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CRAFTBOSTON Holiday 2019
December 13, 2018 to December 15, 2019
Boston, MA
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Application Dates:
Jun 27, 2018 - Sep 17, 2018
Application Fee:
Notification Date:
Oct 30, 2018


CraftBoston is a biannual show and sale of fine contemporary craft and design. Both CraftBoston Spring and CraftBoston Holiday unite talented makers with passionate and knowledgeable shoppers throughout a weekend-long event. The shows are produced by the Society of Arts + Crafts, America’s oldest non-profit craft organization. The Society’s mission is to support excellence in crafts by encouraging the creation, collection, and conservation of the work of craft artists, and by educating and promoting public appreciation of fine craftsmanship. The Society’s mission is the heart of CraftBoston, where the artists’ success and an educational experience for attendees are paramount.

There is only one application, deadline, and fee to apply to both CraftBoston Spring 2019 and CraftBoston Holiday 2019.

More info at www.craftboston.org


Please direct all correspondence and inquires to craftboston@societyofcrafts.org.


175 exhibitors are included in CraftBoston Holiday, a highly regarded, must-attend event for artists, collectors, and craft enthusiasts. Presented at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s affluent Back Bay neighborhood, CraftBoston Holiday is conveniently located in a concentrated shopping district during the busiest shopping weekend of the year. The holiday season and show’s location, coupled with highly concentrated marketing efforts ensure a strong audience of buyers at CraftBoston Holiday. Special programming, including themed booths, a lecture series, mentor program, awards, and craft tours, create a sophisticated atmosphere for shoppers to learn about contemporary craft. 

SHOW DATES: December 13-15, 2019

MOVE IN DATES: December 11 & 12

OPENING NIGHT PARTY: December 12, 2019


• 8’ high black pipe and drape

• booth signage

• storage

• discounted hotel room block across the street from convention center complex

• dedicated webpage featuring five images, website, City/ST

• two listings in the show program guide

• free digital and print marketing materials

• exhibitor and exhibitor assistant badges

• discounted guest tickets

• additional on-site and pre-show marketing opportunities


8’ x 10’ - $900

10’ x 10’ - $1,125

10’ x 15’ - $1,680

10’ x 20’ - $2,250

Corner booths are an additional $300


Between 7 and 10 artists exhibiting exemplary work in their respective fields will receive a cash awards ranging from $250 - $500 at CraftBoston Holiday. An independent juror will select the award recipients from varying media categories. Each award winner will be granted automatic entry into the following year’s shows. One artist will also be selected to join the Fuller Craft Museum’s permanent collection.


All work must fit within one of the following accepted media categories: baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearable fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, or wood. Categories not included: calligraphy, painting, photography, lithography, etc., except when incorporated into an otherwise acceptable craft category. All work must be original and made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools. CraftBoston encourages one-of-a-kind and limited edition work.

No commercial reproductions of any kind are allowed. This includes embellished commercially made objects and works assembled (wholly or in part) from commercially available kits.

Artists that are accepted for participation must be in attendance at their booth during the entire show. No agent, dealer, or representative may attend in place of the artist.

Collaborating artists are permitted, however, any representation other than a true, hands-on artistic collaboration is not permitted.

Artists may only show work in categories selected by the jury. All work exhibited must be of the same body, quality, and category of work that was juried through digital images.

CraftBoston is produced by the Society of Arts and Crafts, a 120-year old nonprofit organization. The dual mission of the Society is to encourage the creation, collection, and promotion of the work of contemporary craft artists and to advance public appreciation of fine craft.

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