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.
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.
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.
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
- Dates: Friday, November 16 to Sunday, November 18, 2018
- Times: Friday preview party 6pm to 10pm; Saturday 10am to 7pm; Sunday 11am to 4pm
- Location: Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street, Houston TX 77007
- Parking: Free 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; $25 at the door; free for Fresh Arts members; $50 VIP packages include two tickets and a swag bag. Click here to order tickets or for more information.
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