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Holiday Arts Festival 2022 – Vendor and Artist Information

Event Details

60th Annual Holiday Arts Festival

Sunday, December 4, 2022, 10am-5pm | Free Entry
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond
More info: richmondartcenter.org/haf

  • Unique, Handmade Gifts by Over 50 Local Arts & Crafts Vendors
  • Famous Ceramics Studio Sale
  • Free Art Activities to DIY Your Own Cards and Gift Wrap Paper
  • Community Partner Pop-Ups
  • Raffle, Food and Drinks, and More!

Schedule / Important Dates

  • Vendor Set Up: Saturday, December 3, 10am to 5pm
  • Holiday Arts Festival: Sunday, December 4, 10am to 5pm
  • Vendor Deinstall: Sunday, December 4, 5pm to 6:30pm

Participating in the Holiday Arts Festival

Richmond Art Center provides:

  • Vendor contract
  • Table (covered in white paper)
  • Chair/s
  • Vendor/Participant sign
  • Wall space (as requested/as available)
  • Electrical outlet (as requested/as available)
  • Online vendor listing (see Arts and Crafts Hub below)

Set-Up, Vendor Hours, Load-In/Out Information:

  • Set-Up: Saturday, December 3 from 10am to 5pm OR Sunday, December 4 from 9am to 10am (if extra time needed)
  • Parking and Load-In: The large parking lot at 25th Street is always available (across the street from Richmond Art Center). Enter RAC from either the 25th Street entrance (top of loading ramp) or the Barrett Avenue entrance (front door). We will have a couple of carts available.
  • Holiday Arts Festival: Sunday, December 4, 10am to 5pm (Doors open for vendors to arrive at 9am. The public hours are 10am to 5pm.)
  • Load-Out: Sunday, December 4, 5pm to 6:30pm (All items must be removed on Sunday.)

Tables, Signage, Installation:

  • You will be provided a whole or half table as specified in our original agreement.
  • We will provide 2 chairs unless you specified one or none. We may not be able to provide you with additional chairs due to space limitations.
  • Tables will be covered with white paper.
  • You are welcome and encouraged to bring table coverings and cloths to drape your table. We cannot store items or packing materials for you. All items should be stored under your table if you need access to them.
  • Artisan Vendors will be in the Main, West, South and Community Galleries, and in the Paint Studio.
  • Signage indicating your table space will be on the wall or table so you can easily find your location.
  • If you requested wall space, you are welcome to hang art work and signage on the wall directly behind your vendor table. Please bring your own tools, hanging hardware as we will not be able to provide staff or tools. Remove all hardware, tapes, etc when you load-out. Richmond Art Center will patch and paint the walls.

Wifi:

  • Here is the login info for our WiFi (there are two potential hubs depending on your location):
    • CORWPLAN (username: ios@nullci.richmond.ca.us; pw: richmond)
    • therac (pw: 5106206775)
  • We cannot guarantee flawless WiFi coverage and cannot anticipate bandwidth. We would suggest adding a hotspot to your cellphone if you will be processing payments via Square or Venmo. (Hot spots via your carrier can cost as little as $10 a month and can be cancelled at any time.)
  • We highly recommend vendors test their wifi connection and payment systems are working during set-up on Saturday, December 3.

Arts and Crafts Hub (online Listings)

Hosted on Richmond Art Center’s website, the Hub serves as a gateway for artists to share their work during the Holidays and direct folks to their online stores. CLICK HERE to see a sample Artist Listing.

Artists participating in the Arts and Crafts Hub will have the opportunity to preview and request edits to their listing.

Event Promotion

We invite event participants to help us spread the word about the Holiday Arts Festival:

  • Post or share a story on Instagram: 
    • Tag: @RichmondArtCenter
  • Post on Facebook:
    • Tag: @Richmond Art Center
    • And don’t forget to link to the event webpage and your individual listing
  • Update your website:
    • Include information about special merchandise you’ll have at the Holiday Arts Festival
  • Email your friends and network:
    • Include the Holiday Arts Festival in your newsletter
    • Send special invites to your friends and supporters
  • Help distribute our printed materials (available for pick up at RAC – contact me to work out a good time to pick things up)
    • Ask a local business to display a HAF poster in their storefront
    • Drop off a stack of flyers to your local community gather spot
    • Deliver flyers to your neighbors

Promotional Graphic + Copy:

60th Annual Holiday Arts Festival

Sunday, December 4, 2022, 10am-5pm | Free Entry
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond
More info: richmondartcenter.org/haf

  • Unique, Handmade Gifts by Over 50 Local Arts & Crafts Vendors
  • Famous Ceramics Studio Sale
  • Free Art Activities to DIY Your Own Cards and Gift Wrap Paper
  • Community Partner Pop-Ups
  • Raffle, Food and Drinks, and More!

Visit and Contact

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804-1600

 

510-620-6772
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm