Kick Off The Handmade Holidays
It’s the holiday season, and that means lots of events happening all at once, doesn’t it? Take tonight, for example, where we’ve got two great indie craft events kicking off the handmade holiday shopping season at the same time. Time it right and you can hit them both — but either one of them is sure to be a good time.
Deep ITP, you’ve got this Thursday’s Kraftwork show at Young Blood Gallery on Highland Ave. just a couple of blocks south of Ponce de Leon. This one goes from 7 to 10 pm. Atlanta ’s finest indie crafters will be on hand (including my wife) selling handmade art and gifts for everyone on your shopping list. (The Kraftwork shows always have unique and surprising goods that run the gamut from useful to adorable.) Entrance is FREE for shoppers to both Kraftwork and the Young Blood Gallery & shop.
Meanwhile, out on the Perimeter, the Spruill Gallery is hosting the opening reception of its Holiday Artist Market, featuring a wide variety of hand-crafted gifts by Southeastern artists. The opening reception runs from 6 to 9pm and is FREE admission.
My wife’s handmade books are a part of this market, too, but she got double-booked tonight with the Kraftwork show, so we need someone to visit the opening and let us know how it went. Drop a comment here if you attended the show or the opening and let us know what you thought!
If you can’t make the opening, though, don’t fret: The Holiday Artist Market runs all month at the Spruill Gallery store, from December 5th to 24th, Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm. The Spruill Gallery is right near the Perimeter Mall, so if you’re already up there doing chain-store shopping, please consider stopping off to support local artists, too.
Yes, if I was really smart I would’ve mentioned all this earlier. Sorry about that.