I received this press release from the organizers at the Grand Central Holiday Fair. 2013 is the 100th anniversary of the splendid Grand Central Terminal building, and they are working on some very exciting things for us all to enjoy. They are inviting any and all crafters, artists, and collectives to present their products for a coveted space in the Holiday Fair! I thought it was an interesting and innovative opportunity for the market community.
CENTENNIAL HOLIDAY FAIR 2012
Calling all glass blowers; ceramicists; handcrafted children’s clothing, toy, accessory and apparel-makers; jewelers and more!
WHAT: Grand Central Terminal is hosting an open call for the upcoming 2012 Holiday Fair, which kicks off the Centennial celebration for 2013. Individual artists and handcrafters or collectives are invited to show their handmade merchandise in person for a chance to be selected as a vendor for the upcoming Fair.
Highly selective about the artists chosen to participate, Holiday Fair planners spend the year looking for unique craftspeople. The range of products and price points guarantees that New Yorkers, commuters, and tourists alike will find interesting gift items for others and covet-worthy gifts for themselves.
WHEN: March 14-15, 2012, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
WHERE: Grand Central Terminal. Exact location will be given upon RSVP.
INFO: The Holiday Fair takes over the Terminal’s historic Vanderbilt Hall each holiday season with 76 booths of art, children’s clothing, accessories, handbags, home goods, mens and women’s apparel, jewelry, and bath and body products. Since its inception in 1993, the Holiday Fair has been a must-shop destination during the holiday season, and the longest-running indoor holiday market in New York City. The 2012 Fair runs November 12-December 24.