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Art jewelry is on sale at the Tampa Museum of Art

Plus, the Dunedin Arts and Crafts Festival, Tampa Bay Holiday Market and Booze and Boutiques shop hop.
Pieces of jewelry by Cindi Samaha, who will be a featured artist at the Tampa Museum of Art's Holiday Shopping Event. [Courtesy of Cindi Samaha]
Published Nov. 13


Museum stores are already wonderful resources for gifts. Add some featured local artists and you have the Tampa Museum of Art’s Holiday Shopping Event. Seven local vendors will have works on display including Joyce Curvin’s colorful papier-mache sculptures and fine art from Wendy Fetzer Mazza. Since jewelry is always a great gift, there are three makers to choose from: Eric Folsom, who works in brass, Lonni Hopkins’ sculptural, textured silver pieces and Cindi Samaha’s gemstone necklaces. The store is offering discounts, free gift wrapping and snacks from the Riverside Cafe. Free. 4-8 p.m. Thursday. 120 W Gasparilla Plaza. (813) 421-8386.


You can give Santa your wish list in person at the Tampa Bay Holiday Market at the Coliseum this weekend. He’ll be there checking who’s naughty or nice while you shop from vendors offering an abundance of potential gift items. Get in the spirit with holiday decor, shop handbags and jewelry and indulge in chocolates and candles. Get there early — the first 150 people in line each day get a ticket to win a new Smart TV. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

Santa Claus waits in his booth during the Holiday Market & Expo in 2012 at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg. [JAMES BORCHUCK | Tampa Bay Times (2012)]


It’s a lovely time of year to stroll around and take in the Dunedin Arts and Crafts Festival. The robust lineup includes jewelry, painting, photography and some surprises, like books and a pen vendor. Several makers are offering outdoor home decor, like Ashley Brown’s colorful mermaids made from car metal she salvages from crashes. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 271 Main St.

Ashley Brown's work will be available at the Dunedin Arts and Crafts Festival this weekend. [Courtesy of American Craft Endeavors]


Nothing loosens up your wallet like alcohol, which the folks at the Booze and Boutiques shop hop probably know. Check in at Intermezzo Coffee and Cocktails and then wind your way around Central Avenue to take advantage of 20 percent discounts and cocktails at each stop. Participating boutiques are Rock Shop, Brutique, the Trunk Stylist, Ashe Couture, Atlas Body and Home and Grayspace. When you’re done, come back to Intermezzo for an after-party with a photo booth and live music. Benefits Pet Pal Animal Shelter. $30. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday. 1111 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.


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