Printmakers have an easier time than most artists getting ready for the handmade sales that pop up all over town this time of year. Multiple originals are built into their work, so whether it's cards, coasters or art prints, they've got inventory. The artists of Zygote Press (1410 E. 30th St.) set out to unload some inventory at their Holiday Show and Sale. Hours are noon-4 p.m. Friday, December 4 and Sunday, December 6, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, December 5. If you want to shop, drink and be merry with the crowd rather than avoid it, show up between 1-3 p.m. Saturday for the party. Call 216.621. 2900 or go to zygotepress.com for info.
You can also support local artists at Cleveland Handmade's second market of the season at the Wooltex Gallery in the Tower Press building (1900 Superior Ave.). The 18 participating artists offer handmade clothing, knitted and crocheted accessories, ceramics, jewelry, lampwork glass and baby stuff. It's from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, December 5. For info, go to clevelandhandmade.com.
Low Life Gallery's Enliven is a two-person show featuring photography by Bridget Caswell and paintings by Sunia Boneham. Caswell is a photographer for NASA; Boneham works as a designer for the Beachland Ballroom. Though they use different media, they both make connections between the viewer and the subject. Caswell does it through backstories in her photos; Boneham integrates significant objects into her "three-dimensional" paintings. Enliven opens with a reception from 6-10 p.m. Friday, and continues through December 26th, at Low Life Gallery (16001 Waterloo Rd.) For information, call 330.671.6123, or go to lowlifecleveland.com.
Cuyahoga Arts and Culture begins a series of workshops for organizations planning to apply for funding through its general operating support program. Such organizations are encouraged to attend to keep up to date on funding criteria and program policies. Workshops — from 3-4 p.m. — take place Wednesday, December 9, at Trinity Cathedral (2230 Euclid Ave.); Thursday, December 10, at the Beachwood Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library (25501 Shaker Blvd,); and Thursday, January 7, at Westlake Porter Public Library (27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake). For information or to register, go to cacgrants.org.