ANN ARBOR – The Guild of Artists & Artisans (The Guild) is excited to announce its first annual Holiday Artist Market in its Fine Art Gallery and shop, Gutman Gallery. The market runs November 4 – December 23 and highlights a wide variety of work from 50 jury-selected artists. Featuring all types of art including glass, jewelry, ceramics, printmaking, painting, leather, and more; the shop includes items at every price point with something for everyone on your holiday giving list!
Starting on Black Friday and running through Christmas Eve, the gallery will offer extended holiday hours and include festive shopping and gift making experiences in a safe and warm space. The Gutman Gallery will participate in downtown Ann Arbor’s Midnight Madness and Kerrytown Market’s Festive Fridays and will offer free gift wrapping for customers and be joined by the Saline Fiddler’s to fill the air with lovely holiday music each Friday. Friday and Saturdays, meet the artists as The Guild welcomes artists into the gallery for Artist Trunk Shows.
On Wednesday evenings, join The Guild online for the Art of Giving: Virtual Gift Making Workshop series to create handmade gifts for everyone on your shopping list! View the details of the Gutman Gallery’s extended hours, along with a complete list of holiday happenings below and on the gallery’s facebook/instagram pages @gutmangallery.
Since reopening this summer, The Guild has taken measures to create a safe and comfortable environment for its community of artists and art-lovers. Surfaces are wiped down regularly, touchless payments are an option for all transactions, capacity is limited to allow for social distancing and masks are required to be worn by employees and patrons while in the gallery (masks are available to patrons who do not have their own). Hand sanitizer, provided by Gutman Gallery partner, Mammoth Distilling is accessible at the entrance/exit, and in the gallery.
The Guild also offers patrons who do not wish to visit us in-person the opportunity to shop online at www.shopgutmangallery.com, where you can schedule curbside pick-up, or coordinate your own private shopping party for up to 10 guests! To schedule a private shopping experience, email Elizabeth Youngs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With a Special Thank YOU to our Sponsors and Community Partners (Vic Gutman & Associates, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, and Mammoth Distilling) and to the community for its continued support through these unconventional times.
Location & Hours
Gutman Gallery: 118 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
November Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 11AM – 5PM
Extended Holiday Hours (Nov. 27-Dec. 22): Tuesday-Thursday 11AM – 5PM; Friday 11AM – 9PM; Saturday 11AM – 7PM
*Also available by appointment by contacting Elizabeth at email@example.com.
The Art of Giving: Virtual Gift Making Workshops: Join us for our Virtual Gift Making Workshops, where you will learn to make personal handmade gifts for everyone on your list this holiday season!
November 18: Watercolor Cards & Gift Tags with Michelle Detering
Join watercolor artist Michelle Detering for a fun hands-on workshop creating beautiful watercolor cards and gift tags for the holidays! Michelle will demonstrate 4 different card designs as well as several types of watercolor gift tags. Students will leave with several hand painted cards and gift tags they can give out for the holidays, as well as information on how to upload their art to an online printing company to create multiple cards of their favorites!
December 2: Felted Soaps with Sierra Cole
Join Sierra Cole for a fun virtual art class where you will make your own colorful felted wool soap! By adding a layer of felt to your favorite soap you will add longevity to your bar, help to gently exfoliate, and make hand washing more fun for kids! These felted soaps are a perfect stocking stuffer for the holidays!
December 9: Holiday Jewelry with Kimberly Arden
Join Kimberly Arden on a 2 hour polymer clay cane making adventure! Kimberly will demonstrate how to make her ‘almost famous’ Snowman cane beads. Lots of tips and tricks in this one. It’s a complex cane but she takes you through the process one step at a time. You’ll be able to watch the demonstration again at your own pace, pausing when necessary.
*Classes begin at 6pm via Zoom. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at https://www.theguild.org/gutman_gallery/events-workshops/ beginning November 1.
Festive Fridays in December
Gutman Gallery will be open until 9 on Fridays in December for Festive Fridays! Stop by and purchase a unique gift for everyone on your list! In addition to our regular Holiday Artist Shop, we’ll also have Artist Trunk Shows and free gift wrapping on Festive Fridays in December!
Artist Trunk Shows
Visit the gallery on Fridays and Saturdays for our Artist Trunk Shows throughout the duration of the Holiday Artist Market.
Private Shopping Parties
Schedule a fun, safe shopping experience for you and 9 of your friends! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your private shopping party.
The Guild will provide a space for creative individuals from other community organizations to showcase and sell their work in our gallery setting on Tuesdays in December!
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The Guild of Artists & Artisans is a non-profit, membership organization of professional artists. Established in 1970, The Guild’s mission is to promote community awareness, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts and to maintain a support network for artists, which provides educational, mentoring and marketing opportunities. The Guild is recognized and valued for its ability to showcase independent artists, bringing their artwork to the community via its juried fine art fairs and Gutman Gallery in downtown Ann Arbor. It is a trusted source for artists and art-lovers alike. The Guild is best known for its award-winning Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair.