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Craft Sale

The Craft Shop holds three annual Craft Sales at the SIU Student Center: The Family Weekend Craft Sale, Holiday Craft Sale, and Valentine’s Day Craft Sale. Craft vendors from the community have come together over the last 40 years at these events to sell their professional and quality handmade wares. All Craft Sales are open to the public.

Family Weekend Craft Sale

  • Friday, September 23, 2022, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Saturday, September 24, 2022 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
  • Student Center, 1st floor Art Gallery 
  • Vendor Application (Booth registration will start Monday, August 1, 2022, at noon.)
    • If you are a new vendor to our craft sales, please submit 5 images of your work for review by emailing craftshop@siu.edu.

Each year the SIU Saluki Family Weekend celebration brings excitement to the Student Center. Hundreds of parents, students, and members of the southern Illinois community take part in many campus events. During this event, the Craft Shop hosts our annual Raku Firing on Student Center south patio.

 

Holiday Art & Craft Sale 

  • Thursday, December 1 & Friday, December 2, 10a.m. - 5p. & Saturday, December 3, 2022 10a.m. - 5p.m.
  • Student Center, 1st floor Art Gallery 
  • Vendor Application (Booth registration will start Monday, August 1, 2022, at noon.)
    • If you are a new vendor to our craft sales, please submit 5 images of your work for review by emailing craftshop@siu.edu.

Our 45 annual Holiday Art & Craft Sale is a major event sponsored by the Student Center Craft Shop. This art and craft sale features approximately 80 local and regional artists and Craftspeople working in a variety of media including ceramics, fibers, glass, wood, drawing, painting, jewelry, handmade items for the body or home, and much much! All items must be well crafted and handmade seen application for details.

This year we will provide our community with an online database to find your favorite regional artists. Help support our region's talented artists and craftspeople this holiday season and shop safely online to find all your gift needs.

Jewelry Vendor Instructions

Jewelry Vendor Application (will be available August 2022)

 

Valentine's Day Craft Sale

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Student Center Art Gallery (First Floor)
  • Vendor Application (Registration will open Monday, August 1, 2022)

The Valentine’s Day Craft Sale fits the bill for those last-minute shoppers searching for the perfect gift for that someone special. Everyone from SIU faculty, staff, and students to the local community shops at this special one-day sale.