Urban Lights Holiday Market Dec. 8

Come downtown and find personal, hand-crafted holiday gifts that will amaze your friends and family, during this one day event!

What: Urban Lights Holiday Market, Presented by Avenue for the Arts
Where: South Division Avenue between Fulton and Wealthy
When: Saturday 8th December 2012, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Who: South Division business owners, local artists, craftspeople, and YOU!
Website: www.avenueforthearts.com

This year save your friends and family the trouble of practicing their fake smiles, and their exclamation of “Oh, you REALLY shouldn’t have,” and do your holiday shopping at Urban Lights. The handmade goods available at this yearly shopping event are sure to delight everyone on your gift list. South Division businesses such as Vertigo Records, Heartside Gallery and Sanctuary Folk Art will be opening their doors for extended hours and multitudes of local artists will have their goods available. By shopping at Urban Lights, you can have gratification of knowing that you are supporting vibrant local artists with your holiday purchases.

Things you might find at Urban Lights include knitted goods, such as scarves and mittens, jewelry, prints, and ceramic pieces. Whether you are looking for that practical gift, or something decorative that’s filled with whimsy, you can find it all in one convenient, festive shopping district. To add to the holiday spirit we will be filling all of the store fronts along South Division with the glowing holiday lights that give this event its name!

This year, don’t settle for those light-up holiday socks for the tenth year in a row!  We will have fun and festive gifts for every budget.  Just because your gift bag is full, doesn’t mean your wallet has to be empty! So gather together your fellow holiday elves, and make sure you visit us on South Division to soak up the holiday sparkle at Urban Lights!

We are so excited for this year’s Urban Lights Holiday Market! Check out this list of awesome businesses, artists, and vendors that will be there!
Not sure were to go? Start at the 106 Art Gallery. Maps will be available to help you find all of the holiday goodies and gifts you are looking for.

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2 West Fulton
Epic Sale of the Season, selling local and international handmade goods as well as UICA and ArtPrize logo product, all at 25%-75% off.

Craft House (Website)
40 South Division
Various local makers and collectives, with work to tickle your festive fancy.
Dinderbeck: Letterpress cards, handmade books, screen and block printed materials and laser cut items
Three.Bunnies, Taylor Greenfield & Erica Eddy: a variety of handmade goods including jewelry, drawings, hand-knit scarves and small toys
Ashley Leiber: Horticultural and recycled art goods including an array of fine art and kids plushies
Agnes Ingram: Ecologically friendly wreaths and home goods
As well as, Kaitlyn Otto & Amanda Carmer:

42 South Division
A mix of talent in the room, artists creating all high quality craft/design functional objects.
Jake Vroon: Leather bags and other leather goods
Joe Parr: Leather wallets
Sarah Darnell + Jake Falk: Felt electronic accessories
Sung Yi: Notebooks
Rosemary Mifsud: Metal jewelry
Bjorn Sparrman: Ceramics
Randi Ford: Prints/illustrations and calendars
Hyun Yoo: Ceramics

CODA (Website)
44 South Division
Two collectives from Kendall College will be selling all kinds of functional and nonfunctional i.e. prints, paintings, pottery, and crafts.
The Kendall Clay Collective: Ceramics
Kendall MFA Collective: Prints and paintings

Heartside Gallery
48 South Division
Heartside is featuring 27 artists who have created new works at a variety of prices! Handmade notecards and ceramic pendants start at just $2, mugs and shirts are $10-15, and paintings, drawings and woodworking from $10-100. There’s creative works for everyone, with lots of gift ideas for you and your loved ones!

Deb Dieppa, Kasey Kennedy, Tony Lazar, Wendy Smith, Scott Robinson, Gil Horne, Walter, Pinder, Dianna Thompson, Bertha Zamora, Beverly Gapczynski, LeGran Hughes, Tom Salazar, Annette Gray, Kathy Sam, Willie Jones, Carrie Walker, Denis Burkett, Jerrilynn Anderson, Don Petz, Kathy Moore, Crystal M, Lori Weddington, Mike Tate, Jane VanDommelen, Mike Katerberg, Katalina Corona & David Harvey

Adam Bird Photographer
62 South Division
Holiday Photo Booth! Get your holiday photos taken here for fun or place an order!

