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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. 4, 2022, 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.

Firefly Handmade Holiday Market

Nov. 12-13, 2022, 11am-5pm
Downtown

Artisans will fill the blocks of Pearl Street Pedestrian Mall, featuring the best of local, handmade craft, art and design in a festive setting. Its central downtown location makes this market a convenient location to do all of your holiday shopping and celebrating.

Rayback Fall Market

Nov. 12, 2022, 12-7pm
Rayback Collective

Local vendors, live music, food trucks, featured hot drinks and more. 

Natural Highs Presents: Community Holiday Gift Market

Nov. 19, 2022, 1-5pm
Museum of Boulder

Join Natural Highs, a local organization that supports teens by providing healthy alternatives to substance abuse in Boulder, at this Community Holiday Gift Market. Browse the Museum's exhibitions, enjoy a free AcuDetox session, make an ornament, and get some holiday shopping done. Standard Museum admission applies.

Small Business Saturday

Nov. 26, 2022
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.

Yoga Peral's Small Business Saturday Market

Nov. 26, 2022, 12-4pm
Yoga Pearl

Join Yoga Pearl and other local small businesses and makers for a Small Business Saturday Market. Shop small and be entered into a raffle to win prizes. 

December

ARTastic Holiday Market

Dec. 2, 2022, 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. 2, 2022, 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.

The Found Collective x El Centro Amistad Winter Marketplace

Dec. 4, 2022, 11am-6pm
The Studio (Boulder)

Shop local independent artists and makers while supporting El Centro Amistad, an organization that creates opportunities and programs to promote equity in health, education and quality of life for the Latino community in Boulder County. All ticket sales will be matched. Browse local jewelry, ceramics, vintage clothing, crystals, CBD products, teas, art prints and more.

Chautauqua WinterFest Market

Dec. 10-11, 2022, noon-5pm
Chautauqua Community House

Shop specially curated treasures from local artists and vendors at the foot of the Flatirons. Find something special for the Chautauqua-lover on your list and choose from a wide variety of Chautauqua-branded merchandise.

Boulder Holiday Gift Festival

Dec. 11, 2022
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. 10-11, 2022, 10am-5pm
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).