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Orléans Holiday Arts Market

Call for Vendors

Submission period begins June 15, 2024.


Event Description and Guidelines

The Orléans Holiday Arts Market is pleased to celebrate a very special time of year by inviting creative local artists and artisans to join us at Shenkman Arts Centre, in the Heart of Orléans. Gather your unique creations in the lobbies of Shenkman Arts Centre and share your work and stories with our wonderfully curious and discerning community.


The event will also include:



Children’s art activities


Approximately 50 vendor spaces will be available, each with one 6-foot table. Space per vendor is approximately 6 feet wide by 6 feet deep. Some spaces are not against a wall, and most spaces do not have access to an electrical outlet. Any available electrical outlets will be shared.


By applying to this event:

You agree to abide by the rules and guidelines of the event. Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.

You recognize that any insurance coverage of your products is your full responsibility. The City of Ottawa and YZETA Meeting and Event Management assume no responsibility for insurance covering loss or damage while items are on exhibit or in transit to or from the event.

You give permission to the City of Ottawa, Shenkman Arts Centre and YZETA Meeting and Event Management to use your biography, name, likeness and artwork for media information and publicity purposes related solely to this event.

You confirm that you intend to sell mainly the products of your own personal creative process.


If selected for this event:


A non-refundable $100 participation fee will be required.

Vendors are responsible for their own cash handling.

Load-in begins at  8:00 am December 7.


Table locations will be designated according to participant requirements, facility resources and other events in the building.

Please note that there are a limited number of electrical outlets in the lobbies, and they will be shared. We will try to match people up with electricity as much as possible. You will need to bring any power bars or extension cords if you require electricity.


No materials will be attached to walls, floors, or other fixtures. No modifications of any kind are to be made to the building.


We can provide one table and one or two chairs. Please bring a black table covering.


Vendors who meet our requirements will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. We are looking for a variety of vendors offering unique items created by you. Painting, photography, ceramics, various crafts, books (author/illustrator), graphic design, fashion accessories and clothing, etc. We’ll also need coffee, and a few vendors with interesting, packaged food ideas. If your creative hand was involved, we want to work with you. No agents, dealers, or resellers, please. We appreciate the time and consideration you have given by applying to join us in this event, but we will not be able to accept all submissions.


Proposals will be accepted until all table locations have been filled, or September 30, 2024, whichever comes first. A waiting list will be kept in case of cancellations.


The participation fee will be payable by E-Transfer upon acceptance to the event. In case of cancellation before November 1, this fee may be returned, minus a $50.00 administration fee. After November 1, there will be no refunds for cancellations.

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