It’s Christmastime in THIS City!

If you have been procrastinating about your holiday shopping, no worries! There are plenty of places where you can shop locally, support local and small businesses this weekend.  Saturday is particularly busy from morning to night so get out there and get ‘er done!

AND there are lots of fun artistic events happening where you can enjoy perusing artists’ works or make your own!!

**Background to the weekend blog courtesy of Adam Kiger….his entry to the Agora Gallery Greeting Card Contest in NYC!

Adding another event I just found out about that will feature Adam along with others!

83 Gallery South

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83 Gallery South presents “Deck the Walls” opening this Saturday, December 14th, from 5-11pm at 476 S. Front St. next to Double Happiness in the Brewery District. The exhibition will feature a Pabst Blue Ribbon SkateDeck Series, featuring decks designed by ten of 83 Gallery’s best resident artists. In addition, the December opening will be stacked with the diverse styles of over thirty local artists, making it easy to find the perfect local holiday gift. The event will also feature live tarot readings by Vince Heitz-Hadorn, and the deck-spinning RaymondTVinyl. Pabst Ohio will provide the PBR,and Jagermeister will have warm Jager spice cider on hand to keep you toasty. For more information contact

Made Local Marketplace

ReJen (Jennifer Roy) is one of 60 artisans who will be selling their wares at this fun event in Powell

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Crafts Gone Wild

An Interactive Crafting Event

Wild Goose on Saturday

2491 Summit Street Columbus 43202

December 14th from 11 am to 5 pm

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Moonlight MarketmoonlightThe Moonlight Market is coming up this Saturday!  The sidewalk vendors will be indoors at the Residence Inn Hotel and  Gay Street businesses will continue to be open late!  Alternative Fashion Mob will be joining many other vendors for this event

6-11 p.m.


Cafe Brioso
The Flying Gent Mercantile
Rober Mason
Zen Cha
J. Gumbo’s
39 Below Fro Yo
Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails
Due Amici
The Peanut Shoppe
Cafe Napoletana
Alternative Fashion Mob
Lily’s Mini Delights
Columbus Barrel Co
Columbus Creative Cooperative
Soaps and Suds
Windy Lane Alpacas
Breakfast With Nick
The Boutique Truck
Hutchie’s Munchie’s
Boline Apothecary
The Bexley Chocolatier
Sky’s Java
Toys for Tots
Kids Fly Too
Tastefully Dirty
The Look Boutique
The Olive and The Grape
Gaming Nomads
Lemmon Apparel
Two Grandmother’s Gourmet Kitchen
Access Point Tech LLC
Ghetto Vintage
Sweet Stella
Hive and Honey BEEpothecary
Candle with a Cause
Hammered & Corked
Snowville Creamery
soHza LTD
Wexner Center for the Arts
8 Little Monkeys
Near East Side Co-Op
Perryns Naturals
Capital Roots Clothing
Car2Go Columbus
Green Handle Designs

Spagio’s Holiday Shopping Extravaganza and Wine Tasting

Grandview Heights

2- 6 p.m.

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Join Spagio’s for a Holiday Shopping Extravaganza – an afternoon of
incredible wines, local artists, &
wine accessories for all of your
gift giving needs!
Wine and wine related gifts, Horkover Glass will be there with hand made drinking tumblers.


400 West Rich Street Franklinton


Festivus! is an art studio open house, farmer’s market, holiday sale (list of vendors at, and beer tastings all rolled into one. 400 West Rich invites you to a one-day event happening Saturday, December 14th 11am – 6pm.

Come join them for guided tours through the space and learn all about the building while being able to get a backstage look into artist studios. See how different folks work, and get a chance to meet some of the artists whose work you can buy during our event!

“Swig” bags (Franklinton tote/swag bags with flights of beer) will be available for $15 with proceeds to benefit the Gladden Community House.

