33rd Annual Holiday Artists Market Returns to Grand Rapids on December 7

Posted March 4, 2024 in Community Events, Campus

A person shopping and talking with a vendor selling embroidered accessories at the 2022 Holiday Artists Market.

West Michigan’s popular Holiday Artists Market will return to downtown Grand Rapids on Saturday, December 7 for its 33rd year. Hosted by The Spark at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, the 2024 market is set to showcase more than 50 local artists, designers, and makers.  

Vendor applications to participate in the 33rd annual Holiday Artists Market will open on April 24. Along with 50 local vendor spots, an additional 20 spots will be open to current KCAD students. 

“We’re honored to continue this tradition of championing local creatives,” said Mikayla Portee, KCAD Retail Manager for The Spark. “With our collaborative spirit and unwavering support for West Michigan’s creative community, we are well-equipped to carry the torch forward.” 

For over 30 years, the Holiday Artists Market has offered the region’s creative community a prominent platform to showcase and sell their wares. Previously hosted by the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, which closed in 2023, the annual event will continue to support local artists and makers under the guidance of The Spark and KCAD. 

Year after year, the highly anticipated market brings thousands of shoppers out to support the local creative economy and shop for unique, hand-crafted gifts. Visitors can look forward to shopping original artwork, jewelry, ceramics, fiber arts, prints, home goods, toys, and more. 

Pink graphic with geometric overlay. Text: December 7, Holiday Artists Market, 17 Fountain St NW, 10-4pm, Free

The 2024 market will take place on KCAD’s campus at 17 Fountain St. NW from 10am-4pm on Saturday, Dec. 7. 

Additional details about the 33rd annual Holiday Artists Market will be announced later this spring. For vendors interested in participating, save the date for vendor applications opening on April 24 and stay tuned to kcad.edu/thespark. 

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