The Tennessee Arts Academy Arts Expo, Vendor Fair, and Artist Market is an exciting way to reach your target audience, promote your business or organization, and to advertise and sell your product line. Please read through the event specifics listed below for complete information.
The TAA Arts Expo, Vendor Fair, and Artist Market is held on Thursday during the Academy week from 11:45 AM to 1:45 PM in the Maddox Grand Atrium on the top floor of the Curb Event Center on the Belmont campus. All Academy participants and interested arts educators (more than 450 individuals) from across the state attend the event. The TAA Arts Expo offers display booths from leading music, theatre and dance, and visual art vendors and arts-related organizations. Participants enjoy learning about the many resources, products and perks offered by the exhibitors. Running concurrently with the TAA Arts Expo and Vendor Fair is the TAA Artist Market. The Artist Market features art, crafts and jewelry sold by talented Academy artist-educators. To enliven the afternoon event, the Arts Expo features live music, balloon art, hot dogs, popcorn, and desserts galore.
Number of Available Vendor Booths: 50
What You Receive:
TAA has created an exhibitor resource area. Businesses and organizations are given display booths (a six-foot table and chair) from 11:45AM to 1:45 PM on Thursday of the Academy week. Exhibitors may sell goods and/or display materials. Participant activities are held during two different times in the Expo area to ensure high attendance.
There are five ways to procure a display booth, ranging in price from $395 - $1000:
• Sponsor a Bravo Banquet Table - $1000 (20 available)
• Sponsor a Break and a TAA Full Page Program Book Ad - $895 (8 available)
• Purchase a TAA Full Page Program Book Ad and Sponsor a Newsletter or Sponsor Two TAA Silent Auction Ad Spaces- $640 (14 available)
• Purchase a TAA Full Page Program Book Ad and One Online Auction Ad - $495 (8 available)
• Nonprofit Organizations Only - Purchase a TAA Full Page Program Book Ad - $395
The TAA Artist Market is part of the Arts Expo and offers an avenue for Academy participants and TAA alumni who wish to display and sell their own unique handmade creations. Artwork, crafts, and jewelry are popular sales items. Each artist is given a booth space (a six-foot table and chair) which is placed among the vendors for increased traffic. Participation in this event is limited and is open to Arts Academy participants, and TAA Alumni Association members. There is a $25 registration fee plus each artist is required to donate two of their own handmade items (minimum $20.00 value each) to the TAA Auction.