2017 Application

  1. Introduction
  2. Application Information
  3. Terms of Participation
  4. Festival Selection
  5. Application Image Submission
  6. Payment
  7. Review
Dear Artists,

Thank you for choosing ArtsQuest as one or more of your shows during the 2017 season. We look forward to another great season this year!

We have streamlined the application to be comprehensive of the three main festivals that we offer jury artisans and crafters for each year. Take a moment to read through this application and make sure you are following the instructions within the application and completing it fully.

Complete the information on the application fully and make sure you are submitting everything requested. Because of the number of applicants that we receive for all of our festivals, we are unable to contact each artisan/crafter if your application is incomplete (this includes missing deposit checks and application fees). Incomplete applications will not reviewed during the jury. To make sure that you have not missed anything, there is a handy checklist at the end application for you to use!

ArtsQuest files images for up to three years. If you submitted images in 2016 or 2016 and requested that we file them, you do not need to submit new images this year. ArtsQuest does reserve the right to request clearer images or new images if there is a question on the images that had been submitted in 2016 or 2016. If you are uncertain if you requested that we file your images, please contact our offices. If you wish, you can submit new images, especially if you have a new product or designed a new product as it will bring your product listing current and show us something new! If you are a first time applicant and you wish to have your images filed, please make sure you are checking the box to have your images filed and submit digital images.

ArtsQuest will only file digital images that are on a USB or CD. IMAGES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED VIA DROPBOX OR ANY OTHER ONLINE STORAGE BOX.

Due to the number of applications received in our office, ArtsQuest is unable to confirm receipt of application. If you wish to receive confirmation that you application was received at our office, please use a mail service that provides you a tracking number.

Keep in mind that submitting an application does not guarantee selection. Prior attendance does not guarantee selection by the jury.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our offices at 610-332-1300 or e-mail crafters@artsquest.org

Thank you!

Emily Kocis
Operations Manager
Festival Overview
Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem
Nov. 17-19, 24-26, 30 - Dec. 3
Dec. 7-10, 14-17 & 21-23, 2017

Thursday & Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
Friday & Saturday 11 am - 8 pm

Attendance: 65,000 estimated

Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 60 miles north of Philadelphia, 80 miles west of New York City and 70 miles east of Harrisburg.

Demographics: 150 mile radius; 29-64 skewed heavily female

Named one of the top holiday markets in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure, Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem showcases fine art and unique holiday gifts by 100 artisans from throughout the nation, live holiday music, ice carving and glassblowing demonstrations, and jolly, old St. Nicholas. The event, which serves as the anchor of Bethlehem’s holiday events and attractions, offers a unique holiday and shopping experience that attracts people from throughout Eastern Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic Region.