business development Workshops
August 22nd WCM Heartbeat Workshop on How to Improve Your Instagram Engagement - 4:30-7:00pm, at the McNail Riley House (on the corner of 13th & Jefferson). FREE and just for 2019 WCM Vendors! Learn from Rhea Gates the connection between sales and engagement on Instagram. She will talk about how social media engagement is essentially virtual customer service and provide details such as appropriate platforms for different business types, hashtags, and more, that assist in increased visibility, engagement and direct sales!
Vending & Art Show Opportunities
The Upstream Art Project commissions local artists to paint mini-murals next to downtown area storm drains with visual messages about protecting our waterways, stream habitat, and aquatic wildlife. Each artist (up to four total) will receive $1,000 total compensation. Submit by August 22nd.
Art In The Park, Saturday September 14th, 9am-1pm at the Petersen Barn Park & Community Center. Free 10x10 spaces! Email email@example.com for the vendor application.
Heart of Country Festival - Fundraiser for A Family For Every Child, September 8th, 11am-5pm in Alton Baker Park. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to vend!
First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Eugene, is seeking visual artists for their artists marketplace in Kesey Square, June through October. Email Jessica at Lane Arts Council if you are interested: email@example.com
2019 Coffin Races! EugFun has invited us back to the 2019 Coffin Races on Saturday, October 19th in the parking lot in front of Bounce Gymnastics & Wild Craft Ciderworks on 3rd & Lawrence for a Halloween and Autumn themed WCM Pop Up Market! There is very limited room for vendors. Want to vend? Please let me know and I will inform you if there is space. Halloween and autumn-themed items encouraged!
Networking & Meet Ups
ArtCity Pro, Every 2nd & 4th Monday of each month. 6:00-9:00 pm 942 Olive St, at RAIN Eugene (Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network). ArtCity Pro is an ongoing opportunity for artists to work on growing our businesses while strengthening our community. Do you long to spend productive time working on your art business? Do you want to work alongside fellow artists and learn from each other's questions, challenges, and successes? Bring your laptop and be prepared to work on your business, share ideas, and find solutions alongside fellow artists in pursuit of greater business practices that will support and sustain our studio careers.
RAIN Startup Coffee Meet Up, September 19th, 9am at RAIN (Regional Accelerator Innovation Network). A meet up for entrepreneurs in start up businesses looking for investors and advice on growing.
whiteaker community market events
Last Friday Art Walk Benefit Concert & Pop Up Market, Friday August 30th. Live Music and Pop Up Market, 5:00-8:00pm in the Equiano and Vanilla Jill’s courtyard. Contact Claire if you are interested in donating to the raffle! Proceeds support the WCM Music Program!
WCM Vendor Appreciation Potluck, Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 5 PM – 7:30 PM at the RiverPlay playground at Skinner Butte Park, 248 Cheshire Ave. As our 2019 market season winds down, let's celebrate the amazing summer we've shared together! Please join WCM vendors and community supporters for a fun summer evening at the Skinner Butte Park playground and picnic tables. Bring a dish to share and your favorite 2019 market memories. Friends, family, and kiddos are welcome and encouraged to join!
Know of an upcoming event that you think our vendor group should know about? Email Claire or post it to our vendor group!