2017 Holiday Festival of the Arts 2017-12-12T09:13:44+00:00
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November 17 – December 24, 2017, 10am – 7pm, 7 days a week
(Closed Thanksgiving Day and at 3pm on Christmas Eve)
4145 Meridian Street Bellingham, WA

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 art 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 outreach, arts events, gallery shows, and artist resources.

Please check back in the coming weeks for a full list of artists, performances and youth art activities! 

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List of Holiday Festival Vendors

Or click for a PDF version: List of Vendors

Calendar of Music and Performances

Friday, December 15 Saturday, December 16 Sunday, December 17
 11:00-12:00 11:00-12:00 Kids Sax 11:00-12:00
 12:30-1:30 12:30-1:30  Misty Flowers 12:30-1:30  Richard Tucker
2:00-3:00 2:00-3:00 QuattroSax 2:00-3:00  WE Talking Stones
3:30-4:30 Northwest Piano Group 3:30-4:30 3:30-4:30
5:00-6:30  The Sweet Goodbyes 5:00-6:30  Tee King 5:00-6:30
Friday, December 22   Saturday, December 23   Sunday, December 24
 11:00-12:00 11:00-12:00 11:00-12:00
 12:30-1:30 12:30-1:30  TubaTones 12:30-1:30  Marvin J
2:00-3:00  Klezmer’s Adam 2:00-3:00 Eric and the All Stars 2:00-3:00  Klezmer’s Eve
3:30-4:30  Karen Fitzgerald 3:30-4:30
5:00-6:30  Celtic Harp Music with Kathie Hardy 5:00-6:30  Tee King

Free Make n’ Take Kids Activities

All activities take place 12pm – 3pm, are free (though donations are graciously accepted) and are led by our incredible Teaching Artists from our Allied Arts Education Project.

Saturday, December 16: Bling Jewelry and Shrinky Dinks with Teaching Artist Rachel Simpson
Sunday, December 17: Bling Jewelry and Shrinky Dinks with Teaching Artist Rachel Simpson

Other Special Events at the Holiday Festival
Friday, November 17, 4pm – 7pm: Opening Night Appreciation Celebration – Help us thank our sponsors and vendors for making this year’s festival happen for a 38th year!

Friday, December 15, 4pm – 7pm: Food Sampling featuring the Evolve Chocolate Lounge
Friday, December 22, 4pm – 7pm: Food Sampling featuring the Evolve Chocolate Lounge

Artists may apply until April 20, 2017. Holiday Festival booth spaces are FULL for the 2017 Holiday Festival.
Vendors from 2016 are not automatically accepted for 2017, EVERYONE is juried every year to ensure quality work is exhibited.

Volunteering: We can’t pull off amazing events like these without great volunteers like you! Sign up to help make this year’s festival another smashing success!

Holiday Festival Security Shift Information and Procedures:  2017 HF Security Shift Info     SECURITY SHIFT SIGN UP HERE!

Artist Application

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