As promised, here’s a round-up of opportunities to do your holiday shopping hyperlocally, from Wallingford artists (and very close neighbors).
Leading us off, Cindy Krafft writes:
I’m an artist in Wallingford making geeky and sometimes feminist quilts. My website is 8-bitquilts.com . I’ll also be the featured artist at Outsider Comics in Fremont during the First Friday Art Walk this coming week!
Yara El Hage writes that she’s from Lebanon, but has been living here in Wallingford for the past three years. She sells handcrafted jewelry and trinket dishes through her Etsy store, but offers local pick-up.
Aleesha Contreras is a Fremont/Wallingford jewelry maker that sells through her Instagram page, @alcontre.jewels as well as at Tractor Tavern’s Maker’s Market on 2nd Sundays. She notes that there are two markets at the Tractor in December; the 9th and the 23rd, both from 11 am -4 pm (and, because the bar is open, they are 21+). She said she offers shipping within the hood.
Kymber Waltmunson writes:
We made some great family travel journals that we’d love to share with the neighborhood. We designed, tested, and produced the journals, incorporating art from a Portand artist. We use local printers and 99% of the product is recycled.
From the Go Far, Travel Deep website:
We partnered with Portland artist Dave Garbot to create Go Far, Travel Deep, an exciting and beautiful travel journal that inspires meaningful shared travel experiences, deep engagement with destinations, and memorable storytelling. The journals have become irreplaceable trip souvenirs—unique, take-home books full of co-created memories and stories.
If you’re interested, use the WALLYHOOD coupon code for 20% off and free shipping (because she can drop them off!)
Liz Gamberg sells her beautiful textiles, rugs, ceramics and other artwork from her home at 1513 N. 39th (corner of Carr Place). She had a sale this past weekend, but will be reprising it again Friday, Dec 7th from 4 – 8 pm and then again on Saturday, Dec 8th 10 am – 4 pm.
For the first time this year, l’Alliance Française de Seattle has partnered with Goethe Pop Up Seattle to bring you a true European Christmas Market experience, featuring handmade arts, crafts, and products from local artisans and businesses. Discover typical French and German holiday drinks, food and delicatessen, enjoy a French choir performance and make sure not to miss Santa’s visit!
- 10 am: Doors open
- 11 am: Auntie Santa’s visit. She will read stories for children.
- 11.30 am: Santa Claus’s visit (including gifts for all ages!)
- 12 pm: French Choir performance. The Alliance Francaise de Seattle’s Choir is led by Dr Liz Frazer.
- 1 pm: German carols
- 2 pm: End of the event
The Christmas Market will take place in the Chapel Performance Space (4th floor) in the Good Shepherd Center in Seattle (4649 Sunnyside Ave N).
Visit the Christmas Market website for a full list of vendors.
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