Original Art and Gifts from Local Artists Available at Downtown Artist Collective for the Holiday Season


Desarae Lee
Downtown Artist Collective

Original Art and Gifts from Local Artists Available at Downtown Artist Collective for the Holiday Season

Local artists’ cooperative celebrates its second-annual holiday market

Salt Lake City, UT: Downtown Artist Collective (DAC) welcomes members of the community to view and purchase local art and gifts at its annual holiday market. Running Nov. 17th to December 23rd, the show will feature the DAC’s artist members as well as local favorites from the community including Jeffrey Hale, The Hexpress Printing, and Matthew Conlon.

Located at 258 E 100 S, the DAC Holiday Market will commence with an opening event on Friday November 17th from 6-9pm. The public is also welcome to attend an artists’ reception on Friday December 1st from 6-9pm. Artists will be on hand during the events to chat with the public. Drink and refreshment are provided.

The Holiday Market is distinctive among DAC exhibitions because of its focus on small, unique items and its goal of featuring many different artists from the local community along with its artist members. Original gifts, handcrafted novelties, and workshop gift certificates are just some of the items that will be available at the event. The gallery’s usual fare of excellent artwork will also be on display.

“We love this time of year,” says DAC Co-Founder and Board Member Desarae Lee. “It’s so fun to get all of these local artists together to create one big show that the public can come, enjoy, and maybe get ready for the upcoming holidays.”

“I had a great time at the DAC show last year, both as an artist and an art buyer,” says local artist Stephanie Swift. “I was able to get presents that I couldn’t find anywhere else and it’s always fun to talk to the different artists and the people who stop in. It’s a laid-back place.”

DAC Board Member Miroslava Vomela states, “This is one of my favorite DAC shows of the year. The gallery gets transformed into this cute boutique with small works of art everywhere. Some of the artists participating usually make larger works, so it’s interesting seeing what they create at a smaller scale.”

The DAC’s holiday market will be open to the public from November 17th – December 23rd on Fridays 4-7 (12-7 Nov. 24th), Saturdays 11-6, and Sundays 11-4.

About Downtown Artist Collective: Downtown Artist Collective is an artist co-op founded by local artists and entrepreneurs, a place for artists and the community to come together through galleries, studio, and learning space located in Downtown Salt Lake City.