December is upon us and, of course, that means Winterfair, Short North Holiday Hop, and so many other venues that provide a way to support local artists and artisans by gifting those on your list with inspired pieces!
Let’s get started!!!…..
Ohio Expo Center
Fine art & craft made in American Studios featuring over 400 artists working in ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, photography, prints, wood and more. LOTS of local artists will be here so go out and support them!
Art Access Gallery
Landscapes by Joseph Lombardo and Perry Brown, Conference Room: Sharon Dougherty
Opening Reception: Laine Bachman, Second Nature
December 2, 2016 – January 8, 2017
Friday, Dec 2, 2016, 5:30 – 8 pm
At Sherrie Gallerie, 694 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215
FREE parking behind the gallery
￼Preview the exhibition: www.sherriegallerie.com/laine-bachman
“These works expose unique environments in which I explore and pay homage to various forms of life I find fascinating and mysterious in nature. I use vast landscapes to showcase these life forms, showing the spaces between and the surfaces above and below. The worlds I create are hidden and untouched by man, and give the viewer a glimpse into the secret lives of their peculiar inhabitants. There are many niches with animals hiding within the work that might not be noticed at first glance. Whether it’s a desert, forest, or coral reef I include a variety of plants and animals that could reside in those realms. Through the process of creating these intricate realms, I’ve become more instinctive and intuitive in the way I approach my paintings, almost as if this new body of work is my ‘Second Nature.'” -Laine Bachman
Opening Reception: J. Shepard
Stop into The Table and celebrate the opening reception of “An Imaginary Portrait of J Shepard,” works by artist and activist J Shepard. The exhibit runs through the month of December. www.facebook.com/JShepardStudio
The Table is a farm to table restaurant & bar offering fresh, local food with in-house charcuterie & baked goods.
Support Columbus visual and culinary artists! #artmakescbus
Opening Reception: Five Artists
Super group of artists for December:
ASHLEY D. PIERCE
The art continues on SATURDAY…
CCAD Winter Art Show
Loann Crane Center for Design
9 a.m. (first look) 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
A juried selection of Columbus College of Art & Design‘s top alumni and students sell their wares at this must-see event. Proceeds from the art go directly to the artists.
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016
First Look: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
General Admission: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Loann Crane Center for Design at the corner of Cleveland Avenue and Gay Street)
Parking is free. Tickets are available at the door. First Look costs $20; General Admission costs $5. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit CCAD student programming.
Montrose Elementary Festival of the Arts
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Join artisans as the Montrose gym is transformed into a market filled with amazing handmade items from local artisans. There will also be a children’s market where they will be selling their handmade items, don’t forget to check it out! The Snowflake Cafe will be open all day with delicious items, stop by shop, have lunch, and enjoy one of the performances! This show is also a stop on the Bexley Holiday Hop!
Peggy Mintun Open Studio Sale
5569 Driftwood Road 43229
10:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Art and jewelry for sale at Peggy’s studio. Come get great deals for Christmas!!
Made Local Marketplace Show #1
11 a.m.-6 p.m.
The 1st of THREE Made LOCAL Marketplace Holiday Shows!at Brookshire 405 Greif Pkwy, Delaware, OH 43015 to SHOP LOCAL from incredible Ohio makers while enjoying craft beer
Meet Santa from 11-2
DeMar’s Holiday Open House
Fifth Ave. Grandview
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
DeMar’s is excited to celebrate this Christmas season with their annual Holiday Open House. Warm your hands over an open fire, sip hot chocolate or hot apple cider, and enjoy 20% savings on all vintage, antiques & handmade items.
And there’s the Short North Gallery’s Holiday Hop!…
Sherrie Gallery Holiday Hop Art Fair
12- 8 p.m.
Anne Marie Chagnon
Jessica Rosenkrantz & Jesse Louis-Rosenberg
The 7th annual Holiday Hop Art Fair in the gallery! Enjoy new and giftable work by artists working in ceramics, glass, and jewelry. Stop by to meet the artists and shop their entire collection!
Stone Village Art Gallery
Midnight Sun by Patrick Wayner
Stone Village Art Gallery presents one of my favorite artists and guys…‘Midnight Sun’ by Patrick Wayner. This 3D faux taxidermy exhibition is inspired by the animals of the Arctic and the colors of the Aurora Borealis.
Hope you’ll join SVC in celebrating Patrick’s new exhibit and supporting local art.
Cap City Creatives Pop-Up Showcase
Elevator Brewing Co. 13th Floor Taproom
Cap City Creatives is a group of artists from all over Columbus that meet monthly to network, share ideas, and plan art events in the community. Established in 2009, CCC members have involved themselves in many aspects of the art community. Made up of visual artists, performers, musicians and writers, the group is a fun way to meet new people and get in on a show or festival. Please join them as they showcase member’s works at Elevator Brewing’s 13th Floor Taproom during Gallery Hop on December 3rd from 5-7pm. Start your evening off there by having a drink and checking out the art before making your way up High Street!
Check out the Cap City Creatives on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cap-City-Creatives-144180983084/?fref=ts
Sean Christopher Gallery
Blake Turner’s Manifesto Library: Opening Reception
Columbus artist Blake Turner presents the inaugural exhibition of his installation, Manifesto Library, on Saturday, December 3, 6-10pm, with an Opening Reception to include informal talks by special guest speakers. This is an important ongoing artist project and we are very grateful to host its first iteration at Sean Christopher Gallery. Exhibition continues thru January 28, 2017.
Cut’n’Blow Holiday Pop=Up Shop
Alternative Fashion Mob
Kick the holidays off the right way and support local this year at the Holiday Hop POP UP Fashion Shop! featuring 6 local fashion designers that will be showcasing pieces for immediate sale from their past and current collections.
Sunshine & Bravado
Katelyn McClain Designs
Enjoy complimentary snacks, beer, and wine while you “shop ’til you drop” to our rock ‘n’ roll holiday playlist!!
A portion of the proceeds will help fund the Alternative Fashion Mobs’ “FABRIC: Design Resource Center” initiative. #supportlocal #shoplocal
And at the Vanderelli Room in Franklinton…
Creative Women of Color:Timeless Treasures
Come out on your way to the Gallery Hop and see this fantastic show!
BUT WAIT….The shopping continues at Roosevelt Coffee House on SUNDAY!
Roosevelt Coffeehouse and Not Your Mam’s Craft Market Pop Up Shop
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Join Not Your Mama’s Craft Market at The Roosevelt Coffeehouse!
Every Sunday in December leading up to Christmas, Not Your Mama’s Craft Market will feature 3-8 of the most talented Makers Ohio has to offer. Makers will be set up ready to sell their goods while the nonprofit Coffeehouse cranks out the pastries and coffee for good!