Heights Arts Holiday Store
NOVEMBER 1–DECEMBER 30
The 18th annual Heights Arts holiday shop in Cleveland Heights features small items such as mugs, journals, jewelry and T-shirts, holiday cards and ornaments, as well as fine art prints, paintings, photos and ceramics by more than 100 local artists. Many of them are contributors to the gallery’s regular exhibition schedule, but Heights Arts features at least 20 new artists each year to keep things fresh. The shop also features CDs and books by locals, handmade Judaica and a gift registry. It’s open seven days a week except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
2175 LEE ROAD, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
Cleveland Flea MDWST Collective
NOVEMBER 12–DECEMBER 24
The MDWST Collective holiday shop at the Van Aken District is the 2019 project of the Cleveland Flea, an expansion of their pop-up market there last year. This consignment-style market is open Tuesday-Sunday through Christmas Eve, stocked with high-quality brands from regional entrepreneurs growing their businesses. Vendors are invited to apply for November or December, or both, so there’ll be a somewhat different mix of products each month, including jewelry, bath and body products, clothes and accessories, foods, vintage, fine art, and home décor.
3401 TUTTLE ROAD, SHAKER HEIGHTS
CIA Student Holiday Sale
NOVEMBER 22 & 23
Shop the CIA Student Holiday Sale for creative, handmade gifts in glass, metal, ceramics, photography and other media—all of which are made by CIA’s talented students. While you’re here, also check out CIA’s 100 Show and Sale. Works of art by faculty, students and friends of CIA will be sold for $100 each, with proceeds benefiting CIA students. It is open from 6:00 to 9:00 pm on Friday and from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday.
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11610 EUCLID AVENUE, CLEVELAND
The Winter Market
NOVEMBER 22 & 23
The Summer Market, which takes place in a park by the lake in Avon, has been a popular destination for shoppers and browsers for 15 years. The Summer Market is now hosting its first ever Winter Market at a different (indoors, of course) location: The Shipyards in Lorain. This is a two-day event featuring 35 carefully curated artists, craftspeople, collectors, and vintage dealers, along with food trucks, holiday music and a cash bar. The market is open from 6:30 to 9:30 pm on Friday with a $5 admission at the door and from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday with a $2 fee. A portion of the proceeds benefit Girls Give Back and Blessing House.
Facebook: Shipyards Winter Market
485 CALIFORNIA AVENUE, LORAIN
BAYarts’ Holiday Shop
NOVEMBER 23-DECEMBER 22
BAYarts launches its annual holiday shopping with an open house 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on November 23 and noon to 5:00 pm on November 24. The shop and gallery at BAYarts Huntington House will be lavishly decorated for the holiday season and packed with items from more than 100 local artists, including jewelry, mugs, ornaments, soaps, candles, wall art, holiday cards, holiday decor, apparel & fine art. There’ll be pottery for sale in the ceramics studio, and coffee, tea, cocoa and baked goods next door at the Fuller House. From 1:00 to 3:00 pm, also on November 23, stop at the Holiday Food Mart where you can put together your own edible basket with items from local food vendors. There’s a Holiday Trunk Show from 6:00 to 9:00 pm on December 12, where visitors can shop, meet vendors, and sip cocktails. And for the kids, there’s a special shopping afternoon and pajama party from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on December 15, followed by a screening of The Polar Express from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Bring your own blanket. Free. The Holiday Shop is open through the end of December.
28795 LAKE ROAD, BAY VILLAGE
Mansfield Art Center
NOVEMBER 23-DECEMBER 22
The Mansfield Art Center’s 50th Annual Holiday Art Fair offers artists a place to display and sell work in a variety of media: paintings, prints, photography, drawings, furniture, leather, jewelry, wood, glass, fiber, ceramics, children’s items and pieces with a holiday theme. Framed work will be on the walls, with unframed pieces in bins, and artists are invited to submit multiple pieces, giving browsers more to choose from.
