The Starland District’s beloved First Friday Art March is back for the holiday season Dec. 2. After a couple of months of weather cancellations, our November Art March was a refreshing reminder of how the arts can bring a community together for a night of exploration, learning and memories.
This Friday, if you’re looking for a great way to mix your love for holiday shopping with helping the community, look no further than the Loop It Up Savannah Holiday Pop-Up Shop at Non-Fiction Gallery, 1522 Bull St. Founded in 2008, Loop It Up brings creative art experiences to the children and families of Savannah. Their focus is to bring the arts into traditionally underserved neighborhoods in a sustainable way so art and creative thinking empower the future for every neighborhood in our city.
Led by the fearless and ever-energetic Molly Lieberman, Loop It Up has been producing colorful holiday crafts from cards, along with cups, mugs, sculptures and all types of handmade treasures. Best of all, all the proceeds from Loop It Up’s sale will be donated directly to children’s art programming in more than 20 locations throughout the city.
The Pop-Up Shop will be open not only during the First Friday Art March, but also from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday.
This weekend, the Starland District is host not just to the Art March, but the Craft Scout Holiday Market as well. Featuring local artisans, live music and kids’ activities, the Holiday Market is a one-stop shop for all things local. The event is free and open to the public and will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 3 in the American Legion Ballroom on Bull Street.
As we come to the end of the year, I’d also like to give a quick shout-out to some of our amazing sponsors who have made this year such an incredible journey for us. The city of Savannah’s Department of Cultural and the state of Georgia’s Council for the Arts have been hugely important to the success of this program and we couldn’t be happier to partner with them to bring you, our community, accessible arts programming year-round.
Thank you, and happy holidays!
Clinton Edminster is executive director of Art Rise Savannah. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to artrisesavannah.org.
IF YOU GO
What: First Friday Art March
When: 6-9 p.m. Dec. 2
Where: Starland District