The Alternative Holiday Sale is Back for 2021!

PEC is excited to announce the Alternative Holiday Sale (AHS) is back this year! The AHS offers the opportunity to meet and shop with others in the peace and justice community while supporting small businesses, nonprofit groups, and fair-trade cooperatives. There will be a variety of vendors, many offering locally unique creations as well as practical goods. 

PEC is also teaming with the Ten Pound Fiddle to bring live music to the event. The concert will feature singer-songwriter, storyteller, and cultural ambassador Reggie Harris. Learn more here:

So, calling all vendors! If you’re interested in participating this year please contact us at for more information and to reserve your spot. 

You can also fill out the VENDOR APPLICATION FORM and send your payment online HERE.

You can also mail in your Vendor Application and payment to:

Peace Education Center
1120 S Harrison Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823

Space is limited, so we encourage you to sign up ASAP!


Friday, November 19, 5 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, November 20, 9 am – 5 pm
Edgewood United Church, 469 Hagadorn Road, East Lansing

The following is an archive information of past Alternative Holiday Sales.

Alternative Holiday Sale – Support Our Vendors 2020

The Peace Education Center has been hosting the Alternative Holiday Sale for over 10 years. This event provides an excellent opportunity to support the local economy, local business, and the Peace Education Center. 
Last year PEC was unable to hold the alternative sale and the associated fundraising opportunity it traditionally offered. But vendors who traditionally showcased their products deserved our support so we had setup a shop online to show them our support. 

(1) Matt Mulford
Mulford Arts & Peculiar Perspective Studio & Gallery

Mulford Arts offers a wide choice of gift options.  Matt is known for his unique, personal, and expressive holiday cards and varied art in many mediums.  He can be contacted through his Mulford Arts Facebook page.  Items available to ship, or local delivery in the Lansing area.
(2)   Amie Lucas

Description: Photographs inspired by the beautiful state of Michigan. From roaring waterfalls to lush forests to the stunning Great Lakes. 
Select your favorite photograph and have it printed on paper, metal or canvas. Additional sale items are available along with a limited stock 2021 Michigan calendar.
(3)   Jessie Blume
Jessie Blume bags 

I make genuine leather crossbody bags. They make great gifts!
(4)   Sarah Evans

Downy Tree Art is owned by Lansing artist, Sarah Surface-Evans. She is an illustrator who creates art featuring environmental and social commentary themes. She is also a sewist and designs her own fabric. Shop for original artwork, limited edition prints, embroidery patterns, designer fabric bags, and more!
(5)   Aspen & Tim 
Turtle Creek Artisans

Tim will have water color note cards, and Aspen will have gemstone necklaces including some with peace symbol pendants.
(6)   Petra Daher
Petra Daher Productions
All sales help support the production of the Great Lakes Water Warrior Documentary film series.
Featured Products
Petra Productions Webstore – Gift Certificates for photo sessions, greeting cards, and fine art photography.

Search for Petra Daher to find her products:   Petra is offering canvas wraps and metallic photo prints with a mat including free delivery in the Lansing area at the WITA marketplace.  All of the items listed are in stock and ready to go!  Over 30 women are participating.

Women in the Arts Festival Artist Marketplace Facebook Group

This group is the official online Artist Marketplace for the Women in the Arts Festival. Featuring women-made creations, including paintings, illustrations, photography, jewelry, textiles, sculpture, pottery, glassware, books, and music, the Festival aims to create a space for women to showcase their talents and sell their work.
(7)   Cynthia Carter
Udderly Simple

I’m Cindy Carter from Udderly Simple. Although I don’t have a website as of yet, Udderly Simple is on Facebook and I do have soaps and lotions available for purchase. I’m located in Bath and could either safely meet up or ship to customers. Thank you.

The Alternative Holiday Sale starts Friday, November 15, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and continues Saturday, November 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale will be held again at Edgewood United Church, 469 Hagadorn Road in East Lansing.

2019 Vendor List:

To be announced soon!

AHS 2019 Vendor Application

Vendors : Click the image below for a copy of the Vendor Sign-Up sheet!

Please snail mail the form to the Peace Education Center or email it to

2018’s Alternative Holiday sale poster:

2017’s Alternative Holiday Sale poster: