Arrow Creative is honored to carry on a 69-year-old tradition, the annual Holiday Bazaar featuring local makers and creatives. The popular event was once run by the Memphis College of Art, which closed May of 2020.
Arrow mini maker instructor, artist Terri Scott put it perfectly when she spoke about the former MCA event, "The excitement is contagious. With a cup of wine in hand, you weave through the crowd. You have a mental note of which tables you want to visit first. A table of carefully crafted food jewelry beckons you forward, and you can’t resist gazing upon the colorful paintings and sculptures inspired by sea life. There’s the familiar table of expertly crafted wooden cutting boards and spoons. Adorable plushies wink at you from a pastel-infused table. Ceramic mugs call out to you, asking to be held. As one painting is removed from the wall, another takes its place. Everyone is lively, carrying their treasures to check-out, and feeling a little drunk on wine and holiday cheer."
Arrow is proud to keep this tradition alive for local art enthusiasts as well as our creative entrepreneurs. In order to showcase our artists and makers, Arrow Creative changed the bazaar’s typical weekend event to a month-long endeavor
complete with a ticketed First Dibs Party, private shopping experiences and creative classes through out the month.
With Arrow Creative’s dedication to help locals find unique gifts and products curated by their local creative counterparts, the ambition to highlight Memphis talent of all ages will continue on. This year’s Holiday Bazaar will feature Arrow's makers of many mediums, including ceramics, fine art, fashion design, fiber arts, photography, woodworking and more.
Arrow hopes to help everyone get into the holiday spirit, finding the perfect gift for your friends and family. The next few pages give you a glimpse into our show, but the gallery is filled to the brim with amazing pieces from local artists and makers. We look forward to welcoming you into our new home in Midtown Memphis.
Read more of Terri's "A Love Letter to the Holiday Bazaar" on Arrow's blog page arrowcreative.org/arrow-blog