Listen: Connie Spickelmier with The Creative Arts League of Sacramento for The Crocker Holiday Artisan Market.
More than 100 regional artists are preparing to welcome more than 5,000 visitors to the 14th annual Crocker Holiday Artisan Market, a three-day art bazaar on Thanksgiving weekend to benefit the creative arts.
Now a community tradition, the festive event takes place at Sacramento's Scottish Rite Center in East Sacramento. The event is highlighted by the presence of dozens of local and regional artists, who personally welcome visitors who come to shop for one-of-a-kind, artful gifts and enjoy a world of creative delights such as holiday musicians, pixies, elves, and photo ops with Santa.
In addition to supporting participating artists, proceeds from the market help fund Crocker Art Museum exhibitions and education programs, and support a variety of essential community programs offered by event partner Creative Arts League, Sacramento (CALS) including arts outreach to Mustard Seed School and low-cost art tours throughout the region.