BBAC’s Holiday Shop offers charming, handmade one-of-a-kind holiday treasures

tea pots at Holiday Shop

Teapots at Holiday Shop
Photo credit: Gwenn Rosseau

‘Tis the season to make your list, check it twice, and head out to the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center’s Holiday Shop. Charm your loved ones with creative, juried gifts just in time for the holidays. Free and open to the public, the BBAC is magically transformed into an artisan market that includes unique jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber, home décor, scarves, ornaments, glass, paintings, candles, soap, kitchenware, and much more.

Birds at Holiday Shop Photo credit: Gwenn Rosseau

Birds at Holiday Shop
Photo credit: Gwenn Rosseau

Holiday Shop will take place from Thursday, December 4 through Saturday, December 20. Mon.-Sat. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays Noon to 4 p.m. (Note: on Thursday, December 4 only, Holiday Shop opens at Noon.)

“Visit the BBAC for true artisan-created gifts, traveling from their hand to yours, honoring craftsmanship, creativity and quality,” said Annie VanGelderen, President & CEO of the BBAC. The Holiday Shop features unique gifts created by more than 100 artists. Whether you want funky, functional, traditional or whimsical—the BBAC has it all, with gifts starting at just $5.

If you are looking for a fun night out shopping and a gourmet strolling supper, grab some friends and join us at Shop & Champagne, set to sparkle on Wednesday, December 3. Tickets at the door (if available) are $85 each.           

Enjoy the holidays Get registered today!

Winter classes and workshops Monday, January 5 through Saturday, March 28, 2015.  

Choose from book arts, ceramics, digital arts, drawing, fiber, jewelry & metalsmithing, mixed media, painting, pastel, photography, and printmaking classes.

Classes are for adults and youth starting at age four and Open Registration begins Monday, December 1.

Register online, by phone, or in person. If you are not a member yet, you can immediately become a member and qualify for an instant $40 discount on each class.

About the BBAC

The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center has been providing “art for all” since 1957 and is a regional non-profit art center committed to promoting visual arts experiences. Each year more than 500 classes are offered for all skill levels and ages preschool to senior citizens. Throughout the year, nearly 5,000 individuals are served by classes, workshops, art camps, ArtAccess programs, special events and exhibitions that are free and open to the public (with an additional 75,000 impacted by Art Birmingham, the BBAC’s annual fine art fair).  The BBAC also supports hundreds of artists each year, with opportunities to teach, exhibit, and sell their work. The BBAC is a 25,000-square foot facility, with nine classroom studios, four exhibition galleries, and retail Gallery Shop. BBAC hours for the office, exhibitions and Gallery Shop: Mon.-Thurs., 9am-6pm; Fri.-Sat., 9am-5pm. Hours for Holiday Shop are Dec. 4 through Dec. 20. Mon.-Sat. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays Noon to 4 p.m. (Note: on Dec. 4 only, Holiday Shop opens at Noon.)

The BBAC is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit the BBAC at, phone 248-644-0866 or visit our Facebook page. The BBAC is located at 1516 S. Cranbrook Rd., Birmingham MI 48009 between 14 and 15 Mile Rds.

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