Press Release: 61st Annual Holiday Arts Festival
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Holiday Arts Festival: 50+ Arts and Crafts Vendors Announced
61st Annual Holiday Arts Festival
Sunday, December 3, 10am-5pm | FREE ENTRY
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA
Event Weblink: richmondartcenter.org/haf
Richmond, CA: Richmond Art Center has announced over fifty arts and crafts vendors will participate in the 61st Annual Holiday Arts Festival. The festival features a marketplace of unique designs, artisanal products, and handmade merchandise that spotlight the creative talents of Bay Area makers. The 61st Annual Holiday Arts Festival will take place on Sunday, December 3, 10am-5pm, at Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA. Admission to the festival is free.
At this much loved festival, visitors can shop locally-make holiday gifts that support independent artists and small businesses. Items on offer in 2023 include hand-bound sketchbooks, 3D papercut art cards, handcrafted leather dog collars, and “mapkins” (organic linens featuring vintage maps). Artisanal goods will include gourmet chocolates, and handmade natural skincare products.
“The Holiday Arts Festival is one of our favorite fairs. We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new people.”– Nancy Northern, Hats and Spats & Tinybully Knits
“I am so excited to be participating in the Richmond Art Center’s Holiday Arts Festival! I’ve been a long-time attendee who has dreamed of one day being an exhibitor. I create pieces using a variety of metals and stones, including river/beach rocks and fine gemstones.”– Roxanne Gomez, Morning Cup Designs
Each year, a highlight of the festival is the Ceramics Studio Sale; the best deal on handmade, beautiful and usable ceramics in the Bay Area. All items are made by Richmond Art Center’s students, teachers, and friends.
Other activities at the festival include live caricatures by artist Eli Africa; free art-making activities to DIY your own cards and gift wrap paper; a raffle of donated items from local artists and businesses; the opportunity to buy artist designed Richmond Art Center totes and t-shirts; and Richmond community partner pop-ups. This year participating organizations being featured at the festival are: NIAD Art Center, The Latina Center, Native American Health Center, and Asian Pacific Environmental Network.
For information about the Holiday Arts Festival visit:
Participating Vendors: Adrianna Gluck, Art of the African Diaspora, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Atomic K Designs, Bea Hartman Ceramics, Bird vs. Bird Designs, Brick Factory Designs, CeramicsByRegina, Chris Granillo Art, CMC Designs, Confetti This Lifestyle Boutique, Coralxpression, EGChu Handcrafted, Elishes Cavness III, Em’pirean Artwear, Eyes For Trees, Girls Curls Jewelry, Hats and Spats & Tinybully Knits, HK Ceramics, HollyPapercuts, Illustrations by SENDY, Iris Chiu Art, JenniferLindermanArt, Jenny Windler Jewelry, Kristi & Keena are Friends, Langfordcraft, Larry Craighill Ceramics, Lauren Ari, Leticia Javier, Liberación Gráfica, LSK Designs, Marisa Burman, MegParkesFinds, Menmin Made, Moon & Leaf, More With Less, Morning Cup Designs, Native American Health Center, NIAD Art Center, OntheQ, Pretty Fun Designs, Rebeca’s Art Prints, RYSE, S for Sparkle, S.Beaubrun, Shrine Jewelry, Skincare by Feleciai, The Latina Center, The Weekend Store, The Xocolate Bar, Untitled Cloth, LLC, Valerie Brown-Troutt, Vreni Michelini Castillo, Wiggle & Woof, and YKS Ceramics… and more to be announced!
“I love the feeling of community at the Richmond Art Center. I always enjoy the camaraderie of the vendors and the enthusiasm of the patrons at the Holiday Arts Festival.”– Suzane Beaubrun, S.Beaubrun
“The Holiday Arts Festival gives artists like me the chance to sell handcrafted items and art to East Bay residents in a very joyful environment. It doesn’t get better than this!”– Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez, Rebeca’s Art Prints
Accessibility, Parking and Public Transportation: Ample free parking is available in the 25th Street lot across the street from Richmond Art Center. The facility is accessible to wheelchair users via the Barrett Avenue entrance, adjacent to a parking lot with six accessible spaces. Richmond Art Center is accessible by BART, AC Transit, and R-Transit. Parking and Entrance Map
About Richmond Art Center: For over 80 years, Richmond Art Center has served the residents of Richmond and surrounding communities through studio arts education programs, exhibitions, off-site classes, and special initiatives for community-wide impact. Richmond Art Center’s mission is to be a catalyst in Richmond for learning and living through art. richmondartcenter.org
For more information contact:
Amy Spencer, email@example.com