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Shop local and handmade this holiday at Alpine Arts Center’s Holiday Market

Alpine Arts Center's Holiday Market will feature artisan crafts, handmade ornaments and more.
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IF YOU GO...
  • What: Alpine Arts Center’s Holiday Market
  • When: Friday, Dec. 2 through Tuesday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.
  • Where: Alpine Arts Center studio at Edwards Riverwalk
  • More info: AlpineArtsCenter.org
 

Alpine Arts Center’s annual Holiday Market is the perfect chance to get a head-start on holiday shopping. Featuring work from dozens of local artists, the Holiday Market hopes to promote giving handmade gifts in favor of big-box items with less sentimental value. 

The market will be held in the Alpine Arts Center studio at Edwards Riverwalk through Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

“The artists’ Holiday Market is one of my favorite events of the year for so many reasons. First, I love supporting our local artists and seeing the creativity that exists in our community. I purchase all of my own holiday gifts at our market, and it definitely feels great to know who made each gift and to do my part to keep our art community thriving. I also love spending time getting creative with our arts center team to make painted ornaments, platters and our signature aspen vases to sell at the market. It’s a fun tradition and a great way to get into the holiday spirit,” arts center owner Lauren Merrill said.



Giving handmade items can help support individuals whose livelihood partially or fully depends on selling their art. 

“Support from the community helps local artists like me afford to live in this beautiful valley. The holidays are a wonderful time for the community to come together and show support for each other, while also finding meaningful artisan gifts for loved ones,” said Keely Gregg, one of this year’s featured artists.

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Full List of Participating Artists

 

Agostina, prints & cards

Argus Art – Katy VanNostrand, prints & cards

Barbara Churchley, prints & cards

Black Lantern Studio, printed glassware

Bobby Cornwell Photography

Debbie Bolon-Feeney, pottery

Elevated Engravings – Ian King, woodwork decor

Emily Kent Photography

Goth Good Art – Casey Russell, prints & crochet apparel

Heart Hats – Jessica Bevan, trucker hats

Henrietta Talfourd Jones, stitched accessory bags

Jodi Nagle, antlers

Carve Studios LLC – Jon Rehnborg, cutting boards and other wood-carved items

Take A Peek – Kathy Cummings, wire-wrapped silverware, sterling silver jewelry

Kelush Designs – Keely Gregg, block-printed baby onesies

Lottie & Lu, wooden coasters

Michelle Stecher, hair bows, baby teething rings

Margo Thomas, fine art

My Muse Jewelery – Deanna Simonsen

The Knitten Cat – Natalie Thompson, fiber arts and yarn

O’Hana – screen-printed apparel

Patti Thornton, bracelets

Rainy Day Creations, illustrated towels

Randa Richter, pottery

Read Island – Nicole Magistro and Alice Feagan, children’s literature & apparel

Squishy Dough, homemade play-doh

Sugar Blush Studio, wood-cut ornaments & more

The Left Turn – Sheila Farny, jewelry

TJ Studios, jewelry, paint-pours & more

VBTRN – Lillian Davey, jewelry & resin

2 Rocky Mtn Girls – Lyn Loria and Jill Smith, cards

Alpine Arts Center – Aspen vases, ceramic trays, ceramic mugs, paintings


Alpine Arts Center has art events and classes planned for this holiday season. For details, go to AlpineArtsCenter.org or call 970-926-2732.


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