2017 Holiday Festival of the Arts 2017-08-18T13:52:10+00:00

November 17 – December 24, 2017, 10am – 7pm, 7 days a week
(Closed Thanksgiving Day and at 3pm on Christmas Eve)

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! 









Artists may apply until April 20, 2017. After that date, any applications submitted will be put on wait-list and used to fill vacancies as they arise in the medium needed. Vendors from 2016 are not automatically accepted for 2017, EVERYONE is juried every year to ensure quality work is exhibited.

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