Katsucon Artist Alley


We are happy to announce the opening of the 2021 Katsucon Artist Alley (KAA) Application on August 1st 2020. The application will remain open until August 15th 2020.  

CLICK HERE for the Artist Alley Application (2021)

There will be social distancing protocols in place that will help ensure the safety of artists, staff, volunteers, and our attendees.  

The three major differences for 2021 KAA will be the floorplan and type of tables available.  

  • We will be a combined room with the merchant hall.  The air-wall will be open. 
  • Table layout requirements means that we will have less tables. We are going from 182 unique artists to approximately 130 single table spaces. 
  • We will only have single table spots available for chosen artists.  Premium corner table spots will not be available.  

Please note that if safety conditions change, for the better or worse, we will adjust, accordingly, with as much notice as possible. 

Interested in becoming an Artist for the Katsucon 2021 Artist Alley?  Fantastic!  

All art enthusiasts and creators representing any art styles, mediums, and techniques are encouraged to apply! 

There are a few easy steps to complete the Artist Alley table application process: 

  • Read and understand the Katsucon Artist Info Packet.  
  • Complete and submit the Katsucon 2021 Artist Alley Application for the jury process. (Link will be posted when available) 
  • After acceptance, you will be emailed a link to submit payment through Eventbrite.   
  • Congrats! You’re in and we will provide your table assignment and further communications via email 

Please understand that there is a high volume of interest in the Artist Alley and we have limited exhibition space. Because of the overwhelming demand, we unfortunately cannot offer a table to every artist who applies for the Artists Alley.  If you are not accepted, you will be waitlisted and still have a chance for a table. Please understand that all artists are respected and appreciated and we encourage all artists to apply every year! 

Our jury process allows us to curate an Artist Alley that has a selection that is varied, meaningful, inspiring, and exciting for attendees while also being balanced and profitable for the artists.  

 Our goal this year is to provide the artists with a positive, enriching, and supportive environment that is inclusive of all people and their unique abilities, strengths and differences, and skills.  We understand the urgency when it comes to the artist’s scheduling and will make every effort to move the process along with more communication from our Artist Alley staff, so please be prepared. Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated. 

Keep an eye on social media for Artist Alley Application datesnew information, and updates. 

The Eventbrite link is for the application, it is not acceptance in the KAA.  Payment is not due until you are accepted.   

Please keep in mind that we jury our Artist Alley, so you can take your time filling out the information to make sure it’s correct and complete.   

Table Info: 

1 Table- $225 
One full artist space will be 6 feet wide and will include one 6-foot by 30-inch table and two chairs and one artist/convention badge, and table cloth.  One additional artist badge may be purchased for an additional fee of $55.  If you need more than one addition badge, please email [email protected]  for more information. 

Please be sure to read the 2021 KAA Info Pack.   

Here are some hints that may be helpful and answer some immediate questions: 

  • Yes, your art is amazing, and we hope you consider applying. 
  • Take your time filling out the application, this is not on a fist come, first serve basis. 
  • There are areas in the hall where cell reception is bad. 
  • Table sharing is not allowed. 
  • If applying as a studio, only the art pieces that are a collaborative effort can be displayed. 
  • Tables are not transferable 
  • No stickers, vinyl decals, tapes or items with adhesive properties. (This is hotel policy) 
  • Proxy/Agented sales are not permitted. 
  • There will be a lottery for unclaimed tables on Friday. 
  • Children are always welcome; we are a family friendly event! 
  • Wi-Fi and electricity are available for purchase through the Convention Center. 
  • A valid government issued ID and a MD Sales Tax License is required at check-in at the artist alley table in Registration Hall E. 
  • Legal name changes due to a change in marital status, transitioning, etc., will be accepted up to and during the convention. 

We have a zero-tolerance harassment policy.  

If you are an artist in the KAA and feel that you are a victim of any type of harassment for any reason, please find any KAA staff member immediately.  We will take the appropriate steps to help resolve the matter. You deserve an Artist Alley that is free from harassment, intimidation, and discrimination and safety is always our concern. 

We wish everyone the best of luck and we look forward to seeing all your amazing creations!  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns – please email us at [email protected]



Day Date Open for Setup Open for VIPs Open to Attendees Close Down 
Thursday 2/11/2021 3:00pm N/A N/A 10:00pm 
Friday 2/12/2021 8:00am 11:30am 12:00-8:00 8:30pm 
Saturday 2/13/2021 9:00am 9:30am 10:00-8:00 8:30pm 
Sunday 2/14/2021 9:00am 9:30am 10:00-3:00 5:00pm 

Hours of operation are subject to change at Katsucon’s discretion. Artists are not permitted to enter the Exhibit Hall outside of these hours for any reason. The hall will not be available to any Artist before 3:00 PM on Thursday. Early entry is not permitted.