Hermitage Handmade Festival

The Hermitage is hosting its 2nd annual Hermitage Handmade Festival on Sunday, September 10th. This event is free and open to the public.

for arts and craft handmade by local artists,
EAT from some of the best food trucks in town,
LEARN about the arts through live demonstrations throughout the day,
and CREATE arts and crafts of your very own with on-site art-making activities.

The Hermitage is seeking high-quality arts and crafts vendors to showcase at the Hermitage Handmade Festival on Sunday, September 10th. The Hermitage invites artisans of all media including ceramics, paper arts, fiber arts, metals, glass, and all other handmade goods to apply. To ensure a balanced variety of work displayed and excellent craftsmanship Hermitage Handmade is a juried show.

Application Process:

  • Download and complete the Hermitage Handmade PDF application form
  • Once you have completed the form, email the form and 5 quality jpg images of your work to handmade@thehermitagemuseum.org
  • Deadline to apply is July 14th
  • Notification of acceptance is July 25th
  • If accepted, vendor fee due by August 14th
  • Vendors may share a space however each artist must submit a separate application. Please indicate on the application is you would like to share a space.

Vendor Fee:

  • 10’x10’ plot (with or without tent): $95
  • 6’x5’ plot (no tents allowed): $75

This is enough space for a 6’ table and 2 chairs behind it.

Vendor Space:

  • Hermitage Handmade Festival takes place outdoors. No tents, shelters, or covered spaces will be provided. Rain date is September 24th.
  • Vendors can bring their own tent, not to exceed 10’x10’. All tents must be properly secured against wind.
  • Vendors will receive notification of their assigned location and setup time before the show via email.
  • Electricity is not available.
  • Artists are responsible for set-up and break-down of their displays.
  • Vendors must provide their own table, table covering, chairs, easels, racks, etc. and all displays must fit within vendor’s assigned plot size.

General Information

  • Deadline to apply is July 14th
  • The Hermitage Museum & Gardens is not responsible for damage caused while your work is on premises.
  • Photographs submitted as part of the vendor application may be used for promotion.
  • Vendors are responsible for their own transactions and keep all proceeds of their sales.

Cancellations and Refunds: Once your Vendor Fee is received, it cannot be refunded. If you cannot participate in the show for any reason, please contact handmade@thehermitagemuseum.org  as soon as possible.

All work displayed must be original, created and executed by the displaying artist's or artisan's own hand and of professional quality. This work is absolutely limited to the work of a single artist or two-person collaborative team.

Ineligible items include items made with commercially available molds or patterns or any item produced commercially or by anyone other than the artist. No representatives or dealers may show. Artists bringing ineligible items to the show will be asked to remove them.

Artists violating the rules of this show will not be permitted to exhibit.