The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Markets, Pop-Ups and Open Houses in Memphis 2018

I’m conflicted about this time of year. On one hand, the minute the temperature drops below 40 degrees I want to start humming “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas…” while baking in the kitchen. On the other hand, I have a VERY strict, “no-Christmas-before-Thanksgiving” rule. However, I don’t think as a professional gift giver, I can abide by that anymore. There are just too many wonderful holiday things popping up all over the city to not mention them and get a head start on gift shopping! I’ve highlighted the markets, pop-ups and gift shop holiday open houses I know about around town from now until the New Year. If you know of any that are missing, please share in the comments below!

(I may have broken my rule with this post, BUT I have not listened to any Christmas carols. That’s where I draw the line. However, as my husband knows, once I’m done with Thanksgiving dinner, I turn into a bonafide elf…)


Saturday, November 17 - 68th Annual Holiday Bazaar & Fundraiser

Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Memphis College of Art (1930 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104)

What: Over 115 artists are participating with a wide variety of items: paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, kitchen items, t-shirts and wearables, silk-printed scarves, temporary tattoos, bath and body products, stickers, postcards, metals, paper goods, and more. Special finds this year: handmade books by artist Dolph Smith for sale and a new hardback book, Memphis Studios by Cecil Humphreys and Murray Riss, that provides an intimate look at artists’ studios in Memphis. Plus, check out their preview party tonight if you want first dibs!

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Saturday, November 17 - Broad Avenue Holiday Open House

Hours: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: Broad Avenue Arts District (Broad Avenue, Memphis, TN 38112)

What: The shops of Broad Avenue welcome the Holiday Season with a street wide open house. 

City & State
Falling Into Place
Merchants on Broad
T Clifton Art
Bingham & Broad
Mbabazi House of Style Memphis
Five in One Social Club
Core Collective Broad
Choate's Air Conditioning, Heating, & Plumbing
Everbloom Designs

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Saturday, November 17 - Holiday Pop-Up Shop at The Brooks Museum

Hours: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Brooks Museum (1934 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104)

What: The Brooks Museum Holiday Pop-Up Shop opens Saturday, November 17 in the Museum Rotunda! 
Featured Artists:
Brave Design/ Mimi Danosky 
Tilton Street Designs
Jennifer Sargent 

Complimentary wine tasting with Athens Distributors. The Pop-Up Shop will reopen December 9 from 12 - 5 p.m. with Good Egg Jewelry, Farmer's Frocks and a book signing with Cecil Humphreys, author of "Memphis Studios: A Visual Tour". 


Saturday, November 17 - Bella Vita Holiday Open House

Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Where: bella vita (3670 Houston Levee Rd., Ste. 101, Collierville, TN 38017)

What: Ready, set, it's time to make merry, ya'll! Ring in the Christmas season with the return of the Holiday Open House. With 4 special guests and pop-ups this year, you'll be in the holiday spirit all weekend long! Learn entertaining tips from the pros, shop for a new holiday outfit, deck the halls with brand new finds from some Bella Vita favorites, and win free Barefoot Dreams giveaways!

Popup Shop with Shelby Jewel Clothing Boutique

11a-2p: Book Signing & Launch Party with author Andrea Letard of Andrea's Cooktales.

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Saturday, November 17 - Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair

Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: St. Louis Catholic Church Youth Ministry (203 S. White Station Rd, Memphis, TN 38117)

What: Visit more than 100 vendors in two gyms, visit Rudolph’s Cafe and stop by the youth ministry bake sale! All proceeds benefit our annual senior high winter retreat.

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Saturday, November 17 - Whitehaven Holiday Marketplace

Hours: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: Whitehaven Plaza (Elivs Presley & Raines Road, Memphis, TN 38116)

What: Come and SHOP with #Whitehaven & Memphis area vendors. Apparel, Beauty, Handcrafted, Health & Wellness, Holiday Items, Jewelry, Kidpreneurs & more!!! Let your palette enjoy some of the tastiest Food Trucks in Memphis w/Vegetarian options.

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Saturday, November 17 - Buster’s Fall Open House

Hours: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Buster’s Liquors (191 S Highland St, Memphis, Tennessee 38111 )

What: Get ready for the Holidays! Buster’s Fall Open House will feature complimentary tastings that pair perfectly with your Holiday Menus! Special pricing on featured items.

