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Friday, November 28

2 events

Art

  • Bendzunas Glass

    Nov. 28, 5–9 p.m. Nov. 29–30, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! www.bendzunasglass.com

    Winter Open House

    (Comer) The family-run gallery demonstrates live glassblowing. Bendzunas Glass has been producing unique works of art from molten glass for 40 years. See Calendar Pick on p. 23.

  • Happy Valley Pottery, Watkinsville

    Nov. 28–30, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! 706-769-5922

    Holiday Open House

    Happy Valley Pottery hosts an open house featuring pottery, glass, paintings and more. There will be raku and glassblowing demonstrations. 

Saturday, November 29

4 events

Art

  • Bendzunas Glass

    Nov. 28, 5–9 p.m. Nov. 29–30, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! www.bendzunasglass.com

    Winter Open House

    (Comer) The family-run gallery demonstrates live glassblowing. Bendzunas Glass has been producing unique works of art from molten glass for 40 years. See Calendar Pick on p. 23.

  • 572 Nantahala Ave.

    Nov, 29–30 & Dec. 6–7, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 706-546-7235, cartergilliespottery.wordpress.com

    Carter Gillies Pottery Open House

    View the latest works by local potter Carter Gillies.

  • Piney Woods, Winterville

    Nov. 29, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. & Nov. 30, 12–4 p.m. FREE! 706-742-2571, barbara@woodhillretreat.org

    Piney Woods Artisans Open Studio House

    (265 Athens Rd.) Featuring oil paintings by Dortha Jacobson, jewelry by Kenneth Kase, hand-dyed accessories by Wini McQueen, mixed media works by Barbara Odil and stained glass by Marianne Parr. 

  • Happy Valley Pottery, Watkinsville

    Nov. 28–30, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! 706-769-5922

    Holiday Open House

    Happy Valley Pottery hosts an open house featuring pottery, glass, paintings and more. There will be raku and glassblowing demonstrations. 

Sunday, November 30

5 events

Art

  • Bendzunas Glass

    Nov. 28, 5–9 p.m. Nov. 29–30, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! www.bendzunasglass.com

    Winter Open House

    (Comer) The family-run gallery demonstrates live glassblowing. Bendzunas Glass has been producing unique works of art from molten glass for 40 years. See Calendar Pick on p. 23.

  • 572 Nantahala Ave.

    Nov, 29–30 & Dec. 6–7, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 706-546-7235, cartergilliespottery.wordpress.com

    Carter Gillies Pottery Open House

    View the latest works by local potter Carter Gillies.

  • Treehouse Kid and Craft

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. www.treehousekidandcraft.com

    Handmade Hollyday

    The fourth annual market features two dozen regional artists.

  • Piney Woods, Winterville

    Nov. 29, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. & Nov. 30, 12–4 p.m. FREE! 706-742-2571, barbara@woodhillretreat.org

    Piney Woods Artisans Open Studio House

    (265 Athens Rd.) Featuring oil paintings by Dortha Jacobson, jewelry by Kenneth Kase, hand-dyed accessories by Wini McQueen, mixed media works by Barbara Odil and stained glass by Marianne Parr. 

  • Happy Valley Pottery, Watkinsville

    Nov. 28–30, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! 706-769-5922

    Holiday Open House

    Happy Valley Pottery hosts an open house featuring pottery, glass, paintings and more. There will be raku and glassblowing demonstrations. 

Monday, December 1

2 events

Art

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    Dec. 1–2, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.art.uga.edu

    Phi Beata Heata Student Jewelry Sale

    UGA's jewelry and metalwork students present a sale of handmade pieces.

  • Double Dutch Press

    5–8 p.m. FREE! www.doubledutchpress.com

    Double Dutch Turns Two!

    Celebrate the printmaking studio's second anniversary with a party. There will be food, beverages, a raffle, discounted merchandise and more.

Tuesday, December 2

1 event

Art

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    Dec. 1–2, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.art.uga.edu

    Phi Beata Heata Student Jewelry Sale

    UGA's jewelry and metalwork students present a sale of handmade pieces.

