UPDATED Arts for the Holidays: Holiday Shopping Guide
Your guide to local holiday craft fairs, artist galleries, and indoor farmer’s markets. Get your loved ones something truly special this year from the local Columbus arts community. This guide will update continually throughout the season, so please check back regularly!
Newly added events will be italicized.
Previous events will be posted at the bottom of the list (so you can look out for them next year!).
- 12/20 Oakland Nursery Pop Up Holiday Arts Show
- 12/20 2014 Columbus Winter Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show
- 12/21 Final Holiday Countdown @ Global Gallery (Clintonville)
Ongoing at Local Stores
- Gifts of the Craftsmen
- MAC Pop-Up Holiday Store
- “Small & Wonderful”
- Extensive list of holiday craft vendors at Craftin’ Outlaws
- Cultural Arts Center
- Celebrate Local
- Etsy Team Columbus
- Wholly Craft
- Kit & Kaboodle Thrift Boutique
Give the Gift of Experience
- The Columbus Opera
- Columbus Jazz Orchestra
- Columbus Symphony
- Columbus Zoo
- Columbus Museum of Art
- Theatre Events
- power2give gift cards
Give the Gift of Creative Exploration
1 – 6 p.m.
The holidays are upon us, get that last minute holiday shopping done! Only 4 days left till Christmas! Global Gallery was established in 1991 by four local churches to support artisans and farmers through marketing fair trade products. As a non-profit marketplace, it has since served as Central Ohio’s foremost international arts and handcrafts organization. Global Gallery provides a venue for under-served art forms, extending financial support to artists within Ohio and from around the globe. Sunday events will feature food specials, great sales on fair trade gifts, music by Latin jazz pianist, Dean Marcellana (from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.), holiday steel drum music by Nathan Anders (from 4-6 p.m.) and trunk show featuring local jewelry artist, Jennifer Sadler.
Global Gallery (Clintonville)
3535 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43214
For more information go to globalgallerycolumbus.com.
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The holidays are upon us, get that last minute holiday shopping done! Only 5 days left till Christmas! This large show will feature nearly 100 artists and crafters selling their original handmade items! Admission is $3 to the public, children under 12 are free. A portion of proceeds will benefit the non-profit Pets Without Parents.
St. Agatha’s Parish Hall
1860 Northam Rd
Columbus, OH 43221
For more information visit www.avantgardeshows.com. The show is still currently accepting vendors, for information, please contact us. Also, be sure to visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn.
Come support local artists!
Through December 23
10:00 AM — 5:00 PM
The 15th annual “Gifts of the Craftsmen” holiday exhibition and sale will feature handcrafted jewelry, pottery, art glass, baskets, clothing and more, all made in America by approximately 100 fine craft artists. All works are suitably priced for gift giving, ranging in price from $4 “stocking stuffers” and $15 earrings, to John Geci’s glass vases and bowls at several hundred dollars.
Through January 11
Worthington Place Mall Hours
We are thrilled to announce a new MACtastic venture at the Shops at Worthington Place! We are temporarily renting a store front and showcasing local artists work! The MAC Pop Up Store features original, handmade, one of a kind art work on a consignment basis during the weekends starting mid-November through the holidays until mid-January.
A great place to grab wonderful original local art, supporting your art community.
Run by Colony Cats (& dogs) Adoption Center has all kinds of items from donated work by local artisans to vintage and gently used items. 100% of the proceeds go to help homeless cats and dogs.
Shop Handmade at Local Stores
A treasure trove of one-of-a-kind items, including stunning jewelry, notable decorative objects, hand-dyed scarves, collectible paintings and drawings, and much more.
Showcases the best of Ohio-produced handmade and artisan goods, from local Ohio wines and spirits to handicrafts.
The first shop in Columbus selling goods handcrafted and locally made out of repurposed materials. Located in the Short North.
On High Street in Clintonville, this shop features handmade goods from over 200 crafters and artists. Your one stop shop for for jewelry, clothing, paper goods and more.
Peruse the portfolios of dozens of local artists. Many offer payment plans!