a new, lower, 3% fee)…and if a buyer can not take their purchase home the day of the show, we can hold it at the gallery for later pickup. Or if it is an out-of-town customer, we are happy to help make arrangements for shipping with the customer. In short, we try to do anything we can to help facilitate sales for our vendors.

And last but not least…we have a great location! We are lucky to have a steady volume of tourist traffic (being at the end of the Walnut St Bridge and next to one of the two Carta Electric Shuttle Routes, not to mention being 100 yards from the Coolidge Park Carousel). Plus, we have the added bonus of bordering the North Chattanooga neighborhood, which brings a lot of weekend walking traffic to Frazier Avenue. It’s the best of both worlds!

And for 2012, we have introduced a vendor appreciation program…
For every $450 a vendor pays in booth and commission fees, they will receive free day at Art ’til Dark. It is just another little way to show how much we appreciate out vendors.

2011 Show Dates

Posted in General News on March 29, 2011 by winderbinder

7th (Mother’s Day Weekend) — 21st

4th — 18th (Father’s Day Weekend)

2nd (Independence Day Weekend) — 16th — 30th

6th — 20th

3rd (Labor Day Weekend) — 17th

8th — 15th — 22nd — 29th (Halloween Weekend)

5th — 12th — 19th
Holiday Market 25th & 26th (Thanksgiving Weekend)

Last Chance Holiday Market (Thurs 22nd, Fri 23rd, Sat 24th)

2010 Remaining Show Dates

Posted in General News on April 23, 2010 by winderbinder

Here is are the remaining dates for 2010:

May 1st
May 8th (Mother’s Day Weekend)
May 15th
May 22nd
May 29th (Memorial Day Weekend, Tentative)

June 5th
June 12th (Riverbend Opening Weekend)
June 19th (Father’s Day Weekend, Riverbend Fireworks)
June 26th

July 3rd (4th of July Weekend, Pops in the Park Fireworks)
July 17th
July 31st

August 7th
August 21st

September 4th (Labor Day Weekend)
September 11th
September 18th
September 25th

October 2nd (No Art ’til Dark, One Bridge Folk Art Festival)
October 9th
October 16th
October 23rd
October 30th (Halloween Weekend)

November 6th (Head of the Hooch!)
November 13th (weather permitting)
November 20th (weather permitting)
November 26th and 27th (Art ’til Dark Holiday Market, Northshore Holiday Open House)

Late Spring Update

Posted in General News on April 23, 2010 by winderbinder

Well, Art ’til Dark is off and running and so far, we have only missed one weekend due to weather.

Except for one weekend (which was rainy early and gloomy the rest of the day), business has been pretty good. Booth sales averages have been running higher than last season.

The one big change you may notice is that we have gone from 1st and 3rd Saturday, to basically every Saturday (we’ll cut back in the hottest months of July and August). This was done at the request of the artists who wanted more chances to participate on the Northshore.

And I would also like to point out, that for the 4th straight year, we have kept our booth prices the same. $25 for the booth and 10% of sales. Our cap on sales is $500, so the most you will ever pay for a booth is $75 total.