Spectrum: New holiday market at DCA seeks vendors

By Barbara Seese Special to Dorchester Banner
Posted 10/1/22

CAMBRIDGE - This holiday season, Dorchester Center for the Arts will jump-start the spirit of gift giving with the new “Merry Market,” transforming the entire art gallery into a whimsical …

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Spectrum: New holiday market at DCA seeks vendors

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CAMBRIDGE - This holiday season, Dorchester Center for the Arts will jump-start the spirit of gift giving with the new “Merry Market,” transforming the entire art gallery into a whimsical shopping experience.

This juried event will feature dozens of artists displaying a wide variety of hand-crafted creations. Second Saturday receptions will be held Nov. 12 and Dec. 10, from 5-7 p.m., with festive refreshments, live music and an opportunity to meet all the Merry Market artists.

Vendor applications are currently being accepted through Oct. 15. Apply online at dorchesterarts.org, or stop by 321 High St. in Cambridge.

Market information:

  • No registration fee
  • Artists are expected to drop off and pick up work on designated dates
  • Transporting and shipping costs are the responsibility of the artist
  • DCA handles the sales of all merchandise including collection of Maryland state sales tax
  • DCA retains a 35% commission on all items, vendor receives 65%.

Who can apply:

All artists welcome who create handcrafted items including, but not limited to jewelry, upcycled works, candles, small prints and paintings, ceramics, woodworks, fiber, glass, baskets. No buy and resell items permitted.

Acceptance notification:

All artists will be notified of their acceptance in October. Those who are not accepted for this year’s show will also be notified. All accepted applicants will receive a packet from DCA containing contract, special requests form, an inventory sheet and delivery/pick-up information. All forms must be fully completed.

Space customization:

DCA will provide each accepted artist a 4-foot space for their display area. Artists must bring any tables, tablecloths, display racks and signage that will make their displays unique. Basic space identification signage will be provided.

Dorchester Center for the Arts is committed to supporting and uplifting our local artists.

For more information about additional programs and events at the Dorchester Center for the Arts, stop by 321 High Street, call 410-228-7782 or visit dorchesterarts.org. Find DCA on Facebook. Programs at DCA are supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.

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