106 Gallery
106 South Division
Art Education senior exhibition of drawings, paintings and ceramics by Brenda DeZeeuw, Joy Li and Lydia Mulder, plus holiday arts and crafts for sale by exhibiting artists and others.
Miranda Brouwer: Cards and jewelry
Rachel McKay: necklaces, prints, stamp kits and handmade crochet hooks
Sara Bakker: Cards, zines and prints

Have Company
106 Gallery Parking Lot
A mobile shop & artist residency space housed in a vintage camper featuring handmade goods, zines, & vintage clothing.

Teamwork– Pop Up Gallery
111 S. Division
15% off all Teamwork merchandise! Featuring bags and clothing.

115 South Division
Cathedrals: Solo exhibition featuring new work by local painter, Barb Williams.

Ice Cream Gallery and Toys
117 South Division
Ice Cream Gallery and Toys, serving up tasty low brow art of all flavors.
Featuring work by Dana Toader, Aaminah Shakur, Amber Gerard, Sharon Smith, Rachael Smith, Sam Garcia, Miranda Sharp, Josh Mcvety, Alli Scheidel, Pat Robinson, Samantha Hamilton, Darrell Love, Joe Parsaca, We The People Clothing, Sticks and Stones Clothing, plus a pin striping demonstration by Kit Kat Von Bitch.

120 South Division

129 South Division
Special holiday discounts, rare records and a great selection of new and used.

120 South Division #124 – Pop Up Gallery
A variety of holiday bling from the fantastic to the practical.
Pulled Print Press, Jenn Schaub: Handmade goods including hats, prints, cards and jewelry
Grace Face Designs, Alaina Clarke: Beerings, earrings made from recycled bottle caps
Amanda Wieczorek: Sketchbooks and prints
Kristen Overbeek Sarkipato: Vintage clothing and handmade items
We Live in Piles, Annie DeYoung, Stephanie Voleck, Danielle Dunn, Jessica Shelton and Katie Brinks: Small works of art for your body and home out of clay, wood, fabric, paint, ink, film & print
Littlewings Elyse Welcher: Handmade leather accessories including shoes, jewelry and bags

120 South Division #125 – Pop Up Gallery
The Rogue Salon Art Collective: A group of artists in west Michigan who organize shows in and out of the traditional gallery atmosphere. They will be featuring small paintings, drawings and illustrations.
Douglas J Aveda’s J Team will be giving complimentary massage & handing out $10 off vouchers for any service at the institute.

Mexicains Sans Frontieres
120 South Division, Second Level #226
Brilliant, bright and bold artwork of all sizes, followed by music performances beginning at 8pm.
Amity Hudson: Handmade goods
Manuel Medina: Mexican designs
Miranda Sharp: Acrylic paintings
Hugo Claudin: Prints, photos and oils
Music at 8pm by Coyote Clean Up, Jamaican Queens, and Some Voices.
136 South Division
On display in the gallery will be work by Peter J. Brant and Francesca
Mirabella. The work precludes a musical performance by Peter in the
gallery on December 21st, and the launch of Francesca’s book “Them.”

Sanctuary Folk Art
140 South Division
Packed full of intuitive art at all price ranges!
Featuring work from Reb Roberts, Dave Warmenhoven, Carmel Loftis, Tom D. Duimstra, Henry Brown, Melissa Duimstra, Jamie Vaneizegna and Joel Howell

I Got Face
209 South Division #101

Starving Artist
209 South Division
Gifts of a most jocund nature for those distinguished plattes, dapper dressers and epistler aficionados.
Torrance O’Haire: Unique culinary gifts, apothecary-style bar specialties, plus a chance warm up with some French cafe treats
Emilie Tromp: Textiles, calligraphy and hand-crafted stationery
Evan Hinze: One-of-a kind bowties


For more information regarding this event or any of the businesses in the Avenue for the Arts, please contact Jenn Schaub at 616.855.0435, or by e-mail at jschaub@dwellingplacegr.org or avenueforthearts@gmail.com

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