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Festivals, Fairs, Shows, & Sales - Week of December 4, 2017

There's plenty of art and art fairs in Ann Arbor those other 361 days a year. A busy museum and gallery circuit provides many openings and shows to choose from. Each month you'll find antique shows, charity sales, and community festivals.





 
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Friday


December 2017
 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Annual Holiday Sale: Kiwanis Center.

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Every Fri. & Sat. Sales of toys, Christmas trees, seasonal gifts and decorations, sporting goods, books, dishes, furniture, and more. The downtown sale is especially geared toward toys, decorations, and gifts.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Kiwanis Center West) & 9 a.m.-noon (Kiwanis Center Downtown), Kiwanis Center West (102 N. Staebler, off Jackson just east of Baker) and Kiwanis Center Downtown (Dec. 1, 2, & 9 only; Washington & First St.). Free admission. 604-4977.


 10 a.m. 

Winter Art Tour.

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Dec. 8-10. All invited to visit at least 4 of 10 local art shows for a chance to win a piece of local art in a raffle. Shows include the Ann Arbor Art Center's "Holiday Art Shop" show (Dec. 8 & 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.), as well as "Art on Adare," DIYpsi, the Tiny Expo, the 11th Annual Holiday Studio Sale, and shows at Clay Works Studio, Front Porch Textiles, Yourist Studio and Gallery, and Ypsi Alloy Studios (see individual listings for show times).
Various times & locations. Free admission. winterarttour.org.


 10 a.m.-7 p.m.  Free! 

Winter Art Tour 2017: 10 Art Shows in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.

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From pottery to prints to pashminas, you'll find much to choose from on the 2nd Annual Winter Art Tour (WAT), December 8-10. Shop handmade goods from 300+ artists and craftspeople at 10 diverse venues around Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. You'll also have a chance to win one of 10 prizes made by local artists. Just pick up or print the WAT Passport, visit 4 or more WAT shows, stamp your Passport at each show, then enter to win. Enjoy music, refreshments, creative activities, and demonstrations along the tour, at your own pace. Participating shows include The Ann Arbor Art Center, Art on Adare!, Baron Glassworks, Clay Work Studio, DIYpsi, Front Porch Textiles, Kate Tremel and Friends Art Studios Sale, Tiny Expo, Yourist Studio Gallery, and Ypsi Alloy Studios. Visit winterarttour.org for a printable WAT Passport with a map of locations and a full show schedule, plus photos and details about the art prizes. For holiday fun, join with family and friends to take the Winter Art Tour together!
Winter Art Tour 2017 - 10 Locations - Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 662-4914. winter.art.tour@gmail.com http://winterarttour.com/



 5-8 p.m. 

Annual Holiday Show & Sale: Yourist Studio Gallery.

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Dec. 8-10. Show and sale of works by local ceramics artists. Tonight is an opening gala with refreshments.
5-8 p.m. (Dec. 8), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Dec. 9) & 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Dec. 10), Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free admission. 662-4914. [map]



 5-8 p.m. 

"Holiday Glass Party": Baron Glassworks.

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Dec. 8-10. Glass blowing demonstrations and sales of Christmas ornaments, vases, yard art, and other works by local glass artists.
5-8 p.m. (Dec. 8), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Dec. 9), & 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Dec. 10), 838 Railroad, Ypsilanti. Free admission. 482-8829. [map]


 6-8 p.m. 

4th Annual Holiday Pottery Sale: Clay Works Studio.

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Dec. 8-10. Show and sale of handcrafted works by studio members. Tonight is a reception with food, wine, and live classical music.
6-8 p.m. (Dec. 8), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Dec. 9), & noon-5 p.m. (Dec. 10), 2763 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 604-7596. [map]


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Saturday


December 2017
 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Free! 

9th Annual Lucy Ann Lance Hometown Christmas Radio Show.

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Popular local radio personality Lucy Ann Lance hosts a live broadcast of her old-fashioned radio variety show with musical performances, stories, local celebrities, and more. The show is broadcast on 1290 WLBY and 1290WLBY.com.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Briarwood JC Penney wing. Free. 1290WLBY.com, 717-2182. [map]


 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Annual Holiday Sale: Kiwanis Center.

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Every Fri. & Sat. Sales of toys, Christmas trees, seasonal gifts and decorations, sporting goods, books, dishes, furniture, and more. The downtown sale is especially geared toward toys, decorations, and gifts.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Kiwanis Center West) & 9 a.m.-noon (Kiwanis Center Downtown), Kiwanis Center West (102 N. Staebler, off Jackson just east of Baker) and Kiwanis Center Downtown (Dec. 1, 2, & 9 only; Washington & First St.). Free admission. 604-4977.


