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Avoid mass-produced thoughtfulness this holiday season and instead, give your loved ones something as unique as they are. Craft fairs are the perfect spot to complete your shopping list, and you’ll put a smile on the face of a local artist.

SAT 18 – SUN 19
The Made on Honor Market: Narragansett Beer’s new series comes to life at The Guild for one weekend, showcasing makers, artists and small businesses along with BBQ and beer. Noon – 6pm. 461 Main St, Pawtucket.

Hatch Street Open Studios and Holiday Sale: Three-day celebration for art lovers for more than 10 years running. It offers a look into the professional spaces of 60+ artists working under one roof. Last year, the event drew about 700 visitors to the restored 19th-century mill building. The artists’ works encompass a wide range of media and expressive forms, including textiles, ceramics, prints, jewelry, paintings, photography, wood, glass and even aerial performance art. Free and open to the public. Preview: Friday, 5 – 8pm. Party: Friday, 8 – 11pm, live music by Pumpkin Head Ted. Open Studios: Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 5pm. Hatch Street Studios, 88 Hatch St, New Bedford.

SUN 19
Holiday Shopping Extravaganza: More than 100 vendors with a wide variety of products and crafts! 10am – 3pm. Elks Lodge, 60 Clyde St, West Warwick.

FRI 24
South County Art Association 47th Annual Holiday Sale: Members of the SCAA displaying and selling their works. Wed – Sun, 10am – 6pm thru Dec 17. Helme House, 2587 Kingstown Rd, Kingston.

SAT 25
Holiday Art Sale at 30 Cutler: “Shop small and buy local” at one of the largest studio sales of the season. Items available from dozens of artists in a variety of media. Noon – 5pm. 30 Cutler St, Warren.

Artists’ Exchange Craft Bash: Family-friendly event with free crafts! Create meaningful handmade holiday cards with marbled paper while learning the science behind the swirls. 11am – 2pm. Artists’ Exchange, 50 Rolfe Sq, Cranston.

SUN 26
Chez Pascal & The Wurst Kitchen Holiday Craft Show: Chez Pascal transforms into a strolling holiday shopping market. Multiple local vendors with lots of unique gifts – and best of all, The Wurst Kitchen & Bar will be open. 11am – 3pm. 960 Hope St, PVD.

THU 30
Mad Dog Artist Studios, Gallery & Café: Over 45 artists from Mad Dog participate, showcasing their unique designs in jewelry, ceramics, knitted textiles, woven textiles, glass, wooden decorative items, wall art, decorative items, holiday items, sculpture, prints, cards and more. Head into the Mad Dog Café for a hot beverage and a snack if you need a break from shopping. Many of the open studio dates and times coincide with the Foundry Show, which is right next door, so you can support twice the number of local artists in one night! Opening Reception 5 – 9pm, through Dec 10. 65 Blackstone Ave, Pawtucket.

2017 Foundry Artists Association Holiday Show and Sale: A unique group of over 60 artists put together an annual holiday show presenting a variety of arts & crafts, food, furniture, hats, handbags, jewelry, metal work, leather work, paintings, prints, illustrations, mixed media, and photography. There’s something available for everyone! Opening Reception 5 – 9pm, through Dec 10. Pawtucket Armory, 172 Exchange St, Pawtucket.

Artists for the Bay Holiday Show and Sale: More than 60 local artists showcase paintings, photography and jewelry to benefit Save the Bay. Get a gift for someone you love while helping out the Narragansett Bay you love! Opening Reception 6 – 8pm, through Jan 27. Bay Center, 100 Save the Bay Dr, PVD.

Runs All Month
113th Annual Little Pictures Show & Sale: The oldest exhibition of its kind in the nation and a centuries-old tradition, Little Pictures features original artworks sized below 16” x 16” for prices at $300 or less. All sales of original fine art in RI are also tax free. PVD Art Club, 11 Thomas St, PVD.

Wickford Art Association Small Works Show & Sale: Affordable fine art by the association’s artist-members. 36 Beach St, Wickford.

FRI 1 – SAT 2
Resident Artists Holiday Sale at The Steel Yard: As the Steel Yard Residency comes to a close for the season, artists come together to share all the work they’ve made through the year. Come on by and find yourself or a loved one a little gift for the holidays to come! Light refreshments will be served! Fri 6 – 8pm, Sat 10 – 6pm. 27 Sims Ave, PVD.

10th Annual Blackstone River Theater Holiday Craft Fair and Festival: Support BRT with local holiday shopping! Twenty-six vendors on site and live music, too! 9am – 3pm. Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St, Cumberland.

Peace Dale Elementary Annual Holiday Fair: More than 60 local artists and crafters, 20 gift basket raffles, a book fair, live music and local food. Make a family day of it! 10am – 3pm. Peace Dale Elementary School, 109 Kersey Rd, Peace Dale.

Holiday Spectacular Artisan Craft Fair: An indoor holiday shopping event featuring upscale New England artisans. Items featured include home and holiday decor, handmade jewelry, pottery, children’s apparel and more! 10am – 4pm. Newport Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham St, Newport.

Old Country Road School 22nd Annual Snowflake Bazaar: More than 85 vendors! There will also be raffles, a penny social, a bake sale, kids games, face painting and Santa! Fun for the whole fam! 9am – 4pm. Old County Elementary, 200 Old County Rd, Smithfield.

