Looking for a thoughtful gift, made by some local hands instead of at a giant factory in some other country? Fayetteville has you covered.
Over the next few weeks, there are several local arts and craft markets, art sales, and bazaars planned around town, featuring talented artists and makers selling their paintings, pottery, jewelry, home decor, and more.
Here’s what we know about them!
Oh Local Night
When: Thursday, Nov. 30
Where: Downtown businesses
Info: Several downtown businesses along Block Avenue will stay open late on Thursday, Nov. 30 for a holiday shopping event. Here’s more information.
Holiday Art Sale
When: Friday, Dec. 1 from 7-9 p.m., Saturday Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday Dec. 3 from 12-4 p.m.
Where: Studio 545, 545 W. Center Street, Fayetteville
Info: One of the oldest local holiday art and craft markets around. Fourteen artists will be selling works of fine art including watercolors, encaustics, photography, art boxes, ceramics, jewelry, wearable textile art, aromatherapy, mobiles and more. Here’s the Facebook event.
Fayetteville Farmers’ Market Holiday Market
When: Saturday, Dec. 2-23 (Saturdays only)
Where: Ozark Natural Foods, 1554 N. College Ave., Fayetteville
Info: Fayetteville Farmers’ Market vendors will offer gift items for the holidays every Saturday through Dec. 23 at Ozark Natural Foods.
NWACCC Holiday Gift Market
When: Through Dec. 23
Where: McBride Studio, inside the Walton Arts Center, 495 W Dickson St, Fayetteville
Info: Community Creative Center is partnering with Walton Art Center to present the third annual Holiday Gift Market. The market offers fine quality arts and crafts created by local artists including pottery, jewelry, prints, decorative items and wearable art. The market is located in Walton Art Center’s newly remodeled McBride Studio. More information about the sale is available on Facebook.
St. Paul’s Alternative Gift Market
When: Sunday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 224 N. East Ave., Fayetteville
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 here.
Art Ventures Holiday Art Sale
When: Reception on Thursday, Dec. 7, sale runs through December
Where: Art Ventures (formerly Fayetteville Underground), 101 W Mountain Street, Fayetteville
Info: Art Ventures will celebrate their annual holiday art sale with a reception on Thursday, Dec. 7. The exhibition and sale actually begins on November 29th “with plenty of time to find special gifts for Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa and for Winter birthdays and special events.” 31 artists will participate. A full list of artists and more information is here.
When: Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Fayetteville Town Center
Info: An arts & craft sale featuring dozens of local, regional, and national makers and vendors, craft cocktails, food vendors, and more. The event is free to attend. For a full list of vendors, visit cattywampuscoop.com.
Fenix: Small Works Holiday Exhibition
When: Thursday, Dec. 7 from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Stage Eighteen, 18 E. Center St., Fayetteville
Info: A Fenix Fayetteville table show featuring small sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, cards, ornaments, and prints. The Dec. 7 event includes live music. Other work will remain on the wall through Jan. 27. For more info on Fenix Fayetteville, visit facebook.com/fenixfayetteville.
Fine Art Market
When: Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, 4703 N. Crossover Road, Fayetteville
Info: Browse artwork from over a dozen local Art Ventures NWA artists. There will be a wide selection of styles and mediums, including paintings, sculpture and metal work. Admission to the market and garden on this day is free – shop the art market and then explore the garden.