Artist Markets, Just In Time For The Holidays

by Christopher Blay November 26, 2019

Over the past few weeks, we’ve received some tips on holiday art markets, so we’ve put together a short list of where you  shop for artist-made gifts. If we missed your listing, please share in the comment section below!



What: Market and Craft Show
When: Friday, November 29, 5 – 8pm
Where: 927 Studewood, Houston 77008

More: Boulevard Realty’s office is the spot for an evening of wine, cheese, and beautiful things… . Bring your friends and family for handmade jewelry and crafts by some of Houston’s very best artists and makers. Features works by Elaine Bradford, Tarina Frank, Karen Justice, Dorie Kerr, Teresa O’Connor, Lisa Sacaris, Rose Scharning, Carole Smith, and Jo Ann Williams.


What: Mistletoe Market
When: Friday, December 6, and Saturday, December 7, 5:00 – 10:00pm
Where: Midtown Park, Houston

More: Do your holiday shopping at this holiday inspired market featuring contemporary craft, makers, fine foods, and artists selling their original works.



What: Montrose Art and Gift Market
When: Saturday, Nov. 30, 12 – 5pm
Where: The Printing Museum, 1324 West Clay St. Houston

More: Support local artists, crafters and printmakers, who will be selling one-of-a-kind artwork, crafts, and jewelry. They make the perfect gifts for families and friends. There will be refreshments, music and activities for little kids and the big kids, too. Free with museum admission.


What: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Shop Double Discount Days
When: Through Sunday, December 1
Where: MFAH Shop, 5601 Main Street, Houston

More: Find the perfect gift for that special someone during Members Double Discount Days. MFAH members receive 20% off one item in the MFA Shop and the Shop at Bayou Bend. Choose from a curated selection of jewelry, prints, toys, rare books, and so much more.



What: The Studio School Student Art Sale
When: December 5, 6, and 7
Where: Glassell Studio, 1001 Bissonnet

More: The Studio School Student Art Sale is an outlet for students to sell work they created over the course of the school year to an eager and enthusiastic public. Proceeds benefit students in two ways: 75% from the sale of each object goes back to the student, and 25% goes toward Glassell School scholarships.



What: First Saturday Arts Market
When: Saturday, December 7, 11am – 6pm
Where: 530 W. 19th St., Houston

More: Free Event Since 2004
Houston’s Favorite Monthly Outdoor Fine Art Event
Featuring Grifters & Shills & The Heights Santa!
Good Dog Houston – Heights Food Truck!



What: The Underground Art Market: Holiday Cocktail Edition
When: Saturday, December 13, 5 – 9pm
Where: 802 Ralfallen, Houston

More: Please join us Friday EVENING, Dec 13th from 5-9pm, for the holiday edition of our Underground Art Market, an intimate art crawl through our home where you can enjoy mini shops set up by individual artists, a house concert, warm cider and the community you love! Hope you can make it.




What: Holiday Maker Market
When: Friday, December 13, 5:30 – 7:30 PM, Saturday, December 14, 10:00– 5:00 PM, Sunday, December 15, 12 – 5:00 PM
Where: Houston Center For Contemporary Craft

More: Enjoy festive refreshments while you peruse an elevated selection of jewelry, accessories, clothing, art objects, and home décor from local craft artists, including HCCC’s current resident artists. HCCC members will receive a 10% discount on sales from the residents’ studios, as well as from select makers.

Participating makers include: Anvil Cards (greeting cards), Box Sparrow Studio (ceramics), Ceibo by Maria Cadena (handbags), Dirigible Designs (jewelry), Claire Drennan (knitted accessories) , Lauren Eckert (jewelry), Richard Florence (wood-turned bowls), Tarina Frank (jewelry), Terry Fromm (jewelry), Hansdottir (ceramics), Heidi Gerstacker (jewelry), Tim Gonchoroff (fiber art), Rene Lee Henry (jewelry), Lotus (ceramics), Gabo Martini (ceramics), Abi Ogle (fiber art), Art-Felt by Olga Tarasova (hand-felted accessories), Onyii and Co. (clothing), Pretti.Cool (home decor), and Kathrine Zeren (men’s accessories)



What: Jingle All the Way Day!
When: Sunday, December 8, 11-4pm
Where: Saint Arnold Brewing Company Beer Hall, 2000 Lyons Ave., Houston

More: JINGLE ALL THE WAY DAY is an alternative HOLIDAY MARKET showcasing the work of Houston artists and makers. Many of these artists are printmakers but this year we will be joined by local alternative businesses. Special guest printmaker Sean Starwars!


What: Scout Market Holiday Market
When: December 13, 6pm-10pm and December 14, 11am-4pm
Where: 1711 Rutland Street, Houston

More: Our intention in creating Scout Market is not only to share our favorite local makers, but also to inspire a deeper sense of community and connection between makers and consumers alike.


What: Winter Collection 2019, A 5th Ward Art Pop-Up
When: December 14, 1pm-5pm
Where: Mystic Lyon, 5017 Lyons Avenue, Houston

More:Mystic Lyon is excited to host the fourth annual Winter Collection, a Pop Up Art Shop/Market featuring works by Fifth Ward artists and their friends. Prices start at $4 for handmade cards and most paintings are priced between $10 and $200.



What: Czech Christmas Market
When: Saturday, December 17, 2pm
Where: Czech Center Museum, Houston

More: Join the Czech Center Museum Houston for our Czech Christmas Market! The day will be filled with Czech Christmas cheer and features: Christmas activity booths, delicious treats, Christmas music and a special visit from St. Nicholas himself!



What: Mccheek’s Studio Market
When: Saturday, December 21, 11-2pm
Where: Mccheek’s Studio, 619 West 9th Street, Houston

More:We’ve got more holiday markets happening this weekend so if you’re still needing gifts, for teachers, family, friends or yourself, come along! I’ll have Gift Certificates for Five Week Clay Classes starting in January 2020, lots of planters, dishes, vases, jewelry and more!
Plus there will be all sorts of other crafty folks selling their wares too and jazz and cocktails on Friday night at Underground Art Market and a Bad Santa Photo Booth on Sunday at Merry Montrose Mingle!



What: Holiday Magic, 2019
When: December 10,11,12 & 13, 11am-3pm
Where: Longview Museum of Fine Arts

More: The Holiday Market is open free to the public featuring local artisans selling the perfect selection of gifts for this holiday shopping season.


San Antonio

San-Antonio-Museum-of-Art-Annual-Holiday-Fair-and-the-San-Antonio Potters Guild-Clay-and-Arts-Festival

What: San Antonio Museum of Art Annual Holiday Fair, and the San Antonio Potters Guild Clay and Arts Festival
When: Saturday, November 30, 10am – 5pm
Where: 200 West Jones Street, San Antonio

More: Join us for our 6th Annual Holiday Fair and the San Antonio Potters Guild Clay and Arts Festival! It’s your one-stop shop for unique finds from local artisans. Live music, performances, and tasty food trucks will be part of the market.

This article has been updated.

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