Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Holiday Open Studios & Black Friday Art Sales

The shopping season is upon us. To help you avoid the insanity at the mall, we've gathered a list of Oklahoma artists and galleries who are offering holiday art markets and open studios. Enjoy your holiday shopping by buying local, handmade art.

Know of holiday open studios and art sales not listed here? Please post them as comments to this blog.
City Arts Center
City Arts Center, OKC
Annual Pottery Sale
Through December 23
The best way to begin your holiday shopping: with pottery handmade by City Arts Center instructors and students.  Great gifts at bargain prices!  All proceeds benefit the City Arts Center pottery program.
Deluxe Indie Craft Market, Oklahoma City 
December 11, 11 am-5 pm 
Centennial Building, Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, May Avenue north of I-40. 
Deluxe is an indie craft fair and community event with free admission in Oklahoma City, where unique artists show and sell their work to enthusiastic shoppers from all over the region. All items are handmade, no resellers are allowed. Community groups and nonprofits also table at Deluxe, meeting shoppers, recruiting volunteers and demonstrating their skills. At our show we will also be holding a fundraiser for ProjectOKC, as well as offering recruitment space for other nonprofits.

Holiday Art Market, Ardmore
November 26-December 4 at Studio 107
November 30-December 4 at Goddard Center Art Studios
Reception at both locations November 30, 6-9 in conjunction with the City’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.
The Holiday Art Market includes a variety of unique, one-of-a-kind gift items for sale including handmade ornaments, pottery, wood-turned items, charcoal drawings, small paintings, small sculpture, photo prints, hand-painted scarves, jewelry, pottery candles, handmade greeting cards & bookmarks, Red Canoe Coffee and much more! An exclusive line of special gift items are also available from Pretty Bird Designs! We are featuring the work of over 25 participating local artists! We have gift certificates available through Studio 107 and all purchases are gift wrapped at no charge! We hope to see you during this holiday shopping event!!!

Plaza District, OKC
To kick off the holiday shopping season, the Plaza District is asking you to Shop Local, Black Friday. Skip the madness, skip the crazy crowds and enjoy a relaxed, fun and community oriented day after Thanksgiving.

DNA Galleries: 20% off ALL merchandise (open 9am) free barefoot coffee from Coffee Slingers and mini cupcakes from Cuppies & Joe www.dnagalleries.com

Collected Thread: 20% off ALL merchandise (open 9am) free barefoot coffee from Coffee Slingers and mini cupcakes from Cuppies & Joe www.collectedthread.com

Gibson Events: 25% off Cake Stands till noon (open 9am)

Velvet Monkey Vintage: 1/2 off on vintage with mention of Plaza Black Friday promotion (open 9am) www.velvetmonkeysalon.com

Bad Granny's Bazaar: 10%off entire store and more savings in selected booths (open 11 am) www.myspace.com/badgranniesbazaar

Warpaint Clothing Co: open 10 am www.warpaintrags.com

Curiouser & Curiouser: open 11 am

The Howell Gallery, OKC
Holiday Open House
December 1, 11 am – 7 pm
Find one-of-a-kind gifts from glass to ceramic, oil to pastel and everything in between. Plus, door prizes, draw-for-a-discount, cookies, cider, and hors d’oeuvres from The Metro Wine Bar from 4-7 pm.

JRB Art at The Elms, OKC
Christmas at the Elms
December 3, 6-10 pm
The Holiday Gift Gallery will open on December 3, 2010 with a reception from 6:00 until 10:00 p.m. during the monthly Gallery Walk in Oklahoma City’s Paseo Arts District. Your shopping days will run through December 24th, 2010.

Blue Sage Studios, OKC and Joy Nativities, Arcadia
Home Show Weekend
December 3-5, 10 am – 6 pm
The Home Show Weekend is an annual event collaboration between Andy Boatman at Blue Sage Studios glassblowing studio and his Aunt Pat Darcey of With Joy Nativities. The artists invite the public into their studios on this weekend for shopping, festivities, and Holiday Splendor.
Downtown Arts Market, Norman
Dreamer Concepts.Studio.Foundation
December 3-4
The 4th Annual Downtown Arts Market offers a festive, family-friendly atmosphere, including live music, a street chess championship, the Kidoodle’s Kids Arts Zone in addition to a wide variety of gifts, crafts, jewelry, art by local artists and downtown businesses. The December Market will be located inside of the Old Town Plaza building, 102 West Eufaula Street.  The Market is FREE and open to all ages.
Kidoodle's Kids Arts Zone: 11 to 3pm on Saturday, December 4th.

Arts In Tulsa
Arts In Tulsa has added an online virtual gallery of artwork that would make good Christmas gifts. Selected from the website's members, all Tulsa-area artists, all works cost $350 or less.  


Birthe Flexner
Birthe Flexner, Norman
December 3, 7-9
December 4, 10-5
December 5, 1-5
316 S Park Drive, Norman
Open studio featuring hand made pottery.

Asia Scudder, OKC
December 4, 11 am - 5pm
10 NW 9th St (Across the parking lot from Iguana Mexican Grill)
Open studio with live music and food from Iguana Mexican Grill.

Bobby Lee
Bobby Lee, OKC
December 18, starting at 10am.
Art and Garden Sale
2317 NW 13th Street, Oklahoma City

Moses White
Brooke Rowlands
Brooke Rowlands & Moses White, Norman
Every Sat-Sun, Nov-Dec, 12-4 pm
3408 Pathway Circle, Norman, OK 73072
In-home art studio will be open for visitors every Sat-Sun 12pm-4pm Nov-Dec.Brooke’s art has developed a homogenous blend of both contemporary and still life, often incorporating flowers, birds, trees and fish into gorgeous abstract backgrounds. Moses will be offering Commission holiday portraits, as well as abstract paintings.

Tulsa Glassblowing Studio, Tulsa
First Friday of Every Month
19 E. Brady, Tulsa
The Tulsa Glassblowing Studio will be featuring blown glass art pieces as well as
demonstrations of live glassblowing. Guests can also make a reservation to create a
pumpkin, Christmas ornament, flower or paperweight.

Janey Crain
10am-5pm Every Saturday in November until Christmas
4th Street & Ash
Noble, Oklahoma 73068
Studio is ½ block east of Main on Ash Street
Janey will be offering functional and decorative ceramic works that make special and unique gifts.

Garden Deva

Garden Deva, Tulsa

Friday, November 26, 9 am - 4 pm
317 S Trenton Ave, Tulsa (one block west of Utica, South of 3rd St)

20% off entire purchase & free garden pole when you spend $150 or more.

Marsha Mahan, Juicy Fruit, Acrylic, 12x12"
Marsha Mahan
2600 NW 32nd St, OKC
December 4 & 5, 11 am until 3 pm
Open house with cider, cookies and lots of artwork.  See her work here.

1 comment:

Julia Kirt said...

Just heard about this event at Hopestone Studio & Gallery in Bartlesville
Give Local: Holiday Events
Thursday, December 9, 7 pm for handmade jewelry, baskets, soaps & gifts from local artisans
& Friday, December 10, 7 pm for “3 Points of View” exhibition featuring Carolyn Mock, Jan Brieschke, and Gary Gibson
http://www.hopestonestudio.com or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hopestone-Studio