Artists' Alley

The Anime Boston Artists' Alley is where artists and crafters sell their own works and creations. Whether you are looking for original pieces or fan-art, this is the place to go.

Anime Boston would like to welcome back all the fine artists out there interested in our Artists' Alley as well as welcome new artists.

The Artists' Alley location will remain in Hall C on the second floor of the Hynes. Our FAQ is lengthy, but a must-read as it covers questions regarding sign ups, policies, consequences for failures to abide by Artists' Alley policies, hours and more.

We ask that new artists please read the FAQ fully, and new artists feel free to avail yourselves of the Beginners Guide and the Artists' Forum as resources to help you get started. We ask that veteran artists also read carefully as there have been some changes of varying degrees.

Artists' Alley sign ups will happen in several phases:

  • First: Pro Row (please read carefully to make sure you qualify) will start on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 6:00pm ET and end on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 11:59pm ET. You will have a week to submit your name for consideration, after which applications will be closed. You will be notified of whether or not you made it in BEFORE the standard sign ups occur so that you can plan accordingly (should you need to reapply).
  • Second: Standard Sign ups – no special restrictions apply other than what is listed for artists in the FAQ. Standard Sign Ups will open on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at an undisclosed time and end on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Please note that the opening time will not be before noon (12:00pm ET). Selection will be done via a random lottery. Your chances are equally good on day one as on day seven.

Applications are available at the Artists' Alley Application.

Any artist whose application is accepted then starts the second phase, Artists' Alley Registration. This is another form where more detailed information is entered regarding your needs as an Artist and then continues on to payment for Artists' Alley space and convention membership.

In addition to the Artists' Alley Registration, each artist selling their work must also submit an Exhibitor Tax ID. This is a Tax ID from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. Per Massachusetts state law, each artist must charge appropriate Massachusetts state sales tax, and report it to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

All artists must read and comply with all instructions, rules, and policies stated in the Artists' Alley FAQ. Anime Boston is not responsible for any consequences resulting from failure to comply.

REMEMBER: Applying for a space when applications go live does NOT guarantee you a space. You will get confirmation of your application ONLY, not confirmation of space. The Artists' Alley Manager will then sort through and compare the list of artists with the amount of space available. Please allow 1-2 weeks for first wave's sorting. If you are approved you will get a confirmation emailed to you for the space. For more details please review the FAQ.

Please remember that sign ups work in waves depending on artists who drop out or decide on a smaller space. Any artist who didn't automatically get in still has a chance, and everyone will be automatically placed on the wait list.

Also please remember that the Artists’ Alley is NOT the same as the Art Show – if you’re interested in that, please contact the Art Show Manager.

Please make sure to read the FAQ for pricing changes for tables. There is also a small possibility of a location change within the facilities for the Artists' Alley. We will update the website and announce the finalized location as soon as it is confirmed.

Any further questions about the Artists' Alley can be asked on the Artists' Forum, or by contacting the Artists' Alley Manager.