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Holiday Arts Festival Vendor Application

Calling all artists, artisans, crafters and makers! Be part of Richmond Art Center’s 60th Annual Holiday Arts Festival!

To apply to be a vendor at Richmond Art Center’s Holiday Arts Festival please review the information on this webpage and complete the application form below.

Deadline to Apply: Monday, October 10, 2022, 11:59pm


Richmond Art Center’s Holiday Arts Festival

Event Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022, 10am-5pm

The Holiday Arts Festival returns to Richmond Art Center! After running for the past two years as a virtual event due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the festival is back in-person to celebrate its ‘diamond jubilee’ 60th year in Richmond.

Each year the Holiday Arts Festival offers over 1,000 visitors a chance to buy unique gifts from local arts and crafts vendors, enjoy food and beverages, and participate in art-making activities for the whole family. The Festival’s gift sale runs from 10am to 5pm at Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond.

Call for Arts and Crafts Vendors! Richmond Art Center is now accepting applications from local artists, artisans, crafters and makers to sell their work at the Holiday Arts Festival. This shop-local event is a great way to expose your work to a creative audience that appreciates hand-crafted gifts. The deadline for vendors to apply is October 10. Applications are juried and selected vendors will be notified by October 21. There is no application fee and first-time vendors to the Festival are encouraged to participate.

Can’t attend the event in-person? The online Arts and Crafts Hub will be back! Hosted on Richmond Art Center’s website, the Hub is non-juried and serves as a gateway for artists to share their work during the Holidays. CLICK HERE to see a sample Artist Listing

IMPORTANT DATES

Application Deadline (online application form below): Monday, October 10, 11:59pm
Vendor Notification: Friday, October 21
Contracts and Vendor Fees Due
: Monday, November 7
Vendor Set Up: Saturday, December 3, 10am to 5pm
Holiday Arts Festival: Sunday, December 4, 10am to 5pm

VENDOR INFORMATION

*Covid-19 Safety: Note, this is an indoor event. We will do what we can to keep people safe. Covid-19 safety protocols will be announced closer to the event date. Please contact us if you have questions: amy@nullrichmondartcenter.org

Richmond Art Center provides: Vendor contract, table, chair/s, vendor sign (if needed), wall space (as requested/as available), electrical outlet (as requested/as available), time for set-up (12/3, 10am-5pm) and deinstall (12/4, 5pm-6:30pm), online vendor listing

Promotion: During the holiday season, Richmond Art Center will be promoting The Holiday Arts Festival via online and print advertising, social media, our e-newsletter, via community partnerships, and at community events. Vendors will also have the opportunity to promote their websites in our online Arts & Crafts Hub on Richmond Art Center’s website.

Jurying Process: Unfortunately we don’t have space to accept all vendors who apply for a table at the Holiday Arts Festival. As a result applications are juried by a panel made up of RAC staff. Things we look for when reviewing applications include: Artistic Quality; Sales Potential; Media Range Across Vendors; and Community Connection. Vendors who are not selected for a table at the Festival still have the opportunity to present their goods in our online Arts & Crafts Hub.

FEES

6 Foot Table Fee: $190 for RAC members; $200 for non-members*

4 Foot Half Table Fee: $110 for RAC members; $125 for non-members*

Online Listing in the Arts & Crafts Hub Only: $20 for RAC members; $25 for non-members*

*Vendors selected to participate at the in-person event automatically received a listing in the Arts & Crafts Hub.

These are flat fees. No sales commission is charged.

Not a member? Become a member today!

APPLICATION (NO FEE TO APPLY!)

Holiday Arts Festival Vendor Application 2022

  • GENERAL INFORMATION

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  • Vendors selected to participate at the in-person event automatically received a listing in the Arts & Crafts Hub.
  • VENDOR APPLICATION

    Complete this section ONLY if you want to apply to be a vendor at the Holiday Arts Festival in-person at Richmond Art Center.
  • If you are applying for a half table, we will be matching artists once the jurying selection has been completed. We will do our best to accommodate wall requests.
  • Note: Vendors booking half tables will get one chair.
  • Table fees are discounted for members.
  • Please describe the items you make, and the materials and methods you use.
  • Please give us a three sentence bio about you and/or your business.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, Max. file size: 1 MB, Max. files: 3.
    • ONLINE ARTS & CRAFTS HUB LISTING

      Complete this section with information for your online listing on Richmond Art Center's website. Vendors selected for the in-person event automatically get listed online. You will have the opportunity to review your online listing before it is visible to the public. See a sample Artist Listing here.
    • Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, Max. file size: 1 MB.
    • Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, Max. file size: 1 MB.
    • Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, Max. file size: 1 MB.
    • This text will be posted on our website. This is your space to share whatever you like about yourself and your work. Artist statement, holiday sale info, exhibition news, contact information etc.
    • This link will be posted on our website. Share your website, online store, social media, etc. Please include the entire URL here beginning with https:// or http://

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