We are looking for handmade artists and crafters of all types who are interested in sharing and selling their handicrafts, paintings, jewelry, knitting, baskets, photos, woodworking, etc. at the Lick Wilmerding High School Festival, called ShowFest, on Sunday March 6th, 11am to 3pm.
The purpose of the event is to embrace the “Head, Heart, and Hands” (the school moto) in order to help provide quality education to underserved youth in the Bay Area. In doing so, we hope to give artists and hobbyists the opportunity to share their work with the community, while benefiting the community.
The event is open to the public, but our target audience will be Lick-Wilmerding parents, students, relatives and alumni, as well as students from independent middle schools and high schools, and youth education programs in San Francisco.
There is no charge to hold a booth at ShowFest. But as ShowFest is a fundraiser, we do require some percentage of your proceeds. Most booth holders are donating 50-100% of their proceeds, but a percentage within that range is not a requirement. Any donation percentage will be greatly appreciated.
ShowFest will be supporting two different causes for education, and booth holders have the opportunity to choose which cause they would like to support: Aim High or The Al Adams Fund.
Here is a little more information:
Aim High: “Aim High is the largest academic summer program provider in the Bay Area…Students join after 5th or 6th grade, and participate for three or four consecutive summers - at no cost to them or their families. The organization has grown from one site Lick-Wilmerding , serving 50 students in 1986, to twelve sites in four counties serving more than 1,000 students in 2010. Over the last 25 years…The majority of the youth we serve come from low-income families, live in under-resourced neighborhoods, and will be the first in their families to graduate from college.”
The Al Adams Endowment for Access Fund: “When Al was appointed Head of School in 1988, the Board of Trustees wanted to ensure that Lick-Wilmerding would always be accessible to students from all walks of life…Gifts to the Al Adams Endowment for Access Fund are a long-term investment in the future of the Flex Tuition program…In the current economic climate, Flex Tuition is more urgently needed than ever before…we are losing more qualified applicants every year because of insufficient Flex Funds. In order for ‘Lick to remain Lick,’ we need your help in keeping the Flex Tuition budget robust.”
Vendors are responsible to set-up and operate their own booth, but the school will provide tables, chairs, and access to power upon request.
If you are available that weekend, and are interested in participating in the event, please copy and paste the following form and send your answers to me using the message box below by Friday, February 25. We hope this works out!
1. Name(s): 2. Email(s): 3. To help advertise and support your booth, please create a name for your booth. 4. What do you plan to sell? 5. What is the price range of the items you will be selling? 6. Which cause would you like to support? (AimHigh or Al Adams Endowment for Access Fund) 7. What percentage of your proceeds will you donate? 8. Is there any special equipment you need? How much space do you think you will need? 9. Anything else you would like us to know?
Please look out for a follow up email shortly after you send in your form. We are very excited for your participation! Thank you so much for signing up to hold a booth in the ShowFest: Festival!