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Handcrafters - Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market 2019

Northville Community Center
Northville, Michigan (Midwest)

Phone: 810-484-2950
Event Dates: 12/13/19 - 12/15/19
Application Deadline: 5/1/19 Midnight EST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 7 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee (Non-refundable)): $15.00


Event Summary
  • Friday, December 13th (9am-8pm), Saturday, December 14th (9am-5pm) & Sunday, December 15th (11am-4pm)
  • Ranked 15th in Sunshine Artists' Top 100 Art & Contemporary Shows.
  • Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market, presented by Handcrafters®, now in its 40th year, consistently attracts approximately 5,000 eager and festive show-goers.
  • With a focus on quaility over quantity, Tinsel & Treasures is a gathering of 80 well curated artists and craftspeople.
  • Tinsel & Treasures Holiday Market is an admissioned juried art and fine craft show, featuring an intimate atmosphere located in picturesque downtown Northville, MI.
  • Although Tinsel & Treasures is a high quality art and handcrafted show, this is not a fine art show and median priced giftable items sell best.
  • Please visit HCShows.com to learn about other shows we promote.

General Information
Application Fee:
$15.00 - This fee is non-refundable.

Artist Amenities:
- Complimentary exhibitor reception during set-up
- Coffee and pastries provided on show mornings 
- Parking within walking distance to show venue
- Publicity postcards and flyers
- Optional web listing

Photo Requirements:
1.    One (1) of your stocked display exactly as it will appear at the show (outdoor booth shots not suggested)
2.    One (1) work-in-process with the artist visible
3.    Three (3) photos showing your most popular items sold
4.    Two (2) additional photos of your choice

*Zapp, typically, will not accept photos taken on a cell phone as they do not meet the pixel and quality requirements.  If your photos are from a phone, try uploading them first to see if they will work.  If not, you will need to use a good ol' fashion camera or reformat your photos.
- If your photos are too large, try this free photo resizer: http://www.picresize.com/
PHOTO NOTICE - Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be marked incomplete.

Jury Process:
- Approximately 80 artists will be selected to participate.  A juried group of artists will be selected for the waitlist.
- Jurying begins after the published deadline has passed.
- Scoring is one (1) through ten (10), based on originality, creativity, design, technique, craftsmanship, booth display and giftability.

Artists will be notified of acceptance status by EMAIL on or before May 15, 2019. Payment for booth spaces will be collected in phases depending on your booth type. Information on your payment window will be distributed in your official acceptance email. Payments must be submitted within the allotted time or your space will be given to a wait listed exhibitor.

Waitlist Process: 
A single waitlist is maintained.  Cancellations are filled based off medium availability and jury score.  If you receive an invitation to participate, you will have two (2) days to ‘accept’ or ‘decline’ your invitation and pay booth fees.

Jewelry Applicants: Be sure and include all required photos.  Applicants who fail to do so will be removed from the jury pool. Jewelers are persons selling 10% or more jewelry in a booth.
Specialty Food Applicants: If juried into the show, you will need to provide a current state food license and proof of insurance prior to being invited.  No Cottage Law applicants will be accepted.

Once booth fees are paid, there are no refunds regardless of reason or emergency.

Credit card only.  Checks and PayPal not accepted.

  • Absolutely no buy/sell.  All items must be handcrafted.
  • Artist is solely responsible for paying all Michigan sales tax.
  • No booth sharing.
  • Only artists accepted in the jewelry categories may display and sell jewelry.
  • Specialty food applicants must be fully licensed and insured.
  • Only work consistent with the accepted juried images may be exhibited and sold.  Nothing of lesser quality may be exhibited.
  • All artists must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Artwork must be original, handcrafted work made by the artist(s).
  • Artists may only show work in the categories in which they were juried and accepted.
  • Artists may not exhibit or sell the works of other artists.
  • Set up is Thursday only. 

Booth Information
Regular, approx. 80 sq feet = $435
Booth and a half, approx. 120 sq feet = $652.50

Read prior to applying:
- Due to the intimate nature of the venue, booths sizes vary and can be quirky.  
Our venue also has a "stage area" that requires three small stairs to access.  The more flexible you can be with your set up the better.

Additional Options:

Electricity Fee = $50.00 
200 watts

Corner Fee = $75.00 
Limited availablity on corners.

8' Tables = $20 
6' Tables = $20

Website Listing = $15

Set Up: 1pm - 7pm on Thursday, December 12th.  No Friday morning set-up.
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