Holiday Art Sales at Tower Press and ArtCraft Buildings in Superior Arts Quarter
Jewelry and photo by Mindi Burton/MIOTAL.
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The weekend of December 7 is a wonderful time to experience the creative talents and spaces in the St. Clair Superior neighborhood. With events at Zygote Press, Artcraft Building, Terra Vista Studios and the Tower Press Building, there is no shortage of beauty or history.
Now in its fifth year, the December Cleveland Handmade Market at Tower Press will once again bring in a fresh crop of handmade goods from local artists and makers. Price points and media vary, but each seller will have unique gift-able items to choose from.
You'll find hand-screened clothing and houseware from Apemade Apparel by April Bleakney and Cleveland Tart by Beth Hess; leather goods from Wright & Rede; children's clothing and accessories from Jill Polk; hand-blended teas and tisanes from T by Sarah; gorgeous jewelry from Ana Molnar, Lila McRainey, Mindi Burton, Tamera Strieter, Cynde Hujarski, and Kerri O'Connor; original artwork from Karen Koch and Bonnie Kamps; Crochet and knitwear from Stephanie Johnson of Suite Ideas, Emily Gainer of Gainer in Stitches, and Mia Jones from Piper & Stone; personalized houseware from Katy Corigan; woodwork from Clayton Fant of Three Frog Studio; books and cards from Margaret Bakke; paper lanterns from Jan Kious; and the perennial favorite, Blastmaster, with Cleveland-themed and personalizable sand-blasted glassware.
In addition to the Market, Artefino Art Gallery Cafe will be open for special Saturday hours offering delicious espresso drinks, soups, salads and sandwiches named with art history in mind. The cafe also features work from local artists on display and available for purchase. Even more art can be found in the open studios of the first floor of the Tower Press Building.
The Cleveland Handmade Market at Tower Press will be one-day only: Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free and street parking, as well as free off-street parking in the lot behind the building, will be available. The Tower Press building is located at 1900 Superior Avenue in Cleveland between 19th and 21st streets. More information and links to the participating sellers' work can be found at http://ClevelandHandmade.com/TowerPress.
The ArtCraft Building will hold its 26th annual Holiday Art Sale at 2570 Superior Avenue on Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 50 artists will show their work. For more information, go to http://artcraftstudio.wordpress.com/.
Kathy Patton is a local arts lover and activist.