Happy Holidays Happenings

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 you at the Happy Holidays Gift Store and Market, brought to you by 817ArtsAlliance in conjunction with the Arlington Museum of Art's (AMA) 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. In addition, on most Saturdays you can watch local artisans create and ask them about their craft. You will find more information below about each of the three Happy Holidays Happenings as well as the Festival of Trees. As always, there is free parking in downtown Arlington and as a gift to the community for the holiday season, admission to all Happy Holiday Happenings at AMA is free.


Happy Holidays Gift Store
Everyday during the 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. A wide range of goodies, including slip cast and wheel thrown ceramics, framed and unframed photographic art, jewelry, encaustic and mixed media artwork, vintage finds, wonderful wood creations, paintings, Christmas decorations, handmade soaps and candles and more will delight the people on your gift list or become a treasure for you.

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)

Happy Holidays Gift Market is another of the three Happy Holidays Happenings brought to you by 817ArtsAlliance in conjunction with the Festival of Trees at the Arlington Museum of Art (AMA). Join additional artisans and collectors for an expanded weekend of holiday shopping at AMA. Unique handmade items and vintage finds will be found on three floors of the AMA in addition to the Happy Holidays Gift Store.

On Saturday, Dec. 6 after the Happy Holidays Gift Market closes, head outside to see Arlington's Holiday Lights Parade.

A wide range of fabulous finds from handmade baskets, artwork (for your walls as well as functional), jewelry in many styles, scarves, soap, purses and more have been accepted to this year's market. Preview representative items from the various vendors that have sent in an image for me to include below. Click on an image to be taken to the artisan's website if they have one. Check back to see more as they are added.


Vendors who are interested in finding out more about participating in the market, please read the Happy Holidays Gift Market FAQ.



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 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.

Artisans who are interested in finding out more about providing a demonstration of your craft, please read the Happy Holidays Artist Demonstration FAQ.

11/15/14

Kathy Marlowe

Graphic Artist - Whimsical Animal Drawings



Tammy Bird

Seamstress - Embroidery & Quilting

11/22/14

Cynthia Brinson

Potter - Wheel Thrown Pottery



Karolyn Stirewalt

Artist - Acrylic Painting



Ellen Kelsey

Clay Artist - Polymer Clay


11/29/14

12/13/14

Brenda DeLeon

Clay Artist - Finishing Slip Cast Ceramics



Lora Phillips - Photographer

Decoupage & Gallery Wrap Your Photos

12/20/14

Martha Howell

Mixed Media Artist - Encaustic Painting



Brad Foster

Graphic Artist - Pen & Ink Drawing

12/27/14

Van Hutchinson

Artist - Miniature Painting



Susan Reich

Fiber Artist - Crochet & Weaving


Scenes from the Nativity & Festival of Trees
Arlington Museum of Art

The Arlington Museum of Art's Festival of Trees runs from Nov. 15 - Dec. 28, 2014. This year simple, elegant holiday trees will be accompanied by the exhibit "Scenes from the Nativity". This exhibit includes a selection of original woodcuts, engravings, and etchings from the 1400s – 1600s depicting the events surrounding the birth of Christ and the Nativity. This exhibition includes pieces from Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, and Peter Paul Rubens. 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.