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Artist & Vendor Opportunities

At the Hillsborough Arts Council, we are passionate about shining a spotlight on the incredible talent within our community. Central to our mission is the belief in providing platforms for local artists to showcase their work, fostering a vibrant arts scene that enriches both creators and audiences alike.
 

If you are an Artist, Craft Food Artisan, Experience Vendor, or Community Group eager to share your work with Hillsborough, NC, we invite you to be part of our 2024 programming lineup!

 

Below, you'll find applications for participation in our upcoming events and programs:

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Last Fridays Makers Markets

FRI, MAY 31, 2024
FRI, JUNE 29, 2024
FRI, JULY 26, 2024
FRI, AUGUST 30, 2024
FRI, SEPTEMBER 27, 2024
FRI, OCTOBER 25, 2024
5:30-8:30 PM
 
OLD ORANGE COUNTY COURTHOUSE LAWN
HILLSBOROUGH, NC

APPLICATION DEADLINE: ROLLING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2024

Local artists, community groups, and experience vendors are invited to apply to become Approved Vendors for all 2024 Last Fridays Makers Markets.

Great for emerging and established artists.

One-Time Annual Application Fee: $20 

Monthly Spot Reservation: $35

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Handmade Market

SAT, JUNE 1, 2024
12-6 PM
 
RIVER PARK
HILLSBOROUGH, NC

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2024

*Curated Market and a hub for visitors around Hillsborough's legendary Handmade Parade!

Local artists, experience, and food/beverage vendors are invited to apply.

One-Time Application Fee: $20 

Spot Reservation: $80

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HAC Group Gallery Show:
Art is for Everyone - Tiny Work! 

On display June 24 - August 26 
in the HAC Gallery!


102 N CHURTON ST.
HILLSBOROUGH, NC

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 7, 2024

Following the giant puppets of Handmade Parade, HAC invites you to celebrate tiny work! This is a group gallery exhibition featuring the talent of our community - representing artists of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds. You are invited to participate.

Application Fee: FREE

Work must be no larger than 5x7 inches (including frame, if applicable). 2D and 3D pieces are welcome. 

Participants are required to sign a temporary consignment agreement in case your work sells!

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Solstice Market

SAT, DECEMBER 21, 2024

5-8 PM
 

DAVID PRICE FARMERS MARKET PAVILION

HILLSBOROUGH, NC

APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOV. 15, 2024

*Curated Market. All work must be giftable and Solstice-themed.

Local artists, experience, and food/beverage vendors are invited to apply.

One-Time Application Fee: $10 

Spot Reservation: $55

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HAC Gallery & Gift Shop

YEAR-ROUND
Tues - Sun, 12-4 PM
+ Extended Hours: Fri & Sat, 11-7 PM

102 N CHURTON ST.
HILLSBOROUGH, NC

APPLICATION DEADLINE: ROLLING

Local artists are invited to apply to consign and share work through HAC's downtown Hillsborough location, either in a Gallery Exhibition or as a Gift Shop Artist!

Application Fee: FREE

Consignment Split: Artist 60% / HAC 40% 


*This is a heavily curated application. If we have a spot available that’s a good fit for your work, we will reach out to you. The HAC Gallery Manager reviews applications on a bi-annual basis or as and when space allows.

Are you a musician or performing artist looking to captivate audiences with your talents?

We would love to hear from you! Please reach out to programs@hillsboroughartscouncil.org and share details about your work and your interest in collaborating with HAC. Let's come together to make unforgettable experiences for our community!

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