The Winter Holidays Are Approaching!
Riverside Arts Center is proud to host our first Holiday Art Fair.
Join us Sat. November 18th from 11-7 pm and Sun. November 19th from 11-5 pm.
Entry Fee: $1 suggested donation.
This fair focuses on handmade art and vintage goods with a few self care products as well. Get a start on your holiday shopping, stock up on upcoming birthday gifts, or just treat yourself! Visit the bar, proved by 734 Brewing, for a drink while you shop.
Thank you to everyone who applied to be a vendor! We have accepted a total of 74 vendors from the pool of applicants!
Visit the Facebook Event Page to let us know you’re attending. You’ll also find daily vendor artist features, and up to date info about the art fair.
Learn about each vendor below!
A2 Guitartistry’s creatrix, Julie Seagraves, crafts jewelry featuring guitar strings. She twists, bends, and coils the strings, combining them with materials such as ball ends from strings, wire, leather, semi-precious stones, and beads to make distinctive bracelets, earrings, and necklaces. Her clever designs divert old guitar strings from the waste stream, giving them new life and purpose. a2guitartistry.com
As a printmaker, Amanda May employs the use of thick bold lines to compose portraits of women. These women are characterized by their minimal design and sense of peace.
Anna Miklo Art LLC
Anna Miklo paints familiar places in vivid watercolor, including the paranormal phenomena you may have missed in person.
Arbor Leigh’s pottery and jewelry are a harmonious fusion of creativity and craftsmanship. With each piece, they bridge the gap between form and function, transforming everyday objects and accessories into vibrant works of art that elevate both your living space and personal style.
Arsenal handicraft is a husband and wife illustration / screen printing studio based in Michigan. They created limited edition screen printed art prints with a focus on glow in the dark prints.
Audra Olivia is a painter of all things weird and whimsical, juxtaposing her unique creatures and characters against existing vintage landscapes.
Big Mitten Linocuts
Betsy Stecker of Big Mitten Linocuts is a naturalist and linocut printmaker. She prints in limited, numbered editions and signs each work. Betsy’s work is inspired by the woods, waters, and wildlife of Michigan, and she has won multiple awards for her prints.
Boho Haze Clay
Alexandria creates one of a kind earrings that are heavily inspired by her inner child, music and nature. Their lightweight design, intricate patterns, depth and beautiful color combinations are what sets them apart in a crowd!
Bongo Laserworks creates unique work that captures the beauty of science and nature in unique mixed media art. Biology, anatomy, and science meet spirituality, the paranormal, and cryptid creatures in each piece.
Bookend Candle Co. is an Indie home and fragrance business offering soy wax candles, soy wax melts, reed diffusers, room sprays, and candle accessories for people who want simple intentionality in their lives. Its mission is to provide a powerfully nostalgic experience and trigger clients’ memories and emotions through its scents. By offering incredible realistic scents, promising quality and genuine products and customer service, and by putting an emphasis on truly connecting with its clients, Bookend Candle Co. can not only provide people with a simple daily pleasure, but also make them feel safe and welcomed within a community.
Dylan Anderson of Chromatoform uses digital design and laser cutting to create art, jewelry, DIY kits, fun, and whimsy. Mostly whimsy. But you can’t buy that, so you’ll have to settle for buying the laser cut stuff and get the whimsy free with purchase!
Courtney Fischer Jewelry
Courtney aims to create tiny pieces of wearable art that are versatile and may be worn and enjoyed daily. Nature and color are her main sources of inspiration and all work is made in her home studio.
Caleb Zweifler is a true blue Ypsilanti Artist. He moved here 15 years ago to study illustration at Eastern Michigan University and has been developing his craft within the community with local bands, restaurants, businesses, and residents ever since. His focus is on traditional hand-inked techniques often combined with watercolors. Drawing influence primarily from cartoonists; ranging anywhere between R. Crumb to Hayao Miyazaki. If his work doesn’t make you chuckle it will certainly make you squint!
Dan Lorraine Designs
Dani hand-embroiders a variety of products such as second-hand garments, décor made from recycled materials, and even embroidered jewelry. Their work combines hours of labor for each piece with passion for the natural world, to create enchanting pieces that have been given a second life.
