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Black Friday, Schmlack Friday. For those who like their holiday shopping to involve a little less camping in a tent outside a department store, and a lot less getting punched in the face by crazy people, you’ll be happy to know that it’s holiday market season in Fayetteville.
We found several opportunities over the next few days to pick up some locally made arts, crafts, jewelry, and other stuff for your friends and loved ones.
Here’s what we know about the local holiday markets, art sales, and bazaars (including one “bizarre”) happening in Fayetteville.
The North Forty Holiday Art Market
When: Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: The North Forty, 40 N. Crossover Rd.
Info: The North Forty Holiday Art Market features handmade pottery, jewelry, greeting cards, art, natural body products, soaps and candles, toys, Himalayan products, childrens’ accessories, Hogs ornament, Christmas wreaths, baskets, food and home products, and more.
Block Street Art Sale
When: Friday, Nov. 30 from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday Dec. 2 from 12 to 4 p.m.
Where: Parker Hall, inside the Mount Sequoyah Retreat and Conference Center, 150 NW Skyline Drive
Info: The Block Street Art Sale is moving from the Good Folk House on Block Avenue to Mount Sequoyah this year. The 12th annual event features 14 artists, including Don House, Marie Demeroukas, Karen Chotkowski, Michelle Berg-Vogel, Debra DuBois, Susan Shore, Victoria McKinney, Cindy Arsaga, Elizabeth Nevin, Faye Alter, and Vajra Engber, Greg Mitchell, Denise Lanuti, Sabine Schmidt and William Mayes Flanagan. For more information, check out the website for the event.
Little Craft Show
When: Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Fayetteville Town Center, 15 W. Mountain St.
Info: The Little Craft Show has grown by leaps and bounds in it’s second year. The event will feature 50 hand-picked local and regional independent artists selling a host of goods, including hand-printed, letter press art, knit goods, plush animals, mind-blowing jewelry, handmade backpacks, bow ties, wooden toys, pottery, clothing, crocheted lovelies, an array of gift sets, holiday cards, unique vintage finds, and more. More information is available via the Facebook page for the event.
NWACCC Holiday Bazaar
When: Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 from 12 to 4 p.m.
Where: Nadine Baum Studios, 505 W. Spring St.
Info: The 5th annual NWACCC Holiday Bazaar will feature works of pottery, jewelry, artwork, cards, and other items from local artists. More information is available on Facebook.
Fayetteville Farmers’ Market
When: Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, 4703 N. Crossover Rd.
Info: The Fayetteville Farmers’ Market will host the annual holiday market at the Botanical Garden. Local artists and craftsmen will be offering candy, baked goods, fresh produce, baskets, wreaths, furniture, art, and birdhouses. Admission is free.
Block Street Bizarre
When: Sunday, Dec. 2 from 12 to 5 p.m.
Where: North Block Avenue
Info: The businesses along Block Avenue are throwing their annual holiday party, with a marshmallow toasting station, a scavenger hunt, a vinyl record auction, an appearance by The Grinch himself, and more. Several stores along the street will be having sales and specials as well. More information about the event is available on Facebook.
St. Paul’s Alternative Gift Market
When: Sunday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 224 N. East Ave.
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 on Facebook.
Fayetteville Underground Holiday Show
When: Thursday, Dec. 6 through Saturday, Dec. 8. Reception each night from 5 to 10 p.m.
Where: Fayetteville Underground, 101 W. Mountain, Suite 222
Info: Fayetteville Underground artists will host a three-day reception.
Cheers for Art
When: Thursday, Dec. 6 and Friday, Dec. 7 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Where: Fayetteville Town Center, 15 W. Mountain St.
Info: Formerly Artini Festival, Cheers for Art is a two-day festival featuring local art for sale by over thirty local artists, and martinis to sample by several local bartenders. The show is free to attend, and those who would like to sample the martinis and hors d’oeuvres may purchase tickets for $25 in advance, and $35 at the door. For more info, visit cheersforart.com.
Merry Little Christmas at Mount Sequoyah
When: Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Grounds lighting at 6 p.m.
Where: Mount Sequoyah Retreat and Conference Center, 150 NW Skyline Drive
Info: Mount Sequoyah will host a buy local fair, gift market, and alternative gift market on Saturday, Dec. 8 featuring local vendors, food, and holiday music and entertainment by Barbara Mashburn Scholarship Singers, University of Arkansas Children’s Choir, Harber High School Choir, McCafferty School of Irish Dance, and Fayetteville Jazz Collective. The event will also feature a lighting of the Mount Sequoyah grounds at 6 p.m. For more info, visit mountsequoyah.org.