Now that the turkey is gone, number one on many people’s to do list: shopping. I know, I know. We all face the same dilemma: how to get the perfect gift, not spend too much money and get out of the mall alive. My quick and easy solution to all three? Shop local + handcrafted! Not only will you be giving your friends and loved ones one-of-a-kind gifts they will treasure, you will be supporting the local economy and the shopping experience is pleasant rather than nerve wracking.
I’m sure I don’t need to tell you (dear reader) about the wealth of artistic talent and skill we have here in Northeastern Ohio. This coming weekend, many of Cleveland’s best artists will open their studios and galleries to holiday shoppers looking for a more satisfying experience. So, without further ado, here is the weekend itinerary!
Friday night: Start the weekend off right with the Art House Revealed! Benefit. Come enjoy music, wine and snacks and the opportunity to bid on fantastic works of art. Tickets still available! Other places to check out? Terra Vista Studios will be holding their 12th annual holiday sale featuring 20+ local artists (all weekend). In the same building, if you are there on Saturday, be sure to stop in Zygote Press; get a tour of the studio and buy art right off the walls! Just up the road, the Art Craft Building will be hosting it’s 24th annual open studio and guest artist holiday sale as will it’s sister building Tower Press at 1900 Superior Avenue. Ample parking, music, and good cheer as well as a variety of items guaranteed to meet all of your holiday shopping needs (from holiday cards to fine jewelry). Hope to see you there!