23 holiday arts and crafts fairs
A list of arts fairs, crafts shows and holiday bazaars for the 2012 winter season.
Dates and times are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm.
Best of the Northwest
NOV. 18 More than 250 Northwest artists providing handcrafted jewelry, designer clothing, paintings, works of glass, wood, clay, metal and more. Live music by local musicians and wine tasting from boutique Washington wineries. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov.18. Smith Cove Cruise Terminal 91, 2001 W. Garfield St., Seattle; $6-$8 (206-525-5926 or www.nwartalliance.com).
Fine Art & Holiday Gift Fair
NOV. 18 West Seattle artists and craft makers showing and selling their creations. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 18. Fauntleroy Church, 9140 California Ave. S.W., Seattle; free (www.fauntleroyucc.org).
Pratt Holiday Art Sale
NOV. 18-24 A show and sale of glass, jewelry, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 S. Main St., Seattle; free (206-328-2200 or www.pratt.org).
Let It Snow Holiday Show
NOV. 18- JAN. 6 Arts and crafts by 35 area artists. Paintings, prints, ceramics, jewelry, textiles and glass. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. East Shore Gallery, 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Bellevue (425-747-3780).
Home for the Holidays: Stocking Stuffer Show
NOV. 20-JAN. 5 A show and sale of affordably-priced artwork and gifts by local artists. Noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The Gallery at Towne Center, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park (206-417-4645 or www.shorelinearts.net).
Thanksgiving Studio Tour
NOV. 22-25 Artists of the Whidbey Art Trail will open their studios to visitors and shoppers. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 22-25, Whidbey Island; free (www.whidbeyarttrail.com).
Holiday Ceramics Sale
NOV. 29 A sale of tile work, sculptural and functional ceramic wares from more than 12 local clay artists. Proceeds will benefit the ceramics program at Bellevue College. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 29. Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue; free (425-564-1000 or www.bcc.ctc.edu).
North End Arts Tour
NOV. 30-DEC 2 A self-guided tour of six home studios and galleries in North Seattle with works by more than 25 local artists. 4-9 p.m. Nov. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1-2. Artisans Gallery, 7125 41st Ave N.E., Seattle; free (www.neatseattle.com).
Christmas in the Country
NOV. 30-DEC. 2 A self-guided driving tour of historic cottages, farms, homes and nonprofit venues throughout Bainbridge Island with artists, authors and musicians, handmade arts and crafts, food and music. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 2. Downtown Bainbridge Island, Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island; free (www.christmasinthecountry.info).
Bainbridge Island Winter Studio Tour
Nov. 30-DEC. 2 A self-guided tour of artists' studios throughout Bainbridge Island. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Downtown Bainbridge Island, Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island; free (206-842-0504 or www.bistudiotour.com).
Seattle Sampling 2012 Artists' Studio Tour
NOV. 30-DEC. 2 A self-guided tour of artists' studios throughout Seattle. 4-9 p.m. Nov. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1-2. Blowing Sands Glass Studio, 5805 14th Ave. NW, Seattle; free (206-427-2057 or www.seattlesampling.com).
Winston Wächter Holiday Party
DEC. 1 An evening of hors d'oeuvres, dessert, cocktails and art. 1-4 p.m. Dec. 1. Winston Wächter Fine Art, 203 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; (206-652-5855 or www.winstonwachter.com).
South Park Art Under $100 Sale
DEC. 1 Wine, appetizers and holiday shopping on local art priced under $100. Proceeds from art raffles will benefit the South Park Teen Program and South Park Arts. 3-9 p.m. Dec. 1. South Park Community Center, 8319 Eighth Ave. S, Seattle; free (206-898-8778 or www.southparkarts.org).
DEC. 1 A community celebration of music, art, cuisine and hands-on art activities with live models to draw. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 1. Gage Academy of Art, 1501 10th Ave. E., Seattle; $5-$10, free for kids and teenagers (206-323-4243 or www.gageacademy.org).
Winter Festival and Crafts Fair
DEC. 1-2 A sale of works by 115 artists and craft vendors, musicians and dancers, live entertainment, quilt raffle and bake sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1-2. Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $2-$4 (206-783-2244 or www.phinneycenter.org).
Vashon Island Art Studio Tour
DEC. 1-2, 8-9 Artists on Vashon Island open their doors to the public with works by 100 Island artists. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1-2, 8-9. Vashon Island Chamber of Commerce, 17141 Vashon Hwy S.W., Vashon Island; free (www.vashonislandartstudiotour.com/Holiday2012).
Holiday Show MIVAL
ENDS DEC. 14 A group show of works by local artists. Noon-6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Noon-4 p.m. Sunday. MIVAL Gallery (Mercer Island Visual Arts League), 2836 78th Ave. S.E., Mercer Island (206-619-6276 or www.mival.org).
Fa-La-La: Holiday Sale of Fine Art and Crafts
DEC. 14-15 Live music and a selection of handmade gifts from more than 30 local artists. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 15. Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; free (425-259-5050 or www.schack.org).
Made Right on Whidbey
DEC. 15-16 A holiday gallery of art and gifts on the historic Coupeville waterfront. Local artists working in fiber, wood, printmaking, photography, jewelry, glass and sculpture will be showing their beautiful work. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Coupeville Recreation Hall, 901 N.W. Alexander St., Coupeville, Whidbey Island; free (www.maderightonwhidbey.com).
"The Gift of Art: Small Works, Big Presents"
ENDS DEC. 16 A juried show and sale of northwest arts and crafts. Noon-4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn (253-288-7433 or www.wrvmuseum.org).
Holiday Art Show
ENDS DEC. 27 Featuring the Women Painters of Washington, as well as pottery and glass by regional artists. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett (425-259-5050 or www.schack.org).
"Sprinkles of Joy!"
ENDS JAN. 2 Artwork by Lynnwood High School Life Skills students. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett (425-259-5050 or www.schack.org).
DEC. 1-30 A selection of works by over 60 Northwest and nationally known painters and sculptors. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Howard/Mandville Galleries, 120 Park Lane, Kirkland (425-889-8212 or www.howardmandville.com).
Compiled by Jeff Albertson. To submit listings, go to seattletimes.com/submitlistings.