The holidays are fast approaching, and as they do comes the bevy of crowded mall sales, super crafty fairs with reindeer potholders and mail order catalogs three inches thick being delivered to your home. It can get quite chaotic…and impersonal.
If you’d like to find a more personal gift, a unique gift, or a gift made with love there is an alternative to the frenzy or uninspiring.
Cleveland’s very own Bazaar Bizarre is approaching as fast as the holidays, and it’s chock full of regional artists this year who have done their very best to create items that are unique and creative. It the perfect opportunity to support your local economy by purchasing from an independent artists, and to give a gift this year with a personal touch. (Of course, you’ll be very tempted to pick something up for yourself too!)
I’ve selected a few artists to give you an idea as to the diversity and depth of items you might find.
FOR THE LITTLE ONES:
Be sure to visit Little Korboose where you can find organic (yea organic!) onesies for little tots with adorable designs created by April, the artist such as the Santa’s Helper Baby Deer onesie.
FOR YOUR GEARHEAD:
Got a gearhead in your life who already has all the tools and toolboxes he needs? Garbella offers a funky Gear Scarf, made of super soft cotton with this fun metallic design.
FOR YOUR CRAZY BROTHER OR SISTER:
What could be more festive than a totally toungue in cheek tee from Psycho Reindeer ? Each shirt seems to have been created with just the right amount of sarcastic wit for that smart “ahem” you know.
FOR YOUR MOTHER, YOUR CO-WORKERS and YOU!
Several artist of Cleveland Handmade will be running a collective tabel at the bazaar offering you a one-stop shop with items such as mandala art (They’re gorgeously detailed! I own one), jewelry with victorian/gothic flair to modern pop!, handmade glass and more.
Super Go Green Mandala, Playnature Productions
A Dapper Cat Gentlemen Necklace, by BeautifulEra
Ready for the best part?
It’s a FREE show! There’s no admission charge.
This year the show returns to the building complex (and former home of 1300 Gallery) where it all began: 78th Street Studios: 1300 W. 78th St to 1305 W. 80th St., north parking lot, north entrance — accessible from W. 78th OR W 80th St.
* Saturday December 13th from noon to 9:00 p.m.
* Sunday December 14th from noon to 6:00 p.m.