St. Augustine’s Annual Holiday Craft Fair: Bargain priced (and gently used) Christmas decorations and accessories. Jellies, jams and gift baskets galore! Take a cute pic with Mr. & Mrs. Claus. 9am – 3pm. 15 Lower College Rd, Kingston.

Holiday Craft Fair at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island: Artisan gifts with a natural flair. Local artists and crafters offering their nature-inspired and wildlife-related creations. 10am – 4pm. Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Rd, Smithfield.

SAT 2 – SUN 3
Christmas at Smith’s Castle Join Father Christmas for hot cider and cookies in the castle built in 1678, a true Rhody treasure. Enjoy the aromatic period decorations of fresh greens, stroll the grounds and make a holiday memory to share with family and friends. In addition to the gift shop, there will be vendors, an ornament table, the ever-popular docent bake table and fresh wreaths to take home or give as gifts. Noon – 4pm. 55 Richard Smith Dr, N Kingstown.

The Mill at Shady Lea 20th Annual Open Studios: This historic mill on the Mattatuxet River is home to 40 artists, artisans and makers who open their doors every year to share their creations and offer demonstrations and explanations of their work with an amazing array of painting, sculpture, weaving, jewelry, glass works, wood-working and much more: A day of community, shopping, food, drink and entertainment. Please bring a donation for the local food bank. 11am – 5pm. 25 Shady Lea Rd, N Kingstown.

The Providence Flea Holiday Market: More than 80 local vendors, including vintage, small batch makers, artisans, food crafters, holiday music and more. Food trucks will be on site, too! 10am – 4pm. Hope High School, 324 Hope St, PVD, cafétorium rear entrance.

Cherish the Moments Shop Till You Drop Holiday Craft Fair: Crafters and vendors with unique holiday gifts. 10am – 4pm. Crowne Plaza, 801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick.

Field of Artisans Holiday Pop Up: Emerging artists, photographers, designers, builders and musicians collaborating to create a unique market experience. 11:30am – 4:30pm. Whalers Brewery Taproom, 1174 Kingstown Rd, S Kingstown.

WED 6 – THU 7
URI Annual Holiday Mini Mall: Dozens of specialty retailers return for this well-attended URI community annual event. 10am – 5pm. URI Memorial Student Union, 50 Lower College Rd, Kingston.

SAT 9 – SUN 10
The Craft and Kitsch Winter Market: First annual two-day indie market. Will feature 20+ vendors selling cool hand crafted items, art and vintage items. 10am – 4pm. Free admission. Pawtucket Art Collaborative, 560 Mineral Spring Ave, Pawtucket.

Knights of Columbus 12th Annual Christmas Craft Fair: Annual fundraiser for Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Great deals and discounts, local crafters, artisans and makers. Santa will be on hand for photo ops, plus crafts for the kids. 10am – 4pm. Knights of Columbus, 7 Valley Rd, Middletown.

Portsmouth Arts Guild Holiday Extravaganza Festival: Family-friendly art fair featuring unique crafts and photos with St. Nick. 2679 E Main Rd, Portsmouth.

Gifts for the Holidays Craft & Vendor Fair: Come shop with local crafters and vendors. There will also be raffles, games and food. Family fun at its finest! 10am – 3pm. Hall of St. James Church, 24 Hamlet Ave, Woonsocket.

SUN 10
The Providence Flea: Second Sunday! 10am – 4pm. Hope High School, 324 Hope St, PVD, cafétorium rear entrance.

Field of Artisans Holiday Pop Up: Second week! 11:30am – 4:30pm. Whalers Brewery Taproom, 1174 Kingstown Rd, S Kingstown.

MON 11
Bethany House of Rhode Island Multi-Vendor Shopping Day: Family-friendly shopping and raffle event with more than 20 vendors and light refreshments. Heard there are going to be deep fried Oreos, so that should be reason enough to go. 10am – 2pm. Bethany Home of RI, 111 S Angell St, PVD.

THU 14
DeBlois Gallery Annual Fine Arts & Artisans Holiday Gift Show and Sale: One-of-a-kind gifts, original art and whimsical stocking stuffers. 5 – 8pm. 134 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown.

SAT 16 – SUN 17
The Providence Flea: Third week! 10am – 4pm. Hope High School, 324 Hope St, PVD, rear entrance.

Winter’s Arts & Artisans Festival: Meet artists from the Tiverton area. A great event for unique gifts! Sat 10am – 4pm, Sun 10am – 3pm. Meeting House at Four Corners, 3850 Main Rd, Tiverton.

SUN 17
PVD Artisans Holiday Show: Get your last-minute Christmas shopping in! Browse quality handmade items from more than 60 artists and vendors. 10am – 4pm. 1005 Main St, Pawtucket.

Field of Artisans Holiday Pop Up: Third week! 11:30am – 4:30pm. Whalers Brewery Taproom, 1174 Kingstown Rd, S Kingstown.

Visit these area vendors all year long for locally produced art & crafts
(and for more art, check our gallery listings near the back of this magazine)!

More than 170 vendors
212 Westminster St, PVD. Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm, Sun 11am – 5pm.

Rhody Craft
780 Hope St, PVD. Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm, Sun Noon – 5pm.

Frog & Toad
795 Hope St, PVD.

Queen of Hearts
222 Westminster St, PVD.

Rocket to Mars
144 Broadway, PVD.

Share Space
140 Broadway, PVD.

POP Emporium
34 Governor St, PVD.

Stock Culinary
756 Hope St, PVD.

Hope & Main
691 Main St, Warren.

Only in Rhode Island
43 Long Wharf Mall,

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