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City of Bloomington, Indiana

For more information, please contact

Crystal Ritter, Community Events Coordinator, City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, 812.349.3725 or ritterc@bloomington.in.gov

City's Holiday Market Accepting Vendor Applications from Local, Regional Artists

Bloomington, Ind. - The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department invites local and regional artists to submit an application for consideration for vending space at the annual Holiday Market, Saturday, Nov. 25 at Showers Common, next to City Hall at 401 N. Morton St.

The 15th annual Holiday Market, with booth spaces both inside City Hall and outside on Showers Common, takes place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Arts and crafts offered for sale at the Holiday Market must be original and made by the applicant. Applications are divided into 10 categories: clay; drawing/painting/photography; fiber arts; metalwork/woodwork; glass; jewelry; natural materials; personal care; recycled arts; and surface decoration. Works will be juried and artists selected based on the style and quality of work, price of work, and variety of artists.

Artists may apply online or call 812.349.3725 to request an application. There is a non-refundable, $15 jury fee per application. To receive full consideration, applications must be received by 5 p.m. Sept. 8.

All work for sale at Holiday Market must be original, and made by the applicant. Work must be safe, have a decent life expectancy, and exhibit quality of craftsmanship.

Thousands of people visit the Holiday Market each year to see live reindeer, hear musical performances by local groups as well as the world-famous TubaSantas, and to purchase unique, locally made arts and crafts and locally grown farm products.

For more information about Holiday Market, or to receive an artist application, contact Crystal Ritter at 812.349.3725 or ritterc@bloomington.in.gov.

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