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Join us Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., for the 1st Annual JP Community Craft & Yard Sale. This event will feature local and regional artisans, crafters, local residents, food trucks, community groups and more.

As the sponsor of the JP Community Craft & Yard Sale, Ethos has been granted access to one of the best pieces of real estate in Jamaica Plain for this type of event, a large office parking lot that is vacant on weekends and is conveniently located at 555 Amory St, just steps away from the MBTA’s Green Street Orange Line Station. This location is considered prime a high foot and vehicle traffic area that has the potential to reach thousands of visitors.

Admission for the public is free and space is an absolute bargain at $30-$60 for a 10’x10’ pad, depending on the type of exhibitor you are.

Over 50 exhibitors have already been confirmed including:

#6TrinkieChic
Abby’s Famous Dog Treats
A Gem Amour
Ana Noordzij Ceramics
Angiolina DePierro
Anne Houndo
Atomic Earings
Babbling Brooke Studio
Barefoot Books
CBenjamin Art
Elizabeth Baldwin
Ethos
FEMMEVIOLET

Freedom Jewelry
FutureCrash.org
Hundred Day Haul
Hyde Park Art Association
Images, Voyages, Impressions
JP@Home
Judith Kilgore
Kaleena Deshawn
Kay’s Collection
LIV Rose Jewelry
LnKDesigns Boutique/Northern Lights Aglow
Louise Outler
MissCreativeGift
Moozydoo/Pintac Studios

Mud Heds
ND Designs
Non Issue Studio
NJYLTD Photography
Novo Designs Co.
Out of the Grain Designs
Pan + Scan Illustration
PDC Jewelry
Play All Day
Reclaimed Wood Works Boston
Renee Zych Studios
RuRigami

Sagamore Craft
Sarah Ressler
Singing Stones Jewelry
Soy Much Brighter Candle Co.
SublimeBirdy Soft Goods
Sugar and Gold Design
Teri Ton – Travel Photography
The Devil And the Hermit
Under the House Vintage
Vanessa Templeman
Winter Hill Jewelry

 

Sponsors

 

Ethos is a non-profit so proceeds from event will go to a good cause, our JP@Home program which helps older adults age in their community through social, health and wellness activities.

Founded in 1973, Ethos has a long track record in organizing events throughout Southwest Boston so; you can be assured that there will be a significant marketing campaign that will fill the venue with many potential customers.

 

We are currently sold out. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, should we receive a cancellation, please contact us. 

 


Site Plan & Photos


Volunteers Needed!

Volunteer opportunities are available for this event. Click here to inquire or to register to volunteer.


Vendor Registration

We are currently sold out. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, should we receive a cancellation, please contact us. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who can exhibit at the Craft & Yard Sale
A: Artisans, vendors of jewelry, art, decor, fashion, accessories, food purveyors and Jamaica Plain residents who want yard sale space.
Q: How much does it cost to exhibit at the JP Community Craft & Yard Sale?
A: $60 for food and beverage vendors; $50 for Arts & Craft vendors, $30 for Yard Sale vendors (you must be a Jamaica Plain Resident for a yard sale space), and $40 for community groups. Each space is approximately 10′ x 10′ or approximately the size of a standard parking space. The fee is for space only; vendors provide their own table, chairs, display, tent, etc.  Tables are available for rental when ordered at registration. Vendors who use a tent/canopy for outdoor use are required to use tent/canopy weights and comply with our Rules for Canopy Safety.
Q: When can I set up and break down?
A: Vendors may set up as early as 8:00 am on the morning of May 12. Vendors are expected to have their booths set up and ready for operation by 10:00 AM. Any vendor who arrives after 10:00 AM may be denied entry and will forfeit their space and fee.

Vendors are expected to stay until 5:00 PM and must clear their space of all items no later than 6:30 pm. Vendors may not leave behind any trash or items in their space.

Q: What is your weather policy?
We make no guarantee for weather.  This event will take place rain or shine.
Q: Do I have to accept credit cards?
A: Credit cards are not required, but many vendors find accepting credit cards increases sales opportunities. 
Q: What are the requirements for food vendors?
A: Food vendors must provide all applicable requirements–licensing/certification/insurance. Food vendors bear all responsibility for keeping their licensing up to date. The JP Community Craft & Yard Sale does not provide assistance with obtaining these documents.
Q: Will there be parking available for vendors?
A: Vendor parking will be available on a first come, first served basis, in Ethos’ South lot.  
Q: Are musicians allowed?
A: There will be music over a PA system however, we welcome local musicians to play unplugged (no electricity) for patrons and visitors for merchandise and tips. Fill out the registration form below and select the “musician/band” for category. 
Q: Are there any requirements for tents?
A: Tent weights of a minimum of 40lbs per leg of tent is mandatory to ensure the safety of our customers and fellow vendors. Below are a few approved links to tent weights online:

Amazon – Heavy Duty Premium Weight Bags
Etsy – DIY PVC Tent Weight Tutorial

Q: Are there any other rules or regulations?
A: Yes. The JP Community Craft and Yard Sale strictly prohibits:

  • Alcohol on the premises.
  • Sale of pets or live animals of any sort
  • Merchandise bearing counterfeit trademarks or merchandise that infringes on copyrighted designs or materials.
  • Firearms, ammunition, flammables, explosives, fireworks, or other dangerous items.
  • Knives or weaponry, mace-like products, pepper spray, and any other harmful items.
  • Pornographic or adult-themed merchandise.
  • Drug-related paraphernalia.
  • Games of chance, raffles, or lotteries.
  • Fortune telling, palm reading, biorhythms, spiritual counseling, handwriting analysis.
  • Excessive noise that may disturb other Vendors or Shoppers such as loud music, shouting, or music with inappropriate lyrics.