Hill-Stead Museum’s Holiday Boutique is looking for high quality and distinctive exhibitors for its annual Holiday Boutique, to be held December 7 & 8.  We look forward to showcasing artisans and artists who design and create their own exceptional work.

Boutique Facts
Where? The Boutique is held in spaces in the property’s Makeshift complex: The Orientation Gallery, The Makeshift Theater, and the Closed Garage. There are also two spaces in the Museum: The Board Room and The Stone Porch.

Fees? The fee for a single space (8 feet L x 4 feet D) for two days is $385. 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 7 & 8. Exhibitors may set up on Friday, December 6 from 12 – 3 pm or on Saturday morning, December 7 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 to booth sit for breaks.

Extras? We have a limited number of tables to provide to exhibitors free of charge. 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, but please let us know in advance if you will need electricity. Exhibitors must supply their own extension cords.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the application below or download the Exhibitor Application Holiday Boutique, complete it and return by email (paynterc@hillstead.org) or mail.

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.