Holiday Arts Festival

Its Time for the Most Creative Shopping Event of the Year!

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Saturday, November 12 | 9am – 5pm
Free Admission


Sponsored by Lincoln Savings Bank

The Most Unique Shopping Experience

Shopping, Delicious Food & Mimosas!

Its time for the most creative shopping event of the year! And it is brought to you by Waterloo Center for the Arts in partnership with Lincoln Savings Bank.
This unique arts festival falls at the perfect time to kick off the holiday shopping season. Original works by more than 40 of the finest Midwest artists working in mixed media, painting, drawing, photography, wood, glass, jewelry, metal, ceramics, fiber and more will be available for purchase.
New to the festival this year, will be a hand-crafted edible gifts section with locally-produced offerings including candies, pies (by Try Pie), gourmet popcorn (by Kravve), hand-blended teas, jams and jellies, and more!
Throughout the event, Friends of the Art Center will be operating their Friends Cafe of the Art Center serving soups, salads, and desserts with proceeds benefitting the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Beverage offerings will include soft drinks as well as beer, wine and mimosas for a festive shopping experience. Specialty coffee beverages from Muddy Pirate Coffee Traders will also be available for purchase.
Also, with every purchase, shoppers can enter a drawing for a chance to win great prizes like $1,000 in gift certificates from Roth Jewelers and other local businesses.

Artist Roster

Call for Entry

Be a Part of Our Annual Juried Art Show at the Holiday Arts Festival!

The Waterloo Center for the Arts Holiday Arts Festival is a juried show. This festival has been happening annually for over 50 years. It is a premier indoor arts festival, kicking off the holiday shopping season.

* All mediums welcome

* Early setup available

* New extended hours

* New application process

* Extra hands for loading, unloading, and booth-sitting

Festival Fees

Jury Fee: $15
Single Booth Fee: $100
Double Booth Fee: $200

Deadline for applications is September 5, 2022

*In order to maintain the highest level of quality and variety of original artwork, all artists must apply annually.