Selection Criteria

At Minneapolis Craft Market, we aim to provide our visitors with a diverse range of creative work handmade in the North. Our shoppers are looking for unique designs that cannot be found elsewhere. As such, we carefully review all trader applications, and make our selections based on the following criteria:

  • Innovative and original handmade work utilizing some or all of the following:
    • independent designs
    • traditional crafts
    • new technologies in art and design
    • innovative methods of making
  • Creativity and quality of the finished product, including presentation of images or collateral used for marketing
  • Ethical sourcing/manufacturing process (e.g. recycled products, fair trade)
  • Lack of similarity to products already in the marketplace

The application fee is $12.00 and is non-refundable and non-transferable. Makers should review the application and the selection criteria carefully and submit accurate descriptions and links to work to ensure your application can be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be processed. If your application is successful, you may register for as many market dates as you want, subject to availability.

Stall fees

The stall fee is $65.00 per day for markets held Jan-Apr (these are all indoor markets), and includes a 6'x4 space, a 6' table, listing in our online maker directory,  and features on social media.

The stall fee is $95.00 per day for markets held May-Dec, outdoor markets include  a 10'x10' stall space (6'x6' at indoor markets), a 6' table, listing in our online maker directory, and features on social media.

Application Process

We will review and respond to your application within 14 days. If you do not receive a response within this time frame, please email

If your application is approved

You will be sent an approval email containing the following:

  • A request to submit your ST19 form (Operator Certificate of Compliance) as evidence that you have a valid MN tax ID number, or do not need to have one per MN Dept. of Revenue rules. This form must be completed and returned to us before you will be able to participate in the market. 
  • A link to register and pay for upcoming market dates. You may register for as many dates as you want, subject to availability. 

Once you are an approved market trader, you will be eligible to register for any future market days as they become available without having to submit an application. See Information for Market Traders for full details on the set-up and amenities at each stall, and how to be prepared for selling at the market.