Holiday Art Market

See below for a video of the 2019 Holiday Art Market

The 2020 Holiday Art Market & Pop-Up Events Saturday, November 7 through Sunday, December 20.

Paint Creek Center for the Arts is excited to announce the re-imagination of the Holiday Art Market! This year, we are expanding our model to include a live Pop-Up Vendor Market in the gallery space and limited edition Holiday Gifting & Keepsake art-making series of workshops to our regular seasonal art market retail opportunities.

The Holiday Art Market will be open Monday – Sunday during normal PCCA business hours. The Pop-Up Vendor Market will be open on Saturday and Sundays only from 10AM-5PM, with a different group of vendors each weekend.

Access to the main floor Holiday Art Market and the upstairs Pop-Up Market will be limited to ensure all state and local social distancing guidelines are met. While appointments are not required we strongly encourage groups of 4+ make a shopping appointment to ensure they can shop together. Our Holiday Gifting & Keepsake workshops are booked as hour-long ticketed events that require advanced registration to participate in.

A list of all participating Pop-Up Vendors and a calendar of the Holiday Gifting & Keepsake workshops will be made available in October.

– Vending Artist Information & Applications-

This year, artists are presented with the option of applying to have their work included in the regular retail inventory for the Holiday Art Market, vend live during one or more weekend of the Pop-Up Vendor Market– or both!

For artists interested in vending live, please read the below guidelines before submitting an application:

    • Vending opportunities will only be available to artists, 16 years and older, living in Michigan due to travel and covid quarantine restrictions. PCCA is not able to accept artists if they are not Michigan residents.
    • All work available for sale must be original, handcrafted work that is designed and created by the accepted artists. Buy-sell, MLM (LuLaRoe, Scentsy, etc.) and corporate groups are not eligible and should not apply. Commercial reproductions of any kind are also not allowed.
    • Artists using trademarked logos, symbols, signatures, and/or designs will need to provide proof of right to reproduce.
    • Applications must be received by Sunday, October 11. It is free for artists to apply to vend at the 2020 Holiday Art Market Pop-Up Vendor Market.
    • Artists will be invited to participate based on the work and information provided in their application.
    • Accepted artists will be notified by email on Friday, October 16 with a list of their scheduled vending weekends (if more than one is selected), contract for participation, and a link to pay for their vendor space.
    • Pop-Up Vendor spaces will be measured at 8’ wide x 6’ deep and run $100 per weekend to reserve ($50 Saturday, $50 Sunday). All booth spaces are indoors, and located in PCCA’s upstairs gallery.
      • Vendors should note that PCCA’s building is a historic town hall built in the 1800s and that there is no elevator on site.
      • Artists will have access to set up their booths the Friday prior to their scheduled weekend and are not required to tear down until Sunday at close.
      • Accepted artists are responsible for providing their own displays, packaging, collecting payment for their work sold and reporting sales tax on their own. Volunteers will be on-site to assist patrons and help carry equipment and artwork up- and down- stairs, but should not be asked to handle money transactions.
    • The $100 fee is non-refundable. A tax-deductible donation receipt will be provided to vendors who request one.

Pop-Up Vendor Schedule: Saturday through Sunday the following days.

  • Nov. 7-8, 2020
  • Nov. 14-15, 2020
  • Nov. 21-22, 2020
  • Nov. 28-29, 2020
  • Dec. 5-6, 2020
  • Dec. 12-13, 2020
  • Dec. 19-20, 2020

For artists interested in submitting inventory for inclusion in the retail (main level) Holiday Art Market, please read the below guidelines before submitting an application:

    • Artists 18 years and older are eligible to submit an application for inclusion.
    • All work available for sale must be original, handcrafted work that is designed and created by the accepted artists. Buy-sell, MLM (LuLaRoe, Scentsy, etc.) and corporate groups are not eligible and should not apply. Commercial reproductions of any kind are also not allowed.
    • Artists using trademarked logos, symbols, signatures, and/or designs will need to provide proof of right to reproduce. PCCA reserves the right to reject work that is suspected of copyright infringement and is not liable for work that includes these elements.
    • Applications must be received by Sunday, October 11. There is no fee to apply.
    • Artists will be invited for inclusion based on the work and information provided in their application.
    • Accepted artists will be notified by email on Friday, October 16 with instructions of where and when to drop off their artwork. All work must be delivered to PCCA intact and ready to display.
    • PCCA retains commission on all sales to cover the cost of: overhead, credit card fees, sales tax, insurance, and staffing for the Holiday Art Market. Commission is based on membership status with PCCA. Members receive 70% of the retail tag price; Non-Members receive 60% of the retail tag price.
      • A Michigan w9 form must be completed for any artist participating in the Holiday Art Market, and will be included in your acceptance packet.
    • Any work not sold during the Holiday Art Market will be returned to the artist.
      • PCCA will be closed for winter holiday the beginning December 21 through January 3. Artwork pick-up will begin on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Artists will receive a link to sign up for an appointment to pick up their work the last week of the market.
      • Unfortunately, due to limited storage space at PCCA, work that is not picked up by Saturday, January 23 may be considered abandoned and become the property of PCCA if other return arrangements are not made.

– Food Vendor & Sponsorship Opportunities –

Are you a food vendor or food truck interested in feeding hungry artists and shoppers during the Pop-Up? Email Jenny at [email protected] tell us a little about your business!

Are you a local business interested in sponsoring the 2020 Holiday Art Market or Pop-Up Vendor Market? Whether you’re looking to have your logo included in our print materials and marketing, or would like to set up your own table space in the event, we’d love to connect. Email Beth at [email protected] and tell us about your business and needs.

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