Arts & Crafts Vending
How to Apply for a Mall / Concourse Arts & Crafts Vending License
You must obtain the following before you can apply for the Arts & Crafts License:
Street Vendor License (required for each vendor)
Business Tax Registration
If you do not have one already, you must create an account on the Licenses & Permits portal to fill out the application.
Please note that you must obtain a City of Madison Street Vendor License before you can apply for the Arts & Crafts License.
Once you login to your account go to the Licenses/Registrations section, select Apply for a License/Registration and then choose Vending - Arts and Crafts.
Complete the Application for Mall / Concourse Arts & Crafts Vending License (PDF) and Site Request Form (PDF).
Submit an insurance certificate (General liability insurance at a minimum of one million dollars, naming City of Madison as Additional Insured). Go to Insurance Requirements.
Regular Site Assignments: Regular site assignments ($100/year) are available only to Arts & Crafts vendors who have purchased both annual Street Vendor Licenses and annual Mall / Concourse Arts & Crafts Vendor Licenses.
Site Assignment by Seniority: Sites are assigned by current consecutive chronological seniority based on the date licensed.
A maximum of two licensed Mall / Concourse Arts & Crafts Vendors may share the same Arts & Crafts Vendor License, the Wisconsin tax number, general liability insurance, and the same site. Each vendor must have her/his own separate Street Vendor License.
"Floaters": At 7:30 a.m. each Saturday of Dane County Farmers Market season, licensed Arts & Crafts Vendors, whether they have an assigned site or not, may use the unoccupied assigned sites of other Arts & Crafts Vendors for that day. Again, site use is determined by the rank-ordered seniority list.
There is no attendance requirement. It is common in the course of the season for vendors to attend other art or craft shows, Renaissance fairs, etc. Based on seniority, other vendors may use their assigned sites until they return.
Contact Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator
- PH: 608-261-9171
- FAX: 608-261-6126
- EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Planning & Community & Economic Development
Economic Development Division
Office of Business Resources
Madison Municipal Building
215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
P.O. Box 2985
Madison WI 53701-2985
Maps (PDF format)
Bike Path Vending Prohibited
It is illegal to vend on any Madison bike path, bike way or recreational trail.