A nationwide movement, Artists Sunday, brings artists and art organizations to the forefront of holiday shopping the Sunday after Thanksgiving, with the goal of engaging with consumers nationwide and encouraging them to “shop art” for the holidays.
Several artists in north-central Connecticut will be taking part and have registered with Artists Sunday.
For a list of participating artists, visit:
Unitarian Universalist Society: East
MANCHESTER — Unitarian Universalist Society: East, 153 Vernon St. West, will have its annual craft and food holiday fair online this year.
Shop online and pick up your order Saturday or Sunday, Dec. 5-6 or Dec. 12-13.
The fair features original arts and crafts, new and vintage jewelry. Fabulous finds include household goods, toys and games, books, sewn and knitted items, holiday and wood crafts, baked goods, and the Rainbow Pride Shop.
For more information, call the office at 860-646-5151 or visit:
Connecticut River Artisans Co-Op
ESSEX — The Connecticut River Artisans Co-Op, 55 Main St., has its shop all decked out for the holidays and is open seven days a week. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The co-op will be taking part in Artists Sunday this week from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, call 860-767-5457 or visit:
Women’s Business Development Council
The Women’s Business Development Council has launched a virtual marketplace, an online directory of women-owned businesses that residents can shop from remotely during the holiday season.
More than 50 women-owned businesses throughout the state have signed up to participate. To see the list, go to:
The marketplace will help encourage individuals to shop safe during the pandemic, shop local, and shop online throughout the holiday season.
Categories are food, fashion, wellness, beauty, jewelry, specialty products, professional services, and home decor.
WINDSOR — The Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St., will have a women’s craft show weekend on Saturday from 10 a.m to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
There will be high-quality, locally made art and crafts made by Women of Exceptional Talent.
• Holiday market weekend will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There will be local crafters and artisans, an ornament sale fundraiser, and raffle baskets. Children will receive one free ornament to decorate at home.
For more information, visit:
MIDDLETOWN — The Wesleyan Potters holiday marketplace, 350 South Main St., in the gallery/shop, is open through Thursday, Dec. 24. Hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday by appointment only for those with health and safety concerns.
Those who prefer may visit Wesleyan Potters’ online Etsy shop at:
For more information, visit:
ENFIELD — The Enfield senior center will have a craft fair Tuesday through Friday, Dec. 4, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., by appointment only. There will be holiday treasures and handmade crafts and raffle gift baskets.
Pictures and descriptions of items will be posted on the center’s Facebook page: