RAM is Jacksonville’s Premier Outdoor Arts and Entertainment Market, offering a diverse collection of art, food, produce and entertainment, and featuring over 100 artist vendors each week. These artists are sole-proprietors and/or small business owners who create and sell their own hand-made, artistically fashioned, unique merchandise.
Applications for new vendors are no longer being accepted (September 30 deadline). Application for the 2016 season will open in January. To be placed on the list to receive an email notification of the application period opening date when it is announced, please email our Vendor Relations Manager at email@example.com.
Our vendors love RAM because we are flexible and responsive. Vendors can book one market day or a dozen, and can even select their own booth spaces.
Please study the following Guidelines and addenda, as applicable, to determine if your business is an appropriate fit for RAM before beginning your application:
- 2015 Potential Vendor FAQs
- 2015 Vendor Guidelines
- 2015 Food Artist Guidelines Addendum
- 2015 Farmer Grower Guidelines Addendum
- 2015 Food Vendor Guidelines Addendum (We are currently accepting applications for food vendors offering healthy, artisanally crafted menu items and/or unique food options, items not already available at RAM. Contact RAM staff prior to submitting an application.)
- 2015 RAM Map
All applications are completed online by going to http://ram.appwright.com.
There is a $25 non-refundable application fee for new applicants. Returning vendors and returning applicants pay an $16 non-refundable application fee.
APPLICATIONS IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME AS THESE ITEMS ARE AT CAPACITY AT THE MARKET:
BUTCHER BLOCKS/CUTTING BOARDS
COFFEE (ROASTED BEANS NOR BREWED ONSITE)
OLIVES AND OLIVE-BASED FOODS
SOAPS AND OTHER BODY CARE PRODUCTS
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES ARE ON A STRICT WATCH LIST AND ARE SUBJECT TO A HIGHLY SELECTIVE APPROVAL PROCESS. PLEASE CONTACT OUR VENDOR RELATIONS MANAGER AT VENDORS@RIVERSIDEARTSMARKET.COM TO INQUIRE ABOUT AVAILABILITY PRIOR TO SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION.
BAKED GOODS – SWEETS (I.E. CUPCAKES, COOKIES)
FROZEN TREATS/ICE CREAM
JEWELRY (Due to the overwhelming popularity of beading, we are no longer accepting applicants who are stringing seed beads and/or creating jewelry from mass produced beads that can generally be purchased is craft stores, such as Joann’s, Michael’s and Hobby Lobby. We currently have an abundance of vendors who are skilled with this art and whom have been involved with RAM for many years. We are now looking for unique artists who can offer something new, innovative or who use unique materials for our visitors to enjoy. For example, jewelry constructed from old tea tins, hand polished/cut stones, raw metals of all types, torch fired glass, antique Crack Jack toys, resins created from the artist’s own molds. Jewelry applicants will ONLY be considered if product is SIGNIFICANTLY handmade and highly artistic. Bead work must be highly intricate to be considered.)
If you have previously submitted an application through the AppWright system:
Please note that the answers to your previous application will auto-populate when you select ‘Renew Application.’ You may edit your answers and delete photos and/or upload new photos. While the intent of the questions have not changed, some verbiage may have changed. Please read all questions carefully before finalizing your responses.
All new vendors will be required to attend Orientation prior to being cleared for participation at RAM. Orientation sessions will be held on the final Saturday of each month at noon beginning in March. Special early season Orientations will be held on February 21st and March 14th.
OPPORTUNITIES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR NON-ARTIST VENDORS TO PARTICIPATE IN THEME DAYS AND SPECIAL EVENTS. CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
Thank you for your interest in the Riverside Arts Market!