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Here’s how to be a vendor at First Fridays at Haynie’s Corner

The fountain at Haynie's Corner during a 2021 First Friday event. Photo by Zach Evans

(Here’s the link for those who want to skip ahead to the First Fridays at Haynie’s Corner application)

It’s still winter, and despite the flashes of false spring the Ohio Valley experiences, thinking about summer arts and music events seems far in the future.

But those days are sooner than you may realize. ARTSWIN staff are looking ahead to First Fridays at Haynie’s Corner, and if you’re an artist, you may ask yourself, “How can I be part of First Fridays?”

What is First Fridays?

First Fridays is a seasonal arts and community fair in the center of the Haynie’s Corner Arts District neighborhood near Downtown Evansville from 5:30 – 9 p.m. on the first Friday of the month. The monthly event draws thousands of people to experience the art vendors, live music, adult beverages and good community vibes.

There are more than 50 art vendors that setup for First Fridays through the season. ARTSWIN staff help curate the art vendors that setup at First Fridays. If you have some items you want to sell or want to setup a booth to market your art, the first thing you need to do is apply.

First Fridays at Haynie’s Corner Application

Click here to view the online application form. This is a Google form. If you need other accommodations to apply, please contact us at the Arts Council at 812-303-3178 or by email at [email protected].

Apply before the deadline

The first deadline to apply is April 1. Applying by April 1 ensures if you’re still, your fee to setup for the season is only $35. If you apply after the deadline, placement isn’t guaranteed and the fee goes up to $50 — which is still a bargain, but why not apply on time.

After you apply, ARTSWIN staff will vet your application and let you know within a week whether your application was approved. And by April 15, ARTSWIN will assign you an area to setup for the first event on Friday, May 6.

ARTSWIN and Haynie’s Corner Arts District Association staff and volunteers are always available to help or answer any questions you may have about First Fridays.

First Friday Schedule

May 6
June 3
July 1
Aug. 5
Sept. 2
Oct. 7

First Friday Map

Zach Evans

Zach Evans is the Community Director for the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. Zach performs regionally in the band Corduroy Orbison. He also enjoys graphic design and photography.