Chandler seeks artisans for 16th annual holiday market


The Chandler Center for the Arts invites craft artists, fine artists, and producers of specialty food items to submit their work for consideration for inclusion in its annual Holiday Artisans Market. The juried show, offering a beautiful and eclectic selection of fine art, crafts, and local products, will be celebrating its 16th year.

The 2017 Chandler Artisans Market will run from Friday, November 17, through Sunday, December 24. The Market will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 noon until 6 pm and on Christmas Eve, December 24, from noon until 3 pm. It will also be open during performances at Chandler throughout the holiday season.

The 16th annual Chandler Holiday Artisans Market will occupy Chandler’s Main Gallery, an elegant space perfect for showcasing handmade work. The Market strives to present a range of work that exemplifies the talent and creativity of area artisans and local food producers. It has earned a region-wide reputation as a rewarding place to shop for holiday gifts. Chandler looks forward to presenting work by both perennial favorites and new exhibitors, offering a gratifying shopping experience to area residents and visitors alike. The Holiday Artisans Market offers shoppers the opportunity to show support for local, independent businesses, while also helping to raise funds for future programming and exhibits at Chandler.

Artisans, craftspeople, and regional food purveyors interested in submitting work for consideration by the Chandler Gallery Committee should complete the online application. The deadline for submissions is Monday, October 23 at 5 pm. Artisans whose work is accepted for the Market will be notified no later than Friday, October 27. Dropoff dates for work will be Sunday, November 12, and Monday, November 13. There is a $20 submission fee for those artisans whose work is accepted for the Market, payable at the time work is dropped off at Chandler.

All applicants must submit a completed form to be considered. First-time applicants are required to submit images of work – please see the application for more details. Product samples may also be dropped off in person at Chandler. Previous exhibitors are only required to complete an application, provided that submitted work is the same.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Artisans Market Coordinator Anne Barrett at (802) 355-5557 or