Art Center East invites artists and makers age 13 - 18 to apply as a Handmade Holidays Junior Vendor.
Junior Vendors will practice developing and selling their handmade products with support from Art Center East staff while getting a coveted spot at one of La Grande’s most popular holiday shopping destinations. Participation in the Junior Vendor program is free if you are accepted, however each Junior Vendor is responsible for all equipment and supplies necessary to create their product line and set up their display.
There are 3 Junior Vendor spots available for 2021. Apply now! We encourage parents of applicants to support their child through the application process while challenging them to fill out as much of it as they can on their own. ACE intends this program as an educational opportunity for young artist-entrepreneurs.
Please note, this application is for an opportunity to have a free 4' x 4' (half-booth) space plus coaching from Art Center East staff to make the most of your Handmade Holidays experience. Junior Vendor applicants not selected for one of the three available spots will not be considered for other booth options at Handmade Holidays. If you are 16 - 18 years old, please choose either the Junior Vendor or the regular Handmade Holidays application rather than applying to both. If you are 13-15 years old, please apply to the Junior Vendor program, as you must be 16 years or older to qualify under the regular application.