How can I apply?
Vendor applications for the 2022 Virtual Show are now closed as of June 4th. All applicants will be contacted 2-3 weeks after the deadline.
Are there any requirements for applicants?
All applicants MUST have a minimum of 15 enamel pin and/or patch designs for sale at the time of their application. The applicant must also be the artist/designer of their items, as we do not accept resellers into the show. Any additional requirements will be listed on the application form.
Is this event taking place online or in person?
The 2022 Pin + Patch Show will be taking place virtually/online only, without any in-person components. Since 2020, shows have been turned into virtual events to ensure the safety of all vendors, shoppers, and staff.
FOR OUR PHYSICAL SHOWS ONLY:
If I'm accepted as a vendor, can I share a table with a friend?
If you'd like to share a table with another artist, you must both submit separate vendor applications (the minimum requirements must still be met for each individual applicant). Please note that you must both select the same room preference on your application (or both select that you have no room preference), otherwise we will be unable to place you together. If you are both accepted into the show, please send us a message as soon as possible to let us know that you'd like to be placed together.
Is the venue accessible?
Yes, the Toronto Media Arts Centre is fully accessible with an elevator at the front entrance. Click here to read more about how they strive to create a space that is accessible to everyone.
What do I get with a VIP ticket?
As a VIP ticket holder, you'll get early entry one hour before doors open for general admission, re-entry during the entirety of the show, and more surprises to come! For more details on pricing and to purchase tickets, please see our VIP ticket page.
Will there be a wait time for shoppers to get into the show?
While it’s impossible for us to predict attendee turnouts in advance of the show, we've found that our new, larger venue has helped alleviate the long lineup issues that we encountered at our previous venues. Additionally, we recommend going a bit later in the day or purchasing a VIP ticket if you'd like to avoid lineups.
What payment options will vendors be accepting?
This varies from vendor to vendor, and is based on their personal preference. We assume that all vendors will be accepting cash, while some will be also be accepting credit/debit payments.
Where can I see vendors from previous shows?
You can find our past show vendors by year at the following links:
Who manages this event?
The Pin + Patch Show is hosted by Sparkle Collective and queenie's cards.
It started off as a small pin and patch summer party with 15 of their friends and has since evolved into an annual show with over 50 vendors!