Friday, December 7, 2007

December 8-9 Weekend Picks: Lots of Markets!

The variety and quantity of Holiday Markets this weekend are enough to keep even the most determined elf busy. On Saturday, support an art student when the Corcoran and MICA sell art made by students and faculty. This whole weekend the Rock Art Show in Montgomery Mall or on Sunday the annual Rock N' Shop at the Black Cat find the perfect gift for the hippie or hipster in your life.

December 8-9

Rock Art Show
Montgomery Mall
7101 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda MD 20817

The focus is on pieces and photographs from rock artists of the mid 60s to early 70s like John Lennon, Grace Slick, and Jim Hendrix. Also Ron Campbell, one of the key animators of the Beatles cartoons and the Yellow Submarine movie will be on hand answering questions and creating a unique art piece featuring the characters from the film which you can bid on. So if you watched I'm Not There at the Bethesda Row Cinema you can check out this Bob Dylan photo at the show.

A portion of the proceeds benefit Food and Friends, a charitable organization that brings food to HIV and AIDS patients in the DC area.

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Place Center
Chantilly, VA

Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 10am-5pm

Adult Admission $7 - Good All 3 Days!

300 Fine Artists & Craft Designers display the best in contemporary crafts and fine art in the region.

National Museum of the American Indian Art Market

More than 30 Native artists from the U.S., Canada, Central, and South America offer their one-of-a-kind works in a variety of media: jewelry; ceramics; fine apparel; hand woven baskets; traditional beadwork; dolls in Native regalia; paintings, prints, and sculpture.

While you are at the market be sure to check out the Identity by Design exhibit. Get the stories behind the dress of native women.

Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church Christmas Bazaar
Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church
1663 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD
(2 miles north of St. Andrews Ukrainian Orthodox Church)

December 8: 10 am - 4 pm
December 9: 1:30-3:30

Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church's Christmas Bazaar will feature traditional Ukrainian food (eat-in or to-go), Ukrainian icons, prayer beads, music and carols, ceramics, embroidered blouses and dresser scarves, jewelry, St. Nicholas cookies, pysanky, Christmas decorations, books, gifts. Tour the all wooden Hutsul style church, which was built with almost no nails.

Saturday, December 08
Support an Art Student Day!

Maryland Institute College of Art Holds Inaugural Art Market Last Day!

Brown Center, Leidy Atrium
1400 Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MA

12–6 p.m.

This all-new, four-day art sale features works of art and design created by MICA students, faculty, and staff. More than 90 exceptional artists will have a diverse array of prints, posters, stationery, ceramics, wearables, jewelry, textiles, children’s items, and more for sale during the event. The MICA Art Market provides an excellent opportunity for shoppers and collectors to find new works by emerging artists as well as collectibles from leading artists in their respective fields.

Off the Walls
Corcoran Annual College Art Sale Last Day!

Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 17th St. NW
10 a.m.–3 p.m.

The Corcoran College of Art + Design’s annual art sale, Off the Walls, will feature fine arts, jewelry, and ceramics made by Corcoran students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Find the perfect holiday gifts created by Corcoran students, alumni, faculty, and staff—small to large; delicate to industrial; inexpensive to priceless; simple to sublime. All sales will directly benefit the artists and the Corcoran’s Student Activities Programming Board.

DC Black Memorabilia, Art & Doll Show & Sale (Last Day!)

Washington, DC Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW.
Saturday 10 am to 7 pm

Admission is $6
Children 12 and under free.

There will be many vendors from across the United States with black memorabilia, art and dolls for sale including historical artifacts and documents, books, stamps, paintings, prints, textiles, autographs, toys, advertisements, photos, political memorabilia, kitchen collectibles, sports and entertainment memorabilia, postcards, cookie jars and much more. There will be educational exhibits of slavery artifacts, Jim Crow memorabilia, the Buffalo Soldiers, the Black Panther Party, African American Inventors and other subjects of historical significance.

Sunday, December 9

Rock N' Shop!
Black Cat
1811 14th St. NW
Mainstage 8:00 pm
Hunting for that perfect holiday gift? Looking to augment your hardcore collection with some essential records? Searching for the perfect T-shirt? Stop right there, my friend! Rock-n-Shop is where it's all at. This yearly junk sale offers more than the standard fare...for one thing, it's not all junk...

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