Dealer's Den Hours:

FRI: 11am - 6pm | SAT: 10:30am - 6pm | SUN: 10:30am - 4pm

Sponsors + Super Sponsor Hours:

FRI: 10:30am - 6pm | SAT: 10:00am - 6pm | SUN: 10:00am - 4pm

Set-up hours (Dealers only):

THU: 6pm - 10pm | FRI: 8am - 10am | SAT: 9:30am | SUN: 9:30am (breakdown: 4pm - 7pm)

Artists' Alley

Artists looking for a casual vending space centered around self made art can find a home in our Artists Alley.

How do I secure an Artists’ Alley table at Anthro New England 2018? Artists Alley tables are assigned through a lottery system, the majority assigned by a lottery before the convention, with on-site lottery available as well.

Artists' Alley Hours:

FRI: 11:30am - 5:30pm | SAT: 11am - 5:30pm | SUN: 11am - 3pm

Setup Times (Artists only):

FRI: 10:30am - 11:30am | SAT: 10am - 11am | SUN: 10am - 11am

[Artists' alley submissions are now closed!]

If you were selected, please check your inbox for emails from (junk/spam included) because there's some additional info required from some of you.

Thank you!

Dealer and Artist Guidelines

Dealers and artists have two main options for vending at Anthro New England 2018. Review the following information to decide which path is the best for you.

Dealer's Den
If you choose to vend in the Dealer's Den...

  • You will have an assigned space that is guaranteed for all of Anthro New England 2018.
  • Your artist or business name will be listed on the Anthro New England 2018 Dealer's Map.
  • You can advertise to your customers where you will be located well in advance.
  • You can set up displays up to 8' tall within your table space.
  • You must have a valid tax ID

You must purchase your Dealer's Den table in advance through the registration process above. Each table is 72" by 30".


Artists' Alley
If you are interested in a casual vendors space to try selling some artwork, crafts you make as a hobby or even fun merchandise related to art, the Artists Alley is might be for you! In the Artists Alley we’d like to emphasize “Art”, and therefore might not be for people seeking to sell products or merchandise that isn’t self-made or items that aren’t considered art.

If you are chosen by lottery to vend in the Artists' Alley...

  • You will have a free half table (36"X30") for your assigned day(s) at Anthro New England 2018.
  • You can advertise to your customers where you will be located once you claim a table for that day.
  • You cannot set up displays beyond your table surface.
  • You must give up your table if you need to leave for more than 30 minutes.

Artists’ Alley tables will be assigned at random through a lottery, mostly Online in the time leading up to the convention, and some space will be available via On-Site lottery at the convention as well. The Online lottery will be held from Nov 7th and close Feb 8th (two weeks before the convention) and establish a daily list of artists who are guaranteed tables.

Those that win the Online lottery will be emailed to confirm their space in the lottery from the email below (please consider white-listing this email so that you receive the notification). There will be a few spaces reserved for On-Site lottery, and a wait-list for those that apply for the lottery and are not given seats so that when a seat is vacated they will be contacted (usually by text message). The On-Site lottery will be held in the hour before the Artists Alley opens each morning.

To apply for the Artists' Alley, fill out the form above. Your information will be added to the pool of applicants, and will be entered into the table lottery for each day of the convention. You will be contacted before Anthro New England 2018 if your name is selected for a table, or is placed on the stand-by list, for any given day.

Information about vending in Massachusetts can be found in the ANE Massachusetts Registration Guide.

Massachusetts Tax ID’s are required to take a seat in the Artists Alley.

If you do not have a Tax ID you will be refused a seat in the Artists Alley, regardless if you apply for the Online lottery or if you win the On-Site lottery. If you do not have a Tax ID you can get one in a few minutes by following the “ANE Sales Tax Info” button below.

The Artists Alley will be open a half hour later than the Dealers Den, and close half an hour before the Dealers Den closes. Set up for the Artists Alley will be in the hour before the Alley opens, the same amount of time for the daily On-Site lottery to happen. Winners for each day as well as those on the wait list (in order) will be posted outside of the Artists Alley.

The Artists Alley is geared towards Artwork, and it’s Anthro New England’s goal to keep the content in the Artists Alley to artwork, subject to a bit of discretion. There are also additional limitations on material any vendor can sell in Massachusetts that you can review in the “ANE Dealer Packet” link below.

Each half table (36”x30”) also has the following restrictions: You are expected to take your own payments, and do your own taxes for those payments. There will be no power, regardless of the availability of outlets. You can only bring what you yourself can carry, meaning that you should not plan to bring materials/displays/etc. that are beyond your reasonable carrying capacity. No displays exceeding 14” vertical from the table surface. No content or displays on the floor in front of your table (banners hanging off of your table surface are acceptable). Limited storage space behind and underneath the table, there must be a clear walking path behind you and other artists. Other guidelines to vendors can be seen in the “ANE Dealer Packet” link below.

If you have any questions regarding the Artists Alley, please contact: