Riverside Arts Market, LLC is a subsidiary of Riverside Avondale Preservation, Inc. (RAP) a community non-profit. Our vendors pay a nominal weekly booth fee, the culmination of which covers approximately 63% of the Market’s annual operating expenses. The remainder of our expenses are subsidized by the generous contributions of individuals and businesses located in our community.
Our highly diverse audience of more than 7,500 people per week has made RAM not only a regional destination, but also an ideal partner in realizing tangible marketing benefits in return for your investment. Sponsorship opportunities are available for Theme Days and Special Events as well as numerous Weekly Market Features, starting at $2,500. We’re also flexible about helping companies host experiential marketing events at the Market. As we open our 6th Season, RAM has a tremendous base of community support, but also has significant room for growth. That’s where YOU come in!
- Overview for Potential Sponsors
- Sponsorship Opportunities Related to Weekly Market Features
- Sponsorship Opportunities Related to Theme Days and Special Events
- About RAM’s Visitors and Vendors
- About the Riverside Arts Market
WEEKLY MARKET FEATURES
In addition to its role as a marketplace for small, locally owned businesses, RAM offers extensive entertainment options for its visitors, from music, dance and theater on the River Stage, to recurring buskers such as balloon artists and musicians, and special featured guests such as escape artists, magicians and fire breathers. Additionally, the Market provides special programs and services that enhance the visitor experience. Learn more . . .
THEME DAYS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
The 2014 Season of the Riverside Arts Market will feature a variety of theme days and special events to add further flare to the already festive Market atmosphere. Such days receive heightened promotion and RAM utilizes its extensive network of community organizations to market to individuals that have expressed an interest in the topic being featured. Additionally, invitations to participate in the day’s Market are extended to small, locally owned businesses and non-profit organizations whose goods and services or missions are related to the specified theme. Learn more . . .
THEME DAY BOOTH RENTAL
Though RAM’s booth spaces are typically limited to artists/artisans, food artists, food vendors and farmer/growers whose products are at least 80% hand-made (see the Information for Potential Vendors page of our website for application information), our Theme Days provide opportunities for businesses to be part of the Market without the financial commitment of a sponsorship. Peruse our calendar of events for a Theme Day that matches the products or services that your business provides. For example, a veterinarian’s office might wish to be in the Market during one of our two Arf Barkets in order to reach out to visitors with a personal interest in pets, or a nanny service might wish to participate in Kids Day. Theme Day booth spaces, located in a designated area of the Market, may be rented by for-profit businesses at a rate of $50. Non-profits who have met their eight-day free space limit may rent a THEME DAY booth space at a rate of $25. Space is limited and approval is at the discretion of the RAM Director.
EXPERIENTIAL MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES
Major national brands such as Toyota and Aetna, as well as local companies and non-profits, have taken advantage of the RAM’s unique assets and amenties to create a connection with their customers. Learn more about past events, and contact our Director for more information.