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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
PRINTS: https://www.inprnt.com/gallery/illustrationjennifer
ORIGINALS: www.jgibsonillustration.com
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 etsy.com/shop/RavensAlchemyArts 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 www.northstarartgallery.com
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 etsy.com/shop/rachelillustrates.
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 Givingtreearts.com.
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 www.maryshelleyfolkart.com.

*Commissions offered
*Shipping offered



Cheryl Chalmers Watercolors
of the Finger Lakes, Cornell University. Available for purchase at the artist’s studio or online at www.CherylChalmersArt.Etsy.com
or www.Amazon.com/handmade/CherylChalmers.

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 enduringimagesphoto.com.
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! http://soagthaca.org/.You 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 shiraevergreen@gmail.com to arrange the details. www.upliftedithaca.com 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 etsy.com/shop/WeddingGiftsDesigns.
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 susanzehnder.wixsite.com/designs.
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 www.gourdlandia.com.
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 mimisatticithaca.com.  Gift Certificates



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

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 www.stefaniwoodams.com. Shipping offered - order by November 29th

 

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

 



 

Literary
 

Books by local authors at Buffalo Street Books
Often signed!
Visit Buffalo Street Books or order online at www.buffalostreetbooks.com
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 writer49pen@aol.com 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 www.barbarapagestudio.com 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 arttrail.com/artists/deb-jones/.  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 Kitchentheatre.org 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 www.thecherry.org 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 www.nysbaroque.com.
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 www.csma-ithaca.org.
Gift Certificates  / Shipping offered
 

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

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 www.hangartheatre.org to purchase.
Gift Certificates / Shipping offered - order ten days in advance

 


Artist Markets

 

Press Bay Artist Market
November 27th, 11am to 4pm

Press Bay Alley. A fun new event in Press Bay to kick off the 2021 Holiday Season. Experience guest artist vendors, as well as the Press Bay business community, for a special market of locally made products on Small Business Saturday. Learn more here.

 

CAP-a-Palooza Vintage Art Sale
December 3rd to December 12th
CAP ArtSpace, 110 N. Tioga Street, Tompkins Center of History and Culture.
(Located on the Tioga arm fo the Ithaca Commons)

CAP-a-Palooza is a fundraiser for the Community Arts Partnership. We gather over 500 pieces of used art out of the closets, basements and attics of communitiy members. The result is a fun, eclectic, colorful, often vintage mix of styles and eras.
Read all about it and find hours the Community Arts Partnershp website.

 

Handmade Holiday Market
December 4th, 12pm to 5pm
Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts
A Select Show and Sale by Area Artisans. Free to attend. Local art, wearables, crafts, and foods. Happening on the same day as Winterfest in the village of Trumansburg.  Learn more here.

 

The Factory at the Artist Alley.
Friday, Dec. 3, 4pm to 8pm
Saturday, Dec. 4, 10am to 4pm
Sunday, Dec. 5, 12pm to 4pm.

950 DANBY ROAD, ITHACA. Across the street from Ithaca College, in the back of South Hill Business Campus. Enter through the orange doors, under the Artist Alley Banner.
Drive to the back of the building and look for the Artist Alley Banner over the red doors.
Shop over 35 artists in a factory setting. A fun and Covid thoughtful event - please wear your masks. Plenty of parking and on the tcat bus route.

 

Little Red Wagon
December 11 and 12, 10am to 5pm
Triphammer Marketplace (corner of NYS Rt 13 & Triphammer Rd.)
An art and fine craft show showcasing a rich collection of local artisans. This is an airy indoor space, masks are recommended. Learn more at littleredwagonartisans.com

 

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