Ho, ho, ho my goodness!! The Berkeley Arts Council’s St. Nick’s Market is open for business Wednesday November 24 through Friday December 24, 2021. The gallery at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen Street, Martinsburg, is transformed into a festive holiday market displaying the work of more than 30 local and regional artists and artisans as well as our year ‘round co-op artists. No supply chain issues here – there’s a variety of items for great selection and fun shopping. There is a mix of fine art and craft items for the home, including basketry, ceramics, glass, wood, photography, painting and mixed media; cards, and clocks; even local honey! There’s art to wear, including woven fibers, warm face masks, jewelry and more – all wonderful and thoughtfully made!
The Berkeley Arts Council has been holding a holiday market since 2010. Originally called the “Holiday Art & Craft Market”, it was held at 116 N. Queen Street before the space became the Arts Council’s official headquarters. Now in its 12th year, St. Nick’s Market has become a regular holiday shopping destination for the community. In keeping with the Berkeley Arts Council’s mission to “Amplify the Arts”, one goal of St. Nick’s Market is to acquaint the community with artists from around the region. Throughout the year, the St. Nick’s planning committee keeps their eye out for potential artists. Selection criteria includes, skill in the artist’s medium, uniqueness of the work, and appeal to area gift givers. By creating an environment with more artists’ work, shoppers get to experience the wide range of creativity and talent that resides in the Eastern Panhandle.
Not sure what to buy? The Berkeley Arts Council also has gift cards, which can be used to purchase work in the gallery, or any of our classes. Visit St. Nick’s Market at the Berkeley Art Works this year! Holiday hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays 11:00am to 5:00pm; Fridays 11:00am to 8:00pm; Saturdays 11:00am to 4:00pm and Sundays 12pm – 3pm.