WaterFire's 5th Annual Holiday ArtMart
WaterFire’s Holiday ArtMart
Come shop with us this Small Business Saturday and get unique, locally-made holiday gifts sure to make everyone on your list feel special. The event boasts ample free parking, outdoor seating on our patio and roof deck (weather permitting), live local music from Of Lions and Giants and Mel, and tasty bites from local food trucks like Binge BBQ, Oatmiel Cafe, and One 2 Taco + More.
Visitors are welcome to bring an unwrapped toy for the WaterFire Holiday Toy Drive benefiting The Providence Center’s Anchor Recovery program as well. These toys will be wrapped and then distributed by Santa during their annual Cookies with Santa event. This event brings the community together and gives many a chance to experience for the first time, the joy of a holiday celebration and the spirit of giving. The Providence Center and Anchor Recovery have programs for families with kids as well as an entire program for teens; donations of toys, games, and gifts for kids of all ages are deeply appreciated.
Shoppers can also explore WaterFire’s BuyArt small works holiday show and sale in the gallery at the WaterFire Arts Center. The BuyArt show encourages visitors to support local artists by giving the gift of art for the holidays. Over thirty contemporary Rhode Island-based artists are showcasing their work in this year’s show. Opening on Thursday, November 16, and runs until Sunday, January 7, 2024.
A Silent Soapbox will be bringing art to life with its Lily the Living Statue character.
Meet our artists and makers:
Amber N’ Crystals, Anne L Fontaine, Art by Vesna, Astr Noir, Bechard Studios, Bit of Thunder Ceramics, Blue Dog Natural Dye House, CandlesByJudith, Carmichael Creations, Christa Jordan Jewelry, Colors of the Wynned, Cozy Capy Glass, Creations by Becki, Design What HaveYou, Ecuador To Your Door, Emma Joyce Art, Eric Sturtevant Illustrations, EyeSky, Forage Studios, Forever Bloom, Gather Glass, Goblin Hands, Golden Adorns Living, Gremlin Ceramics, Hand knitted by Grace, HeffColor, Historia Naturale, Honestly Necessary, Into the Woods, Jade’s Gems, James Polisky Silkscreen Art, Joseph Mushipi Visual Art, K&G Candles, Liquor Wicks, LMNO cement, Lucky Clover Farm, Maeven in Me, Maggie’s Healing Path, Meza Studios LLC, Milly’s Clay Studio, Moonlight Jewelry, Neon Forest Design, Nubian Violet Creations, Olim Clay Co., Original Rhode Dog Company, Parched, Paul & Sandy’s Honey Shack, Plastic Nature, PLNTbaby Jewelry, Poppy Designs, Pourever Creations, Pup-town Bakery, Queenbeams, Retablos Palomino & Jimenez, Revibed Vinyl, Rezinates by Kim, RJF Custom Designs, Roses N Dragons Designs, Sacred Flame, Savory Stitch, Scrapped and Found, SecondStDesignsRI, Sparkle & Glow by Yvonne, Taft Street Studios, TaiBel Design, The Roving House, Two Edges Fine Art by Sam Glevick, Vitamin Sea & Co. LLC, and Yo Soy Grechel.
The application period for this year’s Holiday ArtMart has ended, but If you are an artist or maker and would like to be added to our waitlist and/or to be considered for future events, please submit your application now.
About WaterFire’s 5th Annual Holiday ArtMart
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023 ~ Small Business Saturday!
Location: WaterFire Arts Center 475 Valley Street, Providence
Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Featuring over 80 artists and makers, live local music, food trucks, and more.
Donate-what-you-can Admission. Free Parking.
Musical Performances By
The WaterFire Arts Center gallery will be open with the BUY ART: [Small Works Holiday Show] for even more local art shopping!
WaterFire’s Holiday Toy Drive
This year WaterFire Providence is partnering with The Providence Center and Anchor Recovery to distribute toys to families who are in recovery from Substance Use and Mental Health challenges. These toys will be wrapped and then distributed by Santa during their annual Cookies with Santa event. This event brings the community together and gives many a chance to experience for the first time, the joy of a holiday celebration and the spirit of giving.
We are looking for donations of unwrapped toys for all ages! The Providence Center and Anchor have programs for families with kids as well as an entire program for teens so donations of toys, games, and gifts for kids of all ages are deeply appreciated.
(Saturday) 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.(GMT-05:00)