 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Craft & Vendor Show: St. Luke Lutheran Church.

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Show and sale of homemade crafts and other items.
9 a.m.-1 a.m., St. Luke Lutheran Church Great Rm., 4205 Washtenaw. $2 admission. 971-0550. [map]


 9 a.m. 

Craft & Vendor Show 2017: St. Luke Lutheran Church.

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Support small businesses by shopping with us on Saturday, December 9, from 9am-1pm. Admission is $1, which will enter you into our door prize drawing of products from one of our vendors. Drawings will happen about every half hour.
Crafters and Vendors interested in setting up a table, please fill out this form: https://stluke.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/131/responses/new
Questions: Phone or Text Angie Moyer 734-255-6452 or Christy McGee 734-657-1997
St. Luke Lutheran Church, 4205 Washtenaw Ave. $1. 734-971-0550. amoyer@stlukeaa.org http://bit.ly/2zRfSLv [map]



 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Dexter Winter Marketplace.

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A farmers market with arts & crafts, jewelry, bread and baked goods, fresh produce, eggs, cheese, meats, and more. With live entertainment at 11 a.m. by by Turner Luce (Nov. 18), the area jazz-inflected Christian pop-folk ensemble From Grace (Dec. 9), Full Circles (Dec. 23), the veteran local band MacDonald Brothers (Jan. 6 & Feb. 3), Bruce & Bob (Jan. 20), the Pinckney Americana ensemble The Pontunes (Feb. 17), and the eclectic local duo Full Circles (Mar. 3).
9 a.m.-1 p.m., Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor St., Dexter. Free admission. dexerwintermarketplace@gmail.com, 834-3229. [map]


 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Huron Gun Collectors.

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Dec. 9 & 10, Jan. 13 & 14, Feb. 10 & 11, Mar. 10 & 11. About 100 dealers and collectors offer guns, knives, ammunition, and other hunting equipment for sale, including antiques and collectibles. Concessions. Youth age 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $5 (members, $3; kids age 12 & under, free). (517) 605-0624. [map]


 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

"Winter Festival": Rudolf Steiner School.

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An artisan market, a toy room, storytelling and puppet theater, musical performances, and kids activities, including jump rope winding and silk dyeing. Also, several themed rooms, including the Snow Queen's Castle, a kids-only King Winter's Café, and the Children's Gift Room. Raffle. Lunch from Arbor Farms available.
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Rudolf Steiner School, 2775 Newport. Park at Wines Elementary School (1701 Newport) to take a shuttle. Free admission (fee for kids activities). 995-4141. [map]


 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

4th Annual Holiday Pottery Sale: Clay Works Studio.

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Dec. 8-10. Show and sale of handcrafted works by studio members. Tonight is a reception with food, wine, and live classical music.
6-8 p.m. (Dec. 8), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Dec. 9), & noon-5 p.m. (Dec. 10), 2763 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 604-7596. [map]


 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Annual Holiday Show & Sale: Yourist Studio Gallery.

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Dec. 8-10. Show and sale of works by local ceramics artists. Tonight is an opening gala with refreshments.
5-8 p.m. (Dec. 8), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Dec. 9) & 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Dec. 10), Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free admission. 662-4914. [map]



 10 a.m.-noon 

Book Sale: Friends of the Saline District Library.

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Sale of used books & other items.
10 a.m.-noon, SDL, 555 N. Maple, Saline. $5 for a bag of books; 2nd bag free. 429-5450. [map]


 10 a.m. 

Winter Art Tour.

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Dec. 8-10. All invited to visit at least 4 of 10 local art shows for a chance to win a piece of local art in a raffle. Shows include the Ann Arbor Art Center's "Holiday Art Shop" show (Dec. 8 & 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.), as well as "Art on Adare," DIYpsi, the Tiny Expo, the 11th Annual Holiday Studio Sale, and shows at Clay Works Studio, Front Porch Textiles, Yourist Studio and Gallery, and Ypsi Alloy Studios (see individual listings for show times).
Various times & locations. Free admission. winterarttour.org.


 10 a.m.-7 p.m.  Free! 

