Holiday Gifting Art Fair 2023 November 2023

Holiday Gifting & Art Fair

Save the Date!

Saturday, December 14, 2024
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Kenosha Campus, 3520 - 30th Avenue

The 2024 Holiday Gifting & Art Fair is currently at capacity BUT there are always cancellations for various reasons. This list will be first come first serve basis. Payment is not required for the waitlist until the time your spot is confirmed.

Please use the link below to be added to the waitlist:
Holiday Gifting & Art Fair - waitlist

Questions should be directed to

Artists, crafters and home-based retail vendors are invited to sell their wares to hundreds of holiday shoppers that visit this popular event. Handmade art, crafts and specialty retail items will be displayed throughout the hallways, filling the vast majority of the campus with over 100 booths.

New this Year: Rate increase

Early bird registration offers a rate of $100.00 per booth with a maximum of 2 booths per vendor. The early bird registration pricing ends June 14, 2024.

After June 14, 2024, the registration cost will be $110.00 per booth with a maximum of 2 booths per vendor.

This increase will reflect the average booth charge in the tri-county area.

To reduce congestion and to keep everyone safe in the event of an emergency, we will no longer allow strollers at the Holiday Art & Craft Fair.

About Gateway’s Craft Fair

The first Holiday Gifting & Art Show was held in December 2008 on the Kenosha Campus. The board hoped to host 25 booths, but as word got out about the event, that amount more than doubled to 56 booths.

Since the inaugural event, the fair has grown to more than 140 booths* and donated approximately $50,000 to the Student Emergency Fund. We continue the tradition today, welcoming artists, crafters and home-based retail vendors to sell their wares to the hundreds of holiday shoppers that visit this popular affair.

This fundraising event is managed by a volunteer committee and sponsored by the Gateway Technical College Foundation. Proceeds benefit the Gateway Student Emergency Fund, which assists students in resolving short-term financial hardships that may otherwise have terminated their ability to stay in college.

*Vendors Note: We will do our best to honor past booth locations. However, booth space is newly reimagined for social distancing. Booth space reservations are on a first-come basis.