Museum Matters: Mark Your Calendars for the 23rd Annual Holiday Artist Market | ETC

Craig Hadley

We warmly invite you to kick off your holiday shopping and support local and Michigan artists at our beloved annual Holiday Artist Market. This is a great opportunity to experience all of the current exhibitions – including “Infinite Splendor, Infinite Light: The Bruce Walker Collection of Tibetan Religious Art” and “Jason Yi: Concealments” – for free – as well as a chance to support the Dennos and shop local for the holidays.

Our market provides the perfect atmosphere to chat with over 30 artists, shop for unique gifts and artwork, and browse our exhibits during these free museum days. From traditional paintings and prints to eye-catching ceramics, jewelry and artwork made from textiles, woods, metals, glass and more, there truly is a gift to be found for everyone. The museum shop will unveil its festive display featuring local artists, unique handmade ornaments, greeting cards and fair trade gifts made by artisans from around the world.

This year’s two-day juried art market features a change in format that veteran market goers will want to note: as is standard at many other art fairs, artists will directly manage all of their own sales this year. Please be prepared to shop at each artist’s booth located in the Sculpture Courtyard and Janis Community Hall. Free parking is located at the DMC and throughout the NMC pedestrian campus.

We are very proud to feature the following artists at this year’s market: Otis Pottery, Anne Rivers, Barbara Van Pelt, Carmany Thorp, Carol Murray, Clay Maas, Diane Brandt, Dick Davis, Elizabeth and James Manning, Glenn Wolff, Heather Chadwick – Johne, Helen Bauer, Jessica Angel, Joan Lackie-Callighan, Julia MacLachlan, Julie Wilson, Karen Popa, Karin Fish, Kristy Tompkins, Lindzie Kuzmer, Lucy Lowe, Maia Hausler, Marie Gougeon, Melanie Mendelin, Melissa Smith, Natalie Williams, NMC Graveurs, Rebecca Deneau, Rosalyn Tyge, Ruthann Zattlin, Sarah Denniston, Sue Burns, Susan Marie Smith and Vincent Pernicano.

Whether you choose to shop online at the Dennos Museum Store or visit us in person, please know that we are deeply grateful for the opportunity to serve our community through this very special event. We hope you’ll stop by to see the current exhibits, explore the Discovery Gallery and its many interactive exhibits, and enjoy some great conversation!

The market takes place November 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Drive. Check for the latest updates.

Craig Hadley is Executive Director and Chief Curator of Dennos Museum Center.

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