700 MARION AVENUE, MANSFIELD
Cleveland Bazaar at Winterfest
Cleveland’s Winterfest fills downtown Cleveland with revelers and shoppers on the Saturday after Thanksgiving for the annual tree lighting. During the event, Cleveland Bazaar vendors will be inside the 5th Street Arcades from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, offering holiday gift shopping from local entrepreneurs and makers, and the chance to get out of the cold.
530 EUCLID AVENUE, CLEVELAND
La Cosecha Galeria
NOVEMBER 30–DECEMBER 21
La Cosecha Galeria on Cleveland’s West Side holds its first Holiday Market on four successive Saturdays from 4:00 to 11:00 pm, featuring sculpture, photography, books antiques, paintings, embroidery and edible delicacies. The Headshop Glasswork Design Studio will have custom glass pieces. For the kickoff on November 30, Zygote Press will help people make screen printed holiday cards from 5:00 to 8:00 pm and there will be ornament painting in the gallery. Poetry, pizza and an open mic are on tap for December 7; an original art exchange for a new toy takes place December 14; Meganne Stepka will host an open mic on December 21 at 7:00 pm for prizes.
5405 STORER AVENUE, CLEVELAND
NOVEMBER 30 & DECEMBER 1
Crafty Mart, Akron’s own handmade market, celebrates its 11th annual holiday show at the Bounce Innovation Hub in downtown Akron. More than 70 regional crafters and artists will offer handcrafted wares, along with local food vendors with onsite fare as well as gifts. There’s a gift-wrapping station and holiday craft workshops, plus food trucks, wine and beer to fortify shoppers. Hours are 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on November 30 and 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on December 1.
21 FURNACE STREET, AKRON
Morgan Conservatory Holiday Bazaar
NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 21
The Morgan Conservatory’s Holiday Bazaar kicks off with a weekend celebration from 4:00 to 9:00 pm on November 30 and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on December 1. This market offers a variety of paper-based, artist-made items—many created in Morgan’s studio—from cards to low-priced stocking stuffers to beautiful artist books and framed, one-of-a-kind prints. They’re also offering a discount on their handmade papers. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm.
1754 EAST 47TH STREET, CLEVELAND
The Gallery at Lakeland
DECEMBER 3 & 5
The Gallery at Lakeland presents its 13th annual Holiday Artists Market, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm both days in the A Building Atrium Hallway. Proceeds benefit the annual Lakeland Visual Arts Student Exhibition.
7700 CLOCKTOWER DRIVE, KIRTLAND
Art of the Ornament
A first-time event for the gallery, Art of the Ornament is being held for one night only at Waterloo Arts from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Local artists submit an ornament—anything that can hang on a tree and is no more than 10 inches in any direction—and guests bid on them in a silent auction, with winners announced at night’s end. All money raised goes to fund Waterloo Arts’ community education programs. The party also features free food and a cash bar.
15605 WATERLOO ROAD, CLEVELAND
Cleveland Print Room Off the Wall Sale
The annual showcase at the Cleveland Print Room features work submitted by CPR’s members, ranging from students to some of the area’s top professional photographers, using a variety of processes and media. Work is purchased “off the wall,” meaning you can buy it and take it with you. It opens with a reception from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on November 30 if you want first dibs.
2550 SUPERIOR AVENUE, CLEVELAND
Holiday Market on the Farm
On Friday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, the one-evening-only holiday market at Hale Farm and Village in Bath offers the opportunity to shop for Ohio-made crafts and holiday goodies with an old-fashioned flavor, fitting for the setting: a recreated 19th-century Ohio village. Shop more than 20 vendors for items such as handcrafted candles, ornaments, honey, donuts and candies with beer and mulled wine available to sip at fireside, along with food from the café, and acoustic music by Katy Robinson to set the mood. There’s also a local author book signing.
