Become A Member

About the Market:
The Durham Craft Market is a fun outdoor market that offers a rotating slate of approximately 40 local artisans representing a variety of hand-made arts and crafts. We are proud to provide a marketplace that encourages creativity and design innovation and honors the art of craftsmanship. Artists sign up online through Sign Up Genius each week and spaces are allocated weekly on a first come first serve basis. A wait list is maintained each week and members can choose to set up at the Art Market at Vega Metals if they are on the waitlist.


  1. Each seller must reside and make the items to be sold within a 50-mile radius of the Durham city limits, in the state of North Carolina.
  2. Each seller must be the original producer of the items sold. Sellers may designate personal representatives to attend the Market (family members, employees, etc.)
  3. The seller’s items must be artistic in nature and show personal creativity. All items must be handcrafted. The Durham Craft Market Selection Committee reserves the right to make the subjective judgments about the creative and handcrafted nature of the items sold. Consumable food may not be sold at the Durham Craft Market.
  4. All sellers and their representatives must abide by the responsibilities and requirements set forth in the Craft Market Rules.
The Selection Process:
The Selection Committee will be made up of Durham Craft Market members appointed by the DCM Steering Committee. Selection Committee members are committed to reviewing each application with the utmost integrity and respect. Decisions will be made on the basis of perceived quality, workmanship, creativity, uniqueness, and market availability for the specific craft type. The Selection Committee may limit the number of sellers within the same category.
New Members:
Thank you for your interest in joining the Durham Craft MarketThe application process for new members is open at this time and will  close on Sunday March 1, 2020. We look forward to your submissions! Applications will be reviewed and the Selections Committee will notify applicants by email of its decision. **Apply for NC Tax ID # here.**


How To Join:
If you meet the Market qualifications listed above, the application process has 4 steps.




Read the DCM Craft Market Rules thoroughly before completing the application (click on blue link to open).






Complete the DCM Online Membership Application form (click on blue link to open).







Submit  Please submit online resources to view your work, social media or websites.  Website link(s) should begin with web address with http://.  Please list any applicable social media site with the address ( http://) and not solely your handle (@username). If you do not have any online sources submit (3) photos in jpeg format of your proposed items for sale. Files should be no larger than 1920 x 1920 pixels. Email images to: Please include the name and business name that you used on your application in this email.






Pay your $25 non-refundable application fee to the DCM using the PayPal button.



Returning Members:
The annual membership fee for Active Members is $200.  Committee chairs will be reimbursed $50 at the end of the season, after fulfilling their obligations as committee chair.  If you wish to sell something significantly different than the craft you sold the previous year, please complete the section entitled “New Craft” on the Member Renewal Form. Complete the following (3) steps:

Step 1
Review Craft Market Rules (click on the blue link to open). Please be aware some changes have been made to attendence.

Step 2
Fill out and submit Member Renewal Form (click on blue link to open). Application Renewal Due by February 14, 2020.

Step 3
Pay your renewal fee using the PayPal button. (Full or Partial payment is due by March 1, 2020 and if partial the 2nd half is due by April 1, 2020)

Below is the PayPal Option to pay half ($100.00) your Membership Fee of $200.00. Please insure that your PayPal payment identifies whose membership is being paid.

Below is the PayPal Option to pay your FULL Membership Fee of $200.00. Please insure that your PayPal payment identifies whose membership is being paid.


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