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Shop Boulder's Winter Artisan Markets

With a high concentration of artists, Boulder overflows with creativity. And this is the time of year when their amazing creations overflow, too — from rows of booths at Boulder's many artisan markets, craft fairs, makers marts, and holiday markets. If you want to shop Boulder's arts and crafts this season, here's where to do it. 

November

NoBo Art District First Fridays

Nov. 5, 2021, 6-9pm
North Boulder

On the first Friday of every month, NoBo Art District welcomes visitors for self-guided tours of artists’ studios and creative businesses. It’s your chance to go inside the creative process and meet painters, photographers, designers, sculptors and other creatives.

Holiday POP! Gallery by Open Studios

Nov. 26-Jan. 9, 2021, 11am-7pm
Downtown

Held in the former space of Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery, this pop-up gallery will feature jewelry, cards, photography, ceramics and sculptures from more than 80 local artists. Open daily from 11am-7pm and later on Friday and Saturday.

Small Business Saturday

Nov. 27, 2021
Downtown

Shopping local is the Boulder way, and Small Business Saturday is a great day to join in. Head to Pearl Street, where historic buildings are filled with boutiques and indie shops, plus cute eateries, bookstores, and coffee shops. Holiday lights will be twinkling overhead. Don’t forget to explore “off the bricks” on West Pearl and East Pearl, too.

December

ARTastic Holiday Market

Dec. 3, 2021, 11am-2pm
Horizons K-8 School

This holiday market features unique hand-crafted treasures from local artists and crafters. Check some people off your gift list, indulge in yourself, enjoy the festive atmosphere and support the local community.

NoBo Art District First Fridays

Dec. 3, 2021, 6-9pm
North Boulder

On the first Friday of every month, NoBo Art District welcomes visitors for self-guided tours of artists’ studios and creative businesses. It’s your chance to go inside the creative process and meet painters, photographers, designers, sculptors and other creatives.

Holiday Vegan Pop-Up Market

Dec. 4, 2021, 11am-3pm
The Avalon Ballroom

Shop for ethical holiday gifts from local vegan vendors, featuring items like artisanal sauces, baked goods, teas and kombucha. You won't leave hungry thanks to the vegan food trucks on site.

Artisan Holiday Craft Fair

Dec. 5, 2021, 9am-5pm
Museum of Boulder

Visit with incredible artists and enjoy offerings from the coffee and hot chocolate bar. Admission fee includes one warm beverage and a custom ornament made on the Museum’s Glowforge Laser Printer.

Radiance Holiday Market + Community Gathering

Dec. 11, 2021, 4-8pm
Radiance Power Yoga

Radiance Power Yoga presents their first annual consciously curated Holiday Market + Community Gathering. The market will feature local vendors with products and services including personal care, CBD products, astrology readings, jewelry, art and more. Mingle and eat some tasty holiday treats.

Boulder Holiday Gift Festival

Dec. 12, 2021
Sun., 11am-5pm
Boulder YMCA

Shop a vast array of amazing, high-quality gifts that are locally made. Admission is free and there is typically a holiday concert starting at noon.

Studio Arts Boulder Holiday Sale

Dec. TBD, 2021
This annual sale features the handmade work of Studio Arts Boulder instructors, staff and board members. You’ll find pottery and ceramic work, prints, and other handcrafted goods, with proceeds from the Holiday Sale benefiting the participating artists and Studio Arts Boulder's programming.

Shop the Makers Year-Round

If there's not a gift market or artisan fair going on while you're in town, don't worry. There are lots of places to shop made-in-Boulder gifts. These include R Gallery & Art Bar, a wine bar and collective gallery; Art Mart, a sprawling shop packed with colorful gifts; and Ramble Marketplace, which not only has inspired finds by local makers but also provides employment opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. On East Pearl Street (between 17th and 21st streets), you'll find a cluster of makers: Bohemi (jewelry made on site), Sherpani (bags designed in Boulder) and Angie Star (jewelry).