Dang argyle creates well-made, sturdy and adorable bags. Each dang bag is made from hand block printed fabric, making every sewn item a one-of-a-kind original — after drawing, carving, printing, and sewing!
Down Right Dutch Designs
Down Right Dutch Designs creates truly unique gifts and home decor items crafted from reclaimed wood and salvaged wood. Their hand-forged, fastidious fabrication process results in heirloom quality products that will be cherished for a lifetime.
DreamWalker is a visionary artist specializing in Alchemized Jewelry and Digital Art, pulling inspiration from the natural world, he highlights the vibration of his subject inviting the viewer into the spirit realm. He utilizes photography, paint, photoshop, bone, plants, wood and other found objects to underline the sacred in all things.
Dwaar Chocolate is a craft bean to bar chocolate making company where the process begins with sourcing and working closely with Cocoa producers from around the world that align with the company’s values of slavefree, child-labor free farming. Dwaar Chocolate combines cultural background and tradition to produce unique flavors on site in Keego Harbor, MI thru the traditional stone grinding method.
Melanie from Earthenwood Studio creates mixed media pieces inspired by folklore, witchy, and esoteric themes. Her pieces are filled with little goblin treasures, creativity, and even a little bit of magic!
Emily Boughey Photography
Im a photographer/designer full time but recently got really into face painting here in Ypsi and have done a few small parties and a small festival. I love to be creative and meet new people especially brighten little ones day!
Erika Chesky Illustration/ Colleen Chesky Clothing
Colleen and Erika Chesky are sisters who have always shared a love of thrifting and art. They have a unique collection of vintage/second hand clothing and original illustration pieces in thrifted frames.
Feels by Al Rochi
Artist Al Rochi curates essential oils to create hand-poured candles with unique fragrances. All of the ingredients are sustainable, ethically sourced, and natural. With a background in marketing and content creation, Al also designs packaging and branding for her small biz.
Flint Candle Co
Flint Candle Co aims to create unique, nostalgic, and inspiring scent blends for their hand poured soy wax candles and hand-dipped, slow burning incense, with crowd favorites like Uncle Al’s House and Northern Michigan. Their carefully curated fragrances are all blended in house and their products are proudly made in Flint, MI.
Artist Tim Burton makes gnome scenes from clay and wood. He makes them come to life in there own settings.
Goldeluxe jewelry is a woman-run, sustainability-focused jewelry brand founded by Libby Trajkovski. Based in Dexter, MI, Goldeluxe centers primarily on cast brass and sterling silver jewelry and draws inspiration from art history, graphic shapes, and ancient lore.
Green Bien Designs
Lindsay’s world revolves around her jewelry artistry, painting and graphic design. Jewelry is her canvas as she crafts using polymer clay marbled with gold leaf, coated with resin for a mesmerizing glossy finish. Her paintings are a testament to her love for nature, captured in abstract forms for a minimalist allure.
Holly Bones is an acrylic painter and designer in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She crafts eerie scenes in her work, often featuring skeletons and mysterious figures with a unique color palette. She’ll be bringing giftable original paintings and fine art prints to the RAC Holiday Art Fair on November 18-19th!
Hunt & Gather Dry Foods
Hunt and Gather Dry Foods is a small batch cocktail kit & snack company that focuses on Old World food preservation techniques including dehydration and conditioning They offer a variety of products including granola, fruit chips, cocktail infusion kits.
Hunter Bostley Inks
Hunter Bostley showcasing her fine line and stippling work in her unique portraits. Her dark and organic style is sure to turn heads. Prints and framed pieces available for purchase this winter!:)
Isabelle Marton Design
Isabelle’s college art combines technical graphic design skills with a funky and unique creativity to make visually interesting and aesthetically pleasing pieces.
Jaci Riley Jewelry
Jaci’s work is fabricated from high-quality materials, is made to be long lasting, is affordable and is sure to make you smile!
JKM Soy Candles
JKM Soy Candles uses 100% soybean wax & a wide range of premium fragrance oils to create candles that are unique, inspired, & intoxicating. Their vast array of collections, styles, & scents find the juxtaposition of luxe & whimsy and truly provide something for all, making their candles the perfect gift for everyone on your list!
