The Newark Arts Alliance’s annual Holiday Art Market kicks off Tuesday and will run through Dec. 31.
Eleven artists will be selling fine art, jewelry and other crafts, which organizers say are suited for giving as Christmas or Hanukkah gifts. All the work is handcrafted by local artists.
"You know you're getting unique stuff," said Dennis Lawson, executive director of NAA. "It's fun to give unique gifts for the holidays."
All the proceeds benefit the NAA and the individual artists.
Lawson said the organization has been sponsoring the art market each December since 1997.
"We take our exhibition gallery and turn it over to the artists selling art," he said.
Interested artists submit applications, and NAA volunteers choose which ones to admit.
"The art has to be original and high quality," Lawson said. "We're also careful to find a variety of items."
The market is held at NAA’s headquarters in Market East Plaza on Main Street. It is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. It is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Artists include Andrea Barrier (jewelry); Eleanor Fink (jewelry); Terry Foreman and Isabel Crowther (mosaics, felt ornaments, and photography); Carole Fox (porcelain pottery); Karen Hornor (jewelry); Judy Hotchkiss (watercolors, prints, and cards); Jo Miller (fiber art, felted art, and upcycled art); Wendy Shipman (handweaving); Doortje Shover (window ornaments and jewelry); and Rich Stevenson (tie dye and batik).