Terms for Selling at Friday Nights at OMCA

Thank you for your interest in selling your craft at the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) during Friday Nights at OMCA. Friday Nights at OMCA features the Off the Grid food trucks, live music and DJs in the Museum’s amphitheater, art activities for all ages, and bars serving local beer and wine! The weekly event attracts thousands of people to the Museum each Friday night. The intent of this opportunity is to showcase California artistic talent and to provide the community with an opportunity to discover local art. In order to sell at Friday Nights at OMCA all artists will have to agree to the basic terms and arrangements as outlined below.

  • Due to feedback from the pilot stages of Marketplace at OMCA, we are no longer taking a percentage of sales from the evening. Instead the Museum is now collecting a pre-paid $75 fee to reserve space and sell.
  • Selected artists will be provided with selling stations throughout the Museum’s public spaces that include the indoor area on Level 1 known as the Redwood Burl near many of the Friday Nights at OMCA activities, directly in front of the OMCA Store on Level 2, and in Oak Street Plaza on Level 3 that leads to the food trucks at street level. All artists are responsible for tendering their own transactions. The Museum will book as many artists per Friday as space accommodates.
  • Art that is sold is required to be made by the artist on hand. If the items displayed on the Friday evening selected, are not representative of the works previously submitted, the artist will not be allowed to display or sell. In addition, any works that may reasonably be considered culturally insensitive or offensive or of an explicitly sexual nature are not allowed.
  • The Museum has strict policies for the loading in and out of the facility. Selected artists will be sent a separate document outlining the requirements. The Museum will provide an 8-foot table and chairs, but the artist is responsible to bring a table cover. If artists have their own fixtures that fit into the same footprint such as a rolling clothes rack or free-standing display these may be brought in lieu of or to complement the table. Power in the spaces is limited and all lighting needs to be preapproved.
  • The Museum requires participating artists to adhere to our hold harmless agreements related to works and person.
  • OMCA shall not obtain workers' compensation insurance on behalf of artist. Artist will hold OMCA harmless for any injury to their person.

It is understood that artists are bringing artwork into a Museum public area for sale only; this is not an exhibition of the artists' work. The artist/vendor understands that the artwork will be in a non-secure area that allows food, beverages, and other activities. For this reason, the Museum cannot in any way insure the work from theft or damage. By agreeing to the terms, the artist/vendor indemnifies and holds harmless the Oakland Museum of California from all liability and responsibility for damage, theft, etc. for the work covered specifically or implied.

By checking “I agree to the terms” and submitting the Artist Interest Form, you acknowledge that you have read the information above and agree to the terms.

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