  • Gourmet Hors d'oeuvres and Desserts

  • Wines that pair perfectly with Thanksgiving Dinner

  • After Dinner Cocktail ideas

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Sunday, November 18 to Monday, November 19 - Holiday Gift & Art Market at the Memphis Jewish Community Center

Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Memphis Jewish Community Center (6560 Poplar Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38138)

What: So many vendors just in time for the holidays! Jewelry, art, gifts, and more! This event is FREE and open to the community.

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Saturday, November 24 - Small & Special Saturday at me & mrs. jones

Hours: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Where: me & mrs. jones (12075 Madison Avenue, #6, Memphis, TN 38104)

What: Join to shop special and shop small! Have a mimosa and meet artist/artisans melissa bridgman, kristen keegan, deanna hamsley, lela gerald and sandie whittington. There will be in-store specials on all the goodies you want to give or get, too.  If the weather is nice, they'll move the party into the courtyard, too.

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Saturday, November 24 - Shop Small Saturday Holiday Pop Up at Everbloom Designs

Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Everbloom Designs (2489 Broad Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104)

What: Join Everbloom Designs in supporting local business on Shop Small Saturday. The Studio will be open and selling Holiday greenery wreaths and boughs and joined by three wonderful local makers:
Danielle Mora Jewelry
Leah Sweet Ceramics

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Saturday, November 24 - Bartlett Holiday Market 2018

Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Bartlett Station Municipal Center (5868 Stage Road, Memphis, TN 38134)

What: Come join the 5th Annual Bartlett Holiday Market. This event is held in the Banquet Hall of the Bartlett Station Municipal Center in Bartlett, TN. Choose from unique decor, crafts, holiday items, handmade items, gifts, jewelry, personalized gifts and so much more! Event is open from 10am-4pm with FREE Admission. Vendors that will be participating in this event include but are not limited to: Small Cakes Bartlett, Bartlett Lions, Tiny Treasures, LipSense/Senegeance, Charlotte Rose Creative Play, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, LimeLife by Alcone, Jillibeads, Colorful Creations, Big John's Metal Worx, Initials Inc, Woodstock Orchard, 31 Gifts, Avon, Owlish Creations, Monorita's Monogramming, Southern Charmed TN, Usborne Books, J Maximus Designs, Wildflowers Clothing, Tissue Box Couches by Lynn, Tina's Attic, Young Living Oils, Quilted Keepsakes, & so many more! If you are interested in vendor information, please email

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Saturday, November 24 through December 24 - WinterArts


  • Mondays - Wednesdays & Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Thursdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Fridays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Sundays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Shops of Saddle Creek, next to J. Crew (7605 West Farmington, Blvd, Germantown, TN 38138)

What: WinterArts 2018 - The South’s Premiere Holiday Artists’ Market celebrates its 10th year, presenting exceptional & unique hand-crafted works by our region’s finest artists: a stellar collection of Holiday gift ideas crafted in glass, metal, wood, fiber, & clay; plus, jewelry, and more! Featuring artists such as:

Lisa Mergen Fiber                    Dorothy Northern Jewelry

Funlola Coker jewelry              Ron Mynatt Glass

Jen Winfrey Clay                      Abraham Pardee Metal 

The Archoate Family Wood     Kassey Pass Fiber

Nancie Roark Jewelry              Sharron Barrett Glass

Ben Caldwell Metal                  Michael Talbot Wood

Cathy Talbot Copper Enamel          Felicitas Sloves Fiber

Susan Moody Jewelry               Lisa Hudson Clay

Joelle Medici Fiber                    Michele Price Clay

Donald Golden Photography     Becky Zee Clay    

Theresa Childress Jewlery     Debie Deaton Mixed Media

David Johnson Clay                Dennis Paullus Wood

Thomas Spake Glass              Bryan Blankenship Clay

Helene Fielder Clay                Larry Pardue Mixed Media

Karen Capps Mixed Media         Brigitte Lang Fiber

Cheryl Hazelton Wood             Alisa Butts Jewelry

Lauren Thomas Fiber             Denise Coonley Fiber

Helene Fielder Clay                Larry Pardue Wood 

Nancy LaPace Leather          Christine Matseas Wood

Louise & Don CoulsonMetal          & MORE! 

More info: , or WinterArtsMemphis

Sunday, November 25 - Tsunami Holiday Artist Market

Hours: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Tsunami (928 S. Cooper St., Memphis, TN 38104)

What: Join Tsunami for the annual holiday Artist Market! Their bar will be open for beverage purchases and Chef Ben will provide tasty snacks. 
Vendors this year include:
Bridgman Pottery
heart | string | hand | stitch
Jes Crownover
Mbabazi House of Style
Colleen Couch-Smith
Sundry Blossoms Studio
Switch 901
Couch Knives and PTO Designs
Estes Design
STUDIO1688/Teresa White
Paper & Clay
Whisper Scents
Martha Kelly
....and more!

