When: Fri., Dec. 2, 6-9 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 2016
The Southwest School of Art’s Articopia holiday bazaar has returned for another year, filling the campus’ Coates Chapel with unique and handmade objects perfect for all your gifting needs. Vendors run the gamut from letterpress prints to modern apparel and home decor. For the environmentally-conscious, Casey Galloway’s Hand Eye Textiles features scratch-made shawls that use fibers she colors using natural dyes then hand-weaves into finished garments – the holy grail for crunchy fashionistas – and Boyd’s Farm’s bath and body products are organic, vegan, and scented with essential oils, providing a gentle clean without harsh chemicals. If you’re looking for gifts with a sense of humor, Barbaco Apparel’s cheeky screen-printed tees will allow you to immortalize your bestie’s taco order so that you never forget it again, and Tattoos & Love Letters’ punny greeting cards will delight your goofy pen pal. The more refined among us will enjoy Loyalty & Blood’s geometric jewelry designs and Guten Co.’s minimalist ceramics. This year also features the introduction of the Feral Cat Collective, which will feature items made by the school’s BFA students. SSA Members will have access to an exclusive preview from 5-6 pm on Friday for an hour of V.I.P. shopping, after which the rest of us plebeians can get our shop on. Articopia, a holiday art bazaar, is returning this holiday season! Look for more artists, more tempting and unusual gift items, and a larger footprint on the historic Southwest School of Art campus.