Flyer Guide: Holiday art and craft events in Fayetteville

Looking for a thoughtful gift, made by some local hands instead of at a giant factory in some other country? Fayetteville has you covered.

Over the next few weeks, there are several local arts and craft markets, art sales, and bazaars planned around town, featuring talented artists and makers selling their paintings, pottery, jewelry, home decor, and more.

Here’s what we know about them!

Oh Local Night

When: Thursday, Dec. 1
Where: Downtown businesses
Info: The businesses along Block Avenue and around the square are hosting a new holiday shopping event this year called Oh Local Night. Most of the businesses will have some kind of special event inside their stores, including an ornament pop-up shop featuring handmade ornamnets by local makers at Maxine’s Tap Room, a cookie decorating bar at Little Bread Co., a hot cocoa bar at Riffraff, a gift wrap station/wine tasting at Good Things Boutique, and other fun stuff. For a bit more info, here’s a flyer with some additional details. You could also check out the Facebook page for the event.

Fayetteville Underground Holiday Art Sale

When: Thursday, Dec. 1
Where: Fayetteville Underground
Info: Fayetteville Underground will kick off their annual holiday art sale with a reception on Thursday, Dec. 1.The Underground will feature art from more than 40 local artists, including Knitwear by Morgan Bame, tees from Tricycle Farms, glitch prints by Dillan Dooms, torn paper art by Monica Jordan, jewelry by Cheri Bohn, woodworks by Steve Holst, stickers by Emily Chase, and more. After the opening reception, the gallery will be open extended hours for the month of Dec., every Wednesday – Saturday 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Holiday pop-up shop

When: Dec. 1 from 6-9 p.m.; Friday, Dec 2 from 6-9 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 3 from 12-3 p.m.
Where: Stage 18
Info: New venue Stage 18 will host a pop up shop and arts and crafts sale featuring a host of local artists, including Ed Pennebaker, Lauren Embree Jewelry, Stephanie Petet , Elise Raborg, Christina Marie Blackwood, Mike Pennekamp, Grant Baker, Mikayla Hoffman, Helen Maringer, Parker Boales, Rainy Rues, Elizabeth Sharp, A.j. Douglas, and Cheri Bohn. The opening event on Thursday will also feature live jazz by Drew Packard from 6-9 p.m., brews by Lost 40 and Loblolly ice cream.

Holiday Art Sale

When: Thursday, Dec. 1
Where: Nomad’s Music Lounge
Info: An art sale featuring prints, photos, sculptures, crafts, and more from a host of local artists including Kim Tomlinson, Esther Nooner, Jaimee Benson, Brandon Bullette, Mikayla Hoffman, Brittany Cusanek, EE Gardner, Cory Perry, Wanbli Gamache, and Mary Reid.

Holiday Art Sale

When: Friday, Dec. 2 from 7-9 p.m., Saturday Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday Dec. 4 from 12-4 p.m.
Where: Studio 545, 545 W. Center Street
Info: One of the oldest local holiday art and craft markets around. Artists to participate this year include Kathy Collier (macro-photography), Gerald Delavan (mobiles), Darcy Ames Harris (children’s clothing), William Correll (watercolors and acrylics), Juli Odum (jewelry), Marietta Camillieri (painted silk scarves and essential oil lotions and sprays), Gailen Hudson (ceramics), Alice Mayo McKee (jewelry, leather and fabric creations), Victoria McKinney (Native American-inspired ceramics and paintings), Faye Alter (cloth purses and bowties), Susan Shore (jewelry, art boxes and wool vests), Robin Devine (encaustic art), Michelle Berg-Vogel (hand-bound journals), and William Mayes Flanagan (watercolors), For more information, check out the Facebook Page for the event.

Uptown Cheer

Where: Shoppes at Steele Crossing
When: Saturday, Dec. 3
Info: One-day shopping event featuring deals and discounts from Steel Crossing businesses. More info is available via the Facebook event.

Bridge of Peace Holiday Craft Sale

When: Sunday, Dec. 4
Where: Nature’s Water
Info: A holiday craft sale benefiting refugee camps in Syria and Turkey featuring 50 heart-shaped art pieces decorated from recycled material and recycled wood with messages of love and peace by artist Erica Doer, large ceramic bells by artist John Ward, carved wooden cooking utensils by Steve Holst and Maeve Corteau, art by Elizabeth Nevin, jewelry, winter hats, gloves and more.

NWACCC Holiday Gift Market

When: Through Dec. 23
Where: McBride Studio, inside the Walton Arts Center
Info: Community Creative Center is partnering with Walton Art Center to present the second annual Holiday Gift Market. The market offers fine quality arts and crafts created by local artists including pottery, jewelry, prints, decorative items and wearable art. The market is located in Walton Art Center’s newly remodeled McBride Studio. More information about the sale is available at waltonartscenter.org.

Craft Addicts Handmade Holiday Sale

When: Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: B Unlimited Building (612 W. Center St.)
Info: Several local artists are planning a new holiday market in the B Unlimited Building this year. The Craft Addicts Handmade Holiday Sale will include stuffed animals, flowers, handcrafted body products, fine art paintings and prints, pottery, tea towels, knitwear, and and other items by local artists. Here’s the Facebook page for the event.

St. Paul’s Alternative Gift Market

When: Sunday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 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.

Wampus Wonderland

When: Saturday, Dec. 10
Where: Washington County Fairgrounds
Info: An arts & craft sale featuring more than 100 local, regional, and national makers and vendors, 10 food trucks, a hangoung lounge with craft cocktails, a Christmas tree farm, photo booths, live music, and more. The event is free to attend. For a full list of vendors, visit cattywampuscoop.com.

Fenix Fayetteville

When: Dec. 9-18, 2016
Where: 208 N. Block (Former Beaver Electric Building)
Info: A new artist collective called Fenix Fayetteville is hosting a holiday art sale at the Beaver Electric Building in Downtown Fayetteville. The sale kicks off on Friday, December 9 with a ticketed pre-sale event featuring live music, live painting, door prizes, and drinks. From Saturday, December 10, until Sunday, December 18, the gallery will be open 11-8 every day with several works for sale including paintings, photography,textile and glass arts, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, ornaments, prints, and more. For more info, check out the Facebook page for the event.


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