Winter Art Tour 2017: 10 Art Shows in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.

  community member   < less Winter Art Tour Snowflake Logo (black and white)

From pottery to prints to pashminas, you'll find much to choose from on the 2nd Annual Winter Art Tour (WAT), December 8-10. Shop handmade goods from 300+ artists and craftspeople at 10 diverse venues around Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. You'll also have a chance to win one of 10 prizes made by local artists. Just pick up or print the WAT Passport, visit 4 or more WAT shows, stamp your Passport at each show, then enter to win. Enjoy music, refreshments, creative activities, and demonstrations along the tour, at your own pace. Participating shows include The Ann Arbor Art Center, Art on Adare!, Baron Glassworks, Clay Work Studio, DIYpsi, Front Porch Textiles, Kate Tremel and Friends Art Studios Sale, Tiny Expo, Yourist Studio Gallery, and Ypsi Alloy Studios. Visit winterarttour.org for a printable WAT Passport with a map of locations and a full show schedule, plus photos and details about the art prizes. For holiday fun, join with family and friends to take the Winter Art Tour together!
Winter Art Tour 2017 - 10 Locations - Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 662-4914. winter.art.tour@gmail.com http://winterarttour.com/



 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"7th Annual Friends at the Front Porch Holiday Sale"

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Dec. 9 & 10. Michigan artists and crafters show and sell handwoven textiles, paintings, small artworks, jewelry, ceramic tiles, and woodworking.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.), Front Porch Textile Studio, 1219 Traver. Free admission. 662-7134. [map]


 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

"Holiday Glass Party": Baron Glassworks.

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Dec. 8-10. Glass blowing demonstrations and sales of Christmas ornaments, vases, yard art, and other works by local glass artists.
5-8 p.m. (Dec. 8), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Dec. 9), & 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Dec. 10), 838 Railroad, Ypsilanti. Free admission. 482-8829. [map]


 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Art on Adare"

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Dec. 9 & 10. A holiday show and sale of fine art jewelry by Idelle Hammond-Sass, fiber art by Carol Furtado, Majolica ceramics by Anne Tubbs, watercolors and photos by Angelis Jackowski, and mosaics by Wasentha Young.
11 a.m.-5 p.m., 1510 Kearney at Adare (off Melrose via Tuomy from Washtenaw). Free admission. 741-4441. [map]


 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 

DIYpsi Holiday Market.

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Dec. 9 & 10. More than 80 area artists and crafters show and sell their paintings, jewelry, clothing, glass, soaps, baked goods, and more.
11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Dec. 9) & noon-6 p.m. (Dec. 10), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Free admission. diypsi.com, diypsifair@gmail.com. [map]


 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

The Tiny Expo: Ann Arbor District Library.

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Show and sale of holiday gifts by local artists and crafters. Also, all ages invited to drop by different stations, including screen printing and button making, to make items to take home.
11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., AADL lobby, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free admission. 327-4555. [map]


 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

"Christmas at Rentschler Farm": Saline Area Historical Society.

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Dec. 9, 16, & 17. A re-creation of a Depression-era Christmas, with natural decorations. Also, demos of a sock-knitting machine, quilting, and other crafts. Gift shop & light refreshments.
11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Dec. 10 & 17) & 1-4 p.m. (Dec. 18), Rentschler Farm Museum, 1265 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Donation. salinehistory@frontier.com, 944-0442. [map]


 Noon-5 p.m. 

11th Annual Holiday Studio Sale.

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Dec. 9 & 10. Show and sale of works by local artists, including book arts by Jean Buescher Bartlett, ceramics by John Leyland, silk and wool by Michelle Montour, porcelain works by Kate Tremel, and hand-crafted chocolates by Sweet Gem Confections candy maker Nancy Biehn.
Noon-5 p.m., Tremel residence, 627 Gott St. (off Miller). Free admission. 327-3727. [map]



 Noon-7 p.m. 

3rd Annual Holiday Market: Ypsi Alloy Studios.

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Dec. 9 & 10. Show and sale of fine art and handmade gifts made by studio members, including sculpture, woodworking, ceramics, painting, drawing, printmaking, jewelry, housewares, and more. Treats. Cash bar.
Noon-7 p.m., Ypsi Alloy Studios, 564 S. Mansfield (south off W. Michigan Ave. just east of Ellsworth), Ypsilanti. Free admission. ypsi.alloy@gmail.com, ypsialloy.com. [map]


 6-8 p.m. 

"Christmas at the Mansion": Dexter Area Historical Society.

