City Holiday Market is accepting vendor applications from local, and regional artists

BLOOMINGTON – The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department invites local and regional artists to submit an application for consideration for vending space at the annual Holiday Market, on November 26 at 401 North Morton Street in Bloomington, next to City Hall.

Artists may apply online at, or call 812-349-3725 to request an application. There is a non-refundable, $20 jury fee per application. To receive full consideration, applications must be received by 5 p.m. Sept. 30.

The 20th annual Holiday Market, with booth spaces inside and outside at Showers Common, takes place from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  A limited number of artist booth spaces are currently available indoors. Jury results will be used to determine which artists will be indoors. 

Applications are divided into 10 categories: clay; drawing/painting/photography; fiber arts; metalwork/woodwork; glass; jewelry; natural materials; personal care; recycled arts; and surface decoration. Works will be juried and artists selected based on the style and quality of work, price of work, and variety of artists.

All work for sale at Holiday Market must be original and made by the applicant. Work must be safe, have a decent life expectancy, and exhibit a quality of craftsmanship.

Visitors to the Holiday Market this year can shop for seasonal, locally grown farm products, artisan foods and beverages by local small businesses, and unique, locally made art and fine crafts.

For more information about Holiday Market, or to receive an artist application, contact Crystal Ritter at 812.349.3725 or