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    Shop Boulder's 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. 

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    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    Firefly Handmade Holiday Market

    Dec. TBD, 2021
    From art to accessories, stitches to stationery, bring a piece of Boulder home with you from the Firefly Handmade Market. Over 100 Colorado indie-craft artisans bring the best in handmade gifts to downtown Boulder.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    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. Right on Pearl Street are two artist emporiums that sell the wares of many local makers under one roof: R Gallery & Art Bar and Art Mart. 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).