The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature will offer its 10th Annual Holiday Marketplace, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 at 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang. Admission is free.
Shoppers will find unique gift items made by local artisans that celebrate wildlife, nature and the outdoors. Prints and books by select artists on view in the current exhibits will also be available. Visitors can sip cider, and enjoy holiday treats. Wildling members also receive discounts on select Museum Store items.
All sales help support the Wildling Museum and local artists.
“I am so looking forward to seeing all of the Wilding community again in person for this lovely holiday event,” said jewelry artist Anne Miller, who will be selling goods at the event. “I enjoy sharing my handcrafted jewelry pieces with everyone.” Miller’s unique designs incorporate sea glass and a variety of natural gems, including freshwater pearls and turquoise.
“My copper reminders are perfect gifts for loved ones, and I am looking forward to visiting with the Christmas shoppers coming to the museum,” said copper artist Gretchen Foran, who also will be attending.
“We’re thrilled to bring back this favorite museum tradition in person again for the first time since 2019,” said Lauren Sharp, Wildling Museum assistant director. “This event is always a fun opportunity to shop local and purchase one-of-a-kind handmade goods directly from local makers, supporting both the artists and the Wildling Museum.”
Featured artists and vendors include: Ellen Albertoni, jewelry; Kathy Badrak, gourd art and basketry; Barbara Booth, paper arts; Gabriel Bustamante, woodworking; Joellen Chrones, fused glass; Linda Estrada, quilting and textile art; Gretchen Foran, copper metal arts; Karen Greenberg, jewelry; Anne C. Miller, jewelry and sea glass; Erica Miller, greeting cards; Lou Ann Smith, pottery; Janice Stone, jewelry and pottery.
For more, visit www.wildlingmuseum.org/news/holiday-marketplace-2021. Direct questions to 805-688-1082.