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Burlington City Arts

Holiday Artist Market 2020

The 2020 BCA Holiday Artist Market will be held Saturday-Sunday, December 5-6 outside in the newly reopened City Hall Park. The market offers a unique, contemporary, and diverse shopping experience that supports local artists. Strict health and safety guidelines will be in place for an enjoyable and safe shopping experience for all.

Participating artists and vendors:

Jeremy Ayers Pottery

Jeremy Ayers Pottery creates pottery that celebrates the joy of eating and drinking and creates a special relationship between the owner and the object. A handmade piece of pottery is a choice that states that the user wants to slow down and enjoy the beauty of the moment. Creating pottery that celebrates the daily routines of life and endeavors to make each moment special.

Cedar Tree Pottery

Cedar Tree Pottery creates functional, wheel-thrown stoneware pieces including mugs, serving bowls, spoon rests, and vases. Hand-brushed glazes adorn the surface, showcasing unique and well-made works that make excellent additions to any home. 

Lily Calabrese

Lily Calabrese Pottery utilizes terra cotta and black earthenware clay to create hand-made functional pottery. Her colorful pottery is glazed in a style similar to Italian maiolica, where colorful scenes are hand-painted over a white underglaze. For every-day use or home decor, these exquisite wares are dishwasher and food safe. Lily Calabrese Pottery makes artistically painted pottery that makes an excellent addition to any collection.

Rory Shamlian

Rory Pots is a small-batch ceramics business inspired by the human experience.  Evoking memories and everyday living, Rory Pots creates relatable pieces that invite individuals to hold, touch, drink, or eat from their finely crafted forms.  Consumers instantly connect with their simple, clean lines and stylish design. 

GB Fused Glass

GB Fused Glass offers handmade glassware that contains bright, decorative patterns and colors culminating in clean modern designs. Baumann is inspired by her European heritage, nature, textiles, photography,  geometric patterns and re-occurring color themes. The result is both functional and beautiful, with glass bowls, plates, and votives in variety of styles. 

Forest City Designs

Forest City Designs creates travel prints, cards, and apparel using drawings and photographs created by the artist/owner Todd Cummings. These prints are inspired by Cumming’s favorite Vermont natural sights, eliciting warm, nostalgic memories for the state’s beauty and iconic Green Mountains. 

First Born Jewelry

First Born Jewelry explores their Scandinavian heritage through the creation of minimal and stylish hand-crafted jewelry. The simple organic pieces include earrings, necklaces, pins, and rings, which are sturdy and well designed, many times incorporating mixed metals to compliment a look throughout the entire week. First Born is a local Burlington-based business, which focuses on using sustainable materials for accessible everyday wear.

Adler Ceramics

Adler Ceramics creates wearable and decorative ceramics that are entirely hand-built.  Based out of Burlington, VT, the artists enjoys using bright colors, soft textures, and impressions that represent spirit, joy, and creativity. Adler Ceramics aims to instill hope and positivity in her buyers and the world with her work. 

Olivia Stone Jewelry

Olivia Stone Jewelry makes hand-crafted botanical jewelry using pressed flowers and forest finds from Vermont. Using a press the artist prepares the botanicals for a non-toxic epoxy resin that preserves the plant material, giving the work functional strength and durability. Metals such as brass and 14K gold-filled wire are used to form earrings and wall hangings that capture a preserved moment from nature.  

Melted Glass

Melted Glass by Jackie Bishop offers handmade glass in a wide array of unique goods and products. These beautiful items range from functional dishware to stylized home décor, including wind chimes and pendant lamps. Melted Glass products come in many colors and designs that will complement any personal style.  

Drumming Beetle

Drumming Beetle creates artfully designed throw pillows. Each is hand-painted, inspired by the forms found within fruits, vegetables, and animals. Using the dye sublimation process, her art is digitally printed on yards of fabric before each creation is sewn.  

Root Studio

Root Studio uses natural inspiration to create stained glass home décor and jewelry. Offering wares such as dream catchers, tabletop pieces and earrings, Root Studio creates beautiful and whimsical work, made in Vermont, and lovely in any setting. 

MJH Ayurvedic Body Oils

MJH Ayurvedic Body Oils + Ritual Elixirs represent a unique offering to the Vermont community. Drawing from the owner’s background in Ayurvedic studies and herbology, they have crafted a line of nutrient-rich, nourishing body oils and topical elixirs that demonstrates a cross-cultural blend of Western and Eastern plant therapeutics. 

Cravn59

Cravn59 creates light-weight jewelry comprised of leather scraps and mixed metals. Using die cuts on a press or roller, Cravn59 cuts leather scraps into geometric shapes and individual patterns The artist combines leather pieces with mixed metal such as brass, to create a finished product that is organically beautiful. 

Revolutionary Press

Revolutionary Press creates original prints and cards that draw upon historical and contemporary thoughts, quotes and poems and using a variety of traditional and experimental relief printing techniques. Pairing text with visual imagery on handmade paper, the artist creates each message using individual, hand-set type from 19th and 20th century typeface. Revolution Press rejects quick, contemporary digital imagery to embrace the rich detail and art of original design.   

Kylie Dally

Kylie Dally makes hand-carved and pressed linoleum block prints with unique designs informed by the natural environment. Created on colorful Lokta paper, handmade in Nepal, Dally often adds words or statements reflecting the philosophy of her work. These prints are a lovely addition to any space or collection. 

Edie & Glo

Edie & Glo makes upcycled clothing and accessories from vintage fabrics. Creating their own patterns, each hand-sewn creation is unique and well made. With a range of 26 different types of items for sale, there is a wide selection of choices for Artist Market shoppers. 

Stain Studio

Stain Studio makes hand-dyed Tie-Dye apparel and accessories in a large array of sizes and styles. Focusing on a eco-conscious mentality, many raw materials are sourced from the manufacturer Allmade - an environmentally friendly company that manufactures their shirts from partially recycled plastic bottles. These shirts help lower our impact on the planet, and they are also SUPER soft and cozy for all who wear them! 

Slish Woodworking

Slish Woodworking embraces the live edge of natural wood in combination with interesting grain and epoxy accents. These handmade pieces seek to bring out natural beauty through functional form. Slish Woodworking creates a variety of different products, such as cutting boards, serving trays, clocks, bowls, knives, and spatulas that are just as lovely to look at as they are to use for everyday living. 

In addition, the Friends of the Fletcher Free Library, a volunteer organization that supports the mission and work of the library, will be selling gift-quality fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books at the Holiday Artist Market. All proceeds will support your local library!


BCA is taking precautions in-step with the Vermont Department of Health’s COVID-19 safety guidelines to keep all 2020 Holiday Artist Market shoppers, vendors, and the broader community healthy. These precautions include:

  • Requiring vendors to wear face masks and gloves, and encouraging shoppers to do the same
  • Directing shoppers in one direction, with only one entrance and one exit
  • Limiting the number of shoppers in the market at one time, and relying on extra staff to regulate these numbers
  • Establishing hand sanitizing stations at booths as well as at the market’s entrance and exit
  • Limiting the number of vendors, with booths spaced at least six feet apart
  • Encouraging vendors to lay merchandise out in a way that limits touch
  • Limiting two people per booth at a time
  • Offering contactless payment (Venmo or cash)

Location: 
City Hall Park
Main Street
Burlington, VT 05401