Looking to buy gifts from local artists this holiday season? Here’s how.

Jinblossom Plati (KCAI senior, Ceramics)

‘Tis the season to splurge on those you love—and the best way to do that, is, of course, by simultaneously supporting local artists. Over the next few weeks, multiple pop-up markets will be offering art and other handmade goods from the city’s artists, artisans, and designers. Below, a guide for where to score some killer local gifts. 

Kansas City Art Institute End of Semester Exhibitions and Sale

As the students close out their semester and exhibit their work, much of it is for sale at affordable prices. Check out exhibitions in all fifteen departments on campus. 

Friday, Dec 6, 5–8 p.m.

Saturday, Dec 7, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Sunday, Dec 8, 12–5 p.m.

4415 Warwick Blvd.

KC Clay Guild Holiday Sale and Studio Tour

Clay artists open their studios to the public to sell ceramics, both decorative and functional. See Clay Guild’s website for 8 additional studio locations with ceramicists selling work this weekend.

Friday, December 6, 5–9 p.m.

Saturday December 7, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

200 W 74th St.

Bunker Center for the Arts Holiday Group Exhibition

Bunker is exhibiting small artworks for sale, with the intent to make them accessible for holiday gift-giving. 

December 6, 4–9 p.m.

1014 E 19th St.

Imagine That! Holiday Market 

Works on paper, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, and more. A great opportunity to support local artists who live with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Friday, December 6, 6–9 p.m.

2010 McGee St.

Oddities Prints: Expo & Open House

Oddities hosts its fifth annual Expo, featuring zines, books, shirts, ceramics, prints, and more. Featured artists include Katie Crossette, Grace Ambrose, Kelsey Borch, Gabbi Brandini, Hannah Carr, Celina Curry, Kendell Harbin, Jordan Carr, Flannery Cashill, Olivia Gibb, Jess Hogan, Amanda Lee Lazorchack, Dan Ohm, Stephen Proski, Jess Reigle, Aaron Rhodes, Matt Shibuya, and Nika Winn.

Saturday, December 7, 12–8 p.m.

Livestock Exchange Holiday Sale

Original art, handmade jewelry, vintage costume jewelry, knitted hats, framed prints, and photos in the West Bottoms. 

Friday, December 13, 3–8 p.m.

Saturday, December 14, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

1600 Genessee St.

Kemper Museum Holiday Pop Up

Artists will be selling their jewelry, ceramics, and textiles at the Kemper Museum Shop. Artists include Jamie Gray, Victoria Poeschl, Jane Smeltzer, Susan Tinker, Momoko Usami, Malory Ward, Desiree Warren, and Manda Wylde.

Saturday, December 14, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

4420 Warwick Blvd.

Holiday Maker’s Market at Artist & Craftsman Supply 

Featuring printmakers, fashion designers, ceramicists, and more.

Saturday December 14, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Sunday December 15, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

229 Southwest Blvd.

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