11 Artful(l) Holiday Events Around The Bay Area

 

11 Artful(l) Holiday Events Around The Bay Area. 43rd Annual Holiday Sale for the City College of San Francisco Art Campus ( December 1 – 3, 2017); Fort Mason Printmakers’ Annual Holiday Show and Sale  (December 1 – 3, 2017); Sharon Arts Studio’s Winter Sale  (December 3, 2017 ); Art Explosion Studios Holiday Art Show  (December 10, 2017); 27th Annual Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios ( December 2–3, 9–10, 16–24, 2017); Pizzichillo & Gordon Art Glass Studio Holiday Sale  (December 2,9,16,and 23, 2017); California College of the Arts Annual Holiday Fair (December 2, 2017); 5th Annual East Bay Print Sale  (December 8 – 10, 2017); Palo Alto Fiery Arts Winter Glass Sale  (December 1 + 2, 2017); 49th Annual ICB Winter Open Studios (December 1–3, 2017); Benicia Arsenal Artists’ Open Studios  (December 2 + 3, 2017 )

Get ready to deck your halls, walls, table tops, and body with hand-made, unique goods from one of these 11 Artful(l) Holiday Events!

Whatever you are looking for – art glass, prints, sculptures, paintings, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, wood, leather – you name it, you will find it. All art styles, mediums, and budgets accommodated.

This is a great opportunity to check off your entire holiday shopping list and support a local artisan. Score!

Tips worth repeating for this season of sales: check the websites before going; go early for the best selection; pick a city and go to the sales in that city; bring a bag; bring cash for when credit cards are not accepted; and bring a friend. Because we have so many sales/fairs at the same time strategic planning is a must. If a sale/fair looks interesting make sure you put it on your calendar. Most of these sales are only a day or two and only come around once or twice a year.

THE DEAL:

See (and buy) unique, art in every medium at one (or two, or all) of these 11 Artful(l) holiday events.

SAN FRANCISCO EVENTS:

THE DEAL:

Join faculty, students, and friends at the 43rd annual holiday sale for the City College of San Francisco Art Campus. Browse and purchase handmade items created by art students studying painting, ceramics, drawing, photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and jewelry making. Plus enjoy holiday treats, music, and meet some of the artists.

Bonus: Proceeds from purchases benefit the students and art department of San Francisco City College.

LOGISTICS:

43rd Annual Holiday Sale for the City College of San Francisco Art Campus
Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Boulevard
Building ‘B’
San Francisco 94123   MAP

December 1 – 3, 2017
December 1, 2076 from 6 – 9 pm (preview and reception)
December 2 + 3 from noon to 4 pm

FREE Admission. Family friendly.

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THE DEAL:

Special shout out to The Fort Mason Printmakers 43rd Annual Holiday Show and Sale. Part of the City College Holiday Art Exhibition and Sale, the printmakers have two rooms of etchings, monoprints, linocuts, and screen prints for sale at affordable prices.

Bonus: Proceeds from purchases benefit the students and art department of San Francisco City College.

LOGISTICS:

Fort Mason Printmakers 43rd Annual Holiday Show and Sale
Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Boulevard
Building ‘B’ Rooms 205 & 208
San Francisco 94123   MAP

December 1 – 3, 2017
December 1, 2076 from 6 – 9 pm (preview and reception)
December 2 + 3 from noon to 4 pm

FREE Admission.

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THE DEAL:

Sharon Art Studio’s Winter Sale has hundreds of unique and affordable handmade items crafted by the studio’s instructors, staff, and students.

Shop for ceramics, jewelry, glass, fine art, and more. 

LOGISTICS:

Sharon Art Studio’s Winter Sale
Golden Gate Park
300 Bowling Green Drive
San Francisco 94117   MAP

December 3, 2017 from 11 am to 5 pm

FREE Admission.

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THE DEAL:

See and buy great original art, support local artists and save money at the Art Explosion Holiday Art Show. Find paintings, drawings and other spectacular art perfect for gifts and for yourself. Plus support local artists. Click here for artist list and examples of work you can expect at the show.

Good to know: Art Explosion Studios is San Francisco’s largest artist collective.

LOGISTICS:

Art Explosion Holiday Art Show

Two Locations:

2425 17th St, SF  94110           MAP
744 Alabama St, SF   94110     MAP

Plentiful street parking.

Sunday December 10, 2017  noon to 5 pm.

FREE Admission. Free Refreshments. Plenty of parking. 

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 EAST BAY EVENTS

 

THE DEAL:

Berkeley Artisans Open Studios is a chance to visit over 100 professional artisan workshops and galleries around Berkeley. Many of the studios are in the same building or near each other. On sale are paintings, blown glass, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, sculpture, leather bags, ornaments, artisan food products, natural wines and more. All work is hand crafted by local artisans.

