Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Holiday Open Studios and Art Markets

Just like that, 2011 is almost over. Before we can start making our new year’s resolutions, however, we must make our way through the holiday season. It’s a busy time for many but I hope you’ll make time to incorporate your local art community in your holiday plans.

Many Oklahoma galleries and artists are hosting special holiday art markets and open studios. These events are a great place to meet local artists, purchase handmade gifts, and avoid the madness at the mall. To help you get started, here are a few events to watch for.

Champagne & Chocolate at Living Arts
November 19, 7-10 pm
Tulsa

Festival of Trees at Philbrook
November 19-December 11
Tulsa

Plaza District: Shop Local Black Friday
November 25, 11 am-7 pm
Oklahoma City

Christmas on Paseo
December 2, 6-10 pm
Oklahoma City

JRB Art at The Elms Holiday Gift Gallery
December 2-31
Oklahoma City

Asia Scudder Open Studio
Every Saturday in December, 1-4 pm
1001 NW 21st St, Apt C, Oklahoma City

Blue Sage Studios Home Show Weekend
December 2-4, 10 am-6 pm each day
Oklahoma City

Ruth Ann Borum-Loveland Open Studio
December 9, 6-10 pm
Norman

Birthe Flexner Open Studio
December 9, 7-9 pm
December 10, 10 am-5 pm
December 11, Noon-5 pm
Norman

Deluxe Indie Craft Bazaar
December 10, 11 am-5 pm
Oklahoma City

If you know of additional events like these, please add them in the comments section.

13 comments:

sarah dayshort said...

The Fringe women's art organization is having a "Groj Sale" at the Yoga Room December 3rd and 4th! Artists will be selling mostly smaller works for dirt cheap! Great idea for gifts! http://fringeokc.com/events/

Kelsey Karper said...

Good one! Thanks, Sarah.

Kelsey Karper said...

Here's another addition:

Holiday Open House, benefiting Youth Services of Oklahoma County.

Saturday, November 12, 11am-9pm
2125 NW 17th St, OKC

Featuring Dawn Williams, Frank Cissne, Kay Moore, Suzanne Randall, Cindy Mason, Marvin Lee, M. Tim Blake, and Suzanne Thomas.

Kelsey Karper said...

Winter Thyme Bazaar Art Market – Sat. Nov. 26 10-4, Norman

Fine art by local artists including jewelry, wearable art, prints, glass art, paintings, ceramics, and more. Norman’s Native Spirits Winery will offer free samples and vintage for special holiday gifts. Live music by Jahruba and others throughout the day. Soothing massage by donation. The market makes for a fun outing with out of town guests. Please bring donations of art supplies for 3-5 year olds to be distributed by Success By 6. 10-4 West Wind Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1309 W. Boyd in NOrman. For info, contact Ed at 405-443-9627 or WestWindUUC.org. Free kid’s holiday art projects courtesy of Scissortail School of Art.

Kelsey Karper said...

City Arts Center Annual Pottery Sale and Open House
November 16, 6:00 pm
Continues through December 23
www.cityartscenter.org

Kelsey Karper said...

November 26 is "Small Business Saturday" encouraging holiday shoppers to support local businesses - that includes artists!

Visit http://www.smallbusinesssaturday.com/ for more information about how you can Shop Small.

Kelsey Karper said...

Open Studio Arty Party and Sale
Sunday, December 4, 1-5
At the home/studio of Margaret Aycock
1135 N Denver, Tulsa

Hot tea, snacks and work from 10 artists including oil, acrylic, watercolor, knitting, pottery, mosaic, jewelry and cards.

christine said...

Indie Emporium Pop Up Shop!
Between 5th & 6th on Boston, downtown Tulsa.

Open Mon-Sat, Nov 30 - Dec 30.

Details at http://www.facebook.com/indieemporium

Tim said...

Winter Small Works Auction & Fundraiser
Friday, December 9, 2011 - During LIVE on the Plaza
5:00pm until 11:00pm
1609 N. Blackwelder Ave. #4 Okc, Ok 73106

Patrons, Art Lovers, Christmas present shoppers, Wheelers & dealers...here's your chance to help raise money for our Community Driven art space in a show with all original works, ranging from oil paintings to pottery, starting under $100. The funds raised will be used to continue providing a comfortable work environment for OKC artists as well as building out more space, creating storage and assisting in community efforts such as Oklahoma's Foster Care Program and other local endeavors.

It will be a warm atmosphere with warm drink, specialty foods and local acoustic acts including Matt Lowery as well as affordable local art that will help raise funds to further our cause. These artists are some of OKC's finest and rarely ever have original pieces offered at these prices. Want to buy local for a loved one's X-mas gift? Here's your chance! Resident artists Phillip Danner, Joe Garcia, Tommy Poole, Kaleen Ezelle, Jerrod Smith and TIm Krause will be featuring their works. In addition we will have "Friends of The Society" participating as well. These artists will include Andy Boatman, Julie Robertson, Ryan Cunningham, Bjorn Bauer, Amanda Christine, Dylan and Amanda Bradway and other wonderful OKC artists.

DEC. 9TH DURING LIVE ON THE PLAZA.

5PM-7PM BEAT THE RUSH AND COME BID ON YOUR FAVORITE PIECE DURING OUR 2 HOUR "CHILL" TEMPO BIDDING. PIECES BIDDED ON DURING THESE TWO HOURS WILL BE FROZEN ON THE LAST BID RIGHT AT 7PM SO THAT MEANS *****FIRST COME FIRST SERVE*******

7PM-11PM WE'LL START OUR MORE UP TEMPO TIME AND GET THE REMAINING WORKS OF ART FLYING OFF THE WALL.

Julia Kirt said...

Red Earth:
"Join us for a Holiday Open House All day THURSDAY December 1 from 10-5 pm for treats and unique gift selections from our Red Earth artists plus The Blackbear Bosin Exhibit from the Red Earth permanent collection on view through January 10.

Then visit the Red Earth Museum
every Thursday between Thanksgiving & Christmas for "Surprises in Store" celebrations from 11-2 pm with holiday treats and special drawings!
www.redearth.org"

Douglas G said...

The Shawnee Art Show & Sale will be held at the Municipal Auditorium, 401 N. Bell, Shawnee on December 2,3,4. There will be 14 Artists showing and selling their work. It is opem from 10 to 5 on Friday and Saturday and Noon to 4p.m on Sunday. It is a wonderful time to Invest in Art!

Julia Kirt said...

Bartlesville
ARTFEST 2011, Dec. 2, 10:00-9:00 pm, Dec. 3, 10:00-5:00 pm, Dec.4, 9:00-1:00 pm. This event is open to the Bartlesville community.

http://gccbartlesville.org/events/

Julia Kirt said...

Tulsa: MA Doran Gallery Dec 1
http://www.madorangallery.com/index.cfm?cid=2621&beid=561&tid=27