FS56 Seattle Registration is CLOSED! Thanks for registering!

Hello API members!


Flatstock 56 will be taking place at the Bumbershoot Music Festival in Seattle, WA from Friday September 2nd - Monday September 5th, 2016. This is an indoor event and after many years back in the Armory Food Court, we have been relocated to the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall just north of the Fountain.  Hours are Fri-Sun 1pm - 9pm and Monday 10am - 6pm.  There will be a dance stage and other visual arts programming in the room with us.


The Bumbershoot music festival runs Friday through Sunday.  Monday (Labor Day) will be an “Open to the Public” FREE day for locals to attend.  We are working with local indie station KEXP and Northwest Polite Society (marketing company) to secure some underwriting and advertising specifically to get the word out to the public about this day that may be too expensive for people which love attending Flatstock, but can’t afford to go to Bumbershoot.  Think families and people with money that they didn’t spend on tickets for the festival.


I’m working with Eric Carnell to do some events leading up to Labor Day weekend (week of) that may include a silk screen panel and gallery show for all the artists involved.


Registration will open Monday - June 27th, at 2PM Central Standard Time. Registration is accessible to current API members only, and you must log on to www.americanposterinstitute.com to register.


The registration fee for a single booth space is $375 and $700 for a double. The booth fee includes a table, chairs, and plastic netting to display your work.  The displays will consist of metal piping again, like last year.  Booth sizes will be 8 feet high, 6 feet deep, and 8 feet across the back with doubles being 16 feet across the back.


We are relying that at least 40 studios participate this year.  If you’ve ever been on the fence about coming to a Seattle Flatstock, this is your year with 4 days of sales in front of you along with a decent price for your booth.  Other vendors on the grounds are being charged $1500 for 10X10 tent space for 3 days.  After 40 artists/studios have registered, there will be a wait list.
PLEASE only register for Flatstock if you definitely plan on coming, and will be present at your booth for the full four days.


Each booth space includes vendor admission for TWO persons TOTAL (4 for a double), FridaySaturdaySunday & Monday. Your vendor pass allows you access to everything on the Seattle Center ground EXCEPT the Mainstages at Key Arena and Memorial Stadium due to these venues being occupancy driven.  If you would like to buy a pass, Bumbershoot will honor the early bird price for passes to all Flatstock vendors.


Once you have registered you must return payment no later than August 5th. Failure to do so will result in the forfeiture of your space, and a happy surprise for someone on the wait list.



If you have any questions please contact me, at mike@powerslidedesign.com


We are looking forward to seeing you in Seattle, for Flatstock 56!
Mike Klay / API

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