ARE YOU READY TO TAKE YOUR HANDMADE BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Are you getting tired of lugging your stuff from fair to festival to farmer’s market?
Have you always wanted to try selling your product in a retail enviroment?
Now is your chance with Iowa Crafted!
Why Iowa Crafted? Our goal is to make it easy for your small business to have a permanent retail location. Located in downtown Boone, Ia, our store is a charming 2700 sq ft building built in 1895. It’s well-maintained and secure, so you can leave your goods all week. In addition, we offer advertising, marketing and promotion that features our makers in weekly emails, social media and traditional media. Plus, there are six other vintage, antique, repurposed and handmade shops all within walking distance, which makes Boone a destination place for unique goods shopping.
There are two ways to rent space.
1. Shared Space. This is an area in the marketplace that will be at the front of the store and maintained by our staff. Monthly rent will be based on the size of your goods plus a 15% commision.
2. Booth Space. Your own retail booth that is decorated, maintained and run by you. Booth space starts at $75/mo and no commision* if you are there to staff your booth. 10% commision if you are unable to staff your booth. Booth’s can be shared by more than on artist/maker. Your business will be featured on our website under “Meet Our Artisans/Makers” with a short bio, picture of your booth, links to your website or social media accounts, as well as through traditional media.
As of right now, open hours will be Friday-Saturday from 10am – 6pm and Sunday from 11am – 4pm. Hours and Days open with change with the seasons and local events.
Tell us about what you make and your creative business goals. We will provide you with feedback and hopefully you’ll be joining Iowa Crafted soon. If you have questions, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your interest! Fill out an application here
We will also be offering art/diy classes and are looking for artisans/makers that are willing to share their crafty knowledge.
Please note: we are seeking artists with high quality, predominantly handmade products and original designs. Please don’t apply with manufactured or mass-produced products, that’s not what we’re for. However, if you have a product or service that’s a little different and think it might be a market fit, go ahead and fill out the application and we’ll let you know what we think!