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2019 Holiday Artists' Market Registration - Deadline Nov 3, 2019

  • Sunday, November 03, 2019
  • 11:59 PM
  • Salem Old Town Hall
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  • Discount registration for current Salem Arts Association members. Membership must be in good standing at the event date.
  • Discount registration for current Creative Collective Business Members.
  • Non members are vendors that we hope will consider joining Salem Arts Association.

Holiday Artists' Market at Old Town Hall in Salem MA


Waitlist Registration Available

Event is on Saturday November 30 and Sunday December 1

We are pleased to invite you to join us as a vendor at the Artists’ Holiday Market at the Old Town Hall in downtown Salem, MA.

  • Saturday November 30, 10 AM to 5 PM
  • Sunday December 1, 10 AM to 5 PM

Here you will find an application for participation along with the market guidelines. As indicated in the guidelines, we are requesting all vendors to bring their own tables and display props to define their selling space and to add to the visual ambiance of this seasonal market. Once we have received and reviewed your application and payment, you will receive an acceptance email  within a week and your space assignment prior to the event.

We are planning a festive market with live music and a seasonal theme.  We are looking forward to seeing a lively market with all kinds of opportunities for our customers to browse and shop for handmade treasures for self, friends and family.

We urge you to check out our website and Facebook pages for updates. Please share us on Facebook and include the marketing promotional materials that you send out or post. The more we cross promote, the more successful the market we’ll be!  We will provide a link to marketing materials.

Here is a useful blog that we came across: 

How to Sell Out: My Tips for Running a Booth

Vendor Guidelines for Artists’ Holiday Market

The Salem Arts Association in partnership with the City of Salem Public Art Commission, Salem Main Streets, and Creative Collective invites artists and artisans (aka vendors) to showcase and sell their work at the Artists’ Holiday Market in historic downtown Salem at the Old Town Hall at Derby Square (entrance off of Essex Street).

The Artists’ Holiday Market will feature a quality selection of vendors of artwork and handmade artisan products including photography, jewelry, clothing, paintings, handbags, etc.

All artists regardless of race, gender, belief, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical disabilities are eligible to apply.

Applications will be juried by our event committee. 


  • Date and Time: 
    • Saturday November 30, 10 AM to 5 PM
    • Sunday December 1, 10 AM to 5 PM
  • Vendor Fee Per Event: 
    • $85 for Salem Arts members 
    • $85 Creative Collective Business Members
    • $175 for Non Members (or potential future SAA members)
    • Fee includes a non-refundable application fee of $15.00. Should any proposal be rejected a refund, minus the application fee, will be issued.
  • Vendor space is approximately 8 x 6 with vendors providing their own tables, chair, lighting, displays, props, etc. Vendors may rent more than one space to create a larger selling area (i.e. 16 x 6) by registering a second time. Limit of two spaces.
  • Vendors may share space at the market, however all parties must be included in the application details and be approved. Vendors are not allowed to bring in outside vendors who have not been approved by the Salem Arts Association.
  • Vendors are required to submit 3 photos of your products and a photo of your display. 
  • Notification of acceptance will be email within 7 days of application. 
  • Payment is required to complete acceptance of registration. 
  • Spaces are limited and are awarded on a first come first served basis. 


Vendors must provide their own tables, lighting, and display surfaces. (access to power is VERY limited so plan to use battery powered accent lights) 

  • Vendors MUST agree to be present for both days of the event. 
  • Vendors may not break down their selling space in advance of the closing time.
  • The hall is secure and vendors may leave their set up overnight on Saturday. 
  • Salem Arts or our partners are not responsible for any loss or damage. 

(Vehicles must be moved before 10am. Parking is available in nearby lots and parking garage.)


Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be granted after the application is submitted. A non-refundable application fee of $15.00 is excluded from the refund if your application is rejected.

Publicity: All paid vendors will be listed on the Salem Arts Association Website and Facebook page as well as local calendar pages. We encourage all vendors to list the Artists’ Holiday Market date on their own website/Facebook page to increase publicity of the event.

Liability: The Collaborators for this event, Salem Arts Association, Salem Main Street and the City of Salem Public Arts Commission, are not responsible for any damage, loss, or theft of personal belongings or merchandise, or loss of any product. Please be careful and responsible for your selling area and we recommend that vendors carry their own insurance. Any accidents caused by a vendors set-up of or goods will be the responsibility of that vendor. Artists’ Holiday Market is not responsible for any personal injury during the market events.

Sales Tax/Permits: All vendors are responsible for abiding by all tax laws, including sales tax collection, licenses, permits or insurance as required by law to conduct your business.  Artists’ Holiday Market is not responsible for collecting sales tax for vendors from customers.

Media Release/Consent: All Vendors agree to allow Artists’ Holiday Market permission to display all business information and photos on its Facebook page and website. Further, all Vendors grant permission for Artists’ Holiday Market to publish any photos or video taken during the Market for the purpose of promoting all future Salem Arts Association events. All photographs, negatives and videotapes will be the sole property of the Salem Arts Association and its collaborators.


  • To apply, please read our guidelines thoroughly and complete the application form. Please provide the following in your application:
    • Details about your products, display, and participants.
    • Links to your online information and examples should include at least three – five photos for review. 
    • Payment submitted (PayPal Preferred).

We will take into careful consideration product variety, originality and quality of goods to provide a variety of high quality vendors for each market.

Once we have received and reviewed your application and accepted payment, you will receive an acceptance email (usually within 7-days of the application deadline). Space assignments will be communicated closer to the event dates.

If your application is not accepted you will receive a refund of your application fee, less a $15 application fee. 

We will make every effort to include all qualified applications. 

Applicants accepted to sell at the Artists’ Holiday Market will be notified by email as soon as possible following the application deadline. Application and payment must be made by the deadline above.

Online registration is strongly preferred. To register offline download the registration form and mail with payment to Salem Arts Association, Attn Holiday Artists' Market, P.O. Box 226, Salem MA 01970

Questions? Email

Salem Arts Association
159 Derby Street 
Salem, MA 01970  
Phone: 978-745-4850 

Weekends 12-6pm

Closed: Christmas, Thanksgiving
and New Years Day 
Parking: on street when available


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