Holiday shopping from local arts organizations and creative artisans can mean a unique gift for loved ones while also supporting the arts. This is important now more than ever, after the creative sector was devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Shop at these local arts boutiques and gallery gift shops for unique gift ideas this holiday season!
Through December 18
Phillipsburg Manor Holiday Boutique
The boutique includes artisan foods, books about the region, exclusive candles and handcrafted jewelry. Special events include a s’mores bar (12/4), gingerbread cookie decorating (12/10) and more. Fri-Sun: 9am-7pm. (381 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow)
Featured Item: Rose Window Ornament ($29.95): This Rose Window ornament at Historic Hudson
Valley (HHV)’s Philipsburg Manor Museum Shop is inspired by a HHV property – the windows of Union Church of Pocantico Hills. The window by Henri Matisse was his last commissioned work. The ornament is solid brass, electro-plated with hematite finish and a giclée print.
Online through December 25
Luangisa African Gallery Holiday Marketplace
Through Dec. 25, guests can receive 20% and free shipping online with code HOLIDAY2022. (374 Hawthorne Terrace, Mount Vernon)
Featured Item: Geometric Cameroon Shield ($350/$675): This Geometric Beaded Cameroon Shield is hand-carved from one piece of wood by the Tikar tribe of Cameroon in Africa. The shields, adorned with a combination of glass beads, cowrie shells and manilla string, were traditionally used as defensive weapons. They were also used as decorative or ritual objects symbolizing status and wealth. Available in two sizes: 12″ or 24″, both with stands.
Hudson River Museum Gift Shop
Hudson River Museum’s gift shop includes museum merchandise, exhibition catalogs, apparel, jewelry and more. Open during Museum hours: Thurs–Sun, 12–5pm (511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers)
Frida Kahlo in Context Exhibition Poster ($20): This poster features a print of a work by graphic designer and photographer Raul Caracoza that was on view in Hudson River Museum (HRM)’s Frida Kahlo in Context exhibition earlier this year. The print is based on a photograph of Frida Kahlo and taken by Edward Weston in 1930.
Through December 22
Pelham Art Center’s Art Boutique 2022
This Art Boutique includes artisan items, handmade gifts and affordable artworks, such as ceramics, jewelry, housewares, ornaments and more by 60 participating artists and vendors. Mon-Wed & Fri: 9am-5pm, Thurs: 9am-7pm, Sat: 10am-4pm, Sun: 11am-4pm (155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham)
Featured Item: Carving Board by Jeffery Rosolen ($125): This Edge Grain Walnut Carving Board is formed by gathering several individual blocks to form a pattern of differing shades of wood. After forming the pattern, Rosolen sands the board several times using varying grits of sandpaper.
Through December 24
Clay Art Center’s Clay Holiday Market 2022
This Market, featuring functional pottery and ceramic sculpture, is on view in store and online. A holiday shopping event on Dec. 17 includes hot cocoa and a children’s ornament-painting activity. Mon & Thurs: 10am-2:30pm, Tues-Wed & Fri-Sat: 10am-5pm. (40 Beech Street, Port Chester)
Featured Item: Blah Blah Blah Cup by Stepanka Summer ($130): This delicate porcelain and 22K gold cup provides the perfect way to start the morning – with a serving of both coffee and wit. The 3.5 x 3.5 inch vessel is from a new collection by New York City artist Stepanka Summer at Clay Art Center.
Through December 24
Mamaroneck Artists Guild’s A Gift of Art
The annual holiday exhibit and boutique includes paintings, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, holiday gifts and more. A holiday reception on Dec. 3 (5-7pm) provides opportunities to meet the artists and get 10% off of purchases. Tue-Sat, 12-5pm, Dec. 11& 18, 12-4pm. Open late Dec. 22, 12-7pm. (1987 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont)
Featured Item: Felted Bracelets by Carol Pfeffer ($45):
These lightweight bracelets by Irvington artist Carol Pfeffer feature handmade felt beads in a variety of colors. Designs may have subtle variations, making each one unique from the other.
Through January 22, 2023
The Shop at ArtsWestchester
The Shop at ArtsWestchester, which features items made by local artists and artisans, is open when the gallery’s The Social Fabric exhibition is open. Tues-Fri & Sun: 12-5pm and Sat: 12-6pm. (31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains)
Featured Item: Gift Cards by Erwin Ong ($20): These cards, made by White Plains artist Erwin Ong, will let senders direct some whimsical holiday wishes and warm seasonal greetings to their loved ones. This set of five 4×6” cards includes two designs.
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