2021 Holiday Artisan Market
Thanks to all who supported our first annual Holiday Artisan Market! Look for next year's call for entries in the spring of 2022.
The Roswell Museum and Art Center, RMAC Foundation and Pecos Valley Potters Guild present the first annual
Holiday Artisan Market
December 4-18, 2021
Friday, December 3
Preview Party 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Artists Reception 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
The Roswell Museum and the RMAC Foundation, in partnership with the Pecos Valley Potters Guild, invite you to step into a world of creative wonder this holiday season at the first annual Holiday Artisan Market. Held at the Roswell Museum, this opportunity to shop for distinctive, one-of-a-kind gifts will run from December 4 to 18 with an opening night party on December 3.
Sale proceeds will be split between the artist and the RMAC Foundation, which helps sustain the regional arts community as well as Museum projects and programs. Proceeds from opening night ticket sales will also support the RMAC Foundation. In addition, a silent auction benefitting the Pecos Valley Potters Guild and RMAC Foundation will begin opening night for ticketholders and open to the general public on December 4. Bidders will be able to access the auction throughout the weekend via their mobile phones. The silent auction will end Sunday, December 5 at 4:00 p.m.
Treasures from 37 artists based in New Mexico, Texas and Colorado have been carefully selected to provide a unique, high-quality shopping experience. Fine art and functional items will include ceramics, glass, fiber arts, photography, prints, paintings, jewelry and more.
The two-week event kicks off on Friday, December 3 with a VIP Preview Party from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. for shoppers wanting first pick of the selection. The festivities continue with an Artists Reception from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Members of the Roswell Symphony Orchestra will set the ambiance, performing a selection of holiday music throughout the evening. Hors d’oeuvres catered by chef Melinda Creamer and an open bar of signature seasonal cocktails, beer and wine from Pepper’s will be available your enjoyment. Individual tickets for the Preview Party are $75 and Artists Reception are $40 and may be purchased online, in person at the museum (checks only) during open hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, or at the door.
The show and sale will be open to the general public December 4 through 18 and follows museum hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Admission is $5 for adults (discounted from $7+), free for ages 15 and under, and includes the show and access to the museum. Museum members are free. On Saturday, December 4, warm beverages and a selection of sweet treats will be available for purchase from Stellar Coffee from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.