Holiday Shopping

A Holiday Tradition

Shop artfully at the Foundry Artists' annual Holiday Show


In the turbulent wake of Black Friday shopping sprees, be sure to keep your pocketbook available for one more gift-buying gala. This month, the Foundry Artists Association will usher in its 29th Annual Holiday Show, welcoming a dozen new vendors to the floor at Pawtucket Armory Center for the Arts (172 Exchange St., Pawtucket). Tabletops will brim with goods from 65 New England-based designers, artifacts including hand-forged jewelry, blown glass, ceramics, prints, foodstuffs, fiber arts, handbags and boiled wool hats. Among the new additions is Rag & Bone Bindery, peddling handmade recipe journals, photo albums and journals. Also, keep an eye out for Hannah Blackburn’s whimsical wooden children’s toys, Greg Stones’ zombie-penguin watercolor broadsides, Theresa Mowery’s bronze-topped coffee tables, and Belinda Gabryl’s sugar skull coffee mugs.

Admission to the sale is free to the public, though attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items for the Rhode Island Food Bank. Other perks include complimentary parking, easy access from I-95, and no sales tax on your purchases. The Foundry Artists will also be featuring a silent, on-site auction to benefit the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center and We Share Hope, a group whose mission is to provide food to organizations that feed the needy of Rhode Island. So make your way to the show, and search for beautiful gifts straight from the source.