Timing and Fees
Applications for the 2021 Holiday Marketplace will open on July 31, 2021 and will close on October 1, 2021.
The Online event will be held on Friday, November 26th through Saturday, December 11th
The In-Person event will be held on Friday, December 10 - Saturday, December 11th
There is a non-refundable application fee
of $25.00 regardless of the event(s) you apply for.
Online booth fee for the 2021 Decatur Holiday Marketplace is $75.
In-Person booth fee for the 2021 Decatur Holiday Marketplace is $175.
Apply for both Online and In-Person for a discounted rate of $200.
All artists will be listed on this website as well as at the Online Marketplace at ClairemontPTA.org.
Our Facebook and Instagram accounts for Decatur Holiday Marketplace will highlight artists and their work using photos that are submitted.
This is the 30th Anniversary of the Marketplace and we are working on additional opportunities to publicize our longstanding community event.
Selection & Notification
Notification for all applications will be sent on October 9th.
Our goal is to offer a variety of original arts and crafts in the Marketplace. Entries are judged primarily, though not strictly, on quality, marketability and originality. All artwork must be the original handmade work of the artist. Only mediums listed on the application and approved by Decatur Holiday Marketplace can be sold during the show.
Previous inclusion in the Marketplace does not guarantee future selection.
If In-person demand is very high, it is possible that an artist who applies for both In-Person and Online will not be selected for In-Person. In this case, your booth fee will be reduced to that of Online fee only.
At the time of notification, the appropriate (tax deductible) Booth Fee will be due.
Below is a map of the school used in previous years. There will be a few changes this year. We will not have the indoor cafe, but seating will be available for those who purchase food from the food trucks.
We will limit the number of artists in the hallways to provide additional space for social distancing.
We will reduce the number of artists in each classroom to encourage social distancing.
Exhibit areas will be open for set-up beginning at 4:00 pm on Friday December 10, 2021. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ENTER THE SCHOOL PRIOR TO 4 PM.
Masks will be required for artists and shoppers over 2 years.
Artists are required to man their booth for the entire show. Failure to stay for the entire show may result in you not being allowed to participate in future shows.
You will receive detailed instructions for load in and load out. The Marketplace is held inside of Clairemont Elementary school and we must be respectful of the students and facilities. Failure to follow instructions for unloading and parking may impact your ability to participate in future events.
Decatur Holiday Marketplace is operated by a committee of parent volunteers at Clairemont Elementary School. City Schools of Decatur is not responsible for loss or damage to art or injury to anyone participating in the Marketplace. Exhibitors are responsible for their own personal and property liability.
Please email any questions to: