Booth Package

OVERVIEW OF BOOTH PACKAGE

BOOTH PACKAGE

  • 8′ high hard walls, 1″ thick, painted white
  • 6 flood lights
  • Multiple booth configuration options
  • Gray carpeting
  • Drayage (the moving of work to and from loading dock and artist booth space)
  • Standard electrical outlet
  • Free Wifi
  • Waste basket
  • Booth signage
  • Chair (if requested)

BOOTH LIGHTING
Exhibit space includes a standard booth lighting package: (6) 17W PAR38 3500K Narrow Floods for every 100 sq. ft. of rented booth space.  You can order more light fixtures, and electricity if needed. Please see the Booth Equipment Order Form.  The first 15 minutes of light adjustments for every 100 sq. ft. of rented booth space is complimentary.  Additional time will be billed at the on-site electrical labor rates.

All electrical services will be provided and installed by The Mart. To order additional lights, please see the Booth Equipment Order Form. Questions regarding the acceptability of your electrical set-up may be directed to Walter Young at 312.527.7988 or wyoung@themart.com.

BOOTH FLOORING
Booths and corridors are carpeted in gray. If you would like to install custom flooring, please submit the Customization of Booth Request Form.

DRAYAGE
Also known as “materials handling,” drayage is the labor to receive freight during move-in, delivering it to your booth, removing empty containers, storing and returning them after the show, and loading materials for outbound shipping. This cost is included in your booth package except in the following cases: Oversize deliveries and deliveries received outside the posted times will be charged at a rate of $55.00 per 100 lbs. (cwt).

BOOTH IDENTIFICATION SIGN (BLADE SIGN)
All exhibitor spaces will be identified with a clean, simple booth sign that includes artist’s name, city, and booth number. As necessary, multiple signs will be available for large spaces to help attendees navigate the show floor.

BOOTH EQUIPMENT
Please note that your booth is not equipped with any tables or chairs. See Order Forms for a listing of additional equipment and services available. For questions regarding these services, contact Walter Young at (312) 527-7988 or wyoung@themart.com. In order to more quickly facilitate your on-site requests, we ask that all exhibitors submit the Method of Payment Form by November 10.

BOOTH CLEANING
MMPI ensures that all booths will be vacuumed prior to the first day of the show at no charge. If you require additional cleaning services, please complete the Booth Equipment Order Form, and we will gladly respond to your request.

ACCESSIBLE INVENTORY STORAGE FOR PRODUCT REPLENISHMENT – MUST BE RESERVED
Located on the 6th floor (one floor below the show floor) Accessible Storage will be available for artists to keep extra product/inventory.  However, new this year and moving forward these spaces MUST BE RESERVED.  Accessible Storage spaces are approximately 5 ft by 5 ft and are meant solely for the back stock of product you might need over the course of the 4 day show.  All empty containers/boxes/packing material should be placed in the Empty Container Storage (described below). To replace sold goods, exhibitors will have access to their stored materials two hours prior to show open daily. Additional access hours will be listed in your Welcome Packet given to you at check-in. Please stop at the Service Desk on-site or contact Walter Young at (312) 527-7988 or wyoung@themart.com for additional information. To RESERVE A STORAGE SPACE please go to this link – ACCESSIBLE STORAGE RESERVATION FORM .

NEW!  PAID ACCESSIBLE INVENTORY STORAGE ON THE SHOW FLOOR– MUST BE RESERVED
This year we will be offering a new feature- there will be a limited amount of “On-Floor” storage available for a $250 fee. Similar to the Complimentary Accessible Storage area,  these spaces will be approximately 5ft x 5ft, however they will be located on the 7th floor (the same floor as your booth), eliminating the need to take an elevator for restocking and allowing artists speedy access to storage during show hours.  These spaces will be given out on a first come first serve basis and are extremely limited.   If you want to be considered for a space like this, please email Erin Hartz at ehartz@themart.com by Nov. 11.

EMPTY CONTAINER STORAGE
Due to City of Chicago Fire Ordinances, packing materials may not remain on the show floor while the show is open. Flammable containers must be removed from the floor. When your containers are empty, obtain “EMPTY” labels from the Exhibitor Service Desk. Use the labels to mark your crates, boxes and containers with your company name and booth number. Leave the containers in the aisle; for your convenience, these empty labeled containers will be picked up by MMPI staff and returned to you at the end of the Show. Please remember that you will not have access to these containers during the show.

COMPLIMENTARY ARTIST COAT CHECK
During set-up, coat racks will be set up in Artist storage and will be available to all artist and assistants. Badges must be shown.

BUSINESS SERVICES/SERVICE DESK
The Exhibitor Service Desk, located on the 7th floor, offers business services, including photocopying and faxing. The Service Desk can also respond to questions about shipping, materials handling, and billing, and will be happy to assist you in placing orders for booth services or equipment.

WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS We are pleased to announce that COMPLIMENTARY Wi-fi will now be available on the Show Floor to all exhibitors.  The password code is: ooak2017. Access instructions will be included in your Welcome Packet given to you at check-in.