Information on this page is intended for accepted or prospective vendors. Jurying for the festival happens in April and is now closed for the 2021 season.
This year we are planning a full-scale, in person festival, and after last years success with our online shopping option we are going to continue to offer an online store for customers to purchase and pick-up curbside. All plans will be contingent on COVID-19 guidelines from both the CDC and the Washington State Department of Health and we will send along more information about this as plans are made, but we are excited to continue with both an online and in-person festival this year!
In an effort to offer more “no contact” methods of communication, we have put all the Holiday Festival Guidelines and Information on our website here. We know it is long, but please read all this information carefully before committing to the festival. We will also be mailing this information to you and if you are feeling no-so-techie you are still welcome to send in hard-copies of your paperwork.
To confirm your participation and hold your spot, complete the following by Wednesday, June 30:
● Fill out the Confirmation Form and make your booth payment, online here or mail your payment to PO Box 2584, Bellingham WA 98227
Another requirement for our festival is that you MUST have a current Business level membership with Allied Arts throughout the entirety of the Holiday Festival. If your membership is expired, please check the appropriate box to pay your membership with your booth fee. If you have questions about your membership dues, please contact Judy Taylor, bookkeeper at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions concerning anything please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or 676-8548 x2.
Thank you for your support of Allied Arts of Whatcom County and we all look forward to working with you.
Demonstrating your art!
We would like to invite vendors to demonstrate their craft during Holiday Festival hours. Live artist demonstrations are a great addition to our festival and are a great way to educate the public about different art forms. We’d like to do this via Facebook Live or Zoom. Please contact Katy Tolles, firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.
Advertising and Publicity
Allied Arts of Whatcom County will use online, radio, and newspaper/magazine advertising as well as printed materials such as posters and hand-bills to promote the Holiday Festival. We like to use images of participating vendor’s work on these materials.
If you did not submit high-quality digital images with your application, please do so by email Katy Tolles(email@example.com) with this as soon as possible. If your images are not of the quality we need, you will not be used on any publicity.
Help spread the word
How you can help get the word out about this great festival:
- Like the Holiday Festival related posts and events on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram
- Link your website to the Holiday Festival page on our website
- Pick up posters and postcards (available in November) to post around town
- Mention the Holiday Festival on your blog or online calendar
- Word-of-Mouth: tell everyone you know to come on down and shop!