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!
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|
|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|
|2:00-3:00||Klezmer’s Adam||2:00-3:00||Eric and the All Stars||2:00-3:00||Klezmer’s Eve|
|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!
Performers: We will be start scheduling performers for the Holiday Festival in October.
If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please visit our Sponsorship page
Links for Artists (NOTE* Only pay your booth fee once you have received an acceptance letter from Allied Arts)