Get ready for the holidays w/ Gaby Stratmann! Learn how to make felted ornaments & celebrate the season with festive snacks and drinks!
We’re so excited to welcome Gaby of bug-eyed co. to the shop for a felted ornament making workshop. Included in the workshop is 2 hours of instruction on the techniques and steps of needle felting, a ornament kit of your choice (either Busy Bees or Felted Garden), and festive refreshments and snacks. We will also be offering 30% off for participants in our retail space for holiday gift shopping.
The ticket includes a felted ornament kit, foam felting block, as well as snacks and refreshments.
Shop, drink, be merry, and come see us for Portland’s annual magic winter shopping crawl. If you haven’t signed up already RSVP at visitportland.com/event/merry-madness-shopping-crawl . Uncommon Paws swag bags to give out with any purchase while supplies last, 10% off total purchase of $50 or more. PLUS each purchase gets you entered into a gift card drawing for $50 and $100 gift cards.
We’re throwing a Holiday Mini-Market party and you’re all invited!
Join us Saturday December 9, 4-8pm with some of our most favorite and incredibly talented friends and makers.
+ Our crush, @coco.devenish from Devenish Wines will be pouring sparkly bubbles and wine tastes.
+ Famous to us, @ladyshuckers will be on the oyster bar.
+ We’ll be slinging all the peppermint lattes, NA and boozy bevs & giving out complimentary shopping popcorn.
+ Celebrity blanket jacket maker genius @cece.and.the.seams will be showcasing and we WILL have a hard time deciding our purchase.
+ @bigfeelingsjewelry will be holding space for all of our feelings about her jewelry.
+ If you don’t know @candlecowboy, now is your chance.
+ @ceramica_co has my personal heart with her strawberry mugs.
+ The brightest light and intensely creative @melandrelhasfun, which without them none of this would be happening.
There will also be disco lights and a giant wreath and it’s going to be WILD!
See you there?
November 17th with Sarah Hiers Design
The first of a series of holiday pop-ups from local artists and vendors is artist Sarah Hiers. Get some holiday shopping done with a cocktail! Grab one the amazing designs from 4pm to 7pm, and grab a drink from 3pm to 9pm on Friday, November 17.
About the vendor: My main goal as an artist is to bring joy and color into people’s homes and lives through unique art that adds an extra dose of fun to every space. My prints are all original drawings that I have done using a method of sharpie and Photoshop. I use a lot of color and fun shapes to highlight each subject’s unique qualities, and my portfolio ranges from bar and kitchen art to nursery decor. I particularly love drawing animals and have found a niche in doing custom pet portraits.
November 25th with Lucky Fox Bookshop
Come celebrate Small Business Saturday with us and the Lucky Fox bookshop, a queer-owned business selling books by LGBTQIA+ writers.
Grab a book from 4pm to 7pm and get $3 off your tab! Bar is open form 3pm to 9pm.
December 2nd with Clouds & Chains
Our next holiday pop-up is Cloud & Chains, a queer-owned business making funky jewelry and earrings for all genders. Get some holiday shopping done with a cocktail! Grab some jewelry from 4pm to 7pm, and grab a drink from 3pm to 9pm on Saturday, December 2
December 9th with Diana Gonzeaux
Grab a piece from Diana Gonzeaux, voted Portland Maine’s Best Artist (Portland Old Port 2023), selling art and pottery, from 4pm to 7pm, and grab a drink from 3pm to 9pm on Saturday, December 9.
December 16th with Milk Bottle Maine
Another fabulous pop-up shop with Milk Bottle Maine, a local business making cocktail or mocktail mixers that are perfectly balanced & incredibly versatile; made to enjoy with or without spirits.
Peruse your options and pair with a bottle of our spirits to make the perfect gift for the home mixologist in your life!
December 23rd with Little Plover Studio
The last in our series of holiday pop-ups from local artists and vendors is Little Plover Studio, a queer-owned business selling art & jewelry. Grab one of the amazing designs from 4pm to 7pm, and grab a drink from 3pm to 9pm on Friday, November 17.
It’s baaaack! Sunday, December 10th, we’ve got a great list of local artists lined up, some live music, and of course cupcakes! Mark your calendars because this is an event you don’t want to miss!
Featuring a variety of goods including textiles, self care, jewelry, pottery, and more! Visit the calendar on our website as we update the list of vendors.
Sundays December 3rd, 10th, and 17th from 1-5pm in our Portland location.
It’s that time of year again… come join us for our annual SIDEWORK Artist Market next Sunday, December 10th from 3PM-7PM at Hugo’s! We’ll have food, beverages, and a raffle with pieces from each vendor! All of the proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Maine Needs (@maineneeds), a non-profit community donation center supporting families and individuals throughout the state with basic needs and essentials.
This is a great opportunity to buy some unique gifts for your loved ones this holiday season while supporting wonderful local artists and a vital non-profit organization. We’re thrilled to be hosting this event for the 6th year in a row and hope to see you there!