2016 Holiday Festival of the Arts

The Holiday Festival of the Arts is a five-week-long indoor arts festival featuring 100 artisans from our region. Aside from vendors selling their wares, the festival boasts live music and workshops for children on the weekends.

The twofold purpose of the Holiday Festival is to encourage and support the creation and sale of locally produced fine art and crafts while providing an opportunity to connect artists and craftspeople with the general public. This juried festival pursues top quality original arts and crafts and seeks excellence in presentation. Festival proceeds support the visual arts in the region through Allied Arts of Whatcom County’s general and educational programs, community arts events, gallery shows, and artist resources.



2016 Holiday Festival Timeline Festival Dates:
November 18th – December 24, 2016

Set up:
Tuesday and Wednesday, November 15 & 16, times TBA

 Festival Hours:
November 18th – December 24th, Seven Days a Week 10am – 7pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day and closing at 3pm on December 24

Take-down and Clean up:
December 24, 26 & 27, times TBA



Artist Application


After the application deadline, we will still accepting applications for wait-list. You will be notified by November 1st (sometimes sooner) if a spot becomes available. Wait-list applications are pulled in the order they were received to replace a vendor of the same medium. If you have any questions about any portion of this application please call Katy Tolles, Artist Services Coordinator, at 676-8548 x2, or email at


Performers: We will be start scheduling performers for the Holiday Festival in October.

Performer Application


If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please visit our Sponsorship page


Market Sponsor


Links for Artists (NOTE* Only pay your booth fee once you have received an acceptance letter from Allied Arts)

Pay Your Booth Fee

Our festivals aren’t possible without our great volunteers, sign up today to help with Kids Activities, Happy Hour or General Festival help *These shifts do not count toward participating artist shifts*