Sponsorship & Advertising

Now in its 72nd year, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen provides opportunities for both emerging and established artists and those who support their fine work.  Our most publicized activities are our recognized fine craft fairs where we bring together the beautiful works of master craftsmen and an engaged public. The Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fairs are recognized in the top 100 craft fairs nationwide and have nurtured and developed a dedicated community of fine craft collectors.  Signature sponsors have the unique opportunity to gain prominent visibility at one of four of the Guild’s highly acclaimed, award-winning events.

OUR AUDIENCE

240,000+ annual web visitors

50,000+ total attendees – all events

35,000+ address direct mail list

13,000+ email subscribers

7,700+ Facebook fans

3,000+ Twitter followers

1500+ Guild Members (artists and arts supporters)


 May 13-15, 2016: Philadelphia - Rittenhouse Square                                                  

Located in the very desirable Rittenhouse Square, this show draws an audience of thousands! Both of our Rittenhouse shows were named a Top 100 Fine Craft Fair in the nation by ArtFair Sourcebook, a respected publication in the craft industry known for its artist-submitted show reviews. Through a partnership with the Friends of Rittenhouse Square and in conjunction with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, each show brings more than 140 fine craftsmen from across the country to downtown Philadelphia. Fair hours are 11 am to 7 pm Friday & Saturday, and 11 am to 5 pm Sunday. Admission is free.

Attendance: Thousands

Years in Existence: 5th year

Number of Vendors: 140+

*SPECIAL Sponsorship opportunity: We have banners hung at two corners of the Park.  A Presenting Sponsor will have their name and logo listed on the banners to ensure prime marketing.


June 5, 2016: Lancaster, PA – MakersFest                                                                                              

Guests will, once again, experience an unforgettable day of creativity and community engagement. This free event brings more than 50 artists, live music, food trucks, and hands-on activities for all ages that focus on the artistry and ingenuity of making. Community partners include the Lancaster Creative factory, Building Character and the Flavor Fair, Make 717, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, the Susquehanna Waldorf School and more.

MakersFest is a unique event for the Guild as there are so many community partners involved.  It was developed to support and promote the burgeoning local artist community and to foster creativity in today’s youth.  By getting involved at this show, you are supporting emerging artists and contributing to the cultivation of the makers of tomorrow.  Last year’s MakersFest brought more than 1500 visitors to the 300 block of North Queen Street.  It was a spectacular event and we only expect it to get better in 2015!

Attendance: 1500+

Years in Existence: 3rd year

Number of Vendors: 50


July 30-31: Wilmington, DE  – Wilmington Fine Craft Fair                                                   

Enjoy the very finest audiences with the Brandywine Valley’s largest premier Fine Craft Fair, featuring 190+ fine craftsmen. Now in its 9th year at this location, this 69th annual tradition Fine Craft Fair boasts an eager, buying audience of 4,000+ patrons at the exquisite Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, DE.  This fair appeals most to the shopper looking for cutting edge, contemporary and upscale home furnishings, jewelry and accoutrements. Admission is $8 for adult. Children 17 and under get in free.

Attendance: 4000+

Years in Existence: 9th year at this location

Number of Vendors: 190+


October 7-9, 2016: Philadelphia – Rittenhouse Square Fine Craft Fair            

Located in the very desirable Rittenhouse Square, this show draws an audience of thousands! Both of our Rittenhouse shows were named a Top 100 Fine Craft Fair in the nation by ArtFair Sourcebook, a respected publication in the craft industry known for its artist-submitted show reviews. Through a partnership with the Friends of Rittenhouse Square and in conjunction with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, each show brings more than 140 fine craftsmen from across the country to downtown Philadelphia. Fair hours are 11 am to 6 pm Friday & Saturday, and 11 am to 5 pm Sunday. Admission is free.

Attendance: Thousands

Years in Existence: 4th year at this location

Number of Vendors: 140+

*SPECIAL Sponsorship opportunity: We have banners hung at two corners of the Park.  A Presenting Sponsor will have their name and logo listed on the banners to ensure prime marketing.


SPONSOR PACKAGES

A tiered pricing and benefits structure ideal for businesses in search of marketing opportunities. These sponsor levels include program ads, website links, listings, and more!  Supporters have the unique opportunity to gain prominent visibility at the Guild’s highly acclaimed, award-winning events.

 

Presenting Sponsor This is tailored to your specific marketing and branding goals. Presenting Sponsors receive a package that includes full promotional exposure with logo on printed promotional materials*, logo on the cover of the show program, full page ad in show program, social media marketing, onsite signage, listing in our pre-show email blast, company logo on pacrafts.org, opportunity to flier all vendor packets, and a 10×10 space at the event to promote your company. (Availability: 1)
$7,500
 
Premier Sponsor Premier Sponsors receive a package that includes full promotional exposure with logo on printed promotional materials*, full page ad in the show program, social media marketing, onsite signage, listing in our pre-show email blast, company logo on pacrafts.org, opportunity to flier all vendor packets, and a 10×10 space at the event to promote your company. (Availability: 4)
$2,500
 
Champion Champions receive a package that includes promotional exposure with a half page ad in the show program,  social media marketing, listing in our pre-show email blast, company logo on pacrafts.org, opportunity to flier all vendor packets, and a 10×10 space at the event to promote your company. (Availability: 4)
$1,500
 
Benefactor Benefactors receive a package that includes promotional exposure with a full page ad in the show program, social media marketing, listing in our pre-show email blast, company logo on pacrafts.org and the opportunity to flier all vendor packets. (Availability: 4)
$1,000
 
Advocate Advocates receive promotional exposure of 1/2 page ad in the show program and listing in our pre-show email blast. (Availability: 10)
$500
 
Contributor Contributors receive promotional exposure of 1/3 page ad in the show program. (Availability: 10)
$250
 
Partner Partners receive promotional exposure of 1/6 page ad in the show program. (Availability: Unlimited)
$100

 

* includes direct mailer card to up to 10,000 addresses, show program, hand-outs and posters. This does not include advertisements in newspapers, which would impact our non-profit rates. This can be negotiated to include additional ad expenses.

SHOW PROGRAM EXAMPLES

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Every attendee receives a show programMay 2012 Show Program cover   July/August 2012 Show Program cover   

 

 

 JOIN US

The Guild is a leader in the craft industry for producing high-end events that are popular, accessible, well-managed and well-attended. Unlike other craft events, we are a nonprofit, devoted to service, experience, fine craftsmanship and excellence. Our audience is discerning. A strong mix of baby-boomers, families, retirees, and millennials attend our events to shop quality, made in America goods. Sponsoring our event with a booth is a great way for you to connect with our patrons while showing off your brand!

We realize your time and efforts are important, that’s why we take care of our sponsors. Based on your level of sponsorship, you will receive a high traffic booth location that catches our patrons’ attention both entering and exiting the event. If desired, we also stock your booth with pipe and drape, electric hook-up & wireless internet (where available), chairs and table so you don’t have to worry about the details – just about your brand.

APPLY HERE

Or DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE: 2016 Sponsorship Packet

 

CONTACT INFO

Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen – 335 N Queen St. Lancaster, PA 17603

Jenny Germann – Development Officer

717-431-8706 / 717-283-6543

jenny@pacrafts.org