Winter Holiday Art Market 2016 | November 18-20
THE 2016 WHAM ARTISTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
A special thank you to our 2016 WHAM Jury:
Amanda De Rosario (Inner Loop Agency), Piper Faust (Weingarten Art Group), Jan Harrell (Glassell School of Art), Michael Healey (YES Prep), Mat Kubo (HAA), Elia + Noah Quiles (UP Art Studio).
JOIN FRESH ARTS in celebrating the 11th Anniversary of our Winter Holiday Art Market! Over the last decade, WHAM has become a holiday tradition--offering a variety of unique handmade gifts of painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, textiles, clothing, accessories and more. This year, WHAM will bring together Houston's most talented local artists and kick off the holiday season with a weekend long bash--complete with complimentary beverages and live entertainment for the whole family.
WHAM is not just a market... it's a celebration!
Fresh Arts' 11th Annual Winter Holiday Art Market (WHAM), a weekend art sale and celebration of Houston's talented and diverse artists, will take place this November 18th-20th at Winter Street Studios. The juried Winter Holiday Art Market offers a wide variety of arts and crafts -- including paintings, sculpture, and photography, as well as jewelry, clothing and soaps -- providing an excellent opportunity to purchase unique, hand-made holiday gifts.
A special exhibition, sale and art festival in one, WHAM will feature art, demonstrations, and performances of more than 90 local artists of all disciplines. WHAM is a three-day affair, kicking off with an exclusive "Ugly Sweater" themed Preview Party and Happy Hour on Friday, November 18th from 6:00 to 10:00pm. and resuming on Saturday, November 19th at 10:00am until 7:00pm and Sunday, November 20th from 11:00am to 4:00pm. The WHAM Preview Party on Friday costs $15 online and $25 at the door (FREE for Fresh Arts members), while Saturday and Sunday are free and open to the public. Patrons may shop while enjoying DJs and live music, enjoy free beverages while supplies last, and food for sale by local vendors. All work is available to take home the day of sale.
"Everyone's on the "buy local" bandwagon and big box stores are taking a hit. In this economy, I think people would prefer to support the little guy who needs it the most, rather than corporations. Certainly, since I started my own business, I've become much more aware of the concept of 'spend it here, keep it here' in terms of buying locally. And in Houston, it's easy to support local artists because there are so many amazing talents to choose from!" -says Ann Westby, jeweler and multi-year participant in WHAM.
In line with Fresh Arts' mission, Fresh Arts personally invites local gallerists, interior designers, boutique and shop owners, and gift shop buyers to WHAM to help foster relationships between participating artists and those entities able to market and sell their work year-round.
Fresh Arts hosts WHAM to afford local artists the chance to showcase and sell their work to the general public, while simultaneously promoting the breadth and artistry of our city's creative community.
- Winter Street Studios
- 2101 Winter Street, 2nd floor // Houston, TX 77007
2016 WHAM Artist Call is now closed.
Thank you to our 2016 WHAM Jury Panel:
IF INTERESTED IN WHAM SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, PLEASE DIRECT YOUR INQUIRY TO ANGELA (AT) FRESHARTS.ORG