SHOP local and support artists

There are many ways to shop local and support the arts this holiday season. 

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Museum gift stores offer unique one-of-a-kind gifts, including items made by local artisans, that also support the cultural institution. Many metro area museum gift shops have expanded their online shops this season. Some of the museum’s gift stores are also open to in-person shopping with limited capacity and/or timed reservations. 

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Holiday Art Markets

Many holiday art markets and crafts festivals are still happening this year, whether its online or outdoors! Hand-crafted gifts by local artisans are often sought after by holiday shoppers looking for those one-of-a-kind gifts. Chances are there’s a holiday art market in your community, and it’s a great way to support local artists and shop local this season with Gifts of Art from the Heart.

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Gallery Hopping

Art galleries provide another way to shop and support Denver metro and Colorado artists this holiday season. The Denver Art Dealers Association has a local guide of art galleries offering a wide selection of visual art for every taste and budget.

Stroll Through A Creative District

Shop at one of Denver and Colorado’s Certified Creative Districts. With over 26 creative districts in the state, each creative district, whether urban or rural, is distinct with its own local flavor, offering shoppers unique finds and one-of-a-kind gifts crafted by local artisans. 

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Shop Local. Shop Small.

Finally, instead of big box shopping this year, live local and shop at your favorite neighborhood boutique or small business retailers, many who buy local and support local artists and creatives. Here are some additional resources to help you in your holiday arts shopping. 

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