I know it’s hard to come by but if you have some extra space in your holiday calendar, be sure to squeeze in at least a few of these amazing events — all full of Arts and Crafts cheer! From auctions to holiday fairs to exhibitions and home tours, there is something for everyone. Bonus: they would all make wonderful gifts for the Arts and Crafts collector in your life! Be sure to check out your favorite local and regional Arts and Crafts sites for even more holiday events. And a very merry holiday season to you from all of us here at ArtsAndCraftsCollector.com and the National Arts & Crafts Conference!
December 2nd (Oak Park, IL) — Julian Chin Trio Acoustic Jazz Performance Benefiting Pleasant Home
Enjoy some cool jazz and a warm gourmet hot chocolate bar at historic Pleasant Home in Oak Park. A wonderful event for a chilly winter evening! Click here for more info.
December 3rd (Morris Plains, NJ) — Holiday Open House at Craftsman Farms
Slow down and treat yourself to the sights, sounds and smells of the season at the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms Holiday Open House! Enjoy live music, refreshments, kids craft area and docent-led spotlight talks throughout the day! Click here for more info.
December 3rd (Oak Park, IL) — Home for the Holidays with the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
Enjoy the start to the holiday season as the doors of Wright’s Oak Park Home are opened to the neighborhood — for free! Hot chocolate, cookies, family craft projects, shopping specials and tours await you! Click here for more info.
December 3rd (Oak Park, IL) — Treadway Toomey 20th Century Art and Design Auction
December 3rd-4th (East Aurora, NY) — Roycrofters-at-Large Winter Festival
Enjoy juried artisans, delicious food and holiday music all in the gorgeous, historic setting of the Roycroft Campus. Click here for more info.
December 9th-10th (Morris Plains, NJ) — Candlelight Tours at the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
Explore early 20th century holiday traditions and Gustav Stickley’s own ideas about the season. Join the Stickley Museum for special after-hours guided Candlelight Tours of the decorated Log House. But hurry, these tours are already selling out! Buy your tickets today!
December 12th (East Aurora, NY) — Watercolor & Wine Fundraiser on the Roycroft Campus
Join the Roycroft Campus and artist Kateri Ewing as they host an evening workshop on basic techniques of watercolor painting winter-themed notecards. Registration includes all supplies and proceeds benefit the continue preservation of the historic Roycroft Campus! Click here to purchase your ticket!
December 17th (Pasadena, CA) — Holiday Twilight Shopping Event at the Gamble House
Enjoy an artist showcase, special holiday pricing on select items, a champagne reception and festive holiday music. Not to mention, being surrounded by the inviting atmosphere of the Gamble House. Click here for more info.
December 18th (Pasadena, CA) — 2016 Gamble House Holiday Gathering
A true celebration of the holiday season presented by Friends of the Gamble House. This joyful gathering includes good cheer, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and live seasonal music all in the warm glow of the Gamble House. Click here to purchase your tickets!
Top Photo courtesy of Tom Moore.
Bottom Photo courtesy of The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms.