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Top 20 Handcrafted Gift Picks from Artists Across the United States

Move over Black Friday, Small Business Saturday® and Cyber Monday. Artists Sunday gives the Year’s Busiest Shopping Weekend Gets Breath of Fresh Air with the Arts

Nov. 9, 2020 – Artists Sunday®, the new art-focused shopping holiday taking place the Sunday after Thanksgiving, today announced its top 20 gift picks from artists and artisans across the United States.

“With more than 3,500 artists from all 50 states participating in Artists Sunday, picking a top 20 that represented diverse mediums and locations around the country was a difficult task, to say the least,” said Christopher Sherman, Artists Sunday’s founder. “But the team weathered the storm to choose the best of the best gift picks for this holiday season.”

Top picks include a variety of handcrafted items, including paper, ceramics, wood, glass, wall hangings, clothing, jewelry, wellness and more.

Artists represented hail from every region of the nation including Arizona, New York, Oregon, Washington, Texas, Virginia, Illinois, California, Massachusetts, Alabama, Wisconsin, Colorado, Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

The Artists Sunday movement could not come at a better time, with artists around the country reeling from the cancellation of the vast majority of in-person sales opportunities since last March. A survey from American for the Arts found the arts-and-culture sector has suffered a $13.1 billion economic hit due to the Covid-19 crisis.

“In a year of social distancing, consumers can maintain heartfelt connections with friends and loved ones this holiday season by shopping with local artists and craftspeople while supporting individual artists and boosting the local economy,” Sherman said.  “From one-of-a-kind, handcrafted items to monumental performances that take our breath away, the arts are boundless in their ability to inspire and deliver unique experiences that bring people together.”

Click below to learn more about this year’s gift picks and the artists behind them. But don’t stop there. These are just the tip of the preverbal art-iceberg, with thousands of other creative craft items available to consumers from artisans across the country.

View images of all the items with artists details here:

In alpha order by artist first name the top 20 are:

Rainbow Sphere – Lampworked Borosilicate Glass
by Bandhu Dunham
– Prescott, Arizona

Stoneware Serving Pieces – Bamboo Decoration
by Barbara Goodfellow Childs
– Lynnwood, Washington

Cozy high neck hemp fleece sweatshirt
by Better Than Jam
– Brooklyn, New York

Assorted carved wood utensils
by Chaos Woods
– Austin, Texas

Orange Flower – comprised of wood and glass
by Charissa Brock
– Aloha, Oregon

Take The Leap colored pencil drawing
by David Neace
– Nicholasville, Kentucky

Handpainted sheets of gift wrapping paper
by Debra Flanagan
– Austin, Texas

Phoenix hat and matching face mask
by Heather Daveno
– Seattle, Washington

2021 Tranquil Images Wall Calendar – ink on paper
by Jean Rill-Alberto
– Middletown, Connecticut

Steeled – diptych painting. Oil and plaster shards on panel
by Judith Peck
Great Falls, Virginia

“Put A Bird On It” Salvaged Copper Statement Piece
by Julie Matos
Chicago, Illinois

Facets of Light – ceramic candle holders
by Kathy Pallie
San Rafael, California

‘Oh Relax’ spa & wellness gift set
by KT Creative Goods
Melrose, Massachusetts

Rhodonite Necklace
by Lina De Lorenci Johnson
– Chelsea, Alabama

Just for You 3D embellished crab
by Lisa Scarbath
– Ellicott City, Maryland

Oil Pan… 3D mixed media with Tractor Oil Pan, Ceramic birds, Bedsprings
by Merry Cox
– Salida, Colorado

Aramis – repurposed wood sculpture
from Ruthann Perry
– Hamilton, New Jersey

Kosztalascopes – wood and glass – mixed media
by Steve Kosztala
– Cincinnati, Ohio

Stuffed bunny, elephant and narwhal
by The Yawning Yorkie Craft Shop
Waterford, Pennsylvania

Foyer Sideboard – Wood Furniture
by Tom Dumke
– Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

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About Artists Sunday

Artists Sunday is a nationwide alliance of professional artists, non-profit agencies, community organizations, and sponsors encouraging consumers to shop with artists, artisans and craftspeople. This artist-focused day takes place annually on the Sunday after Thanksgiving – the busiest shopping weekend of the year. Shoppers support local professional artists, find unique, personal gifts for their loved ones, and purchase something handmade. To learn more about Artists Sunday artists, partners, sponsors, or get involved visit  #ArtistsSunday #ShopArt