Media and Press Coverage 2020

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While the Artists Sunday’s behind the scenes efforts began in early January 2020, it was September when we launched our national public relations campaign – an effort designed to drive consumer awareness about artists and Artists Sunday.

The campaign may have kicked off in September but it increased in intensity in the following weeks and months, culminating on Artists Sunday weekend, Nov 29th.

Media across the country covered and interviewed artists, art organizations and Artists Sunday Patrons and showcased local communities promoting artists on Artists Sunday.

Local media from Seattle and Portland in the west, to Philadelphia, Boston, and New York in the east and numerous points in between – Austin, Indianapolis, Houston, Denver, Milwaukee – and dozens more – ran stories, focusing on individual artists and art organizations in their local markets. 

We’re proud to share links to major coverage, including television spots, print publications and online articles below. Visit our Press Room here for press releases issued last year.

2020 Coverage Highlights

November 30, 2020 – Midwestern arts organizations look to support local all year with collaborative grantsInforum, Fargo, ND

November 30, 2020 – River Falls encourages and supports artists through ‘Artists Sunday’WI Proud, River Falls, WI

November 30, 2020 – Add a little sparkle to your life with these holiday

November 30, 2020 – It’s #GivingTuesday—Here Are Some Worthy Causes You Can Donate Tothe Stranger, Seattle, WA 

November 29, 2020 – Arts Council of Brazos Valley hosts open gallery to participate in first-ever Artists SundayKBTX-TV

November 29, 2020 – How to support local Austin artists this weekKVUE ABC, Austin, TX

November 29, 2020 – Madison holiday pop-up store highlights local artisansWMTV NBC 15 Madison, WI

November 29, 2020 – On ‘Artists Sunday,’ purchasing C.O. art for holiday gifts is the messageNews Channel 21 KTVZ, Oregon

November 29, 2020 – Artists Sunday encourages people to shop their local artists this holiday seasonWEAU 13 News, EAU CLAIRE, Wis. 

November 29, 2020 – Local artists take advantage of International Shopping Day 20ABC 20 WCJB, GAINESVILLE, FL

November 29, 2020 – Businesses wrap up Small Business Saturday as artists get ready for Artist SundayKVUE ABC, Austin, TX

November 29, 2020 – Artists Sunday encourages shoppers to support artistsNews 9 WAOW, Wausau, WI 

November 29, 2020 – Red Bank “Artists Sunday” and Live Models in Town Todaytap into Red Bank

November 29, 2020 – Artists Sunday at the Carriage Barn in New Canaan New Canaan Advertiser, New Canaan, CT

November 28, 2020 – Marion photographer launches nationwide shopping event for local artists9 ABC KCRG, Cedar Rapids, IA

November 28, 2020 – Annual Red Bank Christmas tree lighting ceremony goes on despite pandemicbronx news12, Bronx, NY

November 28, 2020 – Virtual Reality: Local artist joins national holiday project – The Chief News,  St. Helens, OR 

November 28, 2020 – Prescott artist selected as Top 20 Gift Picks; work to be featured in Artists, Prescott, AZ

November 28, 2020 – Thousands to Participate Nationwide in Artists SundayGloucester City News, Gloucester City, NJ

November 27, 2020 – Guest View: Downtown a beacon for visual artsThe Register Guard, Eugene, OR

November 27, 2020 – Colorado Springs artists hope for financial boost on Artists SundayKRDO Colorado Springs, CO

November 27, 2020 – Shop handmade items featuring Colorado creators on Artists SundayKUSA-TV 9 News

November 27, 2020 – Colorado joins Artists Sunday, “a Black Friday for Artists,” to help direct sales during holidaysDenver Post, Denver, CO

November 27, 2020 – Support independent artists on Artists SundayAustin360 Austin, TX

November 27, 2020 – Biz Beat: Shop Small Saturday, Artists Sunday, Giving TuesdayCecil Daily, Elkton, MD 

November 27, 2020 – ART OF GIFT GIVING: Artists Sunday is coming upThe Daily SentinelGrand Junction, CO 

November 27, 2020 – Reminder: Support local artists during national Artists Sunday online shopping event Nov. Mountlake Terrace, WA

November 27, 2020 – Local business participating in Artists Wausau, WI

November 27, 2020 – Edmonds Art Beat: A FanJazztic fundraiser, Artist Sunday and a new art exhibitMy Edmonds News