Click here for a list of participating artists (list includes link to each artist’s website.)

LOGISTICS:

The studios are in various Berkeley locations. Check the map ahead of time to better plot your route.

Note: A list of participants and a map are available on-line. Printed maps / directories are available for pickup during the event at all participating locations or at Berkeley Artisans, 2547 Eighth Street #24a, Berkeley CA 94710.

December 2–3, 9–10, 16–17, 2017 Plus many studios will also open for last-minute shoppers on  December 18–24, 2017.

Most studios are open Saturdays and Sundays 11–6 p.m. However studio dates and hours may vary so check the hours for the studio(s) you want to visit.

FREE Admission

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  • PIZZICHILLO & GORDON ART GLASS STUDIO HOLIDAY SALE December 2,9,16,and 23, 2017

THE DEAL:

Pizzichillo & Gordon Art Glass Studio Holiday Sale includes new pieces, one-of-a-kind works, as well as first-quality discontinued pieces. Shop for vases, bowls, tumblers,sculpture, jewelry, wall art, and lighting.  Prices are discounted off retail.

Bonus: The artists are in the studio, and can answer questions and talk about their work.

LOGISTICS:

Pizzichillo & Gordon Holiday Art Glass Studio Sale
2680 Union Street
Oakland   94607   MAP
(510) 832-8380.

Saturdays: December 2,9,16,and 23, 2017

Hours: 10 am – 4 pm each sale day.

Click here to see samples of their work.

FREE Admission

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THE DEAL:

Each year around the holidays the scenic Oakland campus of CCA transforms into an arts bazaar. Shop for one-of-a-kind, handmade, gifts created by the CCA community – students, faculty and alumni. Find affordable paintings, drawings, prints, cards, jewelry, ceramics, hand-blown glass, clothing, photography, textiles, ornaments, and more. No mass-produced anything!

Bonus:  live music and glass blowing demonstrations.

LOGISTICS:

California College of the Arts Annual Holiday Fair
Oakland Campus
5215 Broadway
Oakland MAP

Saturday, December 2, 2017
11 am – 3 pm

FREE Admission

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THE DEAL:

The 5th Annual East Bay Print Sale has thousands of affordable handmade lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, screenprints, and risograph. The sale features prints from local and non-local print artists including five printmakers from Mexico City.

Click here for a list of the artists/exhibitors.

LOGISTICS:

5th Annual East Bay Print Sale
1006 Pardee Street
Berkeley 94710    MAP

Friday December 8 through Sunday Dec 10, 2017
10 am to 4 pm all three days!

Note: Half of the sale is wheelchair accessible (downstairs).

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PALO ALTO EVENTS:

 

THE DEAL:

Check out the Palo Alto Fiery Arts Winter Glass Sale for beautiful hand blown art glass. Find pieces made by talented art students, staff, alumni, and local professional artists.

Shop for glass ornaments, snow people, reindeer, groves of trees, candy cane, glass fruit, glass creatures, and functional art glass.

This is a win-win. You get beautiful, professional quality glass art and your purchase benefits creativity in the public schools. Sweet!

LOGISTICS:

Palo Alto Fiery Arts Winter Glass Sale
Palo Alto High School (Inside the Tower Building)
50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto  94301
(Corner of Embarcadero & El Camino Real)    MAP

FREE Admission. Free parking on campus

Friday, December 1, 2017 from 3 pm – 6 pm & Saturday  December 2, 2017 from 11 am – 4  pm

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MARIN EVENTS:

THE DEAL:

Over 100 artists at the historic ICB are opening their studios for the 49th annual ICB Winter Open Studios. Find original art in all media, including painting, sculpture, photography, digital media, jewelry, printmaking, fiber arts, and more.

LOGISTICS:

49th Annual ICB Winter Open Studios
480 Gate 5 Road, Sausalito  94965       MAP

December 1–3, 2017  11 am –6 pm

FREE Admission. Free parking. Wheelchair accessible. Elevator. Food trucks.

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SOLANO COUNTY EVENTS

  • BENICIA ARSENAL ARTISTS’ OPEN STUDIOS December 2 + 3, 2017

THE DEAL:

Benicia Arsenal Artists’ Open Studios features 21 studios and galleries with nearly 50 participating artists. Find unique and original paintings, sculpture, jewelry, glass, photography, textiles, and more.

Click here for a list of participating artists.

LOGISTICS:

Benicia Arsenal Artists’ Open Studios

All Studios are on Jackson and Tyler streets in The Historic Benicia Arsenal Artist Community. A good starting point is 938 Tyler Street, Benicia.

December 2 + 3, 2017 10 am to 5 pm,

FREE Admission.

Tip: Don’t miss abstract artist Paula Boas’ studio  – it is worth a trip just to see her work.

Beneicia Aresenal Open Studios

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