Buy Your Christmas/Holiday Presents from Artists and Craftsman this Year
The Artist Sunday Movement
A grassroots movement—Artist Sunday–is taking hold! This year it will be Sunday, Nov 29, 2021, sandwiched squarely between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday.
When You’re Doing Your Holiday Shopping, Buy Art!
The message of Artist Sunday simple–when you’re buying presents for folks this year, buy art! Give people something more personal and unique for the holidays and, by doing so, you’ll be supporting the artists and craftsman of the world.
The Effect of the Pandemic on Artists
Like so many industries, artisans and craftsman were hit by the Pandemic. Not only were stores and galleries closed, but the markets, festivals, street fairs, and crafts fairs where so many of them sell their work were shut down.
Yay! Craft Markets and Art Fairs Opening Up Again
Thankfully, during COVID many artists and crafts people found online venues like Etsy where they could sell their wares. And thankfully people bought them! Sites like Etsy because popular for people specifically trying to find unusual one of a kind handmade gifts. But now, because we are able to interact with each others outdoors, we can we can also go back to browsing in person at craft fairs and arts festivals to find fun and interesting gifts.
Celebrate Artists’ Sunday and Start Your Holiday Shopping Now!
Click on the code below to got to the shop and get a 15% coupon on all purchases before the end of 2021. Use the code when you check out:
Find Local Artists, National Artists, International Artists and Buy Their Art
So remember the weekend after Thanksgiving, when you start your holiday shopping, Buy Some Art!
How Do You Find Artists? Look for local art galleries and art museums. Or keep your eyes open when you go to cafes, bookstores, and libraries. They often have rotating art shows. Or plug into the googles “Artists” and “My town” and see what comes up. They are many artists within arms length or with a little elbow work who have wonderful one-of-a-kind gifts for the people in your life.
Art Options in Tucson, DC, and Online
ARTIST SUNDAY IN TUCSON
If you’re in Tucson and you want to shop locally that weekend, below are a couple of venues that you can go to
Made in Tucson Market Sunday, Nov 28, 2021 10-5
Local artists, home made baked goods, and music, over 100 vendors
311 E 7th St, Tuc AZ 85719
Made in Tucson Facebook Page
TUCSON BEFORE ARTISTS’ SUNDAY
Tucson Museum of Art Annual Fall Artisans’ Market
Sat, Nov 19-Mon, Nov 21, 2021, 10 am-5 pm
140 North Main Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United
Tucson Museum of Art Holiday Market Website
La Encantada Fine Art Market Sat, Nov 20, 10-5 Sun, Nov 21 11-4
2905 East Skyline Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718
La Encantada Fine Art Market Website
When you go to their website you can see all of the participating artist
Small Business Saturday Foothills Happy Hour Market Sat., Nov 27, 2021, 3-7 pm
7401 N La Cholla Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85741
Foothills Happy Hour Market Facebook Page
Artists Sunday Directory of Artists
You can see all of the artists who participate in Artist Sunday and you can also search for a type of work or for artists by name, city, and state.
And of course there’s always Etsy!!! PS. I don’t have my Etsy shop active now but there are many, many, many, many artists selling wonderful one-of-a-kind gifts there!