Artist Markets: Where to get Holiday Gifts in Texas

by Brandon Zech November 27, 2018
Craftidote holiday art market in houston Texas

Craftidote in Houston

The 2018 holidays are upon us, which means that it’s again time for a slew of craft fairs, holiday markets, and various other events featuring artists, jewelers, crafters, and everyone in between. Below is a sort-of roundup of upcoming holiday markets happening across Texas. If there’s a market that we haven’t included that you think should be featured, please leave a comment with details about the event.


What: Holiday in the Park
When: December 1, 10AM-5PM
Where: Market Square Park (301 Milam)
More: An event organized by Pop Shop America and Houston’s Downtown District, featuring music, local vendors, a photo booth, and more.

What: Levy Park Holiday Festival
When: December 1& December 2, 12-5PM
Where: Levy Park (3801 Eastside St)
More: A holiday celebration featuring various family and child-friendly events, including “music, a market, a family photo booth and even an ugly sweater contest for dogs.”

What: Craftidote
When: December 1, 12-5PM
Where: Antidote (729 Studewood St)
More: A holiday market featuring about 40 local vendors selling art, jewelry, body care goods, and more.

What: Jingle All the Way Day
When: December 2, 11AM-4PM
Where: Saint Arnold Brewing Company (2000 Lyons Ave)
More: A holiday market featuring works by Houston artists. Many participants are local printmakers, but the market also features local alternative businesses such as Cactus Records, and Reserve Supply Company.

What: Got Vintage Market
When: December 2, 1-6PM
Where: Arka Art (4715 Main Street #E)
More: A market featuring a selection of vintage and handmade goods.

What: Glassell Studio School Student Art Sale
When: December 7 (12-8PM) & December 8 (10AM-5PM)
Where: Glassell School of Art (5101 Montrose Blvd.)
More: Buy affordable artwork from the MFAH’s Glassell school of art students. Featuring jewelry, ceramics, paintings, drawings, prints, and more.

What: Czech Christmas Market
When: December 8, 2-6PM
Where: Czech Center Museum (4920 San Jacinto)
More: An event featuring music, activity booths, food trucks, Czech goods, and more.

What: Winter Collection
When: December 15, 1-5PM
Where: Mystic Lyon (5017 Lyons Ave)
More: Winter Collection is a pop-up art shop featuring works by Fifth Ward artists and their friends.


What: The Boho Market
When: December 8 & December 9, 10AM-5PM
Where: Dallas Farmers Market (920 S. Harwood)
More: A market featuring local art, craft pieces, and more.


What: Holiday Art Sale
When: December 2, 11AM-5PM
Where: Thornton Road Studios (2311 Thornton Rd)
More: An art sale featuring photographs, mosaics, ceramics, sculptures, furniture, paintings, and more. Studios and artists include: Gusto Studios, Fireseed Clay Art Studios, Chris Guarino, Rita Marie Ross, Sandy Muckelroy, and Bonnie Brushwood, among others.

What: CraftHER Market
When: December 16, 12-5PM
Where: The LINE Hotel Austin (111 E Cesar Chavez St)
More: A market featuring ceramics, apparel, jewelry, and other various works.

San Antonio

What: The Boho Market
When: December 7, 6-10PM
Where: La Villita Historic Arts Village (418 Villita St)
More: A market featuring local art, craft pieces, and more.

South Texas

What: Island Holiday Market
When: December 1 (9AM-5PM) & December 2 (9AM-3PM)
Where: Port Aransas Art Center (104 N. Alister St)
More: An art market featuring local vendors and craftsmen.



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Silky Hart November 27, 2018 - 09:26

McKinney Creative Community’s annual Holiday Art Bazaar
This shopping event showcases the very best in handmade gifts, apparel, jewelry, home décor, accessories, art, pottery and more! Forty hand-picked local artisans and crafters will gather at the Holiday Art Bazaar. Tupps Brewery is a fun and festive venue!
Saturday, December 1, 2018
11 am to 7 pm
Tupps Brewery
721 Anderson St.
McKinney, TX 75069

PPD November 27, 2018 - 12:22

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Nell Gottlieb November 27, 2018 - 20:16

Houston: Bayou City Clay Crawl. Second Annual studio crawl featuring 32 clay artists in 10 studios in the the Heights and MIdtown/Braeswood. Visit with the artists, learn about their processes, and shop for handmade gifts.
Sunday, December 2, 2018
10 am to 5 pm
For more information about the studios and a map, go to

Clara Hoag November 27, 2018 - 20:33

Hi everyone! Here’s one more to add to the list:
What: Second Annual Bayou City Clay Crawl
When: Sunday, December 2nd, 10 am to 5 pm
32 clay artists in 10 studios in the Heights, Midtown, and Braeswood. ClayHouston member artists make a variety of work, from pottery to abstract sculptures, figure sculptures, and installations! Come see live demonstrations, purchase art, and see where our artists work!
For information on artists, studios, and a map:
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Utopia Weiner November 27, 2018 - 23:01

Does Anyone read comments?
Do Androids dream of electric avocados?
Do the donut sugar powder coat you?

I dunno.
But there’s one hell-of-a killer cool
Art and Fine Craft Sale in Dallas Dec 5!

Brookhaven College Student Art Sale!
On Campus in the Lobby of the Student Services Bldg (‘S’ Bldg)
DEC 5, 9am-6pm
Free Admission/Plenty Of Free Parking
HAND MADE Ceramics, Pottery, Metalsmithing Jewelry, Drawings, Printmaking, Sculpture-
Everything Made By Brookhaven College Art Students In Their Studio Classes!
Prices Very Reasonable
Cash or Check only.

If You Miss This Art Sale you better be tied up in a trunk of a car or drunk in a bathtub-
In other words: You Snooze Ya Lose!


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