Fresh Arts' Winter Holiday Art Market — now celebrating its ninth year — is taking off this weekend, starting with a preview party on Friday evening. More than 60 artists from across Houston have been chosen to participate in the annual event, taking place all weekend long at Winter Street Studios.
This week's KHOU CultureMap Moment highlights the unique event and the incredibly diverse array of pieces available at the annual shopping destination.
If you're looking for one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones this holiday season, there's literally no better place to find them than at this weekend's art market.
Over the past eight years, the Winter Holiday Art Market has put more than half a million dollars in the pockets of local artists.
"You can find paintings, photography, jewelry, soaps," says Joel Luks, CultureMap's resident arts and culture expert. "It's just about everything you could want."
The market will feature countless pieces from talented local artists, ranging from screen-prints and handmade accessories to sculptural works and intricate textiles.
"It also feels good because this is an event that gives money back to the economy that exists in Houston," Luks adds.
In fact, over the past eight years, the Winter Holiday Art Market has put more than half a million dollars in the pockets of local artists.
The can't-miss holiday shopping event kicks off on Friday with a preview party from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is $10 for Friday's preview, but it's free for the rest of the weekend. The market will be open on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Watch the KHOU CultureMap Moment: