Each year, the Maine College of Art & Design Holiday Sale (running November 19 through December 10) provides an opportunity to purchase handmade arts, crafts, and gifts for the season while supporting our incredible community of artists. Items are carefully created and selected by MECA&D faculty, staff, alumni, students, and friends. Sales support both the participating artists and MECA&D students. 

The 2021 Holiday Sale will take place on an online sale platform hosted by the College. All items in the sale must be handmade or hand-altered by the applicant.  

The selection committee is also accepting submissions for the Holiday Sale Window Display. MECA&D alumni, faculty, staff, and students interested in creating an installation for the Porteous Lobby window—either as individuals or groups—are encouraged to submit proposals. Selected artist(s) will receive a $1,000 stipend for supplies and labor. The window will be on view from November 19, 2021, through the full holiday season to January 6, 2022. 

The deadline to apply is Sunday, October 17, 2021, at 11:59pm EST. Email holidaysale@meca.edu for any questions. 


Illustration for the 2020 Holiday Sale Window designed by Sarah Sawtelle '19. Photo: Sarah Sawtelle '19