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Let’s face it—we all wait for this time of year. Under the mistletoe, Texas artists looking for a little year-end green and buyers looking for unique gifts get together, doing an end-run around  the artworld’s high prices. Some galleries collude in these commercial orgies, some look the other way, but it’s all the same: the urge to splurge is as unstoppable as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Here’s a collection (by no means complete) of some of the many opportunities this season for an extracurricular art fix. Send me yours and I’ll add it to the goodie bag!



Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 11.59.32 AMDec 12 Holiday ShaBang! at Gallery Homeland
Dec 12th-January 15th
Opening Reception December 12th 6:30 pm-10:30 pm

A Holiday end-of-the-year celebratory exhibition with works priced under $500 by 50 of Houston’s greatest talents!



peveto holidayDec. 12-31 Peveto’s Jolly Merry Happy Li’l Holiday Shoppe,

December 12-31
A curated “Pop-Up” store of  artist crafts, unique gifts, small artworks and sensational fun!




frida in houstonDec. 21 East End Arts Market at East End Studio Gallery
Saturday, December 21, 12-5pm

Local artists and crafters galore! Maybe you’ll even see Frida!


San Antonio

artpaceOngoing Artpace’s 2013 Online Holiday Gift Guide

Features onesies, hats and coffee mugs, along with a $30,000 Isaac Julien multiple!




abilene sweatersDec. 12 ArtWalk: A Karaoke Christmas
Thursday, December 12, 5-8 pm in downtown Abilene

Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater to this month’s ArtWalk in Abilene, check out the downtown museums and galleries: artist-vendors will be selling their work at booths on the street.




blaDec. 14-20 Hinovations Art Gallery Art Extravaganza Sale
Opening Saturday, Dec. 14 from 6:30-9:30 pm

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