Holiday Festival of the Arts 2018-04-12T11:05:28+00:00

November 16 – December 24, 2018, 10am – 7pm, 7 days a week
(Closed Thanksgiving Day and at 3pm on Christmas Eve)
Location will be announced in early November.

If you are interested in participating in this year’s festival, applications are due April 24. Keep scrolling to find a link to the application at the bottom of this page.

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 demonstrations.


Artist application deadline: April 24, 2018. Vendors from 2017 are not automatically accepted for 2018, EVERYONE is juried every year to ensure quality work is exhibited. Click here to view full prospectus and fill out the application online.

Artist Application

Volunteering: We can’t pull off amazing events like these without great volunteers like you! Check back this fall for more info on helping out at this

Security Shift sign-ups for participating vendors will be available by October 1, 2018.

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