Inliquid Projects

Art for the Cash Poor 2016 Vendor info

June 3–5, 2015 At Crane Arts

Saturday, June 4 + Sunday, June 5, 2016
from noon – 6 pm, rain or shine*

Crane Arts Building
1400 N. American Street, Philadelphia

*There is an additional ticketed Kickoff on Friday, June 3, 5:30 – 9 pm. The Friday Night Kickoff is open to the public $30 or a date night special two for $50, with light refreshments and entertainment. A portion of the proceeds is to benefit AIDS Fund.

What is Art for the Cash Poor?

Art for the Cash Poor, is a fabulous annual block party-style event that allows you the chance to show and sell your work directly to the public in a lively social atmosphere, that includes live music, great food, and libations. Average attendance is 2,000 visitors on Saturday + Sunday each day.

For Artists, Designers, & Crafters

Art for the Cash Poor is open to artists, designers, and crafters who make and produce their own work. All work is to be sold for $199 and below.

All participants are screened for quality and how they fit in with the event, submission does not guarantee acceptance. Artists may share a booth space at a discounted rate per each artist, each artist must be screened and accepted individually (we will not match artists for shared spaces).

Vendor Fees

Days Vending Single Artist Shared Space (price per artist) Gallery Space
InLiquid Member Non Member InLiquid Member Non Member Galleries/
Full weekend Friday Kickoff, Saturday + Sunday $200 $240 $160 $192 N/A
Saturday + Sunday Only no Friday Kickoff $200 $240 $160 $192 $360
Friday + Saturday $100 $120 $80 $96 N/A
Friday + Sunday $100 $120 $80 $96 N/A
Saturday only $100 $120 $80 $96 $180
Sunday only $100 $120 $80 $96 $180

Participants may signup for either the full weekend or an individual day. The Friday night Kickoff is free to participate, but to signup you must be participating Saturday and/or Sunday. Spaces are limited on Friday, and set-up on Friday will be inside the Icebox only (you may sign-up for an outside space on Saturday and/or Sunday and still do Friday inside – just be aware it is a smaller set-up space).

There is a non-refundable $15 submission fee that is due at the time of submission, this cost will be deducted from your participation fee upon acceptance. This fee covers the administrative costs associated with screening the event.

Tables may be rented for an additional $15 charge per table.


  • 20 event postcards/flyers, as well as a jpeg announcement and web graphics provided by InLiquid
  • Event publicity by InLiquid including: postcard mailing, press release, social media, ads, and more!
  • Listing on the AftCP 2016 web Feature, which will include your name, sample image of your work, linked to your web site if included on your application.

Booth and Event Details

The event will be held both indoors and outside, rain or shine.

  • Inside spaces are located in the Ice Box Project Space and the Grey Area. These spaces are approximately 6′ x 7′ (depth by width).
  • Outside spaces are located in the Green Space. These spaces are 10′ x 10′ (depth by width). Please note, the outside area will not be tented by us, but participants wishing to set-up outside must provide their own tent. The outside area is concrete, so tents must be stand alone, weighted, and the total set up must not exceed ten by ten feet.
  • Set up for the Friday Night Kickoff begins at 2 pm and must be completed by 5 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday set-up begins at 10 am and must be completed by 11:30 am. Please do not come expecting to set-up prior to 10 am; we are still getting things in place to make the day run smoother and coordinating with our volunteers.
  • Breakdown may only commence after the day is over (6 pm on Saturday or Sunday, and 9 pm on Friday). See below for participants doing consecutive days.
  • InLiquid is no longer providing a table for all participants. Participants may chose to rent a table through InLiquid in advance for an additional $15 per table. This will allow participants to be more creative within their designated setup space. Please remember inside set-up may not exceed 7 ft wide by 6 ft deep.

Vendor Responsibilities

  • Pre-event set-up and post-event clean-up of individual space.
  • Properly manage booth at all times during the course of the event.
  • Make sure that all displays and other materials are set up in a manner that does not disturb the aisles or exhibits in adjacent booths, either physically or visually.
  • Bringing tables and chairs (unless rented through InLiquid)
  • No table or other set-up materials should exceed the space provided for you.
  • Bringing tablecloths, free standing display racks and walls if necessary (there is no guarantee that you will be given a space near a wall, and there is no easy way to display stuff on the walls of super thick concrete), etc.
  • Provide your own change for purchases.
  • Provide any bags or necessary materials to wrap your work.
  • Participants doing consecutive days inside may leave their stuff set-up overnight. Participants doing consecutive days outside, may store their stuff inside overnight in a designated area, tents must be lowered and weighted if left out.

Apply Now

Reservations must be submitted for screening, along with a $15 non-refundable submission fee. It is important that you reserve early. Space is limited.

Apply Now

Total fee due no later than 7 days after acceptance. Application deadline is April 29.


Cancellations must be received by May 18 to be eligible for a refund (minus the submission fee), no exceptions. Participants will not be reimbursed for any participation fees after May 18, 2015, regardless of inclement weather.

Hold Harmless

InLiquid and the Crane Arts Building take no responsibility for artists’ goods before, during, or after the event.

About the Kickoff Beneficiaries:

*AIDS Fund produces a variety of fundraising and awareness programs throughout the year, including AIDS Walk Philly, AIDS Run Philly, GayBINGO!, Black-Tie GayBINGO!, World AIDS Day, and Workplace Giving Campaigns. The AIDS Fund grant program supports partner organizations in the Philadelphia Region that provide AIDS and HIV-related services, education, and prevention including increasing public awareness of HIV/AIDS issues. AIDS Fund is also the Philadelphia affiliate of The Names Project, curating panels of The AIDS Memorial Quilt for a local audience.

**InLiquid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to creating opportunities and exposure for visual artists while serving as a free, online public hub for arts information in the Philadelphia area. By providing the public with immediate access to view the portfolios and credentials of over 280 artists and designers via the internet; through meaningful partnerships with other cultural organizations; through community-based activities and exhibitions; and through an extensive online body of timely art information, InLiquid brings to light the richness of our region’s art activity, broadens audiences, and heightens appreciation for all forms of visual culture.