We cannot believe that the Art Star Holiday Market is now LESS than a week away! I’ve put together some eye candy to get you pumped and ready to shop. These are the artists you will find on opening day – Friday, November 29th from 11-8pm. And remember, the mix of vendors will be changing each day, so keep coming back!!
Black Heart Letterpress makes cheeky greeting cards, coasters, and bookmarks. Expect some great letterpress holiday cards too!
Bregga + Co makes impeccably well made leather wallets and card holders. Any of his items would make perfect gifts for the special dudes in your life.
Cutesy but not Cutesy has been a staple at all our shows throughout the years. She makes the most adorable plush monsters that I am sure you all know and love by now. These monster hoodies are her latest hit – they just got a full spread in Real Simple Magazine! Go Diane!
Endless Hats are another craft bazaar regular. Their hats are extremely well made from recycled textiles and like their name states, their styles seem to be endless. I’m sure they will have a ton of cozy winter hats to warm your noggin while you ice skate.
Fabric Horse makes top notch bags, utility belts, lock holsters and more for the lady or gent on the go. My hubby got me one of these superhero utility belts in my favorite colors – pinks/reds/oranges and it is seriously my most prized possession b/c it hold everything – cell phone, wallet, keys, tools, bike lock, etc.
Fuzzy Ink makes the best silkscreened T-shirts, hoodies, cell phone covers + more. His illustrations are quirky, cute and typically involve a mustache or two. I am in love with this new barber shop quartet T. So many dudes on my holiday list would appreciate this.
Julie Moon is currently a resident artist over at my old stomping grounds – The Clay Studio. She is originally from Toronto and makes incredible ceramic sculpture. We carry her line of jewelry and skulls at the shop, which is what you will most likely see from her at the holiday market. I just added the above Tribal Necklace to the website- it is one of my favorite pieces in the shop right now!
This Totes Amazeballs bag is made by local master printmaker, Marisha Simons. Marisha teaches various printing classes at the University of the Arts and is in the midst of rolling out a line of products that will be debuting at the Art Star Holiday Market. Expect beautifully printed cards, totes, mugs, table runners, dishes and more!
Erin & I have both been huge fans of Megan Auman’s jewelry for years now, so we were tickled pink when she accepted our invitation to participate in the market. Megan has both her BFA + MFA in metalsmithing, so you know her jewelry pieces are built to last. Pick up a bold statement piece like the necklace pictured or opt for a simpler leaf design in sterling silver or steel. She also makes a line of vibrant pillows and scarves in fabrics she also designs – girl does it all!
Mimi McPartlan is a new artist for us. She is from Cape Cod and is currently a resident artist at The Clay Studio as well. She received her BFA from Alfred University and worked at Klein Reid in Brooklyn before coming to Philly. She makes stunning slip cast ceramic work. Expect modern and well designed functional pieces like mugs, plates, cream + sugar sets, butter dishes and more!
Another craft bazaar regular, Peg + Awl, will be set up selling their ever expanding line of reclaimed wood housewares and accessories, hand bound leather journals, jewelry and more. Margaux and Walter Kent are the husband/wife duo behind this incredibly popular handmade brand. What I love about them is that all of their items were first made for themselves and their two little boys to use in their daily lives. That in itself makes each piece truly authentic and really made with love.
Stay tuned for my Shopping Guide for 11/30 + 12/1, which includes a new mix of artists!