Six local holiday art and craft markets in Fayetteville

Fayetteville has always been home to some incredible local artists and crafters. This weekend, several of these talented folks will put their one-of-a-kind wares on display at several local art and craft markets scheduled around town.

We found six local holiday markets, art sales, and bazaars happening in Fayetteville this season, including several opportunities to buy locally made paintings, posters, pottery, jewelry, home decor and more.

Here’s what we know.

Holiday Art Sale

When: Friday, Dec. 4 from 7-9 p.m., Saturday Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday Dec. 6 from 12-4 p.m.
Where: Studio 545, 545 W. Center Street
Info: Artists include Don House (photography), Michelle Berg-Vogel (handmade journals, cards and notebooks), Debra DuBois (rugs), Susan Shore (earrings, pins, mixed-media art), Victoria McKinney (pottery and art), Faye Alter (purses), William Mayes Flanagan (paintings), Greg Mitchell (rustic furniture), Sabine Schmidt (photography), Robin Devine (encaustics), and Jimmy Glenn (pottery) and Alice Mayo McKee (baby boots). A bit more information is available via the Facebook page for the event.

Little Craft Show

When: Friday, Dec. 4 from 5-9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fayetteville Town Center, 15 W. Mountain St.
Info: The Little Craft Show is a juried holiday art and craft market featuring around 90 vendors from around the region. The market includes all kinds of handmade items, from pottery to paintings, jewelry, screen printed t-shirts and posters, some specialty food items, and more. Admission is $15 on Friday night from 5- 9 p.m. (some earlybird VIP tickets are also available for $95). The market is free to attend on Saturday. There’s also food by Greenhouse Grille, and lots more. More information is available at

NWACCC Holiday Gift Market

When: Through Dec. 23
Where: Nadine Baum Studios, 505 W. Spring St.
Info: The annual NWACCC Holiday Gift Market has a new format this year. Instead of a weekend-long event, the market will instead be open to coincide with eleven different shows at Walton Arts Center this season. Shows will be open from one hour before the shows begin, until 30 minutes after they end, and will feature works of pottery, jewelry, artwork, cards, and other items from local artists. Proceeds benefit the Community Creative Center’s arts educations programs. Here’s more information, including the list of shows the market corresponds to.

Fayetteville Farmers’ Market

When: Saturday, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Jefferson Center, 612 S College Ave.
Info: The Fayetteville Farmers’ Market will host the annual holiday market at Jefferson Center again this year. Thirty local farm, food, art and craft vendors will be offering gift items, including candy, baked goods, fresh produce, baskets, wreaths, furniture, art, birdhouses and more.

Craft Addicts Handmade Holiday Sale

When: Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: B Unlimited Building (612 W. Center St.)
Info: Several local artists are planning a new holiday market in the B Unlimited Building this year. The Craft Addicts Handmade Holiday Sale will include leather goods, aprons, pottery, velveteen rabbits, ornaments, art prints, knit wear, and other items by local artists. Here’s the Facebook page for the event.

St. Paul’s Alternative Gift Market

When: Sunday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 224 N. East Ave.
Info: St. Paul’s Alternative Gift Market is an opportunity to support various life-giving projects. Items available for purchase include food for the hungry, care for the sick, shelter for the homeless, renewal for our endangered planet and other meaningful alternatives to the usual holiday gifts. A bit more information is available on Facebook.