The Merry Market

Dorchester Center for the Arts Presents,dorchester arts merry market

This year, jump start the spirit of gift giving at DCA’s new Merry Market! During the holiday shopping season, DCA will transform its entire art gallery into a whimsical shopping experience! This special event features dozens of artists displaying a wide variety of their hand-crafted and quality items such as traditional arts and crafts, jewelry, candles and more! Join us on two of our Second Saturday receptions held on Nov. 12th and Dec. 10th from 5-7pm. Enjoy a night to remember with light refreshments, live music and an opportunity to meet all our featured artists! Discover what you may find for you and your loved ones this holiday season!

Dorchester Center for the Arts is committed to supporting and uplifting our local artists. We invite you to come see what The Merry Market has to offer.

2022 Registration is now Open!

Registration closes on October 3, 2022

Event Dates: November 4- 26/ December 2-23, 2022

Vendor drop-off/ set up: Nov. 1-3

Vendor Pick-up/ Dismantle: Dec. 28-30


Market Information:

  • No registration fee
  • Artists are expected to drop-off and pick-up work on scheduled Merry Market designated dates
  • Transporting and shipping costs are the responsibility of the artist
  • The DCA handles the sales of all merchandise including collection of State Sale Tax
  • The DCA retains a 35% on all items, Vendor receives 65%

Who can apply:

We welcome all artists who create hand- crafted items including, but not limited to: Jewelry, upcycle works, candles, small prints and paintings, ceramics, woodworks, fiber, glass, baskets. NO BUY AND RESELL ITEMS PERMITTED.

Acceptance Notification: All artists will be notified of their acceptance in October 2022. Those who are not accepted for this year’s show will also be notified. All accepted applicants will receive a packet from DCA containing contract, special requests form, an inventory sheet and delivery/ pick-up information. ALL FORMS MUST BE FULLY COMPLETED.

Space Customization: DCA will provide each accepted Artist a 4ft space for their display area. Artists must bring any tables, table cloths, display racks, and signage that will make their displays unique. Basic space identification signage will be provided.

Apply NOW!