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Thursday, November 29 - Meet the Makers (Sip & Shop)

Hours: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: me & mrs. jones - Germantown (2135 Merchants Row, #4, Germantown, TN 38138)

What: Join for a fun, art-full evening...locally crafted art, gifts, and a cocktail! there will also be in-store specials on all the goodies you want to give (and get.) Don't miss the chance to meet and shop with from Erika Roberts Studio!

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Friday, November 30 to Saturday, December 1 - Choose901 Holiday Pop Up Shop

Hours: Friday, Nov 30: 4pm to 8pm
-Saturday, Dec 1: 10am to 4pm

Where: Crosstown Concourse (1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis, TN 38104)

What: Choose901 hosts their 5th annual Holiday Pop Up Shop at Crosstown Concourse! They’ve folded, stacked, and hung various items with care and can’t wait to see ya.

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Saturday, December 1 - Farmer’s Market Christmas Craft Show

Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Farmer’s Market at Agricenter (7777 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, TN 38120)

What: Free Admission! Over 50 vendors selling handcrafted or homegrown items. No third party or tiered marketing vendors will be at this show.

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Saturday, December 1 - Deck the Paws Howl-iday Shopping

Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County (935 Farm Road, Memphis, TN 38134)

What: For one magical weekend, The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County will transform into a pet-friendly winter wonderland. 
Pictures with Santa!
Holiday crafts and games! 
Hot chocolate, apple cider and Christmas cookies!
Howl-iday shopping mall with great vendors. 

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Saturday, December 1 - Hive Holiday Market 2018

Dec 1 | 11AM-6PM
Dec 2 | 11AM-4PM
Dec 7 | 11AM-6PM
Dec 8 | 11AM-6PM
Dec 9 | 11AM-4PM

Where: Wonder/Cowork/Create (340B Monroe Ave., Memphis, TN 38105)

What: The Hive Collective is back and teaming up with the Wonder / Cowork / Create in their fabulously renovated co-working space for a special Hive Holiday Market to bring you the goods you need to knock out that holiday list! 

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Saturday, December 1 to Sunday, December 2 - Carpenter Art Garden Christmas Bazaar

Dec 1 | 11AM-4PM
Dec 2 | 11AM-4PM

Where: Carpenter Art Garden (282 Carpenter Street, Memphis, TN 38112)

What: Artists have been working on stationery, ornaments, gift tags, wrapping paper, potholders and more available for purchase just in time for the holiday season. Get some shopping done in our new space (Aunt Lou's House) and support art programming in Binghampton. All proceeds benefit the Carpenter Art Garden and young artists.

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Sunday, December 2 - The Mid-South Holiday Market & Coat Drive for Veterans

Hours: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Where: Jack Robinson Gallery (400 Front Street, Memphis, TN 38103)

What: Something for me & Something for you presents: The Mid-South Holiday Market! This will be a time of Shopping AND giving back!
Something for me & Something for you for you has partnered with Alpha Omega Veterans Services, Inc. with a goal in heart of providing our country’s heroes with warm coats for the winter.

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Sunday, December 2 - Holiday Open House at the Metal Museum

Hours: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Metal Museum (374 Metal Museum Dr, Memphis, TN 38106 )

What: Celebrate the start of the holiday season with us! Join us for our annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 2nd to enjoy FREE museum admission and holiday-themed treats.

Design your own cookie cutter, make an ornament from cast pewter and browse unique handcrafted gifts in our Museum Store. There will be hot chocolate, spiced cider, and s'mores by the fire pit!*

Enameled Copper Ornament Workshop:
Cast Pewter Ornament Workshop:

*Weather permitting.
**Free street parking is available along Metal Museum Drive
***Prices and ages vary for holiday workshops. See for more information.

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Sunday, December 2 - The Haystack Indoor Market Holiday Open House

Hours: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: The Haystack Indoor Market (8096 Hwy 51 North, Southaven, MS 38671 )

What: The Haystack Indoor Market is excited to announce our upcoming Annual Holiday Open House. On Sunday, December 2nd from 1pm to 5pm we invite you and your entire family out to eat, mingle, and shop to your hearts content. Our vendors will
provide snacks, drinks, and loads of great discounts in their booths. So come say hello and get to know you neighbors, while knocking some names off your holiday gift list! Click the interested or going button to get alerts on upcoming announcements about this fun filled event!