November 27, 2020 – Treasure Coast business owners eagerly look to Small Business Saturday amid COVID-19

November 27, 2020 – Website launched to help local artists sell products Kodiak Daily Mirror

November 26, 2020 – Puget Sound artists adapt creativity, and business sense, to pandemicFederal Way Mirror, King County, WA

November 26, 2020 –Hoosier Artists To Participate In National Artists Sunday EventIndiana Public Media, Bloomington, IN

November 26, 2020 – Beyond Black Friday: holiday shopping goes local this Thanksgiving weekendCamas-Washougal Post-Record, Vancouver, WA 

November 26, 2020 – Erie Arts & Culture Encourages Holiday Shopping on ‘Artists Sunday’ to Support Local ArtistsErie News Now

November 26, 2020 – Online-only Artists Sunday connects Clark County crafters, artists with patronsThe Columbian, Vancouver, WA 

November 26, 2020 – Holiday fairs make it personal Journal Inquirer, Manchester, CT 

November 26, 2020 – Brevard Cultural Alliance Encourages Community to Embrace ‘Gift of Art’ During the HolidaysSpace Coast Daily, Merritt Island, FL

November 26, 2020 – Artists Sunday event set at KAAWilton Bulletin, Wilton, CT

November 26, 2020 – Don’t forget Artists Sunday this weekendLaramie Boomerang, Laramie, WY 

November 25, 2020 – What to do when there’s ‘nothing’ to do…Boulder Weekly

November 25, 2020 – Artists seek to sell their work for the holiday season during Artists SundayNews12 New Jersey

November 25, 2020 – Artists Sunday on Philly LiveNBC10 Philadelphia

November 25, 2020 – Hey, Black Friday And Cyber Monday – Make Way For Artists Sunday!WNPR Connecticut Public Radio

November 25, 2020 – Holiday Bazaar showcases local art for sale
In-person and online shopping kicks off with ‘Artists Sunday’ and runs through December. – Jackson Hole News and Guide

November 25, 2020 – Art Initiative Looks to Encourage Holiday Shoppers to Buy From Local CreatorsFortWorth Magazine

November 25, 2020 – Monmouth plans bright holiday shopping season Itemizer-Observer, Dallas, OR 

November 25, 2020 – Art Gets Its Seasonal Shopping Day: Artists Sunday…Austin Chronicle

November 25, 2020 – Small Business Saturday, Artists Sunday encouraging shopping local –

November 25, 2020 – Businesses and Experts Agree: Shop Local this Holiday SeasonTwo River Times

November 25, 2020 – Hoosier Artists To Participate In National Artists Sunday Event – NPR WFYI, Indianapolis, IN

November 25, 2020 – Shop handmade items featuring Colorado creators on Artists Sunday9News Denver

November 25, 2020 – View joins Artists Sunday AllianceRome Sentinel

November 25, 2020 – Local creator joins Artists SundayTheOutlook

November 25, 2020 – Get ready for Artists SundayThe Bend Bulletin

November 25, 2020 – With 19 New Businesses Downtown, Annapolis Leaders Say Shop

November 25, 2020 – For area artist, Christmas cards are a two-decade traditionTexarkana Gazette

November 25, 2020 – Become a ‘Shop Small’ ambassadorLaramie Boomerang

November 25, 2020 – “Artists Sunday” promotes support of local artistsSeeley Swan Pathfinder, Seeley Lake, MT

November 25, 2020 – 5 Things To Do This Weekend, Including A Holiday Market And Virtual TheaterNPR wbur The ARTery

November 24, 2020 – Artists want to turn the Sunday after Thanksgiving into Black Friday for artMarketWatch

November 24, 2020 – Editorial: It’s more important than ever for businesses, nonprofits to work togetherBoston Business Journal

November 24, 2020 – Push to go to local artisans for unique and handmade giftsCBS19 news – Charlottesville, VA

November 24, 2020 – Shop Original Artwork at First Ever Artists Sunday –  the spruce

November 24, 2020 – DCA Kicks off ‘50 for 50’ Annual AppealDorchester Banner

November 24, 2020 – Art Valet: Be thankful for heroes in art and otherwiseArt Valet, The Leader News

November 24, 2020 – Artists Sunday: Marion photographer creates new global shopping eventThe Gazette

November 24, 2020 – Edmonds-Woodway grad Barbara Childs featured in Artists SundayEdmonds Beacon

