St. Nick’s Market is open at Berkeley Art Works | Journal-news

Berkeley Arts Council’s St. Nick’s Market is open until December 24. The gallery at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen St., is transformed into a festive holiday market showcasing the work of over 30 local and regional artists and artisans as well as our “year-round co-op artists”.

No supply chain issues here; there are a variety of items for great selection and fun shopping. There is a mix of arts and crafts for the home, including basket weaving; ceramic; glass; drink; photography; painting and mixed media; maps; clocks; and even local honey. There’s art to wear, including woven fibers, warm masks, jewelry and more.

The Berkeley Arts Council has held 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 shopping destination for the community.

In keeping with the Berkeley Arts Council’s mission to “Amplify the Arts”, one of the goals of St. Nick’s Market is to introduce the community to artists from across the region. Throughout the year, the St. Nick’s Planning Committee monitors potential artists. Selection criteria include the skill in the medium of the artist, the uniqueness of the work and the appeal to local gift givers. By creating an environment with more works by artists, buyers can experience the wide range of creativity and talent that resides in the Eastern Panhandle.

Don’t know what to buy? The Berkeley Arts Council also offers gift cards, which can be used to purchase works in the gallery or in one of our courses.

Holiday hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.

Christopher S. Washington