Artist Alley Hours
Friday: 1 pm to 7 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 7 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 3 pm
Artist Alley Info
Please be sure to read the rules before applying(form found at the bottom of the page).
Crafted items are permitted, as long as they are handmade and not manufactured by someone else.
Fanart is permitted but it must be of your own creation and not eyeballed/traced/referenced off of pre-existing work. If we are contacted by a copyright holder in regards to any infringement by an artist, we will assist the holder to stop the sale of the item/s in question and the artist will be held liable.
There is a very strict no-pedophilia policy and that includes imagery pertaining to pedobear as well.
If you are selling anything 18+ you must not have it openly visible and you must ID people who wish to look at it.
No food or drink items of any kind are permitted to be sold.
No raffles or games of chance are permitted.
Wet paint is prohibited.
We do not resell unclaimed tables at the event. Table unclaimed by 2pm on Friday will be taken down until the artist arrives and claims their spots. We have to remove any empty tables, as we’ve had issues with random artists trying to set up at empty tables.
Table sharing is only acceptable with artists listed in your application.
The 2023 Artist Alley will be in a room that will be locked at the end of the night.
Tables are $150 and come with 1 badge. You can purchase an additional helper badge when paying for your table for an additional $30.
There is a $15 fee for electricity (that we pay to the venue). You are welcome to share electricity with other artists within a reasonable distance (up to 25′ away). If you plan to do so, please let us know and we will try to place you close to that artist. Please bring your own extension cord, but inform us once you’re plugged in, so that we can tape down your cord for safety. You will need to make and pay for your electricity in advance, because we need to submit it with our floor plans to the venue.
Colossalcon will again be hosting the Otaku Flea Market. This is a one-day free market where attendees may sell their unwanted anime and video game related items. If you have a problem with this event, please do not apply.
Colossalcon will likely be hosting an Otaku Art & Craft Fair. This is a one-evening free market where attendees may sell their own art or crafted items. It will likely be on Friday evening. It is an opportunity for new artists to see if they have what it takes to be in an artist alley full-time and for artists who didn’t get a table to sell their wares. All artists, including those in artist alley, are welcome to participate. If you have a problem with this event, please do not apply.
This year we will select artists by a jury system. Please fill out the form below to submit your application for the artist alley. Your application does not constitute a contract of any kind, it is simply an application. Submissions will close on June 16th, 2023. Acceptance e-mails will _begin_ going out on June 21th 2023. Any artist not accepted on the first round will automatically be placed on a waiting list. Payment for the first-round of artist alley tables will be expected by June 27th, 2023. Any unpaid tables after that date will be released for sale to artists on the waiting list. A second wave of accepted applications will _likely_ go out on July 1st, 2023. Please be as thorough as possible when submitting links to your work as this is what we’ll primarily be judging artists on, if not entirely. We understand that your inventory is likely to change.
Only the top 25 artists on the wait list will receive a numbered position on the wait list. All others are considered on the wait list in no particular order. We intend to e-mail all applicants, whether they be in the first-round of accepted artists, numbered wait list, or general wait list by June 30, 2022. Because we are often asked, below are the rough odds that someone on the numbered wait list will get into the AA. This is by no means a guarantee.
position 1-6, 95% chance
position 7-12, 65% chance
position 13-20 35% chance
position 21-25 15% chance
Refunds are available if requested by July 30th, 2022. Paypal fees may be deducted if enough time has passed since the payment to where a standard (fee-free) refund cannot be processed.
Questions, comments, suggestions, and concerns can be sent to email@example.com