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Two days of seasonal events at Gordon Hall, the 19th-century mansion built by Dexter founder Judge Samuel Dexter whose many rooms have all been lavishly decorated for the holidays. Display of the museum's Christmas Vintage Collection, Milt Campbell's huge collection of Department 56 collectible holiday houses, buildings, and figures that was once traditionally seen in the windows of Huron Camera in downtown Dexter throughout the holiday season. On Sat., Santa is on hand to talk with kids, who also can make their own gingerbread house to take home. Also, the museum hosts an open house ($5 per adult) to view the Christmas Vintage Collection, 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 9, 10, 27, & 28. Dec. 3: "If Teapots Could Talk: A Christmas Tea." Light lunch with tea sandwiches and desserts and tour of Gordon Hall.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) and 1 & 4 p.m. seatings (Sun.), Gordon Hall, 8347 Island Lake Rd. (off Dexter-Pinckney Rd. just west of downtown Dexter). $5 on Sat., $25 on Sun. Reservations required for Sun. by calling 395-4106. 426-4767. [map]


 7:45-11 p.m. 

"19th-Century Parisian Ball": Grand Traditions Vintage Dance Academy.

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Various 19th-century dances popular in Paris and the rest of France, including French contra dances and quadrille figures, European polka and mazurka, haunting waltzes, and a stirring traditional farandole from the south of France. Period ball dress encouraged. All dance levels welcome. Preceded at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. by dance lessons.
7:45-11 p.m., Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (just south of Oak Valley Dr.), Saline. $30 (includes lessons). Preregistration requested at vintagedance.com/vict-ball.htm. 769-0041. [map]


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Sunday


December 2017
 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Huron Gun Collectors.

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Dec. 9 & 10, Jan. 13 & 14, Feb. 10 & 11, Mar. 10 & 11. About 100 dealers and collectors offer guns, knives, ammunition, and other hunting equipment for sale, including antiques and collectibles. Concessions. Youth age 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.) & 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.), Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Admission $5 (members, $3; kids age 12 & under, free). (517) 605-0624. [map]


 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Annual Holiday Show & Sale: Yourist Studio Gallery.

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Dec. 8-10. Show and sale of works by local ceramics artists. Tonight is an opening gala with refreshments.
5-8 p.m. (Dec. 8), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Dec. 9) & 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Dec. 10), Yourist Studio Gallery, 1133 Broadway. Free admission. 662-4914. [map]



 10 a.m. 

Winter Art Tour.

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Dec. 8-10. All invited to visit at least 4 of 10 local art shows for a chance to win a piece of local art in a raffle. Shows include the Ann Arbor Art Center's "Holiday Art Shop" show (Dec. 8 & 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.), as well as "Art on Adare," DIYpsi, the Tiny Expo, the 11th Annual Holiday Studio Sale, and shows at Clay Works Studio, Front Porch Textiles, Yourist Studio and Gallery, and Ypsi Alloy Studios (see individual listings for show times).
Various times & locations. Free admission. winterarttour.org.


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Homegrown at the Cobblestone": CS2 Productions.

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Show and sale of handmade arts and crafts by local artists.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. (248) 875-7226. [map]


 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

"Homegrown at the Cobblestone": CS2 Productions.

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Show and sale of handmade arts and crafts by local artists.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard. Free admission. (248) 875-7226. [map]


 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Art on Adare"

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Dec. 9 & 10. A holiday show and sale of fine art jewelry by Idelle Hammond-Sass, fiber art by Carol Furtado, Majolica ceramics by Anne Tubbs, watercolors and photos by Angelis Jackowski, and mosaics by Wasentha Young.
11 a.m.-5 p.m., 1510 Kearney at Adare (off Melrose via Tuomy from Washtenaw). Free admission. 741-4441. [map]


 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Sunday Artisan Market.

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Dec. 3, 10, & 17. Juried market that features local handmade arts and crafts. The Dec. 10 market features holiday music and decorations.
11 a.m.-4 p.m., Farmers Market, Kerrytown. Free admission. 913-9622. [map]


 11 a.m.-6 p.m.  Free! 