November 24, 2020 – creative:impact – Ch…Ch…Ch…Changes 89.1 WEMU creative:impact

November 24, 2020 – Artists Sunday is November 29. “Shop art” for unique Naperville, IL

November 24, 2020 – Tennessee Valley Museum of Art Winter Art Market begins Saturdaywhnt News19

November 24, 2020 – ‘It’s a Wonderful Burien’ event series offers safe ways to celebrate the Holiday Seasonb-town blog

November 24, 2020 – Seeking support on Giving Tuesday CBS19 News

November 23, 2020 – 6 ways to help independent artists this holiday seasonBoston Globe

November 23, 2020 – Buda Looks To Boost Local Business This Holiday Season –  CorridorNews

November 23, 2020 – Five things you need to know today, and supporting local artists this Sunday –  Boston Business Journal

November 23, 2020 – Elmhurst Art Guild members join nationwide Artists Sunday Nov. 29 –  Daily Herald

November 23, 2020 – Small Business Saturday comes to Buda – Hays Free Press

November 23, 2020 – Artists Sunday: Virtual artwork project – The St. Helens Chronicle

November 23, 2020 – West Hartford Business Buzz: November 23, 2020 –

November 23, 2020 – Creativity Connects Danbury: Meet Tom Devine, Restaurant Owner, Local Creative, Community Supporter HamletHub

November 22, 2020 – Artists
Sunday founder Christopher Sherman is interviewed by Valerie Smaldone
on Bagels and Broadway with Valerie Smaldone Podcast
Seattle Post Intelligencer

November 22, 2020 – Artists Sunday Week is here! An Interview with Cynthia Freese about All-New Art Celebration, Artists Sunday!Seattle Post Intelligencer

November 21, 2020 – Artists Sunday will include Erie-area participantsGoErie

November 20, 2020 – Thousands of artists, crafters and organizations encourage customers to shop on ‘Artists Sunday’Boston Globe

November 20, 2020 – Holiday shoppers encouraged to buy original artwork on Artists Sunday – Colorado Springs Gazette

November 20, 2020 – Artists Sunday Art Market in Rivertown – Very Local New Orleans

November 20, 2020 – Clark County Arts Commission joining Artists Sunday Alliance The Reflector

November 19, 2020 – Artists Sunday will take place on Sunday, November 29 – Art New England

November 19, 2020 – Hurry up and wait: Art in shutdown time – Oregon ArtsWatch

November 19, 2020 – Like Black Friday for artists: Many in Seattle area will take part in Artists Sunday – The Seattle Times

November 19, 2020 – Artists Sunday coming to your computer on Nov. 29Clark County Today

November 19, 2020 – ‘Deck The Walls:’ Fifth annual auction, exhibit in New CanaanLaredo Morning Times

November 19, 2020 – Art League of Ocean City celebrating Artist Sunday – 47abc

November 19, 2020 – Artists Plan a ‘Look on the Bright Side’ for this Year’s Finders Keepers Scavenger Hunt –

November 18, 2020 – UPDATED: Midnight Madness will return to downtown Annapolis this yearEye on Annapolis

November 18, 2020 – Gallery to open holiday show, adds membersNew Milford Spectrum

November 18, 2020 – Weir Farm Art Alliance promotes Artists Sunday after Thanksgiving – The Wilton Bulletin

November 18, 2020 – Gallery 25 in New Milford plans special holiday arts events County Times

November 17, 2020 – ‘It’s Not Just About the Sales’: Artists Sunday Encourages Communities to Support Local Artists this Holiday SeasonSpectrum News 1

November 17, 2020 – Kent Art Association to participate in Artists SundayCounty Times

November 17, 2020 – Things
to do in South Jersey and Philly: Holiday light shows, craft
fairs-markets-shows/shopping, guided walk, visit with Santa, concert
The Daily Journal

November 16, 2020 – Local artists hoping shoppers will spend money on Artists Sunday, after Thanksgiving – ABC 33/40

November 16, 2020 – Artists, artisans, craftsmen, and more to be featured in Red Bank for Artists Sunday – Red Bank Pulse

November 16, 2020 – Burien joins nationwide ‘Artists Sunday’ event to support local artists WestsideSeattle

November 15, 2020 – Top 20 handcrafted gift picks from artists across the United States includes Lynnwood artist – Lynnwood Times

November 14, 2020 – LDDA turning Artists Sunday into Thanksgiving weekend celebration in Longmont – The Longmont Leader

