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Saturday, November 23

1 event

Art

  • Madison Morgan Cultural Center

    5 p.m. (curator's talk), 6 p.m. (reception). FREE! www.mmcc-arts.org

    People, Places, Things: Opening Reception

    Celebrate the opening of the Atlanta Photography Group's (APG) collaborative exhibition. Juror Samuel Gerace III of the Booth Museum in Cartersville will speak before the reception. See Calendar Pick on p. 16.

Tuesday, November 26

1 event

Art

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    Deck the Walls

    The Visual Arts Guild of Athens is seeking local art and crafts for the annual Deck the Walls market that runs Nov. 30–Dec. 28. Contact to sell your items. Drop off is Nov. 14–15, 12:30–4:30 p.m. dgperry77@gmail.com, brooks_celia@yahoo.com

Wednesday, November 27

1 event

Art

  • ARTini's Art Lounge

    7 p.m. $25. www.artinisartlounge.com

    Grinch & Ornament Pre-Thanksgiving Special

    Kick off the holidays by painting an adorable  18”x24” Grinch canvas. A basic shape will be stenciled for attendees.

Friday, November 29

1 event

Art

  • Happy Valley Pottery, Watkinsville

    Nov. 29–Dec. 1, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! 706-769-5922

    Holiday Open House & Sale

    An open house featuring pottery, glass, paintings, bath products, metalwork, jewelry and candles by participating artists. See demonstrations on Raku and glassblowing. After the sale, swing by Chappelle Gallery at 25 S. Main St. for even more handmade gifts.

Saturday, November 30

1 event

Art

  • Happy Valley Pottery, Watkinsville

    Nov. 29–Dec. 1, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! 706-769-5922

    Holiday Open House & Sale

    An open house featuring pottery, glass, paintings, bath products, metalwork, jewelry and candles by participating artists. See demonstrations on Raku and glassblowing. After the sale, swing by Chappelle Gallery at 25 S. Main St. for even more handmade gifts.

Sunday, December 1

1 event

Art

  • Happy Valley Pottery, Watkinsville

    Nov. 29–Dec. 1, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! 706-769-5922

    Holiday Open House & Sale

    An open house featuring pottery, glass, paintings, bath products, metalwork, jewelry and candles by participating artists. See demonstrations on Raku and glassblowing. After the sale, swing by Chappelle Gallery at 25 S. Main St. for even more handmade gifts.

Monday, December 2

1 event

Art

Tuesday, December 3

3 events

Art

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

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

    UGA Ceramic Student Holiday Sale

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

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Tour at Two

    Dale Couch, curator of decorative arts, will lead a special tour of the “Material Georgia 1733–1900: Two Decades of Scholarship” exhibition.

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    Dec. 3–4, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! www.art.uga.edu

    UGA CSO Holiday Pottery Sale

    The sale features hand-built sculpture and functional pottery like mugs, plates, vases, lidded boxes and bowls by the UGA Ceramic Student Organization and faculty. Proceeds support educational field trips to ceramic conferences and help bring visiting artists to campus. 

Wednesday, December 4

2 events

Art

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

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

    UGA Ceramic Student Holiday Sale

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

  • Lamar Dodd School of Art

    Dec. 3–4, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! www.art.uga.edu

    UGA CSO Holiday Pottery Sale

    The sale features hand-built sculpture and functional pottery like mugs, plates, vases, lidded boxes and bowls by the UGA Ceramic Student Organization and faculty. Proceeds support educational field trips to ceramic conferences and help bring visiting artists to campus. 

Friday, December 6

2 events

Art

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Artist's Shoppe

    Find the perfect items for all the special people on your Holiday gift list. Check out beautiful handmade gifts by more than 50 artists and buy a ticket for the Reindeer Raffle. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m.4 p.m. through Dec. 21. www.ocaf.com

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Dec. 6, 5–8 p.m. & Dec. 7–8, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $3. www.ocaf.com

    Juried Holiday Market

    The 25th annual Juried Holiday Market features pottery, paintings, fiber art, stained and fused glass, jewelry, sculpture, photography, woodwork and more from 70 regional artists.

Saturday, December 7

10 events

Art

  • Farmington Pottery, Farmington

    Dec. 7–8, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. www.pickettpottery.com

    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.

  • David Morgan Pottery

    Dec. 7, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Dec. 8, 12–5 p.m. 706-207-2325

    Holiday Sale

    Potter David Morgan has been creating functional stoneware for over 30 years. Shop for new works.

