Exhibitor space hours for both vendors and artists are as follows:
Friday – 1pm-7pm
Saturday – 10am-6pm
Sunday – 10am-3pm
*Hours may be subject to change*
The talent found in our Artists’ Alley never disappoints. Be it the skillful, diverse artwork on display or the creation of new friends and network opportunities, there is always something good to be had by browsing Artists’ Alley. You may even find yourself back there multiple times.
AMKE 2020 Artists’ Alley Information
🎨 Applications for Anime Milwaukee 2020’s Artists’ Alley will open June 15th-July 1st, 2019. 🎨
Anime Milwaukee’s 2020 Artists’ Alley is 90% juried and 10% lottery. This is to try and encourage new artists that may just be starting out in AA. We will jury all entries first, and then do a lottery on those that are not selected as part of the jury process. This will of course be kept confidential.
We are fanart friendly! You can still 100% have fanart in the Artists’ Alley, although we encourage artists to have original art too. See the Artists FAQ below for more details.
*NEW* for 2020: Premium tables have been added to our Artists’ Alley. Premium would get prime placement in the artist alley, two tables and two badges. There will be about 10 spots available. Judging criteria will be the same as regular artist alley tables but with more emphasis on booth set-up. Please note, no applicant without booth set-up photos will be accepted to Premium.
Shared tables are allowed, but both artists must be included on the application, and please include links to both galleries. Unfortunately shared tables are not allowed in the premium row.
Standard tables are $150, one badge is included.
Premium tables are $300, two badges are included.
Tables are 6ft x 2ft each.
Please anticipate a response from us Late July/Early August 2019!
Fanart guidelines for Artists’ Alley?
Fanart is allowed but all art must have been drawn or created by you.
This means no upcycling of copywritten material or use of official imagery.
(Examples: using a page cut from a manga and pressing it into a button or using official pokemon sprites for pins or perler bead creations.)
For legal reasons, we recommend not using official logos or titles; use of these may result in you being asked to remove the offending piece or potentially leave the alley.
All merchandise must be of your own creation or of your own original IP.
The re-selling of official/mass produced merchandise is prohibited in the Artist Alley.
Why is Premium Row being added this year?
Anime Milwaukee has a strong stance against bootlegs or unlicensed merchandise. We will be having a zero-fanart policy for vendors starting this year. Original art will still be completely fine in the vendor’s space. If you’re an artist, please consider our new Premium option in Artist Alley that still allows fanart.
I got accepted! Now what?
If you are accepted you will receive a follow up email requesting additional information and payment guidelines.
PAYMENT MUST BE SUBMITTED WITHIN 30 DAYS OF ACCEPTANCE IN TO THE ARTIST ALLEY.
Late payment will result in you forfeiting your table.
I missed the application deadline! Is there a waitlist?
Anime Milwaukee gets many applications each year. We might be able to add you to the waitlist but you will most likely not get a table. We open up our artist alley applications usually around mid June every year.
I have a question about Artists’ Alley that cannot be answered on this page?
You can contact our Artists’ Alley department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please expect a response within 3-5 business days.
Anime Milwaukee wouldn’t be what it is without our awesome selection of vendors and we’re always looking for new & exciting companies and products to offer our attendees. We especially welcome those vendors who want to show their love and offer Anime Milwaukee Exclusive items.
AMKE 2020 Vendor Information
Applications for Anime Milwaukee 2020’s Vendor Room will be open around August 2019.
*NEW* for 2020: Anime Milwaukee has a strong stance against bootlegs or unlicensed merchandise. We will be having a zero-fanart policy for vendors starting this year. Original art will still be completely fine in the vendor’s space. If you’re an artist, please consider our new Premium option in Artists’ Alley that still allows fanart.
Price: TBD (2019 Price: $400 for a 10’x10′ booth space with x1 table, x2 vendor badges for first booth purchased (+1 vendor badge for every booth purchased thereafter), x2 chairs) Vendors may purchase additional vendor badges for $40 each.
Questions? Email email@example.com
If you’re an industry representative and you’re interested in having a booth at Anime Milwaukee 2020, please fill out our Industry Inquiry Form.
Some guests will be selling additional items and may have autograph sessions outside of their Anime Milwaukee autograph timeslot. Prices will vary from guest to guest. Please speak to the guest or guest’s assistant on any questions regarding at-table purchases and check each guest’s social media for their table schedule.