Happy Holidays Gifts Galore

Happy Holidays Happenings

Artist Demos, Market & Store

Handcrafted & Vintage Finds

Happy Holidays Gift Store: Nov. 15 - Dec. 28, 2014

Happy Holidays Gift Market: Dec. 6 - 7, 2014

Happy Holidays Artist Demonstrations: Every Sat. during AMA's Festival of Trees except 12/6

Where: Arlington Museum of Art, 201 West Main Street, Arlington, Texas 76010
When: During regular AMA hours

Gifts galore await at the Happy Holidays Gift Store and Market, brought to you by 817ArtsAlliance in conjunction with the Arlington Museum of Art's (AMA) Mitch Wilson Memorial Festival of Trees. Our local artisans and collectors come from a variety of backgrounds but they all share an enthusiasm for what they create and collect. Check back (below) as more info becomes available and to see which artisans and collectors will be participating in the following Happy Holidays Happenings at AMA.

Happy Holidays Gift Store
Everyday during the Mitch Wilson Memorial Festival of Trees at AMA

Located on the mezzanine level of the AMA, Happy Holidays Gift Store offers an extraordinary shopping experience. Handcrafted, many one of a kind, creations by local artisans and vintage finds from local collectors will fill the middle gallery.

Watch the list below grow as we welcome new and returning artisans to this year's gift store. You can get more of a feel for what types of items they will have to offer by clicking their image, if they have an online presence.

Happy Holidays Gift Market
Saturday, Dec. 6 (10 am - 6 pm) - Sunday, Dec. 7 (1 pm -5 pm)

Find even more creative and fun gifts in addition to those found in the Happy Holidays Gift Store in this extended market, for two days only.

Happy Holidays Artisan Demonstrations
Every Saturday during the Festival of Trees except 12/6

Watch the following artists create and ask them questions about their craft. Artists will be demonstrating and/or discussing what they do throughout the day on Saturdays during the Mitch Wilson Memorial Festival of Trees except during the Market Saturday on 12/6. A limited selection of their work may be available for sale. Clicking on an artist's image/logo below will take you to their online presence if they have one.


Kathy Marlowe

Graphic Artist - Whimsical Animal Drawings

Tammy Bird

Seamstress - Embroidery & Quilting


Cynthia Brinson

Potter - Wheel Thrown Pottery

Karolyn Stirewalt

Artist - Acrylic Painting

Ellen Kelsey

Clay Artist - Polymer Clay



Brenda DeLeon

Clay Artist - Finishing Slip Cast Ceramics

Lora Phillips - Photographer

Decoupage & Gallery Wrap Your Photos


Martha Howell

Mixed Media Artist - Encaustic Painting

Brad Foster

Graphic Artist - Pen & Ink Drawing


Van Hutchinson

Artist - Miniature Painting

Susan Reich

Fiber Artist - Crochet & Weaving

Mitch Wilson Memorial Festival of Trees
Arlington Museum of Art

The Mitch Wilson Memorial Festival of Trees runs from Nov. 15 - Dec. 28, 2014. A festive selection of decorated trees and religious art will fill much of the museum. In addition, the Happy Holidays Gift Store will be back and stocked with creations by local artisans and finds from vintage collectors. An extended Holiday Market will snake through the museum on Saturday, Dec. 6 and Sunday, Dec. 7.

Regular museum hours will apply with free parking in downtown Arlington. The Festival of Trees and Happy Holidays Happenings are free to public as a gift to the community, however if you like what you see, donations are always appreciated.