Elf Market2018-09-12T12:23:35+00:00

12th Annual Elf Market

Saturday, December 1st, 2018 • 10AM – 4:30PM

The Elf Market is The ArtsCenter’s annual holiday craft market which takes place on the first Saturday in December. Vendors from Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and the Triangle area gather to sell handmade goods such as clothing, body products, food items, fine art, children’s toys, ceramic pieces, and jewelry. The bar will be open, and there will be hands-on craft activities for children and their families. Elf Market is the place to shop local for your holiday gifts on Small Business Saturday this year! This event is family-friendly and free to attend.

How To Apply

Please submit 5 images of your work and a photo of your booth/table along with this submission form. Images must be representative of the work you intend to sell. Provide payment information at the end of the form, or mail or drop off a check at The ArtsCenter’s Box Office.

Application deadline: 9 am, Monday October 15, 2018


Vendor Fee

$50 per vendor (or $65 for a shared table- no more than 2 vendors per table, please!) Vendors may choose to either provide credit card information at the end of this form or mail/drop off a check at The ArtsCenter (300-G East Main St. Carrboro, NC 27510). Checks should be made out to “The ArtsCenter.” If you choose to mail or drop off a check, it MUST be received by the application deadline. All vendor fees benefit the ArtsCenter Education Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance for young artists to attend classes and camps. Application fees will not be processed until a vendor has been accepted.


Vendors must supply their own tables as well as means for accepting/processing their sales (cash box with change, square, etc.). Tables must not exceed 6’ long x 3’ wide. Tables, shelves, or other displays cannot block the view of an adjacent vendor’s table. Vendors must be set up and ready to sell fifteen minutes before event begins.


There are a limited number of spaces available for youth vendors ages 7-17 at the cost of $30 per table. Youth vendors must be accompanied by an adult for the entirety of the event and should also apply using the Vendor Application form below.


There are a limited number of spaces for vendors in the Elf Market and an application does not guarantee a space.

Applicants will be notified about their acceptance by October 18.

The Elf Market celebrates the work of local artisans. We do not accept vendors whose work is not hand-crafted (although some vintage items are allowed). In order to participate in Elf Market, the artist must be present for the entirety of the event.

Contact Jesse Hollars at jhollars@artscenterlive.org with questions about the event or your application.