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For more information, please contact

Crystal Ritter, Community Events Coordinator, City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, ritterc@bloomington.in.gov. or 812.349.3962

Holiday Market Accepting Vendor Applications from Local, Regional Artists

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. 28 at 401 N. Morton St. in Bloomington, next to City Hall.

Artists may apply online at bloomington.in.gov/holidaymarket, or call 812.349.3962 to request an application. There is a non-refundable, $20 jury fee per application. To receive full consideration, applications must be received by 5 p.m. Oct. 14.

The 18th annual Holiday Market, with booth spaces outside at Showers Common, takes place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Due to physical distancing requirements, a limited number of artist, farm vendor, and food and beverage artisan booth spaces are available.

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.

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.

Visitors to the Holiday Market this year can shop for seasonal, locally grown farm products, craft foods and beverages by local small businesses, and unique, locally made art and fine crafts.

For more information about Holiday Market, or to receive an artist application, contact Crystal Ritter at 812.349.3962 or ritterc@bloomington.in.gov.

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