Winter Art Tour 2017: 10 Art Shows in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.

  community member   < less Winter Art Tour Snowflake Logo (black and white)

From pottery to prints to pashminas, you'll find much to choose from on the 2nd Annual Winter Art Tour (WAT), December 8-10. Shop handmade goods from 300+ artists and craftspeople at 10 diverse venues around Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. You'll also have a chance to win one of 10 prizes made by local artists. Just pick up or print the WAT Passport, visit 4 or more WAT shows, stamp your Passport at each show, then enter to win. Enjoy music, refreshments, creative activities, and demonstrations along the tour, at your own pace. Participating shows include The Ann Arbor Art Center, Art on Adare!, Baron Glassworks, Clay Work Studio, DIYpsi, Front Porch Textiles, Kate Tremel and Friends Art Studios Sale, Tiny Expo, Yourist Studio Gallery, and Ypsi Alloy Studios. Visit winterarttour.org for a printable WAT Passport with a map of locations and a full show schedule, plus photos and details about the art prizes. For holiday fun, join with family and friends to take the Winter Art Tour together!
Winter Art Tour 2017 - 10 Locations - Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Free. (734) 662-4914. winter.art.tour@gmail.com http://winterarttour.com/



 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"7th Annual Friends at the Front Porch Holiday Sale"

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Dec. 9 & 10. Michigan artists and crafters show and sell handwoven textiles, paintings, small artworks, jewelry, ceramic tiles, and woodworking.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.), Front Porch Textile Studio, 1219 Traver. Free admission. 662-7134. [map]


 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

"Holiday Glass Party": Baron Glassworks.

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Dec. 8-10. Glass blowing demonstrations and sales of Christmas ornaments, vases, yard art, and other works by local glass artists.
5-8 p.m. (Dec. 8), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Dec. 9), & 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Dec. 10), 838 Railroad, Ypsilanti. Free admission. 482-8829. [map]


 Noon-5 p.m. 

11th Annual Holiday Studio Sale.

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Dec. 9 & 10. Show and sale of works by local artists, including book arts by Jean Buescher Bartlett, ceramics by John Leyland, silk and wool by Michelle Montour, porcelain works by Kate Tremel, and hand-crafted chocolates by Sweet Gem Confections candy maker Nancy Biehn.
Noon-5 p.m., Tremel residence, 627 Gott St. (off Miller). Free admission. 327-3727. [map]



 Noon-7 p.m. 

3rd Annual Holiday Market: Ypsi Alloy Studios.

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Dec. 9 & 10. Show and sale of fine art and handmade gifts made by studio members, including sculpture, woodworking, ceramics, painting, drawing, printmaking, jewelry, housewares, and more. Treats. Cash bar.
Noon-7 p.m., Ypsi Alloy Studios, 564 S. Mansfield (south off W. Michigan Ave. just east of Ellsworth), Ypsilanti. Free admission. ypsi.alloy@gmail.com, ypsialloy.com. [map]


 Noon-5 p.m. 

4th Annual Holiday Pottery Sale: Clay Works Studio.

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Dec. 8-10. Show and sale of handcrafted works by studio members. Tonight is a reception with food, wine, and live classical music.
6-8 p.m. (Dec. 8), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Dec. 9), & noon-5 p.m. (Dec. 10), 2763 Plymouth Rd. Free admission. 604-7596. [map]


 Noon-6 p.m. 

DIYpsi Holiday Market.

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Dec. 9 & 10. More than 80 area artists and crafters show and sell their paintings, jewelry, clothing, glass, soaps, baked goods, and more.
11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Dec. 9) & noon-6 p.m. (Dec. 10), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. Free admission. diypsi.com, diypsifair@gmail.com. [map]


 6-7 p.m. 

Tree Lighting Ceremony: Zingerman's Cornman Farms.

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With live holiday music, a hot toddy, and snacks. Cash bar.
6-7 p.m., Cornman Farms, 8540 Island Lake Rd., Dexter. $12. Reservations required. 619-8100. [map]


 6-8 p.m. 

"Christmas at the Mansion": Dexter Area Historical Society.

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Two days of seasonal events at Gordon Hall, the 19th-century mansion built by Dexter founder Judge Samuel Dexter whose many rooms have all been lavishly decorated for the holidays. Display of the museum's Christmas Vintage Collection, Milt Campbell's huge collection of Department 56 collectible holiday houses, buildings, and figures that was once traditionally seen in the windows of Huron Camera in downtown Dexter throughout the holiday season. On Sat., Santa is on hand to talk with kids, who also can make their own gingerbread house to take home. Also, the museum hosts an open house ($5 per adult) to view the Christmas Vintage Collection, 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 9, 10, 27, & 28. Dec. 3: "If Teapots Could Talk: A Christmas Tea." Light lunch with tea sandwiches and desserts and tour of Gordon Hall.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) and 1 & 4 p.m. seatings (Sun.), Gordon Hall, 8347 Island Lake Rd. (off Dexter-Pinckney Rd. just west of downtown Dexter). $5 on Sat., $25 on Sun. Reservations required for Sun. by calling 395-4106. 426-4767. [map]






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