The Baton Rouge Arts Market is an open air market held on the first Saturday of each month in conjunction with the weekly Red Stick Farmer’s Market.

LOCATION: 5th and Main Street
DATE: First Saturday of most months
TIME: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Baton Rouge Arts Market is an open air market held on the first Saturday of each month (excluding January and April) in conjunction with the weekly Red Stick Farmer’s Market, located at 5th and Main Street from 8 AM- 12 PM.

The Arts Market provides entrepreneurial opportunities to local artists, while fostering creative community relationships by allowing artists to sell directly to the public.

Stroll through our Baton Rouge Arts Market and find a variety of hand-made arts including: pottery, cast & blown glass, jewelry, metal sculpture, hand-bound books, hand-made soaps, mixed media, hand-made garments, furniture, wood carvings, hand-painted silks, mosaics, hand-woven baskets, photography, and more! 

Remaining 2018 BRAM Dates:

Saturday, December 1
Saturday, December 8
Saturday, December 15


For twenty years, the Baton Rouge Arts Market (BRAM) has hosted regional artists and craftsmen in an effort to bring original, quality handmade goods to the public. It is our mission to assist these entrepreneurs in building their business by offering them a consistent, cost-effective way to sell their work and connect directly with the local community. The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge works continuously to remain relevant and appealing to the public interest, so that participating artists can a) grow as business owners b) sell optimally, and c) continue to create new and improved inventory. For this reason, the Arts Council is committed to curating a diverse, high quality market which is commercially appealing to draw the largest number of customers. 

 The Baton Rouge Arts Market is a juried market. Each completed application is evaluated by an anonymous jury selected by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

Vendors are carefully selected based on the following criteria:

-       All items must be handmade*

In addition, the following is considered:

-       Quality of craftsmanship

-       Finishing

-       Packaging

-       Booth presentation

-       Relevance

-       Technical skill

-       Originality

-       Use of materials

The following items are not acceptable:

-       Crafts created from kits

-       Booths used primarily for lead generation

-       Products with offensive messages/imagery

-       Crafts assembled entirely from commercially components

-       Items exclusively created from commercially made foods

-       Items with blatant copyright infringement issues

*Photography, digital art, and prints are considered handmade in this instance as long as there is no copyright infringement in the content of the work and the work is original to the artist submitting the application. No work can be introduced into the market without first being juried.


Applications are accepted year-round and can be completed here: “APPLY TO BE A VENDOR.”

For questions about the application process or for information about partnerships, please contact Leah Hamel by email at

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Baton Rouge Arts Market
20th Anniversary

This November, the Baton Rouge Arts Market celebrates its 20th birthday! For the rest of the year, we will have performances and activities at each market to honor this extraordinary milestone. What started in 1998 as a modest event to accompany the Red Stick Farmers Market, has grown from a dozen artists to over 150 professional, talented artists and craftspeople from Baton Rouge and the surrounding region.