This event in the Galleries of the FIA showcases giftable art and fine hand-crafted items at the beginning of the Holiday shopping season. Indoor space for 50 artists will be available.
Vending for this event is full. We are no longer accepting artist requests for participation. Check back with us in April of 2015.
Shop the Artists
Featuring new and returning selected artists displaying handmade items created from fiber, wood, metal, clay, glass, mixed media and more. Get your holiday shopping done early! Artist booths are located in Isabel Hall and the C.S. Mott Gallery Wing.
Festival of Trees
Prepare your home for the upcoming holidays by purchasing Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas-themed trees and wreaths. These items will be available for purchase through a silent auction which will be open for bidding throughout the fair.
Glass Blowing Demonstrations
Back by popular demand, live glass blowing demonstrations by Charlie Shoulders (Living on the Etch) will be located in the Hurand Sculpture Courtyard!
Call for Artists
Artists will be juried on originality and artistic quality of their merchandise, appropriateness for Holiday Shopping , and attractiveness of their booth display. All merchandise must be created by the artist. Provide images (photos, jpeg CDs, jpeg email attachments or a website address) showing representative work and displays. All applications must be received by August 8, 2014. Results will be announced by August 22.
Please notice that First Frost applications are due one week earlier than last year since First Frost will be two weeks earlier than usual this year.
For more info, please contact the FIA Events Coordinator Sherren Sandy by or call 810.234.1695; Founders Society Artist Selection Chairman Robert Van Duyne by
or call 810.694.7230.
Please read the instructions below CAREFULLY.
If you wish to send your Artist Application by mail, please fill out and mail in the PDF below. You may either reserve your space using Paypal below, or include a check with your application.
If you are using Paypal, please indicate on the application that you have done so. DO NOT USE THIS SECTION IF YOU ARE FILLING OUT THE ONLINE FORM BELOW.
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