JLC Pottery creates handmade bespoke functional pottery for the home and kitchen which is made to be used on a daily basis to improve simple moments. All pieces are hand crafted to incorporate texture, surface design and ergonomics in order to create a unique and pleasing experiences and visual exploration.
Jodi Lynn's Emporium of Doodles
Jodi Lynn creates colorful and quirky illustrations based on her love for education and exploration. Her illustrations are meant to bring smiles to the faces of both kids and adults alike.
Britt is a self taught jewelry artist who creates heirloom jewelry from mostly sterling silver, gold, 14k gold fill, and gemstones. She thanks Mother Nature for allowing her to work with her, while she supplies the goods and Britt then turns her treasures into wearable art!
Kiku Creative makes resin jewelry with a variety materials including: local dried flowers, photo slides, clay and gemstones/pearls. Her work is inspired by stained glass windows, the interplay of light/shadow, color and natural elements.
Kristin Perkins Glass Jewelry, LLC
Kristin has been creating her colorful, modern line of glass and silver jewelry in Ypsilanti for more than 20 years and has a following of enthusiastic collectors. She makes the glass portion of her jewelry with the lampwork technique and she designs and fabricates all of her silver settings as well.
Leather Bliss has a goal of slow fashion and up-cycling to save the planet and your hard earned money. She carefully refurbishes vintage handbags, purses, wallets, and keychains.
Living Roots Creations
Living Roots Creations offers sensual and easy to use bath and spiritual supplies to make every day magical. Our natural, holistic products weave empowerment and self celebration into your daily routine.
Lorraine Kolasa’s work is a combination of textiles and metalsmithing, often achieved by casting handmade lace into solid sterling silver. She does both her own lacemaking (working in cotton thread) and her own casting, and continues to be fascinated by the transformation and recontextualization of the process.
Lost Fern Goods
Lost Fern is a line of illustrated goods created to bring a little magic into one’s every day. Made by artist Nicole Miazgowicz, printed and packaged in Detroit, MI.
Magnolia Mercantile is a fiber art home goods shop providing pieces crafted with care and thoughtful intention created by Cait Quinn based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. What started in 2015 as a weaving business using a plastic lap loom, is now thoughtfully curated line of rug tufted items including pillows, wall art, and coasters to wearable art, reusable totes, and stickers.
Mama Egg Crafts
Mama Egg Crafts is a veteran women owned business bringing a little macrame love into your home this holiday season, using mostly recycled cotton cord and natural wood! You’ll find plenty of gifts for your friends and family, including wall hangings, car charms, ornaments, shelves and so much more!
At Mel’s Toffee we strive to make bold, unique, gourmet and MI made toffee. Every flavor is unique from itself. Our #1 goal is to get you, the customer, to say “OMG!!!!!” after the initial bite and every bite after that. Mel’s Toffee IS handmade, hand broken, hand packaged…alllllll for you. We have 7 core flavors and a holiday one that’ll knock your socks off…..in fact, our holiday, Gingerbread flavor….the Gingerbread spice is hand blended by us. Please stop by and be prepared to have your socks blown off. ALSO, we have large and small holiday tins.
Melissa A. Day Clothing Studio
Melissa Day makes upcycled streetwear and curates vintage clothing.
Metal + Stone Goods
Metal + Stone Goods makes handcrafted jewelry inspired by the nature seen from their many travels. Their jewelry is distinctive (each piece is handcrafted and one of a kind), well-crafted (every detail is carefully thought through and executed), and conscious (they stay mindful of their impact on the earth in many different ways)!
All of these beautiful items are all handmade with care by creator Bekah. She has been making clothing, accessories and other items for friends and family for 5 years, and loves to share what she makes with others. While she mainly makes things for children and babies, she also makes items that appeal to all ages.
Morgan Burgard Art
Morgan’s abstract and colorful artwork is unique for its bold use of color and its ability to transport the viewer to another world. Her work is emotionally evocative, and is sure to be the perfect gift for loved ones close and far.
