Thursday, December 4, 2014

9 Holiday Markets to Visit This Shopping Season

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click to enlarge Jennifer ling Datchuk and Ryan Takaba will sell their vintage-inspired household ceramics at the Mockingbird Holiday Market and Southwest School of Art's Articopia. - COURTESY
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  • Jennifer ling Datchuk and Ryan Takaba will sell their vintage-inspired household ceramics at the Mockingbird Holiday Market and Southwest School of Art's Articopia.

Articopia

This December the historic Coates Chapel will be decked out in holiday regalia and unusual treasures by San Anto and Austin artists. The potential gift list is long and includes clothing, jewelry, ceramics, upcycled glassware, letterpress cards, photography and original fine art. Music, food and delicious cocktails from the Institute of Chili make this holiday event very merry. Free, 4pm-6pm SSA member previews, 6pm-9pm general admission, Fri December 12, 10am-6pm, Sat December 13, Southwest School of Art, 300 Augusta, (210) 200-8228, swschool.org/articopia 

So-Flo Holiday Market
The So-Flo Market offers a special holiday shopping experience, with an opportunity to meet the artisans who carefully crafted your handmade goods. Based in the South Flores Arts District, the urban art and craft market creates community ties through local business and personal contact, even as the artsy SoFlo neighborhood grows ever larger. Free, 10am-4pm, Sat December 13, 1344 S. Flores St, soflomarket.com

Queer the Cheer
This year the Queer for Cheer Holiday Market is presented once again by the San Antonio Queer Collective. The organizers behind the market set out to create a space in which LGBTQ and ally artists, crafters, performers, dancers and musicians could display their art. In this creative space, the diverse, multifaceted work of LGBTQ and allies can be appreciated and celebrated this holiday season. The community event offers shoppers local, handcrafted gifts and one-of-a-kind artwork. A small donation will be rewarded with beer, wine and tamales. Free, 4pm-10pm, Sat December 20, Pride Center, 147 E. Mistletoe Ave, Facebook event page 

Mujeres Mercado
Mujeres Mercado is about “creating marketplaces and cultural spaces that support and connect women artisans and traditional healers building alternative economies.” Its founders believe in the importance of women creating space for other women. The night market has everything from fashion, live music, handmade wares, educational and hands-on workshops, to traditional healers and a video installation dubbed The Saga. There will be a variety of food trucks on site, Blue Star Icehouse, El Oasis Cafe and Cupcakes, as well as organic local craft beer and wine. The mercado displays the Main Plaza’s historic beauty and the possibilities of the urban space, while providing opportunity for female artisan sellers. Free, 7pm-11pm, Sat December 20, Main Plaza, 115 N. Main Ave, (413) 695-0203,  mujeresmercado.wordpress.com


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