Wednesday, December 3

4 events

Art

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    Dec. 3–4, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.art.uga.edu

    Phi Beata Heata Student Jewelry Sale

    UGA's jewelry and metalwork students present a sale of handmade items.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. tsaupe@uga.edu

    UGA Ceramic Student Organization Sale

    Students and faculty members offer their latest functional pottery, hand-built sculptures and decorative ceramics.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    Dec. 3–4, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. tsaupe@uga.edu

    UGA Annual Holiday Pottery Sale

    The sale will include small, hand-built sculptures, as well as functional pottery such as teapots, mugs and bowls made by ceramic students and faculty.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.stanmullins.com

    Art Reception

    Art by local artist Stan Mullins.

Thursday, December 4

4 events

Art

  • UGA Tate Student Center

    Dec. 3–4, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.art.uga.edu

    Phi Beata Heata Student Jewelry Sale

    UGA's jewelry and metalwork students present a sale of handmade items.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. tsaupe@uga.edu

    UGA Ceramic Student Organization Sale

    Students and faculty members offer their latest functional pottery, hand-built sculptures and decorative ceramics.

  • Normaltown Pottery, 410 King Ave.

    Dec. 4 & 5, 4–9 p.m. www.normaltownpottery.com

    Holiday Sale

    Handmade pottery by Juana Gnecco, Carter Gillies and Nancy Green as well as paintings by Chatham Murray.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    Dec. 3–4, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. tsaupe@uga.edu

    UGA Annual Holiday Pottery Sale

    The sale will include small, hand-built sculptures, as well as functional pottery such as teapots, mugs and bowls made by ceramic students and faculty.

Friday, December 5

3 events

Art

  • Normaltown Pottery, 410 King Ave.

    Dec. 4 & 5, 4–9 p.m. www.normaltownpottery.com

    Holiday Sale

    Handmade pottery by Juana Gnecco, Carter Gillies and Nancy Green as well as paintings by Chatham Murray.

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Dec. 5, 5–9 p.m. Dec. 6–7, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $3. www.ocaf.com

    OCAF Holiday Market

    The market features pottery, paintings, fiber art, stained and fused glass, jewelry and more created by 70 of the region's most gifted artists. An additional 50 OCAF artists will be represented in the Artists' Shoppe. 

  • 4–8 p.m. FREE! www.mbare.com

    Africa in Athens

    (Mbare, 118 Commerce Blvd.) Shop for unique, handmade gifts from Zimbabwe, Kenya and South Africa.

Saturday, December 6

14 events

Art

  • Woodruff Pottery, Watkinsville

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-207-5175

    Holiday Open House

    Artist Alice Woodruff hosts a holiday open house featuring her handmade pottery.

  • Wolf Creek Ceramics

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-410-5200

    Wolf Creek Pottery Sale

    Featuring new ceramic works by Jorie Berman, Juana Gnecco, Jen Graff and Nancy Green. Hand-printed textiles and paper by Sara Lee Parker. 

  • 660 N. Chase St.

    Dec. 6 & 7, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.indiesouthfair.com

    Indie South Fair's Holiday Hooray

    A two-day artist market filled with locally made crafts from 75 vendors. In addition to handmade items, vintage and antiques, the market offers music throughout the day, a screenprinting station with Sasquatch Printing, a photobooth and food stands. 

  • Bendzunas Glass

    9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE! 706-783-5869

    Bendzunas Glass Annual Winter Open House

    The family-run glassblowing studio hosts extended holiday hours on Saturdays and Sundays with live glassblowing demonstrations until 3 p.m.

  • Farmington Pottery, Farmington

    Dec. 6 & 7, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-769-8100

    Open House Pottery Sale

    Geoff and Lisa Pickett offer a selection of all kinds of pots for the house and garden, as well as herbal soaps and skincare products.

  • R. Wood Studio

    9 a.m.–4 p.m. www.rwoodstudio.com

    Holiday Sale

    Join R.Wood for their annual holiday sale. 

  • 572 Nantahala Ave.

    Nov, 29–30 & Dec. 6–7, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 706-546-7235, cartergilliespottery.wordpress.com

    Carter Gillies Pottery Open House

    View the latest works by local potter Carter Gillies.

  • Marmalade Pottery, 775 Pulaski St.