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Sunday, December 2 - 2nd Annual Holiday Market

Hours: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: 2030 Old Oak Dr, Memphis, TN 38119

What: A one stop shopping extravaganza! Come enjoy cocktails, snacks, and holiday shopping with local vendors 🎁🎄 There will be a little something for everyone! This shopping event is open to the public, so invite your family and friends!
Shop Local: Dream Lilly Boutique, Black Eye Susan Bakery, Designs by A & M, Lime Life, Mike’s Man Stuff, Wildflowers Clothing Co., It Works, Faint of Heart, Cotton Tree Designs, Rodan & Fields, Art by Leslie Perry, Monograms by Mary Morgan, Delta Designs, and more!

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Monday, December 3 - The Planned Parenthood Holiday Market

Hours: 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Where: Planned Parenthood of Tennessee (2430 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38112 )

What: Stop by the Midtown Memphis health center after hours from 4:30 PM-7 PM on Monday, December 3rd to support your local Planned Parenthood and stock up on feminist holiday gifts for your friends and family! They will have various different PP shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, compact mirrors, free condoms, and more.

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Friday, December 7 - The Stables Christmas Open House

Hours: 5:30 p.m.

Where: The Stables (1638 Horseshoe Bend Trail, Collierville, TN 38017 )

What: If you came in July, you know how much fun our shopping night was! This night in December will truly embrace the Christmas spirit, and we will have a ton of things to shop! Jewelry, stocking stuffers, ornaments, handmade gifts, artwork, makeup, skincare, TONS of clothing, essential oils, and more! Food and beverages will be served so please bring a friend (or 2!) Don’t forget to RSVP for an entry to win our secret door prize! Can’t wait to see you all at my place on 12/7! Doors open at 5:30pm!

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Saturday, December 8 - Memphis Farmer’s Market Holiday Market

Hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: Memphis Farmer’s Market (South Front Street at G.E. Patterson, Memphis, TN 38103)

What: Come do your holiday shopping at the Memphis Farmers Market! Vendors will be selling gifts, food and more!

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Saturday, December 8 - Holiday Pop Up at Crosstown Brewing

Hours: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Crosstown Brewing Company (1264 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38104)

What: Seasonal Crosstown Markets is popping up at the Crosstown Brewing Company for this year’s HOLIDAY POP UP SHOP! This locally focused maker market is a wonderful way to continue to bolster arts in the 901 and get some really cool gifts for your loved ones at the same time! Alongside 20 artist vendors and entrepreneurs to browse and shop, there will be food options, and of course the craft brews and warm beverages will be flowing!!

In addition to beers on tap, guests of the market will enjoy food from the Asian Cajun food truck and poutine & smothered fries from Hi Que & Midtown Crossing Grill ... yum. Oh, and live music too!

Here is the list of vendors in no particular order:
aka Jana’s Junk by Jana Gilbertson: art utilizing vintage materials
MadAir Decks
Madison Harrison: skateboard art
Paper, Cloth & Glass
Candice McColgan: handprinted linocuts
Kathy Tucker & Greg Aplin: metal jewelry, felted wool, mixed media, mala bracelets
Angelina Mazzanti: earrings made of recycled beer cans and packaging 
Chicks N Wicks Candles
Brittany Cabigao; 100% soy wax candles
Kai & Ashli Aaron: enamel pins, art prints, stickers, t-shirts
Mobius Theory
Andy Torres: original designs on t-shirts, cards, posters & games
Caroline Cox: hand sewn felt ornaments
Mississippi Moon Candle Co.
Christa Smith: soy candles in jars, ceramic dishes & recycled wine bottles
Estes Designs
Lauren Estes: copper, leather & beaded jewelry, etched prints on copper
Colby Sturgis: The Plant Lab propagation stations, terrariums, plant scapes & kokedama
Jodie Dozier: fruit jellies, jams, and marmalade’s. Acrylic paintings and art. 
Mandala Makers Club
Adriene Holland & Renee Hodges: circular mandala art, cards & square notebooks
Kelly Lindsey: lamps w/hand painted paper lanterns & poured concrete bases, nightlights
Sundry Blossoms
Renee Hodges: leather earrings, wallets & journals
The Willow Stone
Erika Creekmore: botanical body care, dream catchers, incense, medicine bags
Co-Motion Studio
Adriene Holland: hula hoops for all ages, on crazy sale

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Saturday, December 8 to Sunday, December 9 - Black Christmas Expo