2686 OAK HILL ROAD, BATH
Little Italy Holiday Art Walk
Little Italy’s annual Holiday Art Walk offers three days to explore the galleries and shops of Cleveland’s original arts neighborhood. Check out the studios inside the old Murray Hill School, visit shops offering imported Italian household goods, art glass, handmade Cleveland-themed art prints, wines, and foods. Plan to have lunch or dinner in one of the area’s many restaurants. It runs 5:00 to 9:00 pm on December 6, noon to 9:00 pm on December 7 and noon to 5:00 pm on December 8.
12510 MAYFIELD ROAD, CLEVELAND
Zygote Press Off the Wall Holiday Sale
Zygote Press’s annual Off the Wall Holiday Sale and Winter Showcase opens with a reception December 6 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, and continues Saturdays through December 21 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sundays through December 22 from noon to 4:00 pm, and weekdays 11:00 am to2:00 pm. The show features prints in a variety of processes created at Zygote’s studio, including woodcuts, lithography, screen prints and more—many by some of the area’s best-known artists. In addition to prints on display, their bins are full of additional work by their studio artists. You’ll also find stocking stuffers such as cards, notebooks, mugs and T-shirts.
1410 EAST 30th STREET, CLEVELAND
ArtCraft Building Holiday Open House
DECEMBER 7 & 8
The ArtCraft building was one of the first in the Superior Arts District to be home to artist studios, so its annual holiday open house is celebrating year 32. Studio doors are open on its multiple floors to browse fine art work by residents, while other artists and craftspeople set up in some of the building’s common areas to offer an array of giftable items, from scarves to pillows to spice mixes to sweaters for your dog.
2750 SUPERIOR AVENUE, CLEVELAND
Tower Press Holiday Sale / Open House
The artists of the Tower Press live/work space open their studio doors to show and sell their artwork. The Wooltex Gallery on the ground floor will feature artwork, vendors and live entertainment. The Tower Press Building Holiday Sale and Open Studios coincides with the first day of the holiday open house at the ArtCraft Building just two blocks away, and the Cleveland Bazaar at the Lake Affect Studio around the corner. They’ll be open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.
1900 SUPERIOR AVENUE, CLEVELAND
Cleveland Bazaar at Lake Affect Studios
The Cleveland Bazaar, which has been sponsoring handmade fairs for more than 15 years, presents this “teaser” market for its huge annual holiday bazaar at 78th Street Studios next weekend. It takes place at the Lake Affect Building where early birds who want to avoid the crowds can still find a smaller but still a generous mix of both funky and upscale items from 10 am-6 pm. There’s a bar too so you can relax and have some drinks between shopping sprees.
1615 EAST 25th STREET, CLEVELAND
DECEMBER 14 & 15
The Cleveland Bazaar has been holding its Holiday Bazaar since 2004, and it’s grown into a monster, sprawling throughout the four-floor 78th Street Studios and packing gallery spaces. Add to that some of the resident artists and galleries opening their doors and you’ve got hundred of artists, makers and other vendors from northeast Ohio and beyond, including familiar faces and some who don’t do every handcrafted market out there. You’ll find almost everything here from jewelry to body products, stationery to chocolates, vintage clothing to handcrafted leather bags, covering all styles, tastes and price ranges. You’ll need time to cover it all and luckily, it’s open from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm Saturday and 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday.
1305 WEST 80th STREET, CLEVELAND
Screw Factory Artists Holiday Open Studios
While the bottom floor of Lakewood’s Screw Factory is still industrial, its top two floors are filled with artist studios. For its annual Screw Factory Artists Holiday Market, many of them open their doors to sell their work, with many bringing in additional artists to join them to sell jewelry, pottery, prints, paintings, and more. In addition, guest artists fill the event rooms, bringing additional handmade items ranging from lanterns to candles to lamps made from recycled items to vintage and flea market finds. It’s expanded to three days this year: Friday evening 6:00 to10:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
13000 ATHENS AVENUE, LAKEWOOD