  • Hip Vintage and Handmade

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

    Hip Holiday Market

    Hip Vintage hosts an outdoor holiday market featuring local arts and crafts from over 30 artists, food and live music.

  • Dec. 7–8, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Rose Creek Pottery Holiday Sale

    (Rose Creek Pottery, 1051 Rose Creek Dr., Watkinsville) Browse a new collection of wood and soda-fired work for sale. A large variety of pieces will be available, ranging from small items like ornaments and mugs to large statement pieces for your home or garden. 

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Dec. 6, 5–8 p.m. & Dec. 7–8, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $3. www.ocaf.com

    Juried Holiday Market

    The 25th annual Juried Holiday Market features pottery, paintings, fiber art, stained and fused glass, jewelry, sculpture, photography, woodwork and more from 70 regional artists.

  • R. Wood Studio

    9 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE! www.rwoodstudio.com

    R. Wood Holiday Sale

    Shop many of the brightly colored pieces that the studio is known for in addition to several one-of-a-kind pieces, seconds and discounted works. Photographer Kristin Karch will offer digital portraits until 2 p.m. Shoppers can also sample the studio’s Share the Love coffee blend from Jittery Joe’s.

  • Dec. 7–8, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-410-5200

    Nancy Green Ceramics Group Studio Sale

    (1500 Tappan Spur Rd., Watkinsville) Featuring ceramics by Jorie Berman, Juana Gnecco, Jen Graff, Nancy Green, Ron Meyers, Ted Saupe, Minsoo Yuh and Sunkoo Yuh, plus drawings and red clay by Rich Panico and handpainted textiles and cards by Sara Parker.

  • Southern Star Studio

    Dec. 7–8, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. www.athensareapotters.com

    Marmalade Holiday Pottery Sale

    Enjoy new works, food by Tim Dondero, sweets by Jane Yates and live music. Featuring pottery by Maria Dondero.

  • 10 a.m.–4 p.m. www.bluebellgallery.net

    Blue Bell Pottery Studio: First Saturday Open House

    (105 Doe Run) Check out the studio's latest works. Custom orders welcome.

  • The Old Pal

    3–6 p.m. FREE! www.athensareapotters.com

    Sip & Shop Holiday Pop Up

    Join Regina Mandell of Forged & Found Pottery and Michele Dross for a casual afternoon of ceramics and good cheer.

Sunday, December 8

8 events

Art

  • Farmington Pottery, Farmington

    Dec. 7–8, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. www.pickettpottery.com

    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.

  • David Morgan Pottery

    Dec. 7, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Dec. 8, 12–5 p.m. 706-207-2325

    Holiday Sale

    Potter David Morgan has been creating functional stoneware for over 30 years. Shop for new works.

  • 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.treehousekidandcraft.com

    Hollyday Handmade Artist Market

    (Starlite Showroom, 750 W. Broad St.) Treehouse Kid & Craft's 10th annual market features the work of almost 20 vendors, as well as a child entrepreneurs selling masterpieces of their own.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    3 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Sunday Spotlight Tour

    Docents lead a tour of highlights from the permanent collection.

  • Dec. 7–8, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Rose Creek Pottery Holiday Sale

    (Rose Creek Pottery, 1051 Rose Creek Dr., Watkinsville) Browse a new collection of wood and soda-fired work for sale. A large variety of pieces will be available, ranging from small items like ornaments and mugs to large statement pieces for your home or garden. 

  • OCAF, Watkinsville

    Dec. 6, 5–8 p.m. & Dec. 7–8, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $3. www.ocaf.com

    Juried Holiday Market

    The 25th annual Juried Holiday Market features pottery, paintings, fiber art, stained and fused glass, jewelry, sculpture, photography, woodwork and more from 70 regional artists.

  • Dec. 7–8, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 706-410-5200

    Nancy Green Ceramics Group Studio Sale

    (1500 Tappan Spur Rd., Watkinsville) Featuring ceramics by Jorie Berman, Juana Gnecco, Jen Graff, Nancy Green, Ron Meyers, Ted Saupe, Minsoo Yuh and Sunkoo Yuh, plus drawings and red clay by Rich Panico and handpainted textiles and cards by Sara Parker.

