'Tis The Season To Shop Handmade In Arkansas

It's that time of year again, time to do your holiday shopping! What better way to shop than to shop handmade (and locally!)? You get beautiful, quality items while supporting your local artisans and artists, sounds pretty good to us! So many of our AREtsy team members are getting ready to sell their wares in Arkansas craft shows all over the state that I just had to share a list. If you know of any other shows, please leave a comment about it! If you're an AREtsy member who is participating in a show but aren't listed, please leave your information here.

2009 Holiday Craft Shows

Northwest Arkansas Boutique Show
Saturday, November 14 : 10AM - 5PM
Holiday Inn Convention Center in Springdale, AR
Show Website

AREtsy members selling at this show:
Dana of PishPoshCreations
Erin of Idyllhands and Woolyhands

Handmade for the Holidays
Saturday, November 14 : 9AM - 4PM
ArtChurch in Hot Springs, AR
Show Website

AREtsy members selling at this show:
Ducky Jewelry Designs
The Beehive

Lamar Handmade Boutique
Saturday, November 14 : 9AM - 7PM
Memorial Hall in Lamar, MO
Show Website

AREtst members selling at this show:

Searcy All Handmade Show
Saturday, November 14 : 8AM - 3PM
Carmichael Center in Searcy

AREtsy members selling at this show:

Fayetteville Farmer's Market - Holiday Markets
Saturday, November 21 : 7AM - 1PM
Downtown Fayetteville on the Sqaure
Saturday, December 5: 9AM - 3PM
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

Both will feature more crafts and gift items than the usual market and include the following AREtsy members:
Laurie of Punkinhead and Girlchild
Erin of Idyllhands and Woolyhands

Arts Eureka Fall Show
Saturday, November 28 and Sunday, November 29
Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center in Eureka Springs, AR

Carmichael Center Holiday Show
Saturday, December 5 : 8AM - 3PM
Carmichael Center in Searcy

AREtsy members at this show:



Handcrafted Holiday

Coming next week will be a list of shows that the artists of AREtsy are participating in for the Holidays, but there is a show tomorrow that will have some local artists in it (a few who are members of AREtsy). I didn't want that event to get missed because it will be a great opportunity to come out, meet some AREtsy ladies and have some fun.

What: A Handcrafted Holiday
When: Saturday, November 7
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios (corner of West Avenue and Spring Street)

This boutique show will feature the following shops:
Punkinhead Designs
Night Sky Products
Lather Me Up Soaps
Ladybugs and Gentlemen
Charlotte Goodreau Massage Specialist
Idyll Hands
Wooly Hands

There will be Holiday treats to snack on, delicious drinks (leaded and unleaded), festive music and lots of one of a kind items perfect for any Christmas presents for friends, family, or yourself!

So come on out - we'd love to see you there. Bring a friend (or three) and enjoy a girls evening out!