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Shop Sheldon Vendor Application

Deadline: September 7, 2018

Calling local artists and makers!

The Sheldon Museum of Art’s annual shopping event, Shop Sheldon, will take place on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 4–8 PM.

For one night only, local vendors are invited to sell their creations in the museum’s Great Hall. We are seeking to offer attendees a diverse array of products at a variety of price points that would make for special gifts. Our historic, mid-century modern building is a beautiful venue to shop for the holiday season, with fall exhibitions open for the public to explore. Sheldon promotes this festive event across campus and to the broader Lincoln community through targeted print and electronic promotion and advertising.

Sheldon retains a 40% commission on all sales made during the event and will process all transactions in the store, accepting cash, credit cards, and checks. This allows vendors more time to engage with guests at the event.

Space is limited. Please complete the form below and submit your application by midnight on September 7. Accepted vendors will be notified by September 14.

Sheldon provides:

  • A dedicated web page for the event, targeted social media and e-mail promotions, and a printed invitation sent to 1,000 addresses including all current Sheldon Art Association members (each vendor receives 10 complimentary print invitations)
  • Payment processing by cashiers in the Sheldon Museum Visitor Center; vendors need not handle any sales during the event
  • One complimentary $6 voucher for nearby covered parking per vendor
  • Use of a 6’ rectangular table or a 5’ round table, each with black linen
  • A 10% discount to any current Sheldon Art Association members on vendor products (this discount will be subtracted from Sheldon’s commission, not vendor’s revenue)

Expectations and what to bring:

  • Invited vendors are encouraged to spread the word about their participation in Shop Sheldon through social media posts and other networks
  • Vendor set up is from 1–3:30 PM on event day, with temporary parking available in Sheldon's North Lot during this period only
  • The Great Hall is lit from the ceiling so vendors may choose to bring a battery-powered light source for additional illumination
  • Sheldon provides bags at check-out, but vendors are welcome to provide their own packaging
  • We recommend that you bring an assistant
  • We encourage a range of price points to accommodate all budgets

Questions or comments?
Contact Janelle Stevenson, Visitor Services Manager, at 402-472-3258 or

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