Mingle & discover one-of-a-kind creations at Fresh Arts’ final Winter Holiday Art Market

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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 16 and lasting through Sunday, November 18, 2018.

Now in its thirteenth (and final) year, the Winter Holiday Art Market is a three-day curated art sale 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.

Everything kicks off at the ticketed Friday night Ugly Sweater Preview Party.

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Featured Artists

Some of the artists featured at WHAM will be Michael Leanes Design (furniture), Claire Drennan Knits (textiles), Studio Leep (sculpture), Kathrine Zeren (men’s fashion and home goods), Domestic Papers (paper goods), and Outspoken Bean (poetry).

Jewelry artisans will include Modern Artifacts, fLuxe Jewelry, Cindy Schulze, Brenda Grands Jewelry, and Panache by B.

Other fine artists will include Angela Fabbri, Tony Parana, Lenora Palacios, Joel Anderson, and Rene Victor.

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.

Launching 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.

Click here to purchase Ugly Sweater Preview Party tickets.

Ugly Sweater Preview Party | Photo courtesy of Fresh Arts

WHAM’s Final Year

When the Winter Holiday Art Market was founded in 2006, Houston was lacking ways for art lovers and creative makers to connect. Since then, the WHAM has attracted an estimated 36,000 attendees.

Houston’s art and market landscape today is dramatically different, with dozens of markets bringing shoppers, makers, curators, and others together throughout the year.

As a result, Fresh Arts has decided that 2018 will be the market’s final year, as the organization invests in new ways to support Houston’s artists, such as an annual artist summit.

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About Fresh Arts

Fresh Arts is a nonprofit organization that nurtures and supports Houston’s local arts ecosystem.

Its programs help advance the careers of local artists and creative entrepreneurs by facilitating shared resources, knowledge, experiences, and audiences.

Winter Holiday Art Market 2018 at Winter Street Studios

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