November 13, 2020 – San Rafael Artist Receives National Spotlight for Artists Sunday – Pacific Sun

November 12, 2020 – Great Bay Gallery to take part in Artists Sunday Press of Atlantic City

November 12, 2020 – ‘The Arts Are Greater > Than’ exhibit supports artists, creative expression – ctpost

November 12, 2020 – Chamber of Commerce, The Quorum Gallery boost Small Business Saturday– Laguna Beach Independent

November 12, 2020 – Steamboat Creates needs help to Keep the Arts Alive in the Yampa ValleySteamboat Pilot & Today

November 5, 2020 – Artists Sunday, following Black Friday, puts out call for participants before Nov. 29 – Renton Reporter

November 4, 2020 – Midnight Madness In Annapolis – Eye on Annapolis

November 4, 2020 – This year, yellow means speed up! High Country Shopper

October 30, 2020 – Coronavirus Holiday Season May Be ‘A Little Depressing’: PittmanAnnapolis

October 28, 2020 – Artists Sunday will connect consumers with an art marketplace –  HamletHub

October 28, 2020 – Iowa Chainsaw Artists Coming To Marion To Benefit Trees Forever98.1 KHAK

October 28, 2020 – Call to artists everywherePolk County Itemizer-Observer

October 27, 2020 – Midnight Madness will return to downtown Annapolis this yearEye On Annapolis

October 26, 2020 – KDP seeking Artists & Vendors for Inside OUT – Open Air Dining & Marketplace Holiday

October 24, 2020 – National Arts Shopping Movement, Artists Sunday, Expands to All 50 United StatesFOX 54 

October 23, 2020 – The Shop Local Movement Gets Creative at West Windsor Arts CouncilBroadway World

October 22, 2020 – National arts shopping movement, Artists Sunday, expands to all statesUpper Cumberland Business Journal

October 22, 2020 – Let the festivities commence: Buda will not allow COVID-19 to take away the holiday spiritHays Free Press

October 21, 2020 – Art Valet: Momentum-building movement aims to boost annual holiday salesArt Valet in the The Leader News 

October 21, 2020 – City of Buda updates 2020 holiday activities in response to pandemicCommunity Impact Newspaper

October 20, 2020 – California
Art Club Joins the Artists Sunday Alliance to Support Artists on
Artists Sunday, November 29, the Sunday after Thanksgiving
the Holiday Shopping Weekend, the Historic Fine Arts Organization will
Unveil the Online Exhibition ‘Welcome to California’ to Encourage
Consumers to Consider Works of Art for this Year’s Gift-Giving Season
Pasadena Now

October 20, 2020 – Artists Sunday is a ‘Black Friday for the arts’ to support independent creators – Connecticut Magazine

October 20, 2020 – Art on the Prairie moves 11th annual festival to online onlyThe Perry News

October 19, 2020 – Nonprofit Radio for October 14, 2020: Virtual Volunteering & Artists Sunday – Artists Sunday founder Christopher Sherman is interviewed Nonprofit Radio

October 15, 2020 – Homefront’s ArtJam for the Holidays joins National Artists Princeton

October 14, 2020 – Artists
and Organizations Across the United States Unite to Encourage Consumers
to Shop with Artists and Craftsmen the Sunday after Thanksgiving
New Jersey Stage 

October 5, 2020 – Richard Eeds interviews Christopher Sherman, Creator of Artists Sunday
The Richard Eeds Show – KTRC – AM Talk 1260 | 103.7 FM, Santa Fe, NM 

October 4, 2020 – Artists Sunday launches with 70 Colorado artists, a Black Friday for the arts KRDO-TV Channel 13 Colorado Springs

September 28, 2020 – Announcing Artists Sunday: A New National Shopping Movement
– Main Street America 

September 21, 2020 – Artists Sunday Launches Nationwide to Create the Largest Art-Shopping Day of the Year – Insite Magazine

September 16, 2020 – Artists Now Have Their Own Black Friday On Artists Sunday Harlem World Magazine 

September 16, 2020 – Artists
Sunday Launches with 775 Artists and Economic Development Organizations
Nationwide to Create the Largest Art-Shopping Day of the Year
– Sugarcane Magazine 

May 6, 2020 – Interview With Chris Sherman, Whose “Artists Sunday” Is Like Black Friday, But For Artists! – Seattle Post Intelligencer

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