Here’s Where to Find Unique Artist-Made Items
Lawrence Lithography Workshop 2018 Holiday Print Sale
Lawrence Lithography Workshop founder Mike Sims has produced prints with some of the top artists in the country as well as local luminaries. This holiday season LLW will offer from 15 to 70 percent off dozens of original prints by Luis Jimenez, Ed Paschke, Akio Takamori, Roger Shimomura, Marcie Miller Gross, Peregrine Honig, Michael Krueger, Andrzej Zielinski and many others.
When: Nov. 14 to Dec. 22, Wednesday – Friday,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Lawrence Lithography Workshop,
2011 Tracy Avenue
The 8th Annual Holiday Swing
The annual sale at Union Station of handmade gifts by Midwest makers and wares from vintage vendors offers baby items, bath and body products, ceramics, jewelry, knits, glassworks, plants, edibles, a cash bar and much more.
When: Dec. 1 and 2, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Union Station
Earrings by Tarshianna Morrow-El and T-shirts by Warren “Stylez” Harvey will part of the El-Scari Harvey Art Gallery Holiday Sale. (courtesy of El-Scari Harvey Gallery)
El-Scari Harvey Art Gallery Holiday Art Sale
Housed in the Center for Spiritual Living Kansas City in the 39th Street West area, this gallery founded by poet Natasha Ria El-Scari and artist Warren “Stylez” Harvey is “dedicated to the presence and potential of marginalized visual artists.” Visitors love the space, the welcoming owners and the variety of art to be found there. If you haven’t been, check it out during the gallery’s holiday sale, featuring hand-crafted candles, T-shirts designed by Harvey, scarves and books by El-Scari, hand crafted earrings and accessories, books and surprise art specials!
When: Nov. 23, 3 to 7 p.m.; Nov. 24, noon to 4 p.m.; Nov. 25, 9 a.m. to noon
Where: 1014 W. 39th St.
Wedding dresses designed by nine Kansas City Art Institute fiber students, including Obinna (left) and Josie Eckerman (right) will be on display in the school’s Vanderslice Hall during the KCAI End-of-Semester Exhibition and Sale, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2.(from the artist / photo by Claire Ryser)
Kansas City Art Institute End-Of-Semester Sale
There’s a fun twist to this year’s end-of-semester event, with a display in Vanderslice Hall of high-end wedding dresses created from repurposed materials by nine students. Irreverence runs in the blood of art students, so expect the unexpected in these garments. You’ll find gifts galore in studio departments throughout the campus, including prints, paintings, photographs, ceramics, fiber works and more. All proceeds benefit individual students and KCAI studios.
When: Nov. 30, 5 to 8 p.m.; Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Dec. 2, noon to 5 p.m.
Where: Kansas City Art Institute campus, 4415 Warwick Blvd. For a campus map, visit kcai.edu/campus-life/campus/
Belger Arts Holiday Shop
The popular Belger Arts Holiday Shop at Belger Crane Yard Studios features an extensive selection of ceramic works by studio members as well as many national and regional artists, including handmade pottery, ornaments, jewelry, wearables, prints and more Visit www.belgerarts.org to purchase works from the annual Holiday Book.
When: Special Holiday Event: Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Also open regular gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Belger Crane Yard Studios, 2011 Tracy Avenue
Kemper Museum Welcomes the Holidays with Pop-Up at the Museum Shop
The Kemper Museum shop always goes all out for the holidays, stocking a variety of artist-made gift items. Get a jump on your holiday shopping Nov. 24 at the museum’s Small Business Saturdays Pop Up, featuring jewelry by Kim Casper, Jennifer Janesko, Manda Wylde and Jamie Gray; ceramics by Momoko Usami and textiles by Whitney Manney.
When: Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd.
KC Clay Guild Holiday Pottery Sale & Studio Tour
Clay artists have studios all over the city and KC Clay Guild’s annual pottery sale and studio tour offers the perfect opportunity to explore a bunch of them, while doing a little holiday shopping. Stop by KC Clay Guild’s space at 200 W. 74th St. in Waldo for an overview of works by participating artists, or dive right in by downloading the tour map at https://kcclayguild.org.
When: Nov. 30, 5 to 9 p.m. and Dec 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Pick up a map at KC Clay Guild, 200 W 74th St., or download one at https://kcclayguild.org/holiday-sale.
Interurban Arthouse Holiday Artist Marketplace
Sip hot chocolate or hot cider as you peruse a multitude of gift items created by InterUrban ArtHouse studio artists and members. The sale features work by more than two dozen artists, including jewelry, ceramics, leather, paintings, sculpture, photography and fiber works. Gift certificates are available for purchase for memberships, future classes, listening rooms events and henna body art! The sale will include mini gift-making workshops for attendees to create something special.
When: Dec. 7, 5 to 8:30 p.m.; Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: InterUrban ArtHouse, 8001 Newton St., Overland Park
KC Urban Potters Holiday Sale
You can’t go wrong at the holiday sale of works by KC Urban Potters, a collective of seven of KC’s top ceramics artists founded in 2014.
The artists are making it festive with music and treats as shoppers choose from shelves filled with unique handcrafted gifts. Treat yourself to a handmade mug and fill it with a free cup of coffee from Oddly Correct next door.
When: Nov. 24, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: KC Urban Potters Shop + Studios, 4 Westport Rd.