Hill-Stead Museum is looking for high-quality and distinctive exhibitors for its annual Holiday Boutique, to be held December 3 & 4.

We look forward to showcasing artisans and artists who design and create their own exceptional work.

All applications must be submitted by September 30.  We have a yet-to-be-determined number of spaces available this year due to the pandemic and the potential availability of our newly renovated space in the Carriage Barn. We will notify applicants of the number of exhibitors allowed at the event by October 8.

Given the changing status of the pandemic, we are hopeful that we can hold the event both indoors and outdoors at Hill-Stead Museum, but will remain flexible according to current CDC recommendations. At the present time, Hill-Stead Museum reserves the right to ask you to wear a mask. 

Holiday Boutique Facts

Where?  The Holiday Boutique will take place indoors in the Carriage Barn, the Stone Porch, and The Pope Board Room, and in selected areas in the courtyard outdoors.

Fees? The fee for a single indoor space (8 feet L x 4 feet D) for two days is $300; the fee for an outdoor space is $150. You can purchase more than one space. The museum does not take a percentage of exhibitor’s sales.

Set-up? The Boutique runs from 10 am to 4 pm on December 3 & 4. Exhibitors may set up on Friday, December 2 from 11 – 3 pm or on Saturday, December 3 from 7:30 to 9:30 am. All exhibitors are required to staff their spaces for the entire two-day event and to handle their own sales. Museum volunteers will be available to booth sit for breaks.

Extras? We have a limited number of tables to rent to exhibitors at a rate of $10 each. You must request these in advance. Due to the age of our building, electrical outlets are also limited. We will do our best to accommodate your electrical needs for indoor spaces, but please let us know in advance if you will need electricity. Exhibitors must supply their own extension cords. There is no electricity available for outdoor spaces.

Holiday Boutique Exhibitor Application

If you are interested in participating, please complete the form below or download the Holiday Boutique Exhibitor Application, complete it and return by email (olverm@hillstead.org). Your application will be reviewed promptly. Approved applicants will receive a contract to complete via email.

Note: Hill-Stead strives to honor the hard work and creativity of artisan exhibitors. We will review “boutique buy-sell” exhibitors carefully, looking for a limited number whose products complement our artisan exhibitor mix.