The Abbotsford Arts Council is looking for visual artists for the 2014 Christmas Artisan Market at Highstreet to take place November 21, 22 and 23 at Highstreet Shopping Centre (3122 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford, B.C.). The Christmas Artisan Market provides guests the opportunity to find local, one of a kind Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers. Expanding from the 2013 Christmas Artisan Gift Fair at the Kariton Art Gallery last year, this year's market at Highstreet will provide a new venue, new atmosphere and new opportunities to take in many local artists from various artforms. Taking place at the same time as Highstreet’s Christmas tree lighting, this weekend is surely to be a fun and festive kick off to the holiday season.
Submissions for original, handmade visual artwork will be accepted until September 7, 2014, at 4:30pm. Artists living in B.C.’s Fraser Valley are invited to apply. Applications are available on the Forms page of our website or at the Kariton Art Gallery, located at 2387 Ware Street in Abbotsford. The gallery's hours are Tuesday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please note: the Christmas Artisan Market at Highstreet is being held in lieu of the Christmas Artisan Gift Fair at the Kariton Art Gallery. A Christmas Fair will not take place at the Kariton Gallery in 2014 but may return in future years.