Sixteen holiday markets to shop and celebrate in Denver
A Monster to Love, Horseshoe Holiday Market.
A crush of holiday markets will divide and multiply over the next two weeks, giving proof to the notion that Colorado is a hotbed of talented crafters, artists and creatives. Only a bona fide Scrooge couldn't find a place to shop on the list below. And you're likely to want to hit them all over the next two weeks -- because these goods are all good.
Read on (including the links below), and visit our holiday shopping listings online for even more events. And if you don't see your favorite, tell us about it in the comments below.
Student works for "Starry Night," DAVA.
Opens December 7, 4-8 p.m.; continues through January 9.
Downtown Aurora Visual Arts
Some of our favorite gifts comes from the hands of babes, and that will surely include those handmade by artist-mentored youths at DAVA's Starry Night holiday show and sale, which combines clever work by the kids with more sophisticated items from adult artists. Look for colorful block prints, whimsical stuffed animals, clay pieces, jewelry and more. The grownup guests -- Kay Casperson, Kym Bloom and Alchemy in Glass -- will also offer handstitched dolls, pixilated candy portraits and beautiful silvered glass pendants.
Valerie Saverie, Arvada Center Fine Art Market
Fine Art Market Show and Sale and Arvada Center Educational Studios Sale
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
The Fine Art Market Show and Sale is an Arvada Center tradition, bringing together a comprehensive selection of work made by Colorado artists for more than 25 years. This round, ninety or more artists are represented in every medium and price point imaginable. Concurrent to the art market, the center will host the Arvada Center Educational Studios Sale, now in its fourth year, featuring well-made and well-priced pottery and studio art by its students and their instructors. Two shows for the price of one -- which is, incidentally, free. Shop on.
A Big Print Sale!
Edge Gallery, like many other galleries all over town, is giving December over to an art-to-buy show, but with a slightly different focus: A Big Print Sale features monotypes, etchings, lithos and more, spanning a period of fifty years and all culled from the collection of former University of Colorado printmaking professor Clint Cline. Some of Cline's own experimental work is included in the mix; check it out at Edge on weekends through December 23.
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