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Last call to Cuenca artists and artisanssqza

We want to help you sell your work just in time for the holidays. So, idiomART will host a pre-December shopping event that will market your work for holiday gift-giving.

Deadline for application is Saturday, November 17th.
Date of the Event: November 27th through 29th, 10 AM to 6 PM.
Location: idiomART Studio, Presidente Cordova 1-77 and Manuel Vega.

Description of the event:
North Pole Pop-up: Holiday Gifts South of the Equator
This may not literally be the North Pole.
However, idiomART’s “North Pole Pop-up” will give you an early peek at the holiday gifts artist elves have created right here in Cuenca. Yes, south of equator.

If you’re looking for unique, one-of-a-kind items created by artists and artisans, then this is your chance to find them at affordable prices. All items will be under $100, some as few as $5.

This holiday extravaganza will begin on Tuesday, November 27th and continue through Thursday, November 29th, each day from 10 AM to 6 PM. We’re located on Presidente C√≥rdova 1-77 and Manuel Vega.

We won’t have reindeer grazing in the garden, but we will have a garden where you can relax, enjoy holiday music, and sip a complimentary cup of hot chocolate with your best shopping buddy. Follow the sound of jingle bells and the smell of cookies baking. Happy holidays from idiomART Studio to you and your family. May the elves be with you.

What we’re looking for
Hand-made holiday ornaments
Greeting/Note cards
Hand-crafted gifts
Non-perishable, artisan-quality food products
Products made from recycled materials
Framed art/photographs
Hand-made papers
Fiber art
Gift baskets

Spatial limitations:
However, we will have limited space and may not have room for all to participate. Selected artists can sell no more than five kinds of products. We hope to sell the best artist-created gifts Cuenca has to offer.

To be Considered:
Send a description of the products you’d like to sell.
Send photos of your work.
Send a short artist statement and/or bio.
Submit all of the above by Saturday, November 17th.
All products must cost less than $100.

What we require of selected artists:
You need to deliver your product to idiomART Studio on Friday, November 23rd, between 10 AM and 3 PM. This is important in order to set up the pop-up shop displays.
All items must be clearly priced.
You need to provide a printed list of all items you are selling, quantity, and prices.
Provide cards with your contact information we can give to customers.
You will not have to be present during the entire sale. We are setting up a gift shop, not a ferreteria.
We ask that you sign up for one 3-hour slot, during which you will help sell products created by all participating artists. Slots will be each day from 9 AM to noon, noon to 3 PM, and 3 PM to 6 PM.

What we will do:
Provide space
Set up all displays
Manage sales
Market your work
Take 30 percent commission on all sales during the pop-up (no other fee required)
Offer fee-based gift wrapping for clients.

If this opportunity interests you, please email us at

Deadline for submissions: Saturday, November 17th., free. idiomART, Presidente Cordova 1-77 and Manuel Vega, Cuenca.