Photo courtsey the ARTisan Café
Regional artists have been hard at work this year creating handmade gifts for all the loved ones on your list. "We try to offer things that you literally cannot get anywhere else," Bizarre Market organizer Bird Cox says of her art show this month, which features the handmade work of more than 60 local artists and craftspeople. You can give back to the local economy and support the artists' community in Richmond when you exchange presents with friends and family this holiday season.
Eighth Annual Holiday Bizarre Market Through 12/24
This juried holiday show features Richmond-made stationery, art, knitwear, jewelry, toys, ceramics and more. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 6 p.m. Chop Suey Books. 422-8066 or chopsueybooks.com .
The ARTisan Café 12/8
Here, you'll find organic, gourmet food samples from local farmers at 35 vendors, including vintners, holistic and natural hair experts, and body care herbalists. 6 to 10 p.m. Dovetail Construction's Emerald Barn (1620 Brook Road). artisancafeva.com.
Handmade Holiday 12/8
Richmond Craft Mafia's annual indie craft show gathers more than 50 local, regional and national artists and crafters selling stuff for your bathroom, your living room, your kitchen, your nursery and more. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ArtWorks Gallery. richmond handmadeholiday.com .
aRtVA Independent Art & Craft Show 12/9
With an emphasis on innovative handmade works, the event features photography, jewelry, art from recycled items and crocheted works. Noon to 5 p.m. The Bankuet Place (1129 Hull St.). artvainrva.com .
Kathy Bailey Trunk Show 12/15
This Richmond jewelry designer creates distinctively feminine necklaces, bracelets and earrings. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. 340-1400 or vmfa.museum .