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Holiday arts sales coming soon

If you’re planning to shop for the person that has everything, the ones who want their gifts to support good causes, or that person with great taste (or the one without it), then we’ve got news for you.

Both the U’s Department of Art & Art History and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) are hosting their highly-anticipated sales, and we’re giving you the scoop now so you can get in on this creative, thoughtful, unique, affordable, local goodness. You can thank us later.

UMFA’s Holiday Market

Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4 | 9am—5pm
FREE market admission and parking, live music

The annual UMFA Holiday Market offers the ideal shopping experience: one-of-a-kind purchases that support both local artists and the UMFA’s important creative and cultural work — all in a festive atmosphere.

Find local and other handmade creations in ceramics, paintings, jewelry, candles, prints, artisan chocolates, woodworking, soaps, and so much more. Plus, you can find art-inspired gifts in The Museum Store, too, or consider giving a loved one a UMFA membership. So. Many. Options.

Make a day of it and enjoy live music, get lunch or a beverage at The Museum Café, or tour the Museum’s latest exhibitions! Museum galleries will require an entrance fee.

Featuring student performers from the University of Utah School of Music:

Saturday, December 3
9-11 am: Marissa Badham, harp
11 am-1 pm: Richard Chang, piano
1-3 pm: Jonathan Lee, cello
3-5 pm: Suzannah Rose, piano

Sunday, December 4
9-11 am: Yanqi Wang, piano
11 am-1 pm: Richard Chang, piano
1-3 pm: Jonathan Lee, cello
3-5pm: Alex Call, cello

Department of Art & Art History holiday sale

Tuesday—Friday, Dec. 6—9

Tuesday 12/6 1P–7P
Wednesday 12/7 10A – 6P
Thursday 12/8 10A – 6P
Friday 12/9 10A – 6P

Swing on by the Gittins Gallery of the ART Building for incredible student-made works including handmade ceramics, fine art prints, paintings, drawings, and more!

“Members across the clay community come together in the Holiday Art Sale to create a diverse portfolio of ceramic art,” said Art & Art History student Lindsey Rose. “The pieces range from sleek modern ware to textured abstractions of common forms. We have been working on a variety of utilitarian ware, including bowls, platters, plates, and cups. We also will have wall hangings and sculptural pieces for sale. We have a range of artistic styles, glaze combinations, and kiln firing techniques that create an engaging array of art.

All proceeds from the sale will have a direct impact on the student experience by helping support student clubs, travel to conferences, visiting artist workshops, and other student activities.

“For many students, the Holiday Art Sale is the first place that they have the opportunity to sell their work,” Rose said. “It is important to be in a supportive environment when taking this step as an emerging artist. As students, we are guided by our advisors who help us take charge in the many stages of planning a successful event. By having this community, it is less overwhelming to learn the tips and tricks bit by bit. We are able to support each other and learn from our different starting points. The Holiday Art Sale is an opportunity to celebrate our successes and hard work throughout the semester.”

It’s practically a gift to the artists, the students AND the person on your shopping list. Triple win!