Artists Alley

Located in Event Hall A, our Artists Alley is filled with artists of various mediums. We have illustrative prints, charms, jewelry, hats, stuffed toys, and so much more.



$165 (+Eventbrite fees)

Includes 1 TABLE + 1 ARTISTS ALLEY badge

Applications closed for 2018

General Info

Animazement’s Artists Alley is a juried marketplace.

The application period for Animazement’s Artists Alley is the second week of January. We do not accept applications before or after this period. Acceptance, waitlist or rejection e-mails will be sent out by late February.

The payment process begins immediately with acceptance e-mails. Accepted applicants will have up to 36 hours to pay before their spot will be given to a waitlisted artist.

Artist Check-In

Day Hours
Thursday 5:00PM – 9:00PM
Friday 9:00AM – 6:00PM

Artists will be able to check-in and receive their badges at Artists Alley Check-In table in the Lobby near the ATM machine (hard right from Lobby entrance) during Artist Check-in Hours, otherwise, they will need to go to the Will Call table to pick up their badges.

Event Hours

Day Artist Set-Up Attendees Artist Closing
Thursday 5:00PM – 9:00PM
Friday 9:00AM – 11:00AM 11:00AM – 9:00PM 9:00PM – 9:30PM
Saturday 9:00AM – 10:00AM 10:00AM – 9:00PM 9:00PM – 9:30PM
Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM 10:00AM – 3:00PM 3:00PM – 4:30PM

After Friday 6PM, any table that has not been checked in will be released for sale at a first-come, first-served basis for $130. This does not include a badge. You may purchase unclaimed table(s) at Artists Alley Check-in at that time or Artists Alley Info in Event Hall A, under the escalators.

Joining the Alley

  • Portfolio

    Make sure you have an online portfolio. We prefer true online portfolio sites (ie: behance, deviantart, etc) opposed to store sites (ie: etsy, redbubble, etc), or even a filtered tumblr/blog feed.

    Make sure you have at least 10 pieces that showcase your strongest work. The ideal candidates’ portfolios would be high in originality, skill, and Japanese influence.

  • Application

    The application period is the second week of January.

  • Results

    Applicants should receive email results by late February. These results will notify applicants whether they were accepted, wait-listed, or rejected.

    If accepted, applicants will receive a payment link right away. If waitlisted, applicants will be notified if and when a table becomes available with a payment link that expires within 36 hours of the notification. If rejected, applicants will be notified via e-mail.

  • Payment

    Confirmed artists will receive a link to the payment portal with the confirmation email. Artists will have 5 days before the link expires and passes to the next person on the waitlist.

  • Mapping

    We try to have the Artists Alley mapping finished and emailed by end of April/early May.

  • Checking In

    Artists will be able to check-in and receive their badges at Artists Alley Check-In table in the Lobby near the ATM machine (hard right from Lobby entrance) during Artist Check-in Hours, otherwise, they will need to go to the Will Call table to pick up their badges.


A table is $165 and includes 1 Artists Alley badge and 2 chairs.

Accepted applicants will have the opportunity to purchase up to 3 additional Artists Alley badges per table at $50/each.

You may request 1 additional chair at $10 per table. Tables are 8 ft. long and 30 in. deep.

Artists and their helpers will need Artists Alley ribbons in order to utilize the Artists privileges, such as entering Exhibit Hall A to set-up and/or bringing in outdoor food and drink.

Each Artists Alley table comes with one Artists Alley badge+ribbon. Artists may purchase up to three additional Artists Alley badges+ribbons per table.

If an Artist forgets to purchase badges+ribbons for helpers during the payment process, they’ll be able to purchase badges+ribbons during Artists Alley Check-in at the convention.

Items that may not be sold:

  • No copyrighted logos
  • Copied or stolen work will be grounds for the artist’s immediate removal from the Artist Alley
  • Selling lottery tickets is prohibited. You may have raffles with tickets given away freely. This is due to North Carolina gambling laws
  • Food, snack and/or beverages
  • Items that were not created by yourself and/or your studio, unless given permission as a proxy seller
  • Items with simple text, such as ‘LOL’, etc…
  • Homestuck fanart or derivative works are banned due to the creator’s wishes, except unique 2D commissions
Artist and studio alliances may sell each other’s work with permission of the original artist. All artwork must follow the rules of the Artists Alley.
You are welcome to share the tables but must keep in mind of artwork & chair rules, as well as space restrictions.

We do not need to be notified if an Artist sharing their table. We just ask that all Artists respect our rules and policies.

All displays must be made with solid construction and will not extend more than 5 feet above a table or 7.5 feet from the floor.

If any structure falls down, appears unstable, or extends more than 5 feet above the table or 7.5 feet from the floor, the Artist to whom it belongs will be asked to reduce its height or remove it by the Alley staff. In addition, all displays must reside within the confines of your area.

Displays behind your table must not impede upon other artists areas nor disrupt traffic flow in case of emergency.

Unclaimed table(s) will only be available if an artist fails to check-in by 6PM Friday at which point it will be sold at Artists Alley Check-In or Artists Alley Info table.

Refunds will only be issued (minus any fees) if we are notified that you cannot attend by April 10th.

Artists Alley Contact Form

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