8 Holiday Markets for Artisans

 

Artisan and flea markets are quickly becoming the go-to venues for buying and selling art during the holidays. As the lines between art, design, and craft blur, producers of all kinds are choosing to sell their goods directly to consumers via markets such. So whether you are a weary holiday shopper in search of a gift for the person impossible to buy for, an artist looking for fresh new avenues to sell your work, or a design seeking some gift-spiration – look no further.

 

Renegade Craft Fair

A highly curated showcase of the very best in modern craft and design, this market was founded for makers by makers. The one part entrepreneurial incubator and one part community gathering space, Renegade culminates in a festive celebration of DIY – featuring maker-designed goods, inspired surroundings, and interactive features.

Brooklyn – Industry City
December 10 & 11 | 17 & 18
11am – 6pm

Los Angeles – Grand Park
December 10 & 11
11am – 6pm

Seattle – Magnuson Park, Hangar 30
December 17 & 18
11am – 6pm

 

Echo Park Craft Fair

Featuring work by over 120 artists, Echo Park Craft Fair is a pioneer in the art and design movement. Featuring a meticulously curated collection of work from some of the finest artists in America, the fair celebrates innovators creating in a vast array of mediums and draws both national and international  influencers and tastemakers.

Los Angeles – Mack Sennett Studios
December 10 & 11
10am – 6pm

 

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Porter Flea

Nashville’s one-stop holiday shopping destination for unique, local and handmade gifts. Featuring a vibrant and varied mix of modern handmade goods – from clothing and jewelry to art and home goods. The juried market focuses on creators and appreciators of modern handmade goods.

Nashville – Skyway Studios
December 9 & 10
6pm – 9pm | 10am – 5pm

 

The Chicago Art Girls

The Chicago Art Girls began as a group of independent women artists who met while exhibiting at various art fairs in the Chicago area. Emboldened by the positive local camaraderie, they decided to pool their strengths and created this market to showcase their talents while promoting local handmade art and craft.

Chicago – Alexander Graham Bell School
December 10 & 11
11a – 5pm

 

Sauced Night Market

The renowned roving night market dedicated to emerging culinarians and artists, Sauced is an evening of food, art and debauchery. The Night Market Before Christmas edition features 50 food, art and retail vendors, and live art installations.

Chicago – Chicago Athletic Association
December 13
5pm – 10pm

 

Armadillo Christmas Market

An 11 day fine art shopping destination featuring national and local award-winning artists, live music, and bars. This is one of Austin’s longest running art and music festivals. Upscale art, handmade gifts, heirloom pieces and stocking stuffers from over 160 artists. This is the place to find gifts from the heart, build an art collection year by year, personally meet the artists, and commission custom pieces.

Austin – Palmer Events Center
December 14 – December 24
10am – 10pm
$8 for a single day pass

 

Craftacular

Created by Bust Magazine, this Holiday in Brooklyn and Boston is a curated all day shopping party featuring the best of Brooklyn’s/Boston’s indie makers and unique gifts. Art, accessories, jewelry, home decor, and more.

Brooklyn – Brooklyn Expo Center
December 10 & 11
11am – 7pm

Boston – Cyclorama Boston Center for the Arts
December 17 & 18
11am – 6pm

 

Pop Up Flea

The Holiday Market to end all Holiday Markets. Highly focused on design, craft goods, hand-picked vintage, home wares, and food and drink.

New York – The 69th Regiment Armory
December 16 – 18
Friday 3pm – 8pm | Saturday 11am – 7pm | Sunday 12 – 6pm