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.mariadondero.com

    Holiday Sale

    Tour the home studio of potter Maria Dondero and see her latest works as well as some limited edition porcelain pieces. There will be food, drinks and fires in the wood stoves.

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Dec. 5, 5–9 p.m. Dec. 6–7, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $3. www.ocaf.com

    OCAF Holiday Market

    The market features pottery, paintings, fiber art, stained and fused glass, jewelry and more created by 70 of the region's most gifted artists. An additional 50 OCAF artists will be represented in the Artists' Shoppe. 

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athica.org

    Opening Reception

    For "Athens Arcana: A Contemporary Tarot." 78 regional artists designed a card to create a custom tarot deck. The opening reception will feature card readers, performers, magic and more.

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623, www.athensclarkecounty.com/exhibits

    Opening Reception

    An opening reception for the biennial exhibit "Full House," which is composed of artwork by members in the 18 guilds and art groups that call the Lyndon House home. Artworks in this show vary in medium from metal to clay, photography to painting, fiber to printmaking. 

  • Farmington Depot Gallery

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.farmingtondepotgallery.com

    Holidaze Festival

    A large artist market with new work in the gallery, food, kids' activities, music and spontaneous merriment. 

  • Bishop Park

    9 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market: Holiday Market

    In addition to the markets regular selection of local produce and prepared treats, a special holiday market will feature locally made wares like jewelry, soap, knitwear, carving, cutting boards, toys and more.

  • 1790 Salem Rd., Farmington

    Dec. 6–7, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 678-863-1847

    J.B. & Friends Art Show and Sale

    Jeff Bishoff, Keen Zero and friends share recent works of pottery and art.

Sunday, December 7

9 events

Art

  • Woodruff Pottery, Watkinsville

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-207-5175

    Holiday Open House

    Artist Alice Woodruff hosts a holiday open house featuring her handmade pottery.

  • Wolf Creek Ceramics

    9 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-410-5200

    Wolf Creek Pottery Sale

    Featuring new ceramic works by Jorie Berman, Juana Gnecco, Jen Graff and Nancy Green. Hand-printed textiles and paper by Sara Lee Parker. 

  • 660 N. Chase St.

    Dec. 6 & 7, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! www.indiesouthfair.com

    Indie South Fair's Holiday Hooray

    A two-day artist market filled with locally made crafts from 75 vendors. In addition to handmade items, vintage and antiques, the market offers music throughout the day, a screenprinting station with Sasquatch Printing, a photobooth and food stands. 

  • Bendzunas Glass

    9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE! 706-783-5869

    Bendzunas Glass Annual Winter Open House

    The family-run glassblowing studio hosts extended holiday hours on Saturdays and Sundays with live glassblowing demonstrations until 3 p.m.

  • Farmington Pottery, Farmington

    Dec. 6 & 7, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-769-8100

    Open House Pottery Sale

    Geoff and Lisa Pickett offer a selection of all kinds of pots for the house and garden, as well as herbal soaps and skincare products.

  • 572 Nantahala Ave.

    Nov, 29–30 & Dec. 6–7, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 706-546-7235, cartergilliespottery.wordpress.com

    Carter Gillies Pottery Open House

    View the latest works by local potter Carter Gillies.

  • Marmalade Pottery, 775 Pulaski St.

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.mariadondero.com

    Holiday Sale

    Tour the home studio of potter Maria Dondero and see her latest works as well as some limited edition porcelain pieces. There will be food, drinks and fires in the wood stoves.

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Dec. 5, 5–9 p.m. Dec. 6–7, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $3. www.ocaf.com

    OCAF Holiday Market

    The market features pottery, paintings, fiber art, stained and fused glass, jewelry and more created by 70 of the region's most gifted artists. An additional 50 OCAF artists will be represented in the Artists' Shoppe. 

  • 1790 Salem Rd., Farmington

    Dec. 6–7, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 678-863-1847

    J.B. & Friends Art Show and Sale

    Jeff Bishoff, Keen Zero and friends share recent works of pottery and art.

