October 31, 2022
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Crocker Holiday Artisan Market Returns with Fine Art and Functional Works by Over 100 Regional Artists

Crocker Holiday Artisan Market

(Sacramento, CA – October 26, 2022) – More than 100 regional artists will welcome visitors at the 15th Crocker Holiday Artisan Market, a three-day art bazaar on Thanksgiving weekend to benefit the creative arts.

Following a two-year hiatus, this beloved community tradition returns once again to Sacramento's Scottish Rite Center. The festive event is highlighted by the presence of dozens of local and regional artists, who personally welcome more than 3,500 visitors who come to shop for one-of-a-kind, artful gifts and enjoy a world of creative delights at the market each year.

In addition to supporting participating artists, proceeds from the market help fund the Crocker's 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.

Sergio Martinez creates wool carpets, rugs and tapestries to preserve the Zapotec cultural legacy. Martinez will demonstrate his art at the Market.

At noon on Friday, November 25, the market doors will open at the Scottish Rite Center, and visitors will enter to find nearly every inch of the building covered in sparkling decorations, as dozens of volunteer musicians and holiday performers treat them to the sights and sounds of the holidays.

At each display, visitors can browse selections of fine art and functional works, including glass, fiber & textiles, wood, ceramics, paper, photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry, and even artisan chocolates, and jams, all offered at a variety of price points. What’s more, each of the participating artists will be available to greet visitors, answer questions, and share details of their artistic journeys and processes.

“These original works of art have been juried into this event to provide a unique one-stop shopping experience for everyone on your list … including yourself!" says CALS artisan market co-chair, Connie Spickelmier. "There will be thirty dynamic new artists along with our favorite returning artists who are eager to share their work and inspiration."

Additional activities include:

  • Live musical performances throughout the venue, including a choir, harp, flute, dulcimer, and classical guitar

  • Photo ops with Santa

  • Face-painting and visits with Pixie Tribe Entertainment Elves

  • “Passport to Treasure”, an art giveaway treasure hunt with stamping stations located throughout the venue and dozens of prizes donated by the artists. (total value of prizes $2,000+)

  • Culinary delights by Mumpy's Cafe

Friday, November 25, 12-5pm
Saturday, November 26, 10am-5pm
Sunday, November 27, 10am-4pm

Scottish Rite Center (in East Sacramento)
6151 H Street, Sacramento

Admission tickets are available at the door to the market and online in advance.
Adults $8
Seniors/Students $7
Crocker Art Museum and Creative Arts League Members $6
Children age 12 and under - FREE

Connie Spickelmier
Co-Chair Crocker Holiday Artisan Market, 2022
(916) 616-7969

Through engaging, innovative, and life-changing interactions with art, the Crocker Art Museum provides meaningful opportunities for people of divergent backgrounds to find common ground. Founded as a public/private partnership in 1885, the Crocker features the world’s foremost display of California art and is renowned for its holdings of master drawings and international ceramics, as well as European, Asian, African, and Oceanic art. The Crocker serves as the primary regional resource for the study and appreciation of fine art and offers a diverse spectrum of exhibitions, events, and programs to deepen visitor’s understanding of art, including films, concerts, studio classes, lectures, and an array of activities for families and children. More information about exhibits and programs can be found at