WHAM

Winter Holiday Art Market 2017 | November 17-19



The 2017 WHAM Artist Call is now open!


JOIN FRESH ARTS in celebrating the 12th Anniversary of our Winter Holiday Art Market:  November 17-19, 2017.

In its mission to provide artists access to economic development and networking opportunities to support their professional growth, Fresh Arts hosts its annual Winter Holiday Art Market (WHAM), a weekend art sale and celebration of Houston's talented and diverse arts each November at Winter Street Studios. 



One part curated festival, one part holiday party, and all kinds of fun!



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

Over the last decade, WHAM has become a citywide tradition, bringing together Houston’s small business, local artists and people of all ages to kick off the holiday season. Attendees purchase one-of-a-kind, handmade items for their loved ones while getting a change to engage with Houston's most talented and diverse artists. 

WHAM offers a wide variety of curated fine arts and crafts from 65+ local artists of all disciplines, artist demonstrations, live music performances, free beverages, and food for sale by local vendors. WHAM is not just a market... it's a celebration!

The Winter Holiday Art Market is one of Houston's largest juried art markets featuring exclusively local artists, and offers a unique mix of fine art and handmade crafts -- including paintings, sculpture, and photography, as well as jewelry, clothing and soaps--from emerging and established independent artists.  



Since its launch in 2006, WHAM has generated over $1,000,000 for hundreds of local artists and continues to grow as an important venue for Houston's creative economy.


This year, WHAM will bring together Houston's most talented local artists and kick off the holiday season with an exclusive "Ugly Sweater" themed Preview Party and Happy Hour on Friday, November 17th from 6:00 to 10:00pm, and resume 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. 






-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)

Please subscribe to our WHAM newsletter HERE for updates.




WHAM is a program of Fresh Arts, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to strengthening the sustainability and vibrancy of Houston's arts sector by bolstering the capacity and professional practice of artists and arts organizations and enhancing the public's engagement with the arts. 

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. 

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. 


 "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."






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 Paraná/  Tra` Slaughter Art



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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