Happy Holidays Happenings

Happy Holidays Happenings
Artist Demos, Market & Store

Handcrafted & Vintage Finds

Check back later in the year to see what will be happening in 2015. Below you can get an idea of the fun things that were seen and found in 2014.

Happy Holidays Gift Store: Nov. 8 - Dec. 28, 2014

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

Happy Holidays Artist Demonstrations: Every Sat. during AMA's Holiday Exhibit 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) Holiday Exhibit. 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 current museum exhibit. 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 when you tell the museum greeter they are what you are there to see.

Happy Holidays Gift Store
Everyday during the Holiday Exhibit 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)

Thanks to all of the shoppers that visited the Happy Holidays Gift Market on Dec. 6-7. If after you left, you thought of something you wish you had purchased, many of the vendors provided images and have online presences so that you might still be able to acquire that special something. Click on an image below to go to that vendor's online presence if they have one.

Happy Holidays Artisan Demonstrations
Every Saturday during AMA's Holiday Exhibit 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.


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


Sue Wiggins

Wood Artist - Pyrography

Kathy Marlowe

Graphic Artist - Whimsical Animal Drawings


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

Sharon Heard Cross

Fiber Artist - Spinning Yarn

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

The Arlington Museum's holiday exhibit runs from Nov. 15 - Dec. 28, 2014. This year simple, elegant holiday trees will be accompany the exhibit "Scenes of 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, there is a collection of Oklahoma artist Derald Swineford's linoprints that he created as Christmas cards for his friends.

Regular museum hours will apply with free parking in downtown Arlington.