It’s the last weekend to shop before Christmas. Shop small and local.

This weekend, catch art from Dalí staff, a round up of markets and a unique gift idea.
Published December 22 2018
Updated December 22 2018


It’s no coincidence that artistically inclined people tend to work and volunteer at museums. But it’s really cool that these artists and makers can show their works at a museum, as happens Thursday at the Dalí Museum’s Holiday Arts and Crafts Bazaar. The talented staffers and volunteers will have their works in painting, photography, pottery and fiber arts for sale. Melting clock and Dalí mustache ornaments from the museum store will also be available during the event, which will be festive with decorations and holiday music. It’s free to attend but doesn’t include entrance to the galleries. All sales are cash only (ATM available). 4-6 p.m. 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg.


Got a history buff on your list? This could be the perfect gift for that person. Arts in Letters is a St. Petersburg-based online company that delivers reproductions of actual letters by notable people in history, sent to you weekly by subscription. The categories are from figures in science, art, music and literature, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Leonardo da Vinci and Marie Curie. Each letter comes with biographical and historical information about the writer. You can choose a particular category or go for the Grand Slam package that rotates all of them. Subscriptions are available for three months, six months or one year and range from $52-$150.


This is it — the last weekend before Christmas. But you’re not too late to shop small and local for the holidays. There are a number of markets and popups this weekend.

Everyone’s super excited about the new food offerings at Sparkman Wharf, and now each week they have local businesses pop up in a series called Sparks at the Park. I can’t think of anyone more colorful than Gypsy Junque, right, to pop up there, which they’ll do from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Look for the electric-hued bus filled with all your boho fantasies. 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa.

The Indie Flea is popping up at Station House, the chic mixed-use space in downtown St. Petersburg. This multilevel market features all your favorite vendors selling handmade goods, and the venue is home to Gather, a popup boutique curated by Indie Flea organizers. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 260 First Ave. S.

The Market at 81Bay Brewing Co. is having a Holly Jolly Market on Saturday, with a bunch of vendors with fun names including Weird Beard Candle Co. and Banana Candy. Noon-5 p.m. 4465 W Gandy Blvd., Tampa.

Date-night shopping! The Holiday Moonlight Market takes over Tampa’s Hooch and Hive on Sunday. Arrive early for happy hour from 4-7 p.m. Peruse the selection of handmade goods from local artists and makers from 7 p.m.-midnight. Then stay a while; the restaurant offers a “happiest hour” from 11 p.m.-2 a.m. 1001 W Cass St.