Give art, not junk — that’s the advice Detroit Artists Market is doling out this holiday season. The gallery’s annual Holiday Show is a calm, unique and refreshing alternative to the frenzied chaos and meaningless carbon-copy trinkets offered by the dreaded malls. More than 40 local artists have their wares on sale, including jewelry, paintings, pottery, furniture, clothing and more. You’ll be able to give your loved one a gift that’s unique and support the Detroit arts community, instead of the greedy cult of commercialism. The sale runs until Dec. 23. DAM is open 11 a.m-6 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday, at 4719 Woodward in Detroit; 313-832-8540; detroitartistsmarket.org.
While you’re on the shopping kick, here’s a few more exhibit/sale shows to check out:
John Fitzpatrick’s Holiday Glass Show at the Touch of Light studio and gallery, featuring more than 100 hand-blown glass ornaments, as well as perfume bottles, vases, bowls and oil lamps. Prices start as low as $15. The show hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday-Saturday; and 2-5 p.m., Sunday; at 23426 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-543-1868; touchoflight.com.
The Anti-Mall show at Biddle Gallery. The title says it all; featuring work from 100 Michigan artists, with a special emphasis on including handmade pottery, tile and glass. Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m., 7 days a week; 2840 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte; 734-281-4779; biddlegallery.com.Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org