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Dear SAM Artists,

I’m writing to let you know that ASLD has made the very difficult decision to postpone Summer Art Market (SAM) until June 2021. As you know, SAM is one of our most beloved events and we are saddened to have to make this call. Based on conversations with the City of Denver and health officials, it seems unlikely that we would be able to safely host an event as large as SAM anytime this summer, or even into fall. Our staff & event planning team considered hosting a virtual event, and ultimately decided that there would be no additional value for participating artists in having ASLD act as a third-party host for online artwork sales. We feel that our energy and resources are best put to use by planning SAM 2021.


The dates of next year’s market will be June 12 & 13. All artists accepted to participate in SAM 2020 will have their applications and acceptance rolled over to SAM 2021, including your booth assignments. This means you will not need to reapply next year.  If you have already paid your booth fee, your payment has been rolled over to next year.  If not, we will be in touch in 2021.  If you are unable to participate in SAM 2021 or would prefer a refund for your booth fee, please let me know. Application fees are not refundable.


Thank you all for your patience as we have come to this decision. It’s been a difficult year and while we foresee more challenges ahead, we very much look forward to celebrating with you all next year at SAM 2021!

All my best,

Rachel Basye

Executive Director