Next weekend,  Friday, December 6 and Saturday December 7, will be exciting shopping days in Grand Rapids.

Shop for beautifully crafted gifts and goods from dozens of regional artists, including jewelry, home goods, fine art, holiday cards, accessories, and toys during the annual Holiday Artists' Market at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, UICA, downtown Grand Rapids.

On Friday, December 6, UICA members will be able to get early admission from 3 to 5 pm.  The doors then open for all others from 5 to 9 pm, and, admission is free.  Saturday, December 7, hours are 10 am to 7 pm for all, again, with free admission.

Shoppers will enjoy live music from The Kent County String Band (Friday 6 – 8 pm)
Local food and beverage vendors
Craft stations for kids and adults
Create your own gift wrap, and a
Photo booth

Want to become a member of UICA?  It's easy by logging on to
Become a UICA member and get early admission. Go to