Holiday art shows around Missoula

Cory Walsh

The holidays are an important time of year for artists, as customers turn out at art markets and holiday sales. Here are some of the big art sales happening around Missoula this season.

Holiday Made Fair

Sunday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Adams Center, University of Montana.

One of the biggest art markets of the year is back, with upward of 200 artists filling the Adams Center with alternative crafts, art, clothing, furniture and more. It’s free to get in, and you can pay $10 to go in an hour earlier, with proceeds going to the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center. Plot out your strategy in advance at handmademontana.com, where all the artists are featured.

Clay Studio of Missoula holiday sale and show

Dec. 3-23. Hours are Monday-Friday, 12-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 12-3 p.m. Opening reception: Friday, Dec. 3, 2-5 p.m.; open house Saturday, Dec. 11, 2-5 p.m. 1106 Hawthorne St. 

The nonprofit ceramic center is featuring work by its resident artists, alumni and artists from around Missoula and farther outside. Expect work in clay of all varieties, from the sculptural to the functional.

Head to the open house to see demos by artists and instructors and decoration painting and more.

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