Application & Screening
Individual or Family Unit
A family unit is two or more persons jointly engaged in the creation of an art or craft item, no one of whom stands in an employer-employee relationship to any of the other members. Decide if you are applying as an individual or family unit partnership and fill out the Art Vendor Application accordingly.
Submit your completed online application. Once your application has been reviewed for eligibility, staff will send you a link to pay the application fee.
Optional: Attend your scheduled screening where your application will be reviewed by the Advisory Committee.
Register your business
Register your business with the City through the Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector (TTX).
Apply for a Seller’s Permit
Apply for a Seller’s Permit from the CA Department of Tax and Fee Administration in order to sell products and services.
Submit your Business Registration Certificate, Seller's Permit, ID photograph and image of your signature via email to Arts Commission staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pay the certificate fee and receive your certificate. Please see the Arts Commission website for current fees.
The Arts Commission waives fees for honorably discharged veterans who are also California residents and wish to participate in the Art Vendor Program.
Selling Your Goods
Explore your payment system options. Although operating as a cash-only business may be easier, a credit card payment system can help maximize customers.
Participate in the Space Lottery, which determines where you may sell your goods.
Check the lottery schedule for time and frequency at each location.
Set up your table
Set up a table or booth in your designated location. Ensure that your table/booth dimensions fit within your allotted space and will adequately display your goods.
Taxes & Renewals
You may be eligible to reinstate your license or you must rescreen your wares.