Calls for Artisans

Winter Arts Festival

An opportunity to offer your Artisan Wares at the Delaware Art Museum during our annual celebration of the season and 2016 Holiday House Tour Day

Please join us on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. AND Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Fusco Hall and East Court, the main lobbies of the Delaware Art Museum, to sell your art, jewelry, books, and/or designs to holiday shoppers. Display spaces will be available on the perimeter of these light-filled open spaces for jury-selected artisans. You will be in the center of the action where people enter the Museum and linger to listen to excellent, live, holiday music while they shop.

Each space, with a 6-foot, black-draped banquet table, will be ready early so you will be able to be set up before the lobby opens at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Parking for unloading and reloading your art and supplies will be relatively easy – close to the doors and no steps to climb. We expect many shoppers between 9 and 10 a.m. as people will arrive prior to the start of Saturday’s House Tour.

The Artisan Sale will be included in both Winter Arts Festival and Holiday House Tour advertising. Photographs of artisan art and brief biographies will be included with the event programs and on the Museum website. The sales commission will be 30% for art and products sold or commissioned during the event.

Completed applications must be received on or before June 25, 2016. The jury will meet the week of June 27th. Artisans will be contacted immediately following meeting with notification of acceptance.

Notes to consider before you apply:

Past artisans’ sales have shown that items priced for holiday gift giving at various price points between $10 and $100 – sell best. Please be sure you will have adequate inventory to support many, many sales in this price range.

We ask artisans to donate an item for a door prize raffle. To help you use this information to advertise future shows to these potential customers, we will send you the contact information of the people who hoped to win your prize

Artisan Application