  • Southern Star Studio

    Dec. 7–8, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. www.athensareapotters.com

    Marmalade Holiday Pottery Sale

    Enjoy new works, food by Tim Dondero, sweets by Jane Yates and live music. Featuring pottery by Maria Dondero.

Tuesday, December 10

1 event

Art

Wednesday, December 11

1 event

Art

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5–9 p.m. www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com

    Get Artistic Holiday Market

    Browse art and artisanal goods from 20 Athens-area vendors, including potters, painters and more. In addition to artists like Will Eskridge, Lisa Freeman, Jared Brown, Abby Kacen and Katherine Schuber, expect unique gifts like puzzles from Very Good Puzzle Co., small-batch cheeses by Hobo Cheese Co., watercolor paints by Pinto Art Supplies and macramé wall hangings by Spindle & Cone.

Friday, December 13

1 event

Art

  • Dec. 13, 4–9 p.m. Dec. 14, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 762-728-0575

    Normaltown Pottery Holiday Sale

    (465 Belvoir Heights) Pottery by Juana Gnecco, Nancy Green and Carter Gillies. Also: hand-printed textiles and cards by Sara Parker, local honey by 3 Kings Honey and natural, handcrafted soaps by Farmington Herbals.

Saturday, December 14

6 events

Art

  • ATHICA

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.athica.org

    ATHICA Holiday Market

    Artists will share their creations at this special holiday sale.

  • 440 Foundry Pavilion

    Dec. 14–15, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $3. www.indiesouth.com

    Indie South Holiday Hooray

    Indie South hosts the town's largest holiday artist market with over 100 makers, artisans, and vintage collectors. Items include handmade home goods, clothing, bath and body products, artisanal food, jewelry, ceramics and more. The afternoon also includes food trucks, kids' activities, maker stations, and live music, and art demos. 

  • Dec. 13, 4–9 p.m. Dec. 14, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 762-728-0575

    Normaltown Pottery Holiday Sale

    (465 Belvoir Heights) Pottery by Juana Gnecco, Nancy Green and Carter Gillies. Also: hand-printed textiles and cards by Sara Parker, local honey by 3 Kings Honey and natural, handcrafted soaps by Farmington Herbals.

  • Good Dirt

    10 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! www.gooddirt.net

    Good Dirt Holiday Pottery Sale

    Shop among handcrafted pottery by 26 talented instructors, students and studio owners. There will be pottery giveaways, food, coffee and a "The 12 Days of Pottery" scavenger hunt leading up to the event.

  • Dec. 14–15, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. www.athensareapotters.com

    Boulevard Pottery Sale

    (190 Cohen St.) A variety of high-fired stoneware and porcelain functional pieces will be available for sale featuring work from participating potters Lori Demosthenes, Kyle Jones, Ester Lee Mech, Alex Newman, Geoff Pickett and Zuzka Vaclavik.

  • 8 a.m.–4 p.m. www.micheledross.com

    Michele Dross Ceramics Holiday Pottery Sale

    (515 King Ave.) Michele Dross will host her first holiday sale featuring new handmade porcelain pottery characterized by mystical narrative drawing. Enjoy a cup of coffee while you peruse these one of a kind ceramics. 

Sunday, December 15

2 events

Art

  • 440 Foundry Pavilion

    Dec. 14–15, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $3. www.indiesouth.com

    Indie South Holiday Hooray

    Indie South hosts the town's largest holiday artist market with over 100 makers, artisans, and vintage collectors. Items include handmade home goods, clothing, bath and body products, artisanal food, jewelry, ceramics and more. The afternoon also includes food trucks, kids' activities, maker stations, and live music, and art demos. 

  • Dec. 14–15, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. www.athensareapotters.com

    Boulevard Pottery Sale

    (190 Cohen St.) A variety of high-fired stoneware and porcelain functional pieces will be available for sale featuring work from participating potters Lori Demosthenes, Kyle Jones, Ester Lee Mech, Alex Newman, Geoff Pickett and Zuzka Vaclavik.

Tuesday, December 17

1 event

Art

Thursday, December 19

1 event

Art

  • Athens, GA

    6-9 p.m. FREE! www.3thurs.org

    Third Thursday Art Series

    Eight galleries stay open late the third Thursday of every month. Participating galleries include the Georgia Museum of Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Creature Comforts Brewing Co., ATHICA, Lyndon House Arts Center, Ciné, the GlassCube & Gallery @ Hotel Indigo and The Classic Center.