Burlington City Arts

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Holiday Artist Market 2019

December 13, 2019, 4:00PM


If you have any questions about this application, contact Jacquie O'Brien, BCA Customer Service Assistant, at:


The BCA Holiday Artist Market seeks to contribute unique, contemporary, and diverse artisan products to Burlington’s vibrant downtown shopping district. The BCA Holiday Artist Market joins together seasoned artists and creators with vendors who are trying to get their practice started in a targeted one weekend event. The market is looking for artists who exhibit professionalism and quality to the consumer, have a clear brand identity, strive for diversity in their product offerings and price points, and contribute to creating a cohesive and cooperative holiday event.


  • Please note that all BCA communication regarding the market will be conducted by email.
  • We will only charge your card for the application fee. If you are accepted into the market you will receive separate payment information and sign up guidelines by email.
  • Applications are considered until October 31, 2019.
  • There will be an independent jury of 4-6 community members that will make the decision on whose applications are accepted.
  • To ensure a diversity of offered products, the jury may limit spaces representing a particular medium (for example, ceramics or jewelry) while there are still slots available in other media.


  • Located in City Hall, Contois Auditorium
  • The cost of the market is $95, total, for both days
  • Market dates are 12/13 (4 pm-8 pm) + 12/14 (10 am-5 pm)
  • Majority of booth sizes are 6’ x 6’ , with a pre-determined floor plan
  • Artists must be present at both days of the Holiday Artist Market
  • All sales must adhere to Vermont sales tax laws.
  • Mandatory load in and set up is from 2-3:30 pm on Friday 12/13
  • Limited electricity available upon request


  • High quality, professional products
  • Diversity of products (aesthetics, mediums/category, price points, etc.)
  • Each category (ceramics, clothing, fine art, etc) will have a maximum number of vendors to ensure that the market does not have a disproportionate number of one medium*
  • High quality and professional displays
  • Creating a combination of returning vendors and new artists/creators. This helps pass on learned experience to new artists, while keeping the market vibrant and innovative


  • Jury is comprised of 4-6 jurors
  • Jurors are responsible for maintaining objectivity, an ability to assess art beyond their personal taste, integrity, and fair-mindedness
  • Jurors will assess applications solely based on the strength of the applications themselves. Applicant are encouraged to provide detailed overviews of their products and clear and compelling descriptions of their displays.
  • Jurors will be kept confidential.
  • Jurors are required to maintain complete confidentially about serving as a juror, their judgments, and discussion of applications and results.


  • Go to
  • Create an account if you don't already have on. Log-in if you do
  • Select "Start Entry"
  • Under the "Category" tab, select "Artist Market," then select "Holiday Artist Market" and enter your name in the box below
  • After selecting "Save + Next," follow the prompts to enter details, upload photos, and complete your application
Contois Auditorium
149 Church Street
Burlington, VT 05401