DEADLINE: November 11, 2022
Accepting online applications
We’re excited to re-introduce the Artisan Gift Shop as the Artisan Pop-Up. The artisans juried into this fine arts and crafts pop-up will sell their one-of-a-kind gifts to our local community during Small Business Saturday and Country Christmas First Friday. We will collect donations for our Larry F. Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund during the pop-up. You will find the Artisan Pop-Up in our Main Gallery (38 S. Third St, Oxford, PA, 19363).
In 2022 the Oxford Arts Alliance redesigned what was formerly known as the Artisan Gift Shop as the organization shifts its focus on the importance of the nonprofit's mission. The Oxford Arts Alliance’s main priority as inflation persists in the wake of COVID-19 is fundraising for the scholarship program so that the local community can access arts enrichment programming regardless of their household income. The Larry F. Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund provides individual need-based scholarships to music students at the Oxford Arts Alliance Academy of Music. Larry F. Thompson (1942-2020) was a beloved West Grove-Avondale Rotary member and an Oxford Arts Alliance music student. In Memoriam, the Oxford Arts Alliance and the West Grove Rotary honor Larry's life and the song he always had in his heart by passing the torch and passion for music onto the next generation. This scholarship ensures that no student in Oxford, PA, will be denied access to a musical education due to their inability to pay for lessons or afford an instrument.
The Artisan Pop-Up will take place on Small Business Saturday, November 26th, 2022, from 10 am to 6 pm, and on Country Christmas First Friday, December 2nd, 2022, from 2 pm to 8 pm.
High-quality crafts and handmade items, original art in all media, artisanal packaged foods, bath and beauty, and home products are eligible for the Artisan Pop-Up. Work made by hand or using appropriate tools should demonstrate imagination and the mark of the maker’s individuality. All items must be handmade and cannot be wholesale or imported from other countries. Prints of original artwork are acceptable. We acknowledge that selling prints keep costs low for artisans and allows them to sell more quantities.
A panel of craftspeople and artists will serve as the final authority on eligibility. Our goal is to offer customers the widest selection of quality handmade products for our local demographic within an affordable price range.
The deadline to apply for the Artisan Pop-Up is November 11th, 2022. Oxford Arts Alliance will issue acceptance/rejection emails on November 12th, 2022 and invoice participating artisans for the table fee.