Published on: Monday, December 3, 2018 Arts & Humanities


Pottery by Tanya Renne

Why shop for holiday gifts in a mall or on Amazon when you can support local artists and our creative community?

The 13th annual Takoma Park Holiday Art Sale makes that goal easy and affordable with more than 30 local artists and artisans gathered at the Takoma Park Community Center on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 am – 4 pm. There is no admission fee, and you will find a broad array of creative gifts for your friends and family (and yourself!), including paintings, pottery, photography, handmade clothes, jewelry, toys, and more.

The City of Takoma Park’s Arts and Humanities Commission hosts the Holiday Art Sale each year to support the local artist community. It has become a tradition in Takoma Park that has expanded into a juried event featuring vendors from across the D.C. area, says photographer Rob Rudick who helps organize the event.

“I like getting all of these great artists together,” he says. “We have some vendors who come back every year, but we also bring in new vendors so there is something new every time.”

During the Holiday Art Sale, the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library also will hold their annual fundraiser from 10 am – 3 pm where people can support the library by buying new or used books at low prices in the Community Center’s game room.