Buy local art in Birmingham this holiday season. 15 holiday markets and 3 stores to choose from.

Alabama Waldorf's Holiday Faire is a great place to buy local art in Birmingham
Katrina Turnbach and Shelleigh McVicker Buckingham or Artsy Chicks at a previous Alabama Waldorf Holiday Faire. Photo via Facebook

There’s something that feels soooooo good about buying local art and goods handcrafted by makers right here in Birmingham.

We’re spoiled for choice this holiday season with at 15 local art shows and 3 ongoing stores to check out. We’ve got all the details for you right here.

15 local art shows and holiday markets

There’s nothing quite like getting out to a holiday market where you can enjoy all that the season has to offer, and probably bump into some friends along the way, too.

Nov. 29-Dec. 22: Bham Art Crawl at the Village

  • Where: Brookwood Village, 780 Brookwood Village, Birmingham, AL 35209
  • When: Nov. 29-Dec. 22, 10AM-9PM each day
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Dec.1-2: The Enchanted Forest at The Pizitz

A few students surround a tree as they paint it.
Students from the University of Montevallo came together to paint two trees for The Enchanted Forest. Photo via The Pizitz

Dec. 3: Pepper Place Holiday Open House

  • Where: Pepper Place, 2829 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • When: Dec. 3, 5-8PM
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Dec. 5: Indian Springs Christmas Shoppe in Pelham

  • Where: Indian Springs Village, 2635 Cahaba Valley Rd., Pelham, AL 35124
  • When: Dec. 5, 3-7PM
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Dec. 5: Fourth Annual Gifts of Art at Aldridge Gardens in Hoover

  • Where: Aldridge Gardens, 3530 Lorna Rd, Hoover, AL 35216
  • When: Dec. 5, 10AM-7PM
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Dec. 5: MAKEbhm’s Holiday Makers Market + Open House in Avondale

Art supplies at MAKEbhm, site of one of the local art shows in Birmingham this holiday season
Art supplies at MAKEbhm. Photo via Facebook

Where: MAKEbhm, 4000 3rd Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35222
When: Dec. 5, 6-9PM
Event

Dec. 6-8: FlameWorks Holiday Art Show and Sale

  • Where: Kevin Irwin’s Studio, 2330 Second Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
  • When: Dec. 6-8, 10AM-4PM
  • Event

Dec. 7: Holiday Faire 2019 at Alabama Waldorf School in Crestwood

  • Where: Alabama Waldorf School, 5901 Crestwood Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35212
  • When: Dec. 7, 10AM-3PM
  • Event

Dec. 7: Saturn Holiday Market presented by Manitou Supply in Avondale

Saturn Holiday market is one of several local art shows this season
One of many artists’ and makers’ markets happening this holiday season. Graphic via Facebook
  • Where: Saturn Birmingham, 200 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • When: Dec. 7, 10AM-4PM
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Dec.7-8: DISCO Holiday Shop in Woodlawn

  • Where: Desert Island Supply Co., 5500 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35212
  • When: Dec. 7-8, 10AM-4PM
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Dec. 12-15: Holiday Open House + Sale by Artists on the Plaza in Vestavia

  • Where: Artists on the Plaza, 738 Shades Mountain Plaza, Vestavia Hills, AL 35226
  • When: Dec. 12-15, 5PM on the 12th, 1PM on the weekend
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Dec. 14: Wholly Craft Holiday Show in Roebuck Springs

Wholly Craft is one of several art shows this holiday season in Birmingham

Dec. 14: Brät Brot Christmas Market

  • Where: Brät Brot, 2910 6th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • When: Dec. 14, 12-6PM
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Dec. 14: CahaBAZAAR—Bicentennial Holiday Market

  • Where: Cahaba Brewing Company, 4500 5th Ave S Building C, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • When: Dec. 14, 12-6PM
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Dec. 14-15: Blue Light Special Art Show in Leeds

  • Where: Earthborn Gallery in Leeds, 7575 Parkway Drive, Leeds, AL 35094
  • When: Dec. 14, 9AM-4PM, Dec. 15, 11AM-4PM
  • Event

3 ongoing shops that carry local art and goods by Birmingham makers

Alabama Peanut Co. on Morris Ave has lots of locally made good.

Local art and handmade goods at Alabama Peanut Co.
Alabama Peanut Co. has a nice selection of Alabama-made souvenirs. Photo via Sharron Swain for Bham Now

Alabama Goods in Homewood carries local art in Birmingham.

Local art and handmade goods at Alabama Goods in Homewood
So many holiday gifts to choose from at Alabama Goods. Photo via Sharron Swain for Bham Now
  • Where: 2933 18th St S, Homewood, AL 35209
  • When: Mon-Sat 10AM-6PM, Sun noon-5PM
  • Shop online any time

Studio by the Tracks Studio Store in Irondale is full of local art in Birmingham.

Lots of local art at Studio by the Tracks Studio Store in Irondale
These women will be happy to help you find the perfect gift at Studio by the Tracks. Photo via Sharron Swain for Bham Now

If you have people on your list that would love something homemade, you’ve got plenty of choices of places to find local art.

Now we want to hear from you: what’d we miss? Tag us on social @bhamnow and let us know what art shows you’re looking forward to and what we missed.

Author: Sharron Mendel Swain

Writer, Interviewer + Adventurer | Telling stories to make a difference