We’ve brought together 25 local artists and crafty people for this year’s swell Holiday Market, including:
guitar string bangles
Dee Basso / Trinity Dog & Kitty Treats
Dog & cat treats, hand-painted picture frames
fingerless gloves, felted mittens, tailgating mittens, baby sweaters
aprons, ornaments, gift bags, table runners, pillows
Jewelry by Gail
Kim Tibbetts (co-owner of swell gallery)
paintings, bookmarks, prints
kids/babies headbands, scarves and more, sugar scrubs
celtic knot lettering paintings
Miki Noland / Designs by Miki
pillows, character hats
eco-print, dyed and felted scarves and sweaters
Suzanne Hallett / Savannah Fairy Designs
ornaments (Savannah Fairy Globes)
Tanya McTague / Happy Chickpea
little zipper pouches, crochet snowflake & star tree garlands, crochet trimmed gift tags, crochet infinity scarves
Trephina Bedell / The Laughing Dog
scented soy candles, cold press soap, double butter soap, lip balm, lotion tubes (<– for people), paw wax (<– for dogs)
More items arrive in the gallery every day now in anticipation of next Friday’s preview event. Below is a sneak preview…
10-For-10 Shop Local Event
Do you love to support local, independent stores? Join the West Dundee Ambassadors for a Shop Local Event on Wednesday, December 16 from 6-8pm, featuring swell gallery, Honey Poo Poo’s (one of our sister art shops) and Emmett’s Brewing Company. We are all within a block or each other in Downtown West Dundee. Grab some dinner or a few Emmett’s beers brewed on site, and shop for handmade, unique gifts at both swell and Honey Poo Poo’s.
We are planning a few do-it-yourself workshops led by our artists, including at least one to make your own keepsake ornaments. On December 27, make a Christmas Card keepsake book and/or a Gratitude Jar. More information is yet to come.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for frequent updates, more photos and information about our artists throughout the month of December.
Thank you for supporting swell gallery and local independent makers this holiday season and throughout the year!