THE CONSERVA TO HOST FIRST-EVER HOLIDAY MARKET, BENEFITTING MITTENS FOR DETROIT
For holiday givers who are looking for those final, unique gifts yet want to avoid huge confusing craft fairs and busy malls, The Conserva in downtown Ferndale might just offer the perfect answer. The year’s hottest new local restaurant is hosting a first-ever Holiday Art Market on Sunday, December 17, from 10 am – 5 pm. The Conserva is located at 201 East 9 Mile, one block east of Woodward across from the public library, under the Lofts on 9.
The array of interesting artists and makers, thoughtfully selected by Janna Coumoundouros (herself a fashion designer, photographer and artist), promises to answer your gift-giving needs with an array of interesting offerings and the opportunity to give hand-made gifts purchased directly by their creators. Some of the artists are new and emerging with fresh work, never before seen by the public. Everything from one-of-a-kind jewelry, to ceramics, wearables, soaps and handbags, as well as original oil paintings and whimsical animal drawings, will fill the restaurant in this one day, special sale.
The Conserva’s craft cocktails, wine and special beers will be available after noon for shoppers to enjoy while they shop. Along with supporting local artists, the restaurant is creating a special “Mitten” cocktail and donating half the proceeds to Mittens for Detroit, a nonprofit that collects, purchases, and distributes new mittens and gloves to children and adults in Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park, and other nearby underserved cities. A collection box will be at the event, for shoppers to drop off new, warm mittens and gloves.
SOME OF THE ARTISTS AND MAKERS INCLUDE:
Earthenwood Studio, ceramics
Steve Baldridge, ink sketches
Lilacpop Studio, jewelry and photography
Re-Zip It, zipper jewelry and home goods
JKM, soy candles
The Foxy Hipster, jewelry
Left Handed Branded, accessories
Mark Sarmel, prints
City Girl Soap, handmade soaps
Studio 23, handbags
Debbie Sipes, collage art
Nancy Coumoundouros, original oil paintings