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Christopher Sherman
Artists Sunday

Spotlight on Local Artists Creates Earth’s Largest Art Event

Nov. 8, 2021 — Artists Sunday, the grassroots movement calling attention to local artists, brings more than 500 communities across United States together for the second year in 2021. In championing local artists and promoting the giving of the arts this holiday season, Artists Sunday, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, has grown into the world’s largest art event.

Communities from coast-to-coast, large and small, are celebrating Artists Sunday on November 28, 2021, by highlighting local artists, creators and makers and promoting the giving of artistic items and experiences for the holidays. Positioned during the year’s busiest holiday shopping weekend, Artists Sunday, falls between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday® and Cyber Monday.

Artists locally and from across the country are participating in Artists Sunday, representing a full range of art, hand-crafted items, experiences, and performances. Shoppers will find a wide range of creative items that are both practical and beautiful.

“We created Artists Sunday with the goal of encouraging everyone around the world to shop for art during the holiday shopping season,” said Artists Sunday founder Christopher V. Sherman. “Art districts, art councils, art commissions, main streets, chambers of commerce, galleries, municipalities, counties and states across the country share the same focus: promoting their local artists. We want everyone to give something creative, unique and handcrafted this holiday season and to do so by shopping with local artists,” Sherman added.

In the lead-up to the Thanksgiving weekend and Artists Sunday on Nov 28th, consumers across the country can expect a range of activities to raise awareness about local artists, with individual artists and communities engaging and inspiring consumers to add art and handcrafted items to their holiday shopping lists.

About Artists Sunday

Artists Sunday, the Sunday after Thanksgiving (Nov 28, 2021), is dedicated to supporting local artists and recognizing the impact they have in enriching our lives, communities, and the economy. Consumers are encouraged to shop with local artists, creators and makers and purchase creative, handcrafted items and artistic experiences for the holidays. Artists Sunday follows Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, prior to Cyber Monday. Supporters include thousands of individual artists, economic development agencies, commercial galleries, and non-profit organizations across the country, making Artists Sunday one of earth’s largest art events. Participation is free. To learn more about Artists Sunday and promoting commerce with artists, please visit