Saturday Hours 10AM - 8PM
Sunday Hours 11AM - 6PM

Where: Mid South Fair Grounds - Pipkin Building (940 Early Maxwell Blvd., Memphis, TN 38104)

What: iHeart Media Presents Black Christmas Expo
Enjoy a weekend of Christmas shopping from 50 Black Businesses all under one roof! The Main Stage features Courtney Little and Lil Rounds singing soulful Christmas classics, plus photos with Black Santa for kids of all ages 🎅🏾 Vendors include:
* Angel Creations Boutique * AT&T * Badge Market * Beyoutiful Luxe * Bubble Bistro * Captivating Balloons * City of Memphis Office of Business Diversity & Compliance * Classy Curves Couture * Collections By T. Dish * Color & Read * Comfort Candle Collection * Crystal DeLoach Designs * Dee P. Artistry * Dominiquelashae Boutique * Ele & Ivy Tea * Figure 8 Curve * Financial Success Media * Gift Wraps * Handmade African Jewelry * Havana Mix Cigar Emporium * Ivy Soles * J Chic Lifestyle * J Glitz Boutique * Juliet's Pocket Squares * Kocke Cosmetics * LesSewCreative * Love & Whiskey Boutique * Mbabazi House of Style * M'Dazzled Jewels Boutique * ME Shirt Tee Shirt Company * Mo's Bows * Mustard Seed Studio (Sewing/Crafts) * My Iniytials Inc. * Natural Sweetsation * Novel Unique * Our Little Secrets & Gifts * P. Alex Handcrafted Gifts & Embroidery * Paparazzi Jewelry * Perfect Waist Trainers * Phillip Ashley Chocolates * Pops Kernel * Princeton James Productions * Shop Lasting Impressions * Sisterly Luv * Stitchin Studio * Suga Dolls Boutique * Sweet Cheeks Diaper Ministry * Tee Shirt Lab * The Chiro Place * The Infinity Flower * The Pink Bakery * Urban Body Studio *

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Saturday, December 8 to Sunday, December 9 - Yule Holiday Market at FOUND Memphis

Hours: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Where: Brooks Museum (1934 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104)

What: Welcome to Mint Cream Market 2nd annual Yule Market for Christmas. The Mint Cream Markets are curated by Amy Dobbins.
Bring the family for a fun shopping experience. Gather gifts for family and friends, that's special and unique. Shop with local artisans and crafters. Christmas Photo Booth, Spinning Christmas classics and food truck outside.
Also, bring a toy for the less fortunate (not Mandatory)
Free Event!
Vendors wanted. Please apply by filling out "Contact Us" form at

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Sunday, December 9 - Sunday Funday Art Show

Hours: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Where: High Cotton Brewing Co. (1934 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104)

What: Come shop for gifts and sip great beer at the Sunday Funday Art Show! Local creatives will be selling one of a kind Memphis made jewelry, wares, art and more. Gift worthy galore!

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Sunday, December 9 - Holiday Pop-Up Shop at The Brooks Museum (Round 2!)

Hours: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Brooks Museum (1934 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104)

What: The Brooks Museum Holiday Pop-Up Shop in the Museum Rotunda! 
Featured Artists:
Good Egg Jewelry

Farmer’s Frocks

Book Signing with Cecil Humphreys, author of "Memphis Studios: A Visual Tour". 
Complimentary wine tasting with Athens Distributors.

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Tuesday, December 11 - Give 365 Holiday Happy Hour & Market

Hours: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Wiseacre Brewing Company (2783 Broad Ave., Memphis, TN 38112)

What: Gather with fellow GiVErs for an evening of holiday cheer with local brews and tasty bites from Kaleidoscope Kitchen graduate 313 Salsa and Spices. We kick off the 2019 grant cycle by announcing the new grant theme and recognizing volunteer service at 6:15 p.m.

Shop for holiday gifts at the pop-up market featuring global goods from grantees Kaleidoscope Kitchen and One Step Initiative.

Members: bring your friends who want to learn more about joining GiVE 365

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Saturday, December 15 - Memphis Maker Holiday Market 2018

Hours: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Muddy’s Midtown (585 S. Cooper St., Memphis, TN 38104)

What: The Memphis Maker Market is a curated shopping event that brings together the very best makers & purveyors in the Midsouth!
Guests enjoy exposure to 20+ booths from some of our area's most talented makers... and if you get hungry, there are even a few food trucks. You will have fun and leave the event with fabulous handmade gifts ready to put under the tree!

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