Just like the fat man in the jolly red suit, you can make a list and check it twice with the art stuff you gotta do this weekend. Shopping, check. Viewing, check. Rejoicing/lamenting you are not in Miami, check. But really, back to shopping. This weekend is the weekend to do it up with some local art purchases:
Gift Buying at Corcoran’s Off the Walls - Corcoran may not have it together on some things, but they sure got organized with this snazzy online Holiday Gift Guide. But shopping in-person is always more fun, so head over to the Corc where they’ll have student, alumni and faculty work for sale. Saturday, December 7th & Sunday, December 8th from 10am-3pm, 500 17th St., NW.
GRUMP at Artisphere - Grump? Who you calling Grump, Grump? This one will be less arts, more crafts, but selling homemade stuff nonetheless.There is also a DJ and a bar (please spike my eggnog if you see me). The only hitch? You have to drive to Arlington. KIDDING! Not really. Saturday, December 7, 11am-5pm, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Rosslyn, VA.
Holiday Open Studios & Gift Sale at DC Arts Studios - I don’t even know how I got invited to this one, but there are over 40 artist studios you can tour and buy from. I am already exhausted, but I have a feeling there could be some interesting finds. Also, free dance performances while you’re lurking around, possible munchies and non-alcoholic beverages. Saturday, December 7, 12pm-5pm, 6925 Willow St., NW.
Holiday Fractal Sale at The Lamont Street Collective - Ha! If only I could get a fractal named after me. Artist Micaela Barrett is doing something with fractals, and animals. I’m pretty sure it results in something fuzzy. There will be jazz, you provide the hands. Saturday, December 7, 2-5pm.
Rock & Shop at The Black Cat - The tradition carries on! Buy art, used shtuff, records, clothing, music, whatever it is your local starving musician is trying to get rid of. This things has been going on for at least 10 years, go find something for the rocker in your life already. Sunday, December 8, 8pm - ???, Black Cat 1811 14th St., NW.
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST
Exposed DC has a Holiday Gift Guide for Photographers (cause you know how picky those types are)!