Looking for unique and original holiday gift ideas? This week several seasonal gift shops filled with works by local artists, artisans and crafters will be appearing at various locations in Holyoke. On Thursday, December 18 and Friday December 19 from 3pm to 7pm multiple pop up shops will appear on Race Street at Paper City Studios and Parsons Hall. Also, for its third year, the Holiday Holyoke Art Shop will be open; however, this year the shop will pop up at the Holyoke Mall from Saturday, December 20 until Wednesday, December 24.
The Gift Show December 18 and 19 3pm-7pm Dunphy Art Studio at Paper City Studios – 80 Race St Join us for a fun filled two day event at Paper City Studios -GREAT gift ideas – Debra Dunphy will be doing her amazing portraits along with other great artists including Terraflame oil candles.
The Gift Show December 18 and 19 3pm-7pm The Vernal Pool Studio at Paper City Studios – 80 Race St The Vernal Pool ceramic studio at 80 Race Street in Holyoke will showcase a selection of art and unique gifts handcrafted by our extended community of artists working in glass, ceramics, jewelry, natural skincare, printmaking and more on December 18 &19 from 3 -7 pm. Get a chance to meet the artists, learn about their work, and purchase thoughtful, locally crafted gifts for the holidays. The Gallery at Paper City Studios will also be open featuring the Holyoke League of Arts and Craft and Dunphy Art Studio’s Annual Holiday Exhibit. Take advantage of the Holyoke Hummus Company’s “No Cook Thursday” hot and tasty falafel, served from 11-7 right next door at Gateway City Arts, 92 Race Street. Make a purchase and receive coupon for a discount towards your purchase at Holyoke Hummus Company. Take time during the hectic season to slow down, shop locally, meet your neighbors in the creative community, and take in a great meal. Artists showing include: Battat Glass, Angela Gerhard Jewelry, Parnella Naturals, Daphne Board Custom Shoes, Maryanne & Robert Benns, Nancy Howard, Timna Tarr Quilts, and Charity Winslow.
Holiday Open Studio December 18 and 19 3pm-7pm Parsons Hall Project Space – 360 Dwight St Join Angela Gerhard Jewelry at her studio in Holyoke on Thursday and Friday, Dec 18th and 19th from 3-7pm. She will have a selection of her enamel work and will be doing a soft-launch of her new line of forged bronze, steel, and sterling silver jewelry with semi-precious stones. Come for sweet deals on pricing and a tour of the studio where she works and teach. Oh, and homemade cookies will be served Open studio will take place during the same date and time as a gift show and gallery opening at Paper City Studios right next door, and on Thursday Holyoke Hummus Company will be serving their famous falafel one more building down at Gateway City Arts, also serving beer and wine. The creative art community will be alive this Thursday and Friday, so please stop by to take a break from the big-store shopping to acquire handmade and locally produced items. Come check out what’s going on down on the canal!
Holiday Holyoke December 20th-24th 8am-11pm (closes at 6pm on Christmas Eve) Holyoke Mall – 50 Holyoke Street Great holiday gift idea produced by local artists, artisans and crafters. Sponsored by the Holyoke Creative Arts Center and the ARTery Project, made possible by the Massachusetts Cultural Council Adams Arts Program.Share