Shop for one-of-a-kind artisan gifts at one of several independent holiday markets this month in Los Angeles. From handmade ceramic planters to artisanal foods and furnishings, there is much to choose from, courtesy of L.A.'s thriving craft community. Here's a quick roundup:
Dec. 6: The Remodelista Holiday Market will feature about 30 California designers selling ceramics, furniture, clothing and more. Vendors include Edible Gardens LA, Brendan Ravenhill, Chay, Block Shop, TW Workshop and Le Feu De L'Eau. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Big Daddy’s Antiques, 3334 La Cienega Place, Los Angeles. Admission: free.
Dec. 6-7: The Unique LA Holiday Show returns to the California Market Center in downtown Los Angeles, where designers and artists will sell clothing, jewelry, housewares and more. The event includes free DIY craft projects in the DIY den, free photo booth portraits and a pop-up food court. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the California Market Center, 110 E. 9th St. Admission: $10 at the door (cash only) or online. Kids 12 and younger are free.
Dec. 6-7: Sonia Boyajian and Hopewell Workshop will celebrate their new retail spaces in Hollywood with holiday open houses from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. In addition to their own quilts and jewelry, their shopping event will feature clothing, accessories and gifts by friends and artists, including Jesse Kamm, Clare Crespo and Eatable of Many Orders. Hopewell Workshop, 1947 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Suite 103, Los Angeles, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 7: The North Pole Arbor holiday sale will feature works by woodworker William Stranger, wreaths by Jose Gallegos and ceramics by Ann Cutting, among many others. Noon to 4 p.m. 491 Arbor St., Pasadena.
Dec. 13: The Market West holiday market and sample sale hosted by LACAUSA and 800 Main will feature home goods, bags, shoes, blankets and jewelry. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 800 Main St., Venice.
Dec. 13-14: The outdoor Renegade Craft Fair winter market at Grand Park will feature more than 250 makers. The event includes ceramics, apothecary goods, jewelry, furniture and more. The event will also feature screenprinting demos, food trucks and a free photo booth. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the park, 200 N. Grand Ave., downtown Los Angeles between Hill St. and 1st St. Admission: free.
Dec. 13-14: Designers Rachel Craven and Beatrice Valenzuela have expanded their winter Echo Park Craft Fair to include an online presence. Shop for handblocked textiles by Rachel Craven, pottery by Knotwork, handmade wood bowls by Arrows and Eskers and handmade shoes by Valenzuela, among others. The event will also feature food and beverages from Sqirl and Canelé and tarot card readings at the stylish Vadro Tarot truck. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. at Mack Sennett Studios, 1215 Bates Ave., Silver Lake. Admission: $5, or $8 for both days. The online store kicks off on Dec. 12.
Dec. 20-21: The latest Artists & Fleas market in the downtown Arts District will include Androgyny Design, I Must Draw, Wandering Boho, No&Yo, MadeLady Vintage and Lustered Walnut. The event will also feature nail art, a pop-up record shop, food from Farmers Belly, men's vintage clothing and more. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 647 Mateo, downtown Los Angeles. Admission: free.
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