Shop, browse, and celebrate Houston’s artists and creatives at the Winter Holiday Art Market (WHAM) at Winter Street Studios, kicking off on Friday, November 17 and lasting through Sunday, November 19, 2017.
Now in its twelfth year, the Winter Holiday Art Market is a three-day curated art sale and citywide celebration bursting with artist demonstrations, live music, complimentary beverages, and food from local vendors
Put on by Fresh Arts, the free (and tax-free) market on Saturday and Sunday brings together more than 65 local artists from all disciplines. Visitors will find a unique blend of fine art, handmade crafts, paintings, sculptures, photography, jewelry, textiles, clothing, and more.
Ugly Sweater Preview Party
At the exclusive preview party on Friday evening, November 17, guests are encouraged to wear (what else?) the ugliest Christmas and holiday sweaters they can find.
Kicking off the full weekend of fun, the popular Fresh Arts shindig will include an open bar with specialty cocktails, light bites, live music, early shopping access, and free parking.
- Tony Parana
- Magpies & Peacocks
- Marsha Glickman
- Brenda Grands Design
- Birch & Goldberry
- Garman Furniture
- Thomas Irven
- Cindy Schulze Jewelry
- Hello Lucky
- Helena Gijsbers van Wijk
- Elphile Accessories
- Joel Anderson Art
- Jeff Forster
- Kathrine Zeren
Hurricane Harvey and WHAM
In light of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, this year’s WHAM event takes on an additional element of importance.
As many of the participating WHAM artists were indirectly or directly affected by the storm, the market provides the community and visitors to Houston the opportunity to directly support these artists and artisans during the holiday shopping season.
Since its launch in 2006, WHAM has generated more than $1 million for hundreds of regional artists and continues to grow as an important venue for Houston’s creative economy.
12th Annual Winter Holiday Art Market
- Dates: Friday, November 17 to Sunday, November 19, 2017
- Times: Friday preview party 6pm to 10pm; Saturday 10am to 7pm; Sunday 11am to 4pm
- Location: Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter St, Houston TX 77007
- Parking: Onsite parking is available
- Admission: There’s no cover for the market on both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets sold online for the Ugly Sweater Preview Party are $15; $50 get the VIP Swag Bag treatment, which includes two tickets to the event and a swag bag to take home. Tickets at the door for the Ugly Sweater Preview Party are $25.
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