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Artist Alley Policies

Hours:
Thursday: 4pm - 9pm
Friday: 10am - 3pm/4pm - 9pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm/4pm - 9pm
Sunday: 10am - 3pm/4pm - 9pm

Artists are welcomed to set up in the room 3Omins before opening the room.

The Artist Alley will be closed from 3pm - 4pm Friday-Sunday to allow for artist and staff change over.

 

Who to contact: The Artist Alley Coordinator and Staff are responsible for the Artist Alley. If there is a question or concern that arises and no Artist Alley Staff member is available in the Alley, please find any member of staff or security to contact them.

 

Space: Space in the Artist Alley is available on a raffle basis before the convention. During the convention the tables are assigned on a first-come, first served basis; the number of spaces will be limited to the number of tablespaces in the Alley. There will be no charge for a standard table in the Alley. Each artisan will be assigned a single chair and table space in which to work on projects and offer their wares for sale. 

Even if there is no one sitting on either side of an artisan, they may not take the open space.

Artisans will be permitted to leave their space for short breaks (up to 20 minutes), however it is requested that if the artisan leaves for an extended period, that they take all possessions to free the space for another person. The staff will not be necessarily keeping track of times that an artisan is away from their table. If a space is noticed to be vacated for an extended period of time by the staff, the staff reserves the right to remove the contents of the space to Con Ops and free the table for another artisan. When this happens, the original artisan may claim their possessions from the staff in Convention Operations. The original artisan is not entitled to their original space back.

If you sit in a seat that is designated for accessibility be aware you maybe be asked to move as long as there is another open seat available. As the Alley is first come, first serve if there are no available seats for you to move to you may keep your current spot.

 

Power Seats: All tables in the Alley will have access to power this year. The cost for access to power will be $10 for the duration of your time in the Alley for that day (i.e. if you have two blocks on the same day you do have to pay again for the second half of that day).  Please inform Artist Alley staff during check in if you will require power to your table.

*All rules to non-powered tables apply to the power tables. 

 

Paid Reserved tables (30in x 6ft) are $75 for the entire con weekend and have an extremely limited number. Access to electric power is included in the cost, and the artist may leave their setup overnight when the Artist Alley is closed, and may leave without losing their table in the Alley at any time.

 

Adult Works/NSFW: Material openly displayed in the Artist Alley must not exceed the PG-13 rating of the convention! Any material of an adult nature will be kept by the individual dealers in a closed folder or otherwise covered or unseen location. Additionally, any “naughty” parts in the artwork must be covered in some fashion (Post-It notes work well for this). This satisfies State requirements about underage viewing and is discreet for purchasers. Artisans are responsible for keeping unsuitable material out of the hands of minors in the Alley. Minors will be clearly identifiable; a sample minor badge will be available in the Dealers’ Den. In addition, if an artist is not of legal age to purchase adult material, they are not of legal age to sell adult material. Any underage artists found selling or offering adult works will be removed from the Alley, and face removal from the con.

 

Taxes: It is the intention of Furry Weekend Atlanta to remain within the law at all times. All artisans will be required to deduct and report 7% sales tax from their transactions. Furry Weekend Atlanta will NOT be providing register service – instead, we’ve arranged with the Georgia Department of Revenue to use a special Miscellaneous form, same as our dealers, to report sales tax that does NOT require artisans to have tax IDs. The form, Georgia Form FS-32 is exceptionally simple and should take less than 5 minutes at the end of the day to complete. Assistance will be available for those who need it. Artisans must, however, track their own sales. 

Tax Document: https://dor.georgia.gov/documents/fs-32-miscellaneous-events

 

Other Rules and Notices:

  • Only ONE person, the artisan, may be behind a table space. No Sharing or occupying more than the allotted space, even if the other space is not currently filled. Each space is allotted to ONE artist.
  • There will be NO sleeping in the Artist Alley. If you are tired, you must give up your space. Anyone caught sleeping will be woken up and told to leave.
  • When you leave your space for the day, make sure to take everything, including your trash. There will be trash cans provided in the room. 
  • Please do not leave business cards/ promotional materials, or otherwise when you leave your table.
  • Furry Weekend Atlanta is not responsible for connecting artisans to convention attendees, however we will be keeping a list of current artisans posted as best we can at the Staff Table.
  • Furry Weekend Atlanta is not responsible for missing and/or stolen items out of the Artist Alley.
  • Please do not sit outside of Artist Alley waiting for a table to come free. This crowds the hall and entrance. Anyone caught sitting outside will be asked to move along.
  • Signs which are no larger than 8.5 x 11 may sit on top of the table.
  • You will be allowed to have hanging banners and colored tablecloths for your seat, so long as they do not extend outside your workable area.
  • Damaging (or “modifying”) tables in any way, shape, or form is not allowed under any circumstance. This includes modifying the tape that separates spaces.
  • The sale of pirated material, copied material, or anything the artisan didn’t create themselves or of items that do not feature the artisan’s work is not allowed. The Artist Alley is only for selling personal creations.
  • No weapons. Exceptions can be made, but must be cleared through Con Ops.
  • No open drinks besides water, please; resealable bottles are welcomed. 
  • No meals but Snacks are allowed; meals should be eaten outside of the Artist Alley.
  • If you are selling chemicals or soaps, please do not open the containers within the Alley.

 

Failure to follow the rules: For the first offense, the artisan will be reminded of the rules and expected to comply quickly with them. For the second offense, the artisan may be removed from the room for a period of 12 hours. For the third offense, the artisan may be removed from the room for the convention. Depending on the offense and action of the artisan, the staff reserves the right to remove the artisan from the room for any period of time deemed appropriate and/or report them to the board for further actions on the first and/or second offense.

 

Final Notes: Furry Weekend reserves the right to make changes to this policy as needed. The Artist Alley / FWA Staff will have final say over any disputes and will have discretionary powers in the Alley. Accepting space in the Alley constitutes acceptance of these policies.