2018 Light The Nations

Vendor Application

Thank you for your interest in Light The Nations. The Festival features over 60 vendors highlighting local non profits, businesses, artists, and food.

Acting in its sole discretion, Good Neighbor Festivals reserves the right to reject any application for any reason. 
This application is for local artists/craft/food vendors. All other businesses would be considered sponsors and can email Jack@goodneighborfestivals.com for more information on becoming  a sponsor for Light The Nations.


51st Ave North between Michigan Ave and Georgia Ave, Nashville, TN


The event brings together neighbors and businesses in The Nations and surrounding neighborhoods for an evening filled with live music, a local vendor marketplace, delicious food, and much more.


Saturday October 20, 2018

4:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Local Business * - Light The Nations is devoted to maintaining a creatively driven vendor marketplace. Therefore, we limit the number of promotional spaces at the event. Local businesses can be involved in Light The Nations through sponsorship of the event. Please reach out to jack@goodneighborfestivals.com if you are interested in sponsoring this event.

Artist $175.00* - Individuals who hand-make/handcraft the items they will offer at the event.

Artist categories are used by Light The Nations as a tool to ensure vendor diversity at the event. Please find descriptions of media categories below:

Candles: Personally concocted scent profiles and hand-poured candles and wax melts

Ceramics: All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry is accepted in this category. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted.

Clothing: Hand-sewn articles of clothing by you.

Digital Art: This category includes any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Traditional photographs taken through a digital media should apply in the photography category.

Drawing: Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon, etc. or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush are to be entered in this category.

Fiber: All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and papermaking. This can be wearable or non-wearable.

Glass: No forms of mass production are permitted. Mass produced glassware vendors should fill out the Local Business Vendor Form.

Health/Beauty: Beauty (skincare, make up, etc) products hand-made and concocted by you. No mass-produced products are allowed.

**WAITLIST**Jewelry: All jewelry whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials must be entered in this category. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed.

Metalworks: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed.

Painting: Works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, etc. are in this category.

Paper Making/Book Arts: Hand-binded journals, notebooks, etc.

Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist’s original image, which have been processed by that artist, or under his or her direct supervision, are included in this category.

Printmaking: Printed works for which the artist’s hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens and which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition may be entered in this category.

Sculpture: Three-dimensional original work done in any medium.

Wood: Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category.

Not for Profit $175.00* - Non-profits must be a registered 501c3.

Food Truck/Vendor Space - 15% of gross sales at the event

Good Neighbor Festivals will collect a non-refundable deposit of $300 upon acceptance into Light The Nations. At the end of the event, prior to load out, food vendors will need to provide a gross sales report.  In the event 15% of your gross sales exceeds the deposit amount, you will receive an invoice for the remaining balance.

Failure to provide your sales report at the end of the event will result in denial of applications for future events.
-Example: You will provide a non-refundable $300 deposit prior to the event. If your gross sales are $3,000 (15% of $3,000= $450), you will receive an invoice for an additional $150. If your gross sales are $2,000 (15% of $2,000= $300), you will not receive an additional invoice. 


Applications will be reviewed starting the end of May 2018. You will receive further information if you have been accepted to the event. Once you receive email notification for being accepted into the event, you must pay your vendor fee. Failure to respond by the deadline may result in revocation of the invitation and immediate invitation of an applicant from the waiting list.

Hours are 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Saturday October 20, 2018. Set up will take place from 1:00-3:00 pm. 

Artists retain all revenue from the sale of their work with no commission on sales due to Light The Nations. 

Good Neighbor Festivals and the Metropolitan Government of Nashville – Davidson County accept no responsibility.