Break out of the box this year and discover unique gifts crafted by local artists for those on your gift list. At the Akron Art Museum's Holiday mART you can find one-of-a-kind gifts for the people in your life while enjoying music, food and the museum. Holiday mART returns for a fifth year with extended hours in the museum's Beatrice Knapp McDowell Grand Lobby.
Beautifully inspired hand-crafted items include jewelry, clothing, accessories, and original artwork from students from The University of Akron Myers School of Art, as well as local artists
- Lise Anderson
- Barbe Beaty
- Connie Bloom
- Buckey Chocolate Company
- Renee Flynn, Firestone Candles
- Diane Harmon
- Dana Hervey
- Kent State Jewelry / Metals Co-op
- Nectar of the Vine
- Princess and the Pearl by Marla Schleider
- John Puglia
Inside the Museum Store you will also find amazing work by:
- Brian Graham
- Bob Pozarski
- Marianne Hite
- Prosperty Glass Jewelry by Laura Bosse and Cat Zurchin
- Kristina Malcolm
Urban Eats will be providing menu choices while a cash bar is available during the music of the Joe Leaman Jazz Trio from 5 - 8:30 pm.
Shoppers can make purchases using Discover, American Express, Visa and Master Card as well as cash or check.
This event is FREE, but gallery admission is required to see the collection and special exhibitions Adolph Gottlieb: Sculptor, New Artifacts: Works by Brent Kee Young and Sungsoo Kim and Robert Stivers: Veiled Image.
Image Credit: Connie Bloom, Peace, Love, Happiness, 2011, hand-dyed and blended wool roving, needle felted, freehand machine stitched, hand embroidered and beaded, 8 x 11 in. © Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Connie Bloom