What is BUST Magazine's Holiday Craftacular?

BUST Magazine's Holiday Craftacular is a massive holiday shopping bonanza running from 10am until 6pm at The Echo & The Echoplex in Los Angeles, featuring over 50 crafters, DJs, drinks, and dancing. Get in the holiday spirit as you browse through hundreds of the best in handmade gifts and winter wares, from handbags and ornaments to jewelry and cards.

When and where will BUST Magazine's Holiday Craftacular take place?

The BUST Holiday Craftacular will take place on Saturday December 12th from 10 AM – 6 PM at The Echo & the Echoplex in L.A.

How do I get to The Echo & The Echoplex?

The Echo is located at 1822 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90026. It is easily accessible by car and there is plenty of street parking nearby. The Echoplex entrance is around the corner at 1154 Glendale Blvd.

How do I participate as a vendor?

1. Fill out our online vendor application, which can be found here. Applications will only be accepted online and must be submitted by November 20th, 2009.

2. The application fee is $10 and can be paid online or by mail. Checks and money orders should be made payable to BUST Magazine (78 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011, Attention: BUST Holiday Craftacular 2008) and must be postmarked by November 20th, 2008 for your application to be considered. We will notify all applicants on November 23rd, 2009 of their status.  If you are accepted as a vendor, your deposit will go towards the full booth fee of $225 due by November 30th, 2009.  All application fees are non-refundable.

How will the vendors be determined?

Due to space limitations, vendors will be selected on the basis of quality and uniqueness of wares.

What type of booths will be provided?

Your booth fee of $225 will get you one table and two chairs. There may be a small amount of floor-standing rack space around your table, but there is no guarantee of this. Please make sure to plan accordingly. Booth fees will be accepted online. Checks and money orders for the remaining booth fee should be made payable to BUST magazine and must be postmarked by November 30th, 2009.

Is my application fee refundable?

The $10 application and processing fee is non-refundable. But if you are accepted, your application fee will count towards your full booth payment of $225.

Can I share a table?

Yes. For an extra cost of $50 (a total table cost of $275), two vendors can share a table.  If you do so, please apply together in the same vendor application. We charge extra for this because the web advertising you will receive on BUST.com is so valuable.

What kind of crafts do you accept?

We’re looking for any and all edible/wearable/loveable crafts you’ve got. That includes silk-screened items, cosmetics, knitwear, jewelry, paper goods, handbags, cards, and tons more!

How will set-up and closing operate?

Vendors can arrive at the The Echo & The Echoplex as early as 9:00 AM the morning of Saturday December 12th, but must arrive no later than 9:45 AM. Vendors must be ready to begin sales promptly at 10 AM and cannot close before 6 PM.

Is electricity provided?

Electricity will be provided.

Do I need a vendor’s permit?

You are responsible for registering your small business with the IRS and collecting sales tax for the items you are selling. We recommend that you call Los Angeles’ Department of Revenue and the IRS for more information.

How will BUST Magazine's Holiday Craftacular be promoted?

BUST Magazine's Holiday Craftacular will be promoted with postcards, posters, e-mail blasts to local and national mailing lists, press releases, advertising placement on craft websites, and listings in local press.

BUST will also provide all vendors with banner ads to help get the word out on BUST Magazine's Holiday Craftacular.

What kinds of information will be listed on BUST Magazine's Holiday Craftacular website?

In addition to the online vendor application and FAQs, BUST Magazine's Holiday Craftacular website will list all participating vendors. Once you are notified of your acceptance, please provide us with gif or jpeg banner of your craft company logo. Banner ads should be 120 pixels wide x 60 pixels tall. Banners may animate, but cannot be in flash format. No java script. Please keep banner under 50 k. And be sure to let us know where to link the banner. Banner ads should be emailed to craftacular-la@bust.com no later than December 4th.

How can I help?

We welcome all volunteers wanting to help spread the word on BUST Magazine's Holiday Craftacular. Please email craftacular-la@bust.com to discuss more.

How can we contact you?

If you have any questions regarding the application, volunteering, or preparing for this event, please contact us via email at craftacular-la@bust.com. For matters related to the event itself feel free to email Susan Juvet, susan@bust.com or 212-675-1707 ext 104

I'd like to promote my product/band/hair salon/etc at the Craftacular. How can I do that? Can I give away my flyers at your event? Can I insert my products into the goodie bags?

We're always looking for like-minded companies to participate as sponsors in the Craftacular.  For more information, contact Emily Andrews, emily.andrews@bust.com .