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Local Gift Guide

Made In Ithaca Holiday Gift Guide



This year, consider supporting local artists in your gift-giving festivities! An exciting array of lovingly crafted items, stunning artwork, and tickets to live performances are available. Perhaps a graphic novel, a customized carved sculpture, uniquely beautiful jewelry, or tickets to a concert you’ll enjoy together will be the one-of-a-kind gift to stand out in your loved one’s season and memory.  Check it out!


Visual Art

Art prints by Jennifer Gibson
Archival artwork prints from $30 - $60
Commissions / Shipping offered - order early


Original art by Erika Medina
High quality giclées, jewelry; including earrings, pendants, rings.
Purchase at Little Red Wagon, online at or reach out on Instagram:@ravens_alchemy.
Gift Certificates / Commissions  / Shipping offered - order at least one week in advance


Oil paintings and prints by Brian Keeler
Paintings feature the Finger Lakes, New England, Italy, Ireland, Scotland, and mythology. Commissioned portraits, DVDs, books, meditation garden stones, Susan Titus prints, and etchings.
Visit North Star Art Gallery or order online
Commissions / Shipping offered

Fantasy art prints and more by Rachel Terwilliger
Queer-focused, body positive fantasy and Faerie art prints, coloring books, comics, stickers, vinyl-wrapped candles and one of a kind needlefelted faerie wing dolls.
Available at Little Red Wagon / and
Shipping offered - order by December 1st


Altered book art by Teresa Yatsko
Upcycled materials, found objects, and plant based materials such as moss and lichen are used to create whimsical dioramas, altered book ornamentations, and playful manikins cloaked in words. Specialty customized books give clients the opportunity to preserve and celebrate a loved one or an outstanding memory.
Order online at
Commissions / Local delivery available


Folk art by Mary Michael Shelley
Carved and painted folk art pictures.
Available at the artist’s studio by appointment or online at

*Commissions offered
*Shipping offered

Cheryl Chalmers Watercolors
of the Finger Lakes, Cornell University. Available for purchase at the artist’s studio or online at

Shipping offered - order by 12/17; local delivery offered - order two days in advance


Wood framed giclée photography prints
by Jim Burlitch

Arrange a visit to the artist’s studio or purchase at
Commissions offered / Shipping offered - order two weeks in advance'


Original work at The State of the Art Gallery, near the Ithaca Commons. Features a new gallery show each month! can purchase art at the gallery or online at the link above.Commissions / Shipping offered - order two weeks in advance.


Drone shots by Shira Evergreen
Drone shots of your family or business: $150 for a 1-hour session. Youi'll get 3 aerial photos and 3 video clips. Venmo @Shira-Evergreen with the subject "Drone session" and then send an email to to arrange the details. to learn more. Gift Certificates / Commissions 


Functional Art

Boxes and puzzles by Eva Capobianco
Made from reused hardwoods. Visit studio at 805 S Plain St, Ithaca by appointment or
Commissions / U.S. shipping offered - order customized items three weeks in advance, order items in stock five days in advance

Greeting cards by Susan Zehnder
Original art, whimsical, colorful and stylized.
Available at Cats Pajamas in The Dewitt Mall or online at
Commissions / Shipping offered - order at least one week in advance.

Crafted gourds from Gourdlandia
Lamps, vessels, night lights and more, all made from gourds and available for purchase at Gourdlandia. Plan your visit at
Gift Certificates / Commissions / Shipping offered if necessary.


Locally crafted items at Mimi’s Attic
Items created by local makers, including art prints, candles, Ithaca-themed dish towels, soaps, skincare products, jewelry, and more. Visit Mimi’s Attic to purchase and learn more at  Gift Certificates

Upcycled Lamps by Jon Jensen
Available at the artist’s Pop-Up Shop in
Center Ithaca December 3-5.
Learn more at ​​

Local Delivery available


Native Botanica candles soaps and oils
One of a kind and made with love to cleanse negative energy around us. Visit Ithaca Made or JE Maginations on the Ithaca Commons to purchase. Shipping offered


Glass pendants by Stefani Woodams
One-of-a-kind glass Owl pendants. Available at 15 Steps on the Ithaca Commons or at the artist’s studio in Freeville NY.  Online at Shipping offered - order by November 29th


Handcrafted fine jewelry
Available at The Jewelbox, on Taughannock Blvd. or online at
Gift Certificates/ Commissions/ Shipping offered - order by 12/18




Books by local authors at Buffalo Street Books
Often signed!
Visit Buffalo Street Books or order online at
Gift Certificates / Shipping offered

Poetry by Fran Markover
“Grandfather's Mandolin,” is award-winning poetry book about family, culture, loss, and reverence for the past. Order directly from the writer at or at Passager Press, Amazon, or our local bookstores: Odyssey Bookstore or Buffalo Street Books. Shipping offered - order six days in advance

Art book by Barbara Page
"Book Marks: An Artist's Card Catalog" an art book/memoir.
Learn more at and purchase through Buffalo Street Books and Odyssey Bookstore in Ithaca. 
Commissions / Shipping offered

Graphic Novel by Deborah A. Jones
"The Barn Story" a graphic novel describing how a woman converted her 1880's family barn into a home and studio. Learn more at  Call (607) 387-9603 to pick up a book at the artist’s studio in Trumansburg. Shipping offered - order two weeks in advance.



Live Events

Kitchen Theatre Company Flex Pass
A Flex Pass offers the freedom of single tickets with the value of a discount package! You choose the productions you want to see and when you want to see them. 4 - Play: $170 / 8 - Play: $332. Visit to purchase / Gift Certificates

The Cherry Arts
Gift a Cherry Arts Gift Certificate in denominations from $30 - $120 and give the gift of innovative art in a variety of forms. From puppetry for young people to adventurous theater, plus a brand new gallery of visual art in the new year! Visit to purchase

NYS Baroque concerts
In person or virtual concerts featuring music ranging from 14th century Italian madrigals to the works of Clara Schumann! Purchase online at
Gift Certificates / Shipping offered - order two weeks in advance

CSMA Gift Certificates
Give the gift of learning at the Community School of Music and Arts! Custom gift certificates just right for any artist, available in any amount, or for specific classes or lessons. No expiration date, yet perfect for new programs starting in January. Stop by the office or order by calling (607) 272-1474. Learn more at
Gift Certificates  / Shipping offered

Cornell Concert Series Spring 2022 Season
Live in Bailey Hall. 2022. Order online at

Gift Certificates / Shipping offered - order three weeks in advance


Hangar Theatre Flex Pass
Gift a Hangar Theatre gift certificate or a Summer 2022 Season Flex Pass Subscription! Select your 2022 Season Flight package: 10, 5 or 3. The Flight number you select equals the number of tickets you have for the season; the more you buy, the more you save. Redeem your tickets toward a variety of productions throughout the season, or use all your tickets for one performance! Visit to purchase.
Gift Certificates / Shipping offered - order ten days in advance


The Gift Guide is part of a Market the Arts program supported by the Tompkins County Tourism Program