Muddy Paws Pet Gear
Muddy Paws makes the dang cutest cat and dog collars and accessories! From pointy bows and bow tie collars, to bandanas with matching leashes and waste bag holders, Muddy Paws offers them all in an array of fun and zany prints that are sure to highlight your pet’s unique personality.
Nightwave Prints is a one-woman show run out of Royal Oak, MI. All pieces are hand printed and most are printed from hand carved stamps. The beauty of creating my own stamps is that I can print on anything – paper, thrifted clothing, totes, bandanas… #nightwaveprints
Northern Fern Designs
Planterior design with an emphasis on locally sourced materials, and repurposed items.
Outer Peace by Anusree Sattaluri
Outer Peace by Anusree Sattaluri is a collection of Paintings & Ceramics depicting romanticized everyday scenes to bring warmth and calm to the viewer.
Interchangeable jewelry handmade in sterling silver and 14 k gold filled. Minimalist designs with a unique style that make great gifts!
Rue Dimanche is a line of wheel-thrown ceramic wares, with an emphasis on artful functionality, finely made forms, and intuitive patterns formed by layering vibrant glazes. Rue Dimanche ceramics are made from stoneware clays fired to cone 6.
SAMAAJ Ceramics are functional, colorful pieces with tactile forms and glazes that are meant to be used everyday, making the mundane meaningful.
For Riverside’s Holiday Art fair, we’ll be bringing a variety of witchcore home goods. Wall art, yard art, home goods, ornaments, and more, all with a autumnal/woodland atheistic.
Sloe Gin Fizz
Sloe Gin Fizz is the illustration work of Nicole Ray, offering a lively mix of whimsical animal and vegetable characters, nostalgia-filled interiors, and calming views of nature. Nicole’s hand-drawn scenes are highly accessible, infused with a playful sense of humor, and a strong narrative quality.
Stefanie Spivak-Birndorf is a creator. She carves out pieces of her life to print and give to you. She is also a painter and the way she layers those colors might make you cry. She is a witch with a cat named Star who is sometimes her muse. Also her plants. Also her god. (She loves to dance).
Steve-O-Lution Studio is here to fulfill all your weird Ypsilanti water tower art needs. Holiday cards, art prints, stickers, postcards and more. All featuring our favorite local architecture. Perfect gifts for loved ones both near and far. Join the Steve-O-Lution!
Stone and Spoon
We are a retail shop curating cozy vibes with home, kitchen, and garden goods. We are also the home to the Stone and Spoon Gallery: Downtown Ypsilanti’s newest creative epicenter, located above the shop.
Artist Brendon Stretten makes functional ceramics focusing on surface design and imagery.
Sunny Beach Design
Unique hand carved woodenware for your home from wood sustainability harvested in southeast Michigan. A functional and decorative assortment of pieces are available.
tYpsi Woodworking specializes in utilitarian art focused on helping entertain you guests and bringing the quality and ambiance of your favorite restaurant and bar into your own home. From charcuterie boards, to tasting flights, and even to seasonal decorations, tYpsi has what you need to host your next event that everyone will remember.
Unicorn Feed and Supply
Unicorn Feed & Supply is a gift and activity shop that feeds your “Unicorn,” which is that happy, magical place that lives within each of us! Come explore the gifts, cards, games, adornments and decorations that help you celebrate, collaborate, play, create and manifest your inner sparkle!
Van Roth Arts
Nat Van Roth creates creepy, vintage and medieval inspired linoleum relief prints, from mini prints to poster sizes, greeting cards, and even t-shirts and tote bags. All their art is printed on recycled, hand made and hand dyed paper.
Wisp specializes in small batch handcrafted incense made from plant-based materials.
Ypsi Art Supply
Y.A.S. is your new, independent, place for art supplies & all things that celebrate living a creative life. I am proud to offer small batch/high-quality products from incredible makers.
Ypsilanti Ladies Literary Club
Our inventory consists of felted wool mittens, dog coats and crochet dog sweaters. A variety of Christmas ornaments, wood burnt plaques, knitted hats from baby to adult size. Everything is handmade by the ladies of the club and in good taste.