THE FRONT MARKET — VENDOR APPLICATION 2021
Introducing The Front — a creative community marketplace and festival, homegrown in Austin, Texas. 🌱
On August 21 and 22, we’re taking over the Fair Market warehouse for a weekend of pop-up shops and performances, centering emerging creatives, artists, designers and small business owners from Texas.
BEHIND THE FRONT MARKET AND FESTIVAL
The Front has emerged from what was formerly known as BABES FEST and craftHER Market—two spaces that were designed around sustaining communities that care about gender equity and supporting homegrown businesses, creatives and organizations. Active from 2016 to 2020, BABES FEST and craftHER Market saw more than 30,000 guests and supported more than 2000 creatives and business owners.
Now, after a year of shutdowns, pivots and existential realness, The Front Market and Festival will carry that work into the future.
We will continue platforming emerging talent across the state of Texas. We will continue to work cross-collaboratively with partners to host workshops, build community and provide opportunities to creatives and small business owners year-round.