The Artists Alley is not the Dealers Room. Important differences
- Artists do not pay to use the Artists Alley.
Seats in Artists Alley are chosen by lottery. You must sign up for a
seat in the Alley each day.
You must bring in your art materials/items to sell each day, and
take them with you each evening.
There is no guarantee to have electrical power available in Artists
- Artists may only sell work of their own creation.
Artists Alley General Rules
Seats are available to artists wishing to display and sell artwork
of their own creation.
Artwork sold in the Alley must be relevant to furry fandom.
Additional criteria for items to be sold in Artists Alley include:
Two-dimensional media (drawings, paintings, prints) on any
non-living medium is permitted.
Three-dimensional media is permitted. This includes but is not
limited to sculptures, carving, glasswork, woodwork, and costume
crafts. Items which have been purchased as-is or "off the shelf"
may not be sold in Artists Alley. Items which are copies (i.e.
cast pewter or resin) are also not permitted.
Items which would be considered general merchandise without the
artist's work (i.e. Wearables [clothing, buttons, etc.],
personalized knick-knacks, etc.) are not permitted to be sold in
Sales of anything other than artwork of the artist's own
creation is prohibited in Artists Alley.
Items which are a collaboration between more than one artist
(i.e. comic books, CD's) are not permitted to be sold in AA
since artists are only permitted to sell their own work.
All artwork displayed must be no more mature than PG-13. If
there are questions on suitability, or if discrepancies arise,
the Artists Alley Manager will judge
Items with mature themes may be sold, provided that these items
are not on public display. Adult-oriented materials must be
either covered (such as with Post-it notes over the
objectionable parts), or kept in a clearly marked binder that is
not accessible to minors.
It is the artist's responsibility to make sure that mature
material is discreetly handled when being viewed by customers.
Please keep mature artwork in separate binders or places
separated from your more "general-audience" art. Don't just have
a tag between the regular and mature materials. Likewise, please
monitor your customers to make sure that they are not displaying
mature artwork in an indiscreet manner.
If there are any questions about what items might be
permissible, please contact the Artists Alley Manager at
email@example.com. AA Manager rulings may be appealed to
the Convention Chairman, whose ruling shall be considered final.
- Each artist is allotted one-half of a table.
If the Alley is not full, artists may spread into any unoccupied
table space, but they must be prepared to surrender that space at
We cannot accommodate people acting as agents for artists, or people
reselling other people's art.
The only people who should be sitting behind Artists Alley tables
are artists who have participated in the Artists Alley lottery. At
no time is it permissible for anyone to be sitting on the floor or
behind the tables who have not participated in the lottery. This
means that you may not invite friends to sit behind the table with
you. Repeat offenders will be remanded to convention security.
The table must be staffed by the artist for the majority of the time
the table is held by that artist (We understand that artists, like
other attendees, are here to enjoy the convention and need to eat,
drink, and, well, you know...). Inquiries will be made if we notice
that a seat is repeatedly left vacant for long periods of time, or
if a substitute is in place for longer than is reasonable, and your
possessions will be moved to the operations office and your seat may
be given to another artist for whom we had not had room.
All materials must be removed from the table when the artist checks
out or at the end of the Alley’s business hours. IndyFurCon accepts
no responsibility for materials left unattended. This includes
artwork, personal items, etc.
We also ask artists kindly to remove any garbage before leaving the
Items generating an unacceptable noise-level are strongly
discouraged. This includes portable stereos, computers, handheld
game units, etc. Repeated complaints of excessive noise may result
in loss of seat privileges.
- Please note that tip jars are not permitted in Artists Alley.
IndyFurCon does not and can not become involved in disputes between
buyers and sellers in Artists' Alley.
IndyFurCon reserves the right to change, amend, or modify these
rules at any time without prior notice.
Artists Alley Sign-Ups
AA Sign ups are done lottery style. Completely unbiased the lottery
will be pulled each day for the next day.
Positions will be posted anytime from 12AM to 8AM for that day.
- The selected artists will be posted on the door of AA.
If you have not signed up for a day you will have until 12AM to do
so to participate in the lottery.
Anyone who wants to sign up during or after the postings have been
put up will need to write their name and how to contact them under
the artists who have already been selected.
Anyone signing up after the lottery will be contacted in a first
come first served fashion.
To receive your spot in AA you must be present when AA opens and
your name is called.
If you are not present your spot will be given to the next available
If you are not present for 2 days your name will be removed from the
lottery to reduce the amount of artist on waiting lists.
IMPORTANT: Getting a spot one day does not guarantee a spot on any
All artist are still held to the conventions standard code of
conduct. Any breach of COC will result in you being removed from AA.