It’s back! The Lake Oswego Holiday Marketplace is returning for its third year at ARTspace Gallery in the heart of Lake Oswego from November 30 through December 28. Hosted by the Arts Council of Lake Oswego, the market will feature a variety of artwork and unique gifts from over 30 artists, making it the perfect place to get all your holiday shopping done.
Holiday Marketplace showcases fine art, wood, ceramics, jewelry, handmade gifts, ornaments, leather goods, prints, textiles and accessories, all from both local and regional artists. The market is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plus, there are a couple of special events worth adding to your calendar!
Photo Courtesy of Arts Council of Lake Oswego
First Friday Reception
December 6 | 5–7 p.m.
The public is invited to the First Friday reception and Gleeful Giving event. Attendees will get a minimum of 5% off any purchases and you can enter the drawing that night for the chance at larger discounts! Sip on wine, participate in the raffle, and have a bite of food as you shop Lake Oswego’s only dedicated, non-profit visual arts space. Purchases directly benefit the artists and community-enriching programming of the Arts Council.
December 11 | 6–8 p.m.
If you’re a “Friend of the Arts Council” in good standing, there will be a unique shopping evening — including a 10% discount — just for you on the evening of December 11. Unsure if you’re a Friend? Call or email to confirm at 503.675.3738 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Few Artists + Makers at the Holiday Marketplace
Get to know just a handful of the 30 artists and makers who will be selling their artwork at the Holiday Marketplace! From paintings to ornaments and candles to jewelry, you’ll find everything on your shopping list at this artsy market in Lake Oswego.
Photo Courtesy of Sharon Warman Agnor
Through her work, Vancouver-based sculpture artist Sharon Warman Agnor explores the effect of life’s unpredictable events on the human form and spirit. She has chosen to use materials, such as steel, bronze and glass, that are dramatically affected when subjected to extreme heat and intelligent design. Her work is currently part of the Gallery Without Walls rotating exhibit hosted by the Arts Council of Lake Oswego.
Bill Baily lives with his wife, Donna, in Lake Oswego and has been an artist for nearly 50 years. He specializes in impressionistic landscapes and seascapes, and is especially known for his fruit and vegetable still lifes, but he dabbles in acrylic abstract paintings and collages.
Local jewelry maker Lilo Sermol creates beautiful architectural paper and metal jewelry pieces, from necklaces to earrings. Some pieces are weighty, while others are as light as a feather — but all make a statement and are truly one of a kind.
Photo Courtesy of Emily Miller
After spending her life near the coast, from California to Hawaii, and Down East Maine to her home in Portland, artist Emily Miller creates artwork inspired by her love for the sea. Her media ranges from watercolor painting to glass and metal sculpture, functional porcelain ware, digital and darkroom photo processes, and interactive installation work.
Artist Liz Pike is inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the lush gardens at her organic farm, Shangri-La Farm in Fern Prairie, Washington. She is known for her downward-facing sunflowers, which display magnificent and bold colors as they reach their advanced stages — signifying that there is grace and beauty during the aging process for all living things.
Heather from Girl in the Pearl creates beautiful jewelry collections, including bracelets, earrings and necklaces. She thoughtfully integrates pearls with several of her pieces, creating gorgeous, natural and one-of-a-kind jewelry perfect for your loved one.
Photo Courtesy of Reclaimed Wool
Heidi of Reclaimed Wool is a talented eco-friendly maker who will be selling a variety of wool products, including her adorable sheep ornaments, at the market. She recycles wool from textile mill waste and post consumer garments. Plus, she sources virgin wool from specialty stores and directly from shepherds in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the country. When she creates one of her pieces, whether it be a potholder, an angel ornament, or a wool pincushion, all of the waste is reclaimed and used in the production of new items.
Tiger Food Press is a one-woman print shop and illustration studio in Portland. Artist Clare draws, designs and prints handmade block printed art and home goods influenced by nature, from the wilderness of the west and camping trips to the Cascades. Peruse her gorgeous and simple work, including linocut art prints, block printed textiles, letterpress printed paper goods, hand-bound notebooks and small gift items.
Candles make an excellent holiday gift idea! And owners and founders of BBNW Candles, Jan and Gaylene, are here to make sure you find the perfect scent. The two friends combined their mutual love of candles to create BBNW and have worked hard to perfect their candles over the last several years. Fragrances include Black Sea, English Garden, Fig, Frasier Fir, Lemon Verbena, Oak Moss Amber, Orange Blossom and Red Currant.
Photo Courtesy of Jade Shebelski via Mad Sass Soap Co.
Run by a busy mom of 4-year-old twins, Mad Sass Soap Co. offers a variety of soaps and lotions, scrubs and bath soaks, and candles. Beautifully packaged and expertly made, Mad Sass products make the perfect self-care holiday gift for your loved one. Don’t miss the holiday soaps and candles available throughout the season, including Apple Sage, Tobacco & Bay Leaf, and Peppermint Twist.
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Let us know if you’re going to the Lake Oswego Holiday Market this year!