Holiday Artist Market offers relaxing shopping with hand-crafted gift selection
By Lauren Beyer
Looking for that one-of-a-kind item you won’t find in a big box store? Want to shop in a place where you’re not just a consumer but also a supporter of unique local artisans? Does shopping in general stress you out? The Memphis Arts Collective offers a solution to all these problems at their 20th annual Holiday Artist Market which is located at 1501 Union Avenue in Midtown.
Shoppers can enjoy complimentary refreshments while perusing paintings, pottery, mixed media art, fused glass art, soaps, ‘upcycled’ art and wearables, vintage collectibles, clocks, metal sculptures, folk art, and photography. There’s also other wearable art including hats, jewelry, scarves, and clothing. Several artists will have seasonal items available with holiday themed cards, jewelry, and ornaments. Many of the show artists are nationally recognized and have work in private collections across the United States.
In addition to the great work represented, the Memphis Arts Collective is a true collective. All members play a part in putting on this fantastic artists market. Mewtopia Cat Rescue is our featured charity benefiting from a silent auction held at the market. Working with charities is part of Memphis Arts Collective’s non-profit mission statement.
The Memphis Arts Collective Holiday Artist Market will be open 7 days a week from December 2 through December 24 at 1501 Union Ave. Hours for the market are Monday-Thursday and Saturday 10:30am-6:30pm, Friday 10:30am-9pm, and Sunday 12-5pm. Call 901-487-3019 or visit memphisartscollective.com for more information.