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"Finest" ugly holiday sweaters are focus of attention at Fresh Arts Winter Art Market party

Ugly holiday sweaters highlighted at Fresh Arts Winter Art Market bash

Houston, Fresh Arts Winter Holiday Art Market, Nov 2016, Samantha Smith, Frances Hamker, Carrie Cherek
Samantha Smith, Frances Hamker, Carrie Cherek. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Houston, Fresh Arts Winter Holiday Art Market, Nov 2016, Ryan Harris
 Ryan Harris. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Houston, Fresh Arts Winter Holiday Art Market, Nov 2016, Katie Brittain, Stephen Brittain
Katie Brittain, Stephen Brittain. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Houston, Fresh Arts Winter Holiday Art Market, Nov 2016, Trish McCaulley, Kendall Aubert, Katie Ryan
Trish McCaulley, Kendall Aubert, Katie Ryan. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Houston, Fresh Arts Winter Holiday Art Market, Nov 2016, guests mingle
Guests mingle at the Fresh Arts Winter Holiday Art Market. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Houston, Fresh Arts Winter Holiday Art Market, Nov 2016, Samantha Smith, Frances Hamker, Carrie Cherek
Houston, Fresh Arts Winter Holiday Art Market, Nov 2016, Ryan Harris
Houston, Fresh Arts Winter Holiday Art Market, Nov 2016, Katie Brittain, Stephen Brittain
Houston, Fresh Arts Winter Holiday Art Market, Nov 2016, Trish McCaulley, Kendall Aubert, Katie Ryan
Houston, Fresh Arts Winter Holiday Art Market, Nov 2016, guests mingle

What: Fresh Arts Winter Holiday Art Market.

Where: Winter Street Studios.

The scoop: Houstonians donned their finest ugly sweaters at a holiday party kicking off the 11th annual Fresh Arts Winter Holiday Art Market.

The sweater soiree offered a preview of curated works for purchase at the weekend-long juried art sale, from paintings and photography to clothing and jewelry, by more than 90 local artists including Birch and Goldberry, Magpies and Peacocks, FMW|Fablab, and Burning Bones Press.

Proceeds from the three-day market benefited Fresh Arts, a Houston-based organization dedicated to strengthening the sustainability and vibrancy of Houston's arts sector.

Who: Andy Macinnes, Stewart Dallas, Marci Dallas, Ryan Harris, Samantha Smith, Frances Hamker, Katie and Stephen Brittain, Trish McCaulley, and Kendall Aubert.