Target Six-16 is a room-sized camera obscura created by 400 artist and OSU STEAM Factory member, Stephen Takacs. It is modeled after a Kodak Brownie box camera that has been enlarged 17x to footprint of 5’ x 8’ x 7.5’ Viewers of Target Six-16 are encouraged to enter inside of the installation and experience a real time view of the world turned upside down through the lens of the camera. During Festivus, this piece will be setup alongside Mickey Thomas’ Movement Activities and participants will be able to observe classes and performances from inside the camera obscura.

Please enjoy the tenants’ art show hanging in the upstairs lounge when you come up to check out the open studios, and be sure to check out the live drawing station at Studio 114!

Open studios will include:
Studio 107 painting
Studio 109 mixed media
Studio 113 painting
Studio 114 live portrait drawings
Studio 118 clearance priced masks
Studio 130 fiber art
Studio 135 metal art, sculpture, fine art
Studio 145 paper sculpture, mixed media
Studio 146 flasks, prints
Studio 205 painting
Studio 206 cards, prints,coffee
Studio 214 painting,mixed media
Studio 228 painting, leather work, mixed media, etc
Studio 229 painting

Wholly Craft

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Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 14th and the return of our Annual Midnight Madness Sale! It’s part sale, part holiday party, and all around shopping madness! Here’s what’s in store for their biggest event of the year:

* Free limited edition ornament with the first 25 purchases!

* Holiday refreshments! Take a dip in the chocolate fountain!

* Photos with the Holiday Ape, 8:30-10pm by Jessica Miller Photography!

* Door prizes and giveaways every hour!

* All night Specials:

30% off DIY Kits and supplies
20% off holiday cards and boxed sets
10% off ornaments and calendars

* Rotating Sales all night! (Check out for the full sale schedule!

* And a portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit Women Crafting Change, a program of Global Gallery.

CS Gallery

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Last show of 2013!Showing: December 6th – 17th
Artist Reception: Saturday, December 14th, 7-10pmFeatured Artists:Scott Marion
Tom Baillieul
Deb Baillieul
Tom Hubbard
Mitch Lippencott
Caryl Young
Steven Fisher
Jim Schwarz
Donna Estep
Matt Swift
Nicolette Swift
David Mihaly
Amy Williams
Brent ElamFeaturing a special performance by:
Roman Sirotin &
Jennifer Gordon

Elevator beer on tap!

What the Rock?

what the rock

What the Rock?! is hosting a trunk show for Shibby Time Drums where there will be a holiday sale on the small drums for only $10/each. Share the gift of music with your friends and family! Please come to  the store on Sunday, December 15th from 1-5pm and support local and shop local this holiday season!About Shibby Time Drums: We offer play drums for kids, teens and adults alike. These are handmade and upcycled from industrial cardboard tubes and decorated in colorful fun patterns. These drums are not meant for play with drumsticks. They are sturdy and fun and resonate fantastically with hand play… this product is recommended for ages 3+. Enjoy your drums responsibly! Shibby!

+ free parking at the meters on Sundays!

Columbus Idea Foundry

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Did you have the good sense to skip Black Friday and still need to chop down your Gift List? Our talented artists & artisans have you covered.Sample some fine hand-crafted wares from CIF craftsmen–glass work, jewelry, hand-forged knives, magnetic gears, woodcraft, fine art, and more! You’ll find gifts and stocking stuffers plus grab some Columbus Idea Foundry gift certificates for your creative loved ones.Open House Special:  personalized wooden keepsake ornaments will be laser-etched for your gift certificate recipients while you feast on wine & sugary treats for just $5 during the open house only ($15 regularly!)Can’t make the Open House? You can still order gift certificates online right here.Enjoy complimentary refreshments, tour the Foundry, and check out a variety of tool station demos and make-and-take activities.Free & Open to the Public, with optional paid make-and-take projects available.

Get all the details:


One thought on “It’s Christmastime in THIS City!

  1. I’ll be at the Made Local Marketplace too! I’m hoping to blow out of everything. Busy, busy weekend! Thanks for all your listings, Vicki. I know you help us all.

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