The staff and board of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of artist Ryan Carter Spade. Carter, an inspiring photographer and beautiful spirit was a member of the Baton Rouge Arts Market. The Advocate has described Carter as a "man of unmatched kindness and immeasurable talent, with a heart as big as his smile."

The Arts Council will announce plans to honor Ryan Carter Spade of Carter Spade Photography and his family at the August arts market in the coming days. We ask that you continue to keep Ryan Carter Spade in your thoughts and prayers.

Baton Rouge Arts 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 2019 BRAM Dates:

  • Saturday, July 6

  • Saturday, August 3

  • Saturday, September 7

  • Saturday, October 5

  • Saturday, November 2

  • Saturdays, December 7, 14, & 21

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BECOME A BATON ROUGE ARTS MARKET ARTIST!

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.

Application due August 20, 2019

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 made components

  • Items exclusively created from commercially made foods

  • Items with blatant copyright infringement issues

*Photography, digital art, and printmaking 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 or artist can be introduced into the market without first being juried.

2019 JURIES: JANUARY & AUGUST

Applications can be completed here: APPLY TO BE A VENDOR

For questions about the application process or for information about partnerships, please contact William Loveland by email at wloveland@artsbr.org.