Call to Artists Grand Central Holiday Fair

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It’s March and thus time to start thinking about Christmas right? Well, that is if you’d like to sell your crafts at the Grand Central Holiday Fair in New York. March 12 and 13, from 9am to 5pm, there will be a chance to present your wares to the Fair merchandising consultants and receive feedback. Of course, due to the potential of a high number of attendees, you’ll want to get there early.  The focus of this year’s fair is made in America and locally made goods, and all goods must be made by hand. For more information, contact . I’ve pasted the press release below as well. Good Luck!



A call for potential vendors to join Grand Central Terminal’s acclaimed annual event.


WHAT:                 Grand Central Terminal is hosting a call to artists in March for its 2013 Holiday Fair, the final event of Grand Central’s Centennial year. Artisans are invited to the Terminal to show samples of their products and receive feedback from Holiday Fair merchandising consultants. The focus for this year’s Holiday Fair is on locally made and American-made merchandise.  Products are required to be made by hand.


Highly selective about the artists chosen to participate, planners spend the year looking for unique vendors. A range of products and price points guarantees that New Yorkers, commuters, and tourists alike can find interesting gift items for others as well as covet-worthy items for themselves. Each year, products include artwork, clothing for all ages, accessories and home goods.


More than 1 million shoppers visit Grand Central Terminal each day of the Holiday Fair.  Artisans in recent GCT fairs not only have sold high volumes of product, but also have landed high-profile wholesale accounts with major retailers, sold pieces to museums, broadened their retail client bases,and have been profiled on local and national TV.


For this year’s artisan call, merchandising consultants are interested in all product categories.  However, food products will not be evaluated at this time.


WHEN:                 March 12 and 13, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Early arrivers are most likely to be reviewed.  Due to potential high-volume attendance, Holiday Fair personnel cannot guarantee artisans will be seen.


WHERE:              Grand Central Terminal, 89 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

Retail space in the Shuttle Passageway across from the Rite Aid drugstore.


INFO:                   The Grand Central Holiday Fair takes over the Terminal’s historic Vanderbilt Hall each holiday season with 76 booths of art, children’s clothing, accessories, handbags, home goods, men’s and women’s apparel, jewelry, and bath and body products. Since its inception in 1993, the Holiday Fair has been a must-shop destination during the holiday season, and the longest-running indoor holiday market in New York City. The 2013 Holiday Fair begins Nov. 18, 2013 and runs for five weeks until Dec. 24, 2013.




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