ann arbor art center - holiday art shop

Our shop is designed to give patrons the opportunity to purchase original, handmade works of art as holiday gifts or to add to their personal art collection. Artwork is purchased directly for a fun and festive shopping experience.

On Friday and Saturday, visitors will have a change to draw a design for an Ann Arbor manhole and have a chance to leave their legacy on the Ann Arbor city streets! There is an open call for all ages to submit their designs! Three winners will be chosen early next year.

Over the weekend will have family friendly Make n' Take art projects:                                                                                                           

Fri Dec 8th, 5pm - 7pm: Make your own coppoer foli ornament ($2 each)                                                                                                        Sat Dec 9th & Sun Dec 10th, 12-2pm: Holiday Button Making (Free)

117 W Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104  


FRI. DEC 8, 10am - 7pm

SAT. DEC 9, 10am - 7pm

SUN. DEC 10, 11AM - 6pm

Art on Adare! Logo

ARt on Adare!

A yearly holiday sale featuring Fine Art Jewelry by Idelle Hammond-Sass, Fiber Art by Carole Furtado, Majolica Ceramics by Anne Tubbs, Watercolors and Photographs by Angelis Jackowski, and Mosaics  by Wasentha Young. Art on Adare! welcomes you to visit us during the Winter Art Tour!  Please stop in for art, wine, cheese and light refreshments.

1510 Kearney Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


SAT. DEC 9, 11am - 5pm

SUN. DEC 10, 11am - 5pm

baron glassworks

Come join us at Baron Glassworks for our “ Holiday Glass Party”. We will have live glass blowing demonstrations and you can shop the work of talented local glass artists; glasses, vases, yard art, Christmas ornaments and more.

838 Railroad, Ypsilanti, MI 48197


FRI. DEC 8, 5PM - 8PM

SAT. DEC 9, 10am - 6pm

SUN. DEC 10, 11am - 5pm


Clay Work STudio

4th Annual Holiday Pottery Sale at the Clay Work Studio. The Sale starts on  Dec 1st and will last for the entire month of December. Our opening reception is on 12/8, Friday, between 6pm and 8pm during the kickoff of the Winter Art Tour. Join us for live classical music, great hor d'oeuvres, and wine!

Please come and join us for a great night out at the opening and pick out a handmade piece of pottery for the holidays!

2763 Plymouth Road Ann Arbor, MI 48105                               


Fri. Dec 8, 10Am - 8pm 

Sat. Dec 9, 10am - 6pm

Sun. Dec 10, 12pm - 5pm


A handmade art fair that takes place in Ypsilanti’s business district at the Riverside Arts Center once each summer and winter featuring over 90 regional artists. This year, we'll have a family-friendly Make'n'Take room with holiday art projects in Studio 1 on the second floor. You can also enjoy a film by Garrett Sammons and Nice Shirt Media which will be looping in the Riverside Arts Center theater for a relaxing and non-linear visual experience during the fair. 

Riverside Arts Center 76 N. Huron Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197                          


SAT. DEC 9, 11am - 7pm

SUN. DEC 10, 12pm - 6pm

Front Porch Textiles

Inspiration begins the moment you step on the pathway leading to the Front Porch Textiles studio.  Artful friends gather there for Winter Tour 2017.  We look forward to sharing with you something about ourselves and our process.  We offer handwoven textiles, yarn, jewelry, woodworking, art tiles and letterpress art.  Our artists include:
Lestra Hazel, Ellen Willson, Audra Wenzlow, and Mary Underwood — weaving
Sandra Xenakes — jewelry
Julie Cohen — art tiles
Valerie Mann — fine art
John Knapp — fine woodworking

Throughout the weekend we'll have weaving demonstrations.  Welcome!

1219 Traver Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48105               


SAT. DEC 9, 10am - 5pm

SUN. DEC 10, 11am - 5pm

Kate Tremel and Friends Art Studios Sale

Join us for good food, conversation, art, and fun, including treats from Roos Roast and Tracklements Smokery.  The 11th Annual Studio Sale features work from 6 artists, including book arts and ephemera by Jean Buescher Bartlett, pottery by John Leyland and Ben Teague, painted silk and felt wearables by Michele Montour, porcelain ceramics and lighting by Kate Tremel, and handmade chocolates and confections by Nancy Beihn at Sweet Gem Confections. For more details about the artists please visit or call 734-327-3727.

627 Gott Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48103   (one block East of Miller and Seventh) 


SAT. DEC 9, 12pm - 5pm

SUN. DEC 10, 12pm - 5pm            

Tiny Expo

Tiny Expo is an annual holiday fair that features 45 artists and crafters selling their wares in a festive library space where you can shop local and buy handmade! It's a great way to support your community and find unique gifts. The Ann Arbor District Library is thrilled to produce and host this event! 

Happening at AADL during Tiny Expo for all ages:
* Screen Printing with Modati from 1pm-4pm // bring in something to print cool designs on!
* Hands-On Activities from 1pm-4pm // stop by the Secret Lab for some die-cutting, letter press printing, card making, and pom pom making!

Downtown Library  343 S. Fifth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48103                                                 


SAT. DEC 9, 11am - 5:30pm

yourist Studio Gallery

The Annual Yourist Studio Gallery Holiday Sale features ceramic works by our Community Studio Resident Artists and other select students. Come to our opening gala for an evening of ceramic art, festive food and drink, and holiday conviviality. On Sunday, Dec 10th at 2pm, Nancy Bulkley will be demonstrating throwing a piece of pottery with her toes!

1133 Broadway Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48105


FRI. DEC 8, 5pm - 8pm

SAT. DEC 9, 10am - 6pm 

SUN. DEC 10, 11am - 5pm

ypsi Alloy Studios

Ypsi Alloy Studios is hosting their Third Annual Holiday Market and Open House.

Ypsi Alloy artists will be offering art and gifts for sale from their own studios! Come explore where they work and buy unique hand-made gifts for the holidays. Featuring sculpture, woodworking, ceramics, painting, drawing, printmaking, jewelry, housewares, and more! Cash bar on both days: Beer, wine,  warm adult beverages - and of course, treats and beverages for the kiddies, too! -  from Bona Sera Catering.

Come explore and support Ypsi Alloy Studios, a space for local artists to make, create, and collaborate!

564 S. Mansfield, Ypsilanti, MI 48197


SAT. DEC 9, 12pm - 7pm

sun. Dec 10, 12pm - 7pm