WHAM

Winter Holiday Art Market 2017 | November 17-19





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 chance 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 and specialty cocktails, light bites, live music, early shopping access, and free parking.

Ticket Prices

$15/Advance online purchase (ends 11/16), $25 entry at the door

FREE for Fresh Arts Members



BUY YOUR PARTY TICKETS HERE






WINTER HOLIDAY ART MARKET 
-WEEKEND HOURS-

Food for sale from local vendors, Complimentary beverages all weekend long, live artist demonstrations, free entry and free parking.

Saturday, November 18, 10am - 7pm   //   Free entry + Tax Free shopping!
Sunday, November 19, 11am - 4pm   //  Free entry + Tax Free shopping!


Please subscribe to our WHAM newsletter HERE for event updates.




WHAM is a program of Fresh Arts, a 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 2017 ARTISTS:

Adriane R Wiltse Designs / ARA Colors / Ara Katherine Ceramics / Betsy Evans Ceramics / Beyond Her / Big Ant Studios / Birch & Goldberry / Black Tea Cafe Design / Brenda Grands Design / Burning Bones Press /Chauncey and Coco / Chaz & Lola / Cindy Schulze Jewelry / Claire Drennan Knitwear / Closed Curve / Cultured Critter Collective / Diamond Dust Studio / Dirigible Designs / Domestic Papers / Doni Langlois - Artful Life Clay / Elaine Kuckertz / elphile Accessories / feto soap / fLuxe Jewelry / garman furniture / GGDstore / Guerra Girl / Helena Gijsbers van Wijk / Hello Lucky / Jeff Forster / Jen Lam Parmer * Laura Tyagi Studio / Joel Anderson Art / Kari Breitigam / Kathrine Zeren / Kim Whittington Jewelry / LuxCups Creative / Magpies & Peacocks / Marsha Glickman / May-n-Ais / Michael Leanes Design / Minkstereo by: Nela Garzan /Modern Artifacts / Monique Weston Art Jewelry / Noble Kem / Panache by B / Point 506 Clothing & Art / post-studio projects / Rainy Day Illustrations / Renee Victor / Rongrong Illustration / Stone's Throw Ceramics / Studioleep / Tarbox Design / Tatiana Escallon / Taylor Blaine Art / Tess Prints / Thomas Irven / Tony Parana / University of Houston Graphic Design / VernonAkili / Wayuu Laly Boutique / Willowgrove Artisans



Many thanks to our WHAM 2017 Jury of art experts:

Ken General  (Arts+Culture Texas, PrintMatters)
Nicole Longnecker (Nicole Longnecker Gallery)
Dennis Nance (Galveston Arts Center)
and Grace Zuniga (Sawyer Yards)



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


Fresh Arts |  The Silos at Sawyer 1502 Sawyer St, Studio #103 Houston, TX 77007

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