WHAM

Winter Holiday Art Market 2017 | November 17-19


 
Mark your calendar to attend the 12th Annual Winter Holiday Art Market!


November 17- 19, 2017

The 2017 WHAM Artist Call is now open!

Questions?  wham@fresharts.org



JOIN FRESH ARTS in celebrating the 12th 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!





-WHAM "UGLY SWEATER" PREVIEW PARTY! - 

* Friday, November 17, 6 - 10pm
Open bar all night, light bites



-WINTER HOLIDAY ART MARKET=

Saturday, November 18, 10am - 7pm   //   Free entry + Tax Free shopping!
Sunday, November 19, 11am - 5pm   //  Free entry + Tax Free shopping!
@ Winter Street Studios (2nd floor)




Fresh Arts' 12th Annual Winter Holiday Art Market (WHAM), a weekend art sale and celebration of Houston's talented and diverse artists, will take place this November 17th-19th 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. 

8th Annual Winter Holiday Art Market | Fresh Arts, November 22-23, 2013


A special exhibition, sale and art festival in one, WHAM will feature art, demonstrations, and performances of more than 60 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 17th from 6:00 to 10:00pm.  and resuming on Saturday, November 18th at 10:00am until 7:00pm and Sunday, November 19th from 11:00am to 5:00pm.  

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.

8th Annual Winter Holiday Art Market | Fresh Arts, November 22-23, 2013


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. 




  •      LOCATION:

  •      Winter Street Studios
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  •      2101 Winter Street, 2nd floor // Houston, TX 77007

  •      (MAP)






WHAM 2016 Artists

Adriane R Wiltse / Adrift In My Mind / Alexenia Designs / Amanda Armistead / Angela Fabbri | Fabbriology Fine Art /Annette Palmer Art /Betsy Evans Ceramics /Beyond Her / Big Ant Studios / Birch & Goldberry / Black Tea Cafe Design /Brenda Grands Jewelry / Burning Bones Press / Carlos Hernandez Prints / Chauncey and Coco / Chaz & Lola / chicagokim art / Cindy Schulze Jewelry / Cultured Critter Collective / Diamond Dust Studio / Dirigible Designs / Domestic Papers / ELPHILE ACCESSORIES / feto soap / fLuxe Jewelry / FMW|fablab furniture & everyday wares / fuzzy grapefruit / garman furniture / Guerra Girl / Happy Hen Baby / Heather Ashley Atelier / Helena Gijsbers van Wijk / Hello Lucky presents Fire and Water Designs / Homer Allen Art / Ivan Camarena / Janet Roe / Jeff Forster / JESSIE DUGAN / Kathrine Zeren / La Mochi / Lisa Chow / LuckyBug Paper Co. / LuxCups Creative / Magpies & Peacocks / MESHbyAlex / Michael Leanes Design / Monique Weston Art Jewelry / Nicki's Niche / Olmox Fine Filigree Jewelry / Piece Maker / POINT 506 CLOTHING & ART / post-studio projects / Rainy Day Illustrations / Renee Cleare / rongrong illustration / Sendy Issanti / Studio Amoroso / Studioleep / Tarbox / Tatiana Escallon / Terry Fromm Arts / Thomas Irven / Tiny Deer Studio / Tony ParanĂ¡/  Tra` Slaughter Art


Thank you to last year's WHAM 2016 Jury Panel:

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).



IF INTERESTED IN WHAM SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, PLEASE DIRECT YOUR INQUIRY TO ANGELA (AT) FRESHARTS.ORG



Thank you to our generous 2016 WHAM sponsors:



 


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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