Handmade, homemade holidays arts, craft salesThere are plenty of homemade holiday gift options available in the area. If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind gifts for your family or friends, or just want something special for yourself, check out one of the holiday art and craft sales this month in Grand Forks.
By: Jasmine Maki, Grand Forks Herald
There are plenty of homemade holiday gift options available in the area. If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind gifts for your family or friends, or just want something special for yourself, check out one of the holiday art and craft sales this month in Grand Forks.
Holiday Glow Art Sale and Show
• What: A holiday art sale that invites the public into the homes of local artists.
• When: 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 8; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 9; 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 10
• Where: In 10 homes throughout Grand Forks and East Grand Forks, map available online at www.holidayglow.net/index.html.
•n Cost: Free.
Opening up their homes for the Holiday Glow Art Sale and Show, 12 local artists will invite the community to join them in their workspace Nov. 8 through 10.
The art sale, which started in 2009, provides an exclusive opportunity for the public to meet award-winning artists in their homes while they view and shop a wide range of quality gifts, fine art and treats for the holiday season.
Items for sale include watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings, ceramic sculptures, wood carvings, photography, jewelry and other mixed media artwork.
For more information, visit www.holidayglow.net.
Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase
• What: Regional small businesses will be selling their handmade and homemade items.
• When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 9; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10.
• Where: The Alerus Center ballroom, 1200 42nd Street South, Grand Forks.
• Cost: $2. $1 with military ID or reusable shopping bag.
The Pride of Dakota will kick off their series of holiday showcases in Grand Forks on Nov. 9-10 at the Alerus Center.
The sale includes 116 regional vendors, who will sell a variety of handmade and homemade goods.
“We will have everything from food like condiments, baked goods, candy items and wine, to personal care products like soaps and lip balm, to apparel and accessories, to different works of art and photography,” said Kelly Walk, Pride of Dakota specialist.
Prices will vary from a couple of dollars to a few hundred dollars depending on the item. Pride of Dakota also will hold holiday showcases Nov. 16 and 17 in Minot, Nov. 22 through 24 in Fargo, and Dec. 6 though 8 in Bismarck.
For more information, visit www.prideofdakota.nd.gov.
Handmade for the Holidays
• What: Local and regional artists will show and sell handmade holiday gifts.
• When: Nov. 14 to Jan. 6, with receptions 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14 and noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 14.
• Where: Third Street Gallery, 310 Kittson Avenue, Grand Forks
Third Street Gallery’s third annual Handmade for the Holidays show will run Nov. 14 through Jan. 6. The show will feature 20 to 30 local and regional artists, selling a variety of handmade artwork.
“It’s a lot of holiday gifts,” said Amy Lyste, director of the gallery. “Jewelry, scarves, small pieces of art, stuffed animals, cards, handmade soaps…”
The event also will have a small selection of vintage items.
Lyste said when she invites artists to show their work, she asks that they have pieces $15 and less, so it’s more affordable to purchase handmade gifts.
The show will start with an open reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14, with food, wine and music. Another reception will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 14.
Lyste said she likes the show because it gives a lot of artists a place to exhibit and sell their work, and it gives the community a place to buy handmade items for the holidays.
For more information, call (701) 757-3333.
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