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If you’re more of a casual browser who knows the right gift only when you see it, there are plenty of holiday markets slated between now and Christmas. Here are a select few we’d recommend hitting.
Holiday Market at the Screw Factory:
On Dec. 15 and 16, the Screw Factory in Lakewood is throwing open its doors to its resident studios and lining other floors with assorted vendors.
30th Anniversary ArtCraft Open Studio Sale:
The ArtCraft building on Superior will once again be holiday shopping central on Dec. 2 and 3. With six floors of artists and vendors, you’ll surely walk out the door with something great.
There are a few ways to catch the Cleveland Bazaar this holiday season, including the 78th Street Studios (Dec. 9 and 10). Dozens of local artists and makers offer handmade gifts.
Heavy Metal Flea Market:
Swing by Now That’s Class on Dec. 9 from noon to 6 p.m. to browse new and gently used metal/punk/noise merch, including CDs, posters, gear, records and more.
Slavic Village HoliDazzle:
Spend the evening of Dec. 1 (5 to 9 p.m.) at the Magalen (5203 Fleet Ave.) for Slavic Village’s second annual HoliDazzle featuring local makers, holiday entertainment and more.
Rock ’n’ Roll Holiday Flea Market:
Stop by the Beachland Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a mixture of eclectic shopping and music. Warm drinks, good food, a DJ, and all the holiday shopping you need.
Second Annual Wintertide:
On the other side of town on Dec. 9, Detroit-Shoreway hosts its second annual Wintertide from 1 to 5 p.m., replete with shopping, music, food and general holiday merriment. Visit any one of the many shops and makers headquartered in the neighborhood for the perfect gift.
Holiday Havoc Merch Mart:
The Plum in Ohio City is back at it for a second year of Holiday Havoc on Dec. 10, a curated DIY makers mart where you can scoop up art, shirts, jewelry and more while enjoying some booze. RSVPs are required.
For more ideas, check out Scene's Official Holiday Gift Guide right here.