Arts and Crafts Show

Information on the Arts and Crafts Show


Celebrate the Holidays at the Michigan State University Arts & Crafts Show!

DECEMBER 5, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

DECEMBER 6, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Mark your calendar for the 52nd Michigan State University Holiday Arts & Crafts Show! This year's show will boast more than 130 artisans from across the nation and offer something for everyone!

The show will take place inside the MSU Union, which is located on the corner of Grand River Avenue and Abbott Road in East Lansing.

For more information about the show click the boxes below that answer your questions:


The Michigan State University Holiday Arts & Crafts Show is one of the largest arts and crafts shows in the state. This year's show is going to boast over 25 NEW VENDORS and will include many returning favorites! There will be a broad range of handmade items, including candles, furniture, jewelry, home and yard decor, aromatherapy, clothing, children's toys, painting, photography, pottery, sculpture and much more!

The University Activities Board annually sponsors two arts and crafts shows at the MSU Union. The Holiday Arts & Crafts Show is held the first weekend in December. The Spring Arts & Crafts Show is held the third weekend in May, in conjunction with the East Lansing Art Festival. Both shows are free for the public to attend.

For more information, make sure to check back here for the latest updates or call the UAB Office at (517) 355-3354 for more information.

 SAVE THE DATE: The 52nd SPRING Arts & Crafts Show is May 21 & 22, 2016. Applications for vendors will go live on February 9, 2016!



Application Process: We have concluded our application process for the 2015 Holiday Show. Thank you for showing interest in our show! Please check back for more information about participating in our Spring Show, May 21-22, 2016!

A completed application includes a completed form, payment of $20 per application, and a total of seven (7) photos – photo submissions must include one of you in your work area creating your wares and one of your booth set-up. The applications are available for approximately 4-6 weeks.  After application accpetance has closed, applications will be considered in order as they are submitted until the show is full.

PLEASE NOTE: University Activities Board requires that the vendor produce the majority of the item that is displayed. Commercial/Buy-Sell products are not permitted and will be removed from the show if found to be displayed.

**ADA Policy: It is MSU’s policy to make every effort to ensuring easy accessibility to all components of the Arts & Crafts Show as a vendor. Any individuals who need assistance with the application process, please contact Brian directly at 517-884-3338. For any individuals with ADA needs who contact the Show Coordinator prior to 5 PM on September 4, 2015, requesting assistance with the application process will be included in Round 1.

To participate as a vendor in our show, please check out the below links for more information: (Load-In Information is currently being updated)


University Activities Board has decided to utilize Zapplication to facilitate our application process. To create a profile on Zapplication or help with resizing photos for the Zapplication Profile, please click the boxes below for more information:


To apply for the 2015 MSU Holiday Arts & Crafts Show please click on the box below to begin:

(Link will be live at TBA for the 2016 Spring Show)

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