The Beginner’s Guide to #ShopHSV this Holiday Season

This holiday season Arts Huntsville encourages you to skip the big box stores and turn to your local artists, creators, makers and entrepreneurs for unique gifts and life-long treasures. Not sure where to start? Read on for our beginner’s guide to shopping local in Huntsville.

Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment
2211 Seminole Dr. SW
Wed & Thurs 12pm-6pm

Fri 12pm-8pm,
Sat 10am-6pm

11206800_10153285289034153_8162099415641846490_oIf you really don’t know where to start for the best local finds, Lowe Mill has you covered. With three floors of artist studios and artisan shops specializing in everything from comic books to jewelry, painting, pottery, clothing and tea, you’ll be hard-pressed to walk out of Lowe Mill without something for even the most hard-to-buy-for member of your family. Saturday’s Flying Monkey Arts Artist Market brings in even more local craftsman and artists for you to explore.

The ARTery
816 Wellman Ave NE
Mon-Sat 10am-6pm

The ARTery’s funky vibe comes from the mix of artistic disciplines displayed in their shop. From feltwork to handmade soaps and beauty products, local baked goods, as well as jewelry, hand-carved pens, paintings, prints and a diverse record collection, the ARTery provides another one-stop-shop to help you check off your Christmas list.

The Little Green Store
820 Monte Sano Blvd SE
Mon-Sat  10am-5pm

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Reindeer Ornament Michael Aram The Little Green Store & Gallery

Sophisticated and chic, the Little Green Store represents local and regional artists and jewelers in their shop nestled on Monte Sano Mountain. You’ll find witty and whimsical jewelry, home goods and artwork for your mom, best friend, sister or wife. The Little Green Store also sells hand-crafted Christmas ornaments and stocking stuffers.

 


Church Street Wine Shoppe
501 Church St. NW
Mon-Sat 11am – 10pm

For the wine connoisseur in your life, Church Street Wine Shoppe boasts an impressive selection of wines from across the globe. Buy a bottle or two, a gift basket, or sign your family or friend up for Church Street Wine Shoppe’s Wine Club. The Wine Club offers members access to exclusive events throughout the year, 5% off wine purchases, discounts on beer-tasting events and more!

Art & Soul Inspired Home
2313 Whitesburg Dr S
Tues-Thurs 10am-5pm
Fri & Sat 10am-4pm

Art & Soul Inspired Home will bring all your Southern Living dreams to life. This home decor and local art boutique offers  furniture, home goods, workshops, gifts and more. Grab a gift card for the new home-owner, inspirational artwork, jewelry or a crafting class for the creative in your life.

iHeartHSV Collection
500 Church St NW

Mon-Sat 9am-5pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm 

ihearthsvornament2016 is the Year of Alabama Makers, and to celebrate, Arts Huntsville partnered with the Huntsville-Madison County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau on a collection of items by local artists that are both beautiful and so Huntsville. From Saturn V mugs by Teri Hartman to hand-carved wine stoppers by artist Jack Rogers and ornaments featuring Huntsville landmarks by Carrie Alderfer, explore the collection and stop by the visitors’ center to purchase these unique, locally made items that you’ll be proud to display and proud to buy!

 

Clinton Row
100 Jefferson St N
Wed-Sat 12pm-6pm
Individual Hours Vary

Boasting a variety of small local businesses, Clinton Row serves as an incubator for local entrepreneurs. You’ll find clothing boutiques, record shops, artists, wood-workers and more in this one-of-a-kind shopping space located inside Downtown Storage. Artist Christina Wegman‘s studio features her colorful paintings of Huntsville landmarks, as well as mugs, pillows, candles, soaps and more from other local artisans.