Wednesday, December 10

1 event

Art

  • Normal Bar

    5–8 p.m. FREE! 706-548-6186

    Holiday Yart Sale

    Great art and unique gifts by local makers: Allen Ray, Amanda Burk, Basil Mattox, Becca Jones, Dan Smith, Hannah Jones, Katherine McGuire, Leslie Snipes, Rebecca Cash, Rizzie Gallego, Sarah Wingate, Stitch 9 and Tin Cup.

Thursday, December 11

1 event

Art

Friday, December 12

1 event

Art

Saturday, December 13

6 events

Art

  • Bendzunas Glass

    9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE! 706-783-5869

    Bendzunas Glass Annual Winter Open House

    The family-run glassblowing studio hosts extended holiday hours on Saturdays and Sundays with live glassblowing demonstrations until 3 p.m.

  • 572 Nantahala Ave.

    Dec. 13–14, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 706-546-7235, cartergilliespottery.wordpress.com

    Carter & Friends Pottery Market

    Local potter Carter Gillies is joined by Geoff Pickett, Jeff Bishoff and Nancy Green for a group sale.

  • Soup Studios

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. www.soupstudios.com

    10th Annual Holiday Market

    See the studio's latest handmade ceramic and sterling jewelry, functional pottery, tree ornaments and one-of-a-kind carved holiday items. Enjoy a cup of Momma's secret recipe hot apple cider.

  • Long Road Studios Gallery, Bishop

    Dec. 13, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. & Dec. 14, 12–5 p.m. FREE! www.longroadstudios.com

    Longroad Studios Holiday Sale

    Find the perfect gift for someone special. Ceramic work by Jorie Berman, Laura Cooper, Juana Gnecco, Nancy Green, Kendall Steele, Melanie Sgrignoli and Caryn van Wagtendonk. Textiles by Sara Lee Parker and skin care products by Lisa Pickett. 

  • Bishop Park

    9 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market: Holiday Market

    In addition to the markets regular selection of local produce and prepared treats, a special holiday market will feature locally made wares like jewelry, soap, knitwear, carving, cutting boards, toys and more.

  • West Broad Market Garden

    10 a.m.–2 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Holiday Market

    The market will offer handmade crafts, cookie decorating for children and caroling by local schoolchildren. 

Sunday, December 14

4 events

Art

  • Bendzunas Glass

    9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE! 706-783-5869

    Bendzunas Glass Annual Winter Open House

    The family-run glassblowing studio hosts extended holiday hours on Saturdays and Sundays with live glassblowing demonstrations until 3 p.m.

  • 572 Nantahala Ave.

    Dec. 13–14, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 706-546-7235, cartergilliespottery.wordpress.com

    Carter & Friends Pottery Market

    Local potter Carter Gillies is joined by Geoff Pickett, Jeff Bishoff and Nancy Green for a group sale.

  • Long Road Studios Gallery, Bishop

    Dec. 13, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. & Dec. 14, 12–5 p.m. FREE! www.longroadstudios.com

    Longroad Studios Holiday Sale

    Find the perfect gift for someone special. Ceramic work by Jorie Berman, Laura Cooper, Juana Gnecco, Nancy Green, Kendall Steele, Melanie Sgrignoli and Caryn van Wagtendonk. Textiles by Sara Lee Parker and skin care products by Lisa Pickett. 

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. FREE! www.heirloomathens.com

    Heirloom Holiday Market

    Handmade wares range from printmaking, textiles, jewelry, jams, bath items and more. Shop for local gifts during brunch hours. 

Saturday, December 20

2 events

Art

  • Bendzunas Glass

    9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE! 706-783-5869

    Bendzunas Glass Annual Winter Open House

    The family-run glassblowing studio hosts extended holiday hours on Saturdays and Sundays with live glassblowing demonstrations until 3 p.m.

  • Bishop Park

    9 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

    Athens Farmers Market: Holiday Market

    In addition to the markets regular selection of local produce and prepared treats, a special holiday market will feature locally made wares like jewelry, soap, knitwear, carving, cutting boards, toys and more.

Sunday, December 21

1 event

Art

  • Bendzunas Glass

    9 a.m.-5 p.m. FREE! 706-783-5869

    Bendzunas Glass Annual Winter Open House

    The family-run glassblowing studio hosts extended holiday hours on Saturdays and Sundays with live glassblowing demonstrations until 3 p.m.