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1,001 Gift Ideas for the Art-Lover You Love

Looking for a gift for the art-lover in your life? You’ve come to the right place.

Whether that special someone loves making art, learning about it, or just appreciating it, there are lots of opportunities to give them something special. Classes, trips, art events, supplies, … well, just see our shopping list below for all the details. (And don’t miss our upcoming holiday ceramics and jewelry sales!)

194 winter art classes

  • price: $105 to $330

Winter classes at The Art League start in January, making them the perfect holiday gift — and a chance for the recipient to start the new year on the right note.

There are 194 different 9-week classes to choose from. If you’re looking for something shorter-term, there are a wealth of workshops coming up, too.

(Hint: not sure what class is right for them? A gift card lets them pick one themselves — and they can use the leftover to stock up on art supplies at our store.)

Art on the Rocks

2 can’t-miss art events

  • price: $45 to $300

Put these events on your loved one’s calendar:

The 50th Anniversary Patrons’ Show Fundraiser (February 18) guarantees them an artwork valued at $225 or more, and a good time. Tickets go on sale Saturday, January 13, so this would be a “save the date” gift.

A little later into the spring, we’ve got Art on the Rocks, our art-inspired cocktail party, on May 4. If they like cocktails and they like art, they’ll love Art on the Rocks. Tickets are on sale now!

12 of the 52 artworks in “Petite December”

52 small artworks

  • price: $30 to $350

Don’t miss your chance to snatch up something beautiful from our Petite December exhibit, opening December 6! Juried byBenedict Heywood, this exhibit consists solely of small, original artworks.

You’ll also find lots of affordable artwork in Gallery 75, including smaller and unframed pieces. Find our location and hours on the gallery page.

Michelangelo at the Met

1 trip to the met

  • price: $149

The New York Times said of the exhibit Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer: “Once the show’s done, the likelihood of there being another on its scale within the lifetime of anyone reading these words is slim.” (The exhibit is brief due to the light sensitivity of the artwork.)

Now you can give a literally once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Met led by Art League instructor Robert Liberace. Our trip is scheduled for January 31!

Too many art supplies to count

Have you been to The Art League’s art supply store? The artist on your list will feel like a kid in a candy store when you send them that way with an Art League gift card in hand.

Hundreds of handmade ceramic pieces

  • price: $15 and up

Let’s see here: jars, jugs, juicers, bowls, baskets, boxes, plates, platters, planters, vases, vessels, mugs, cups, goblets, tumblers, teapots, cheese boards, spoons, scoops, tiles, sculptures, ornaments, coasters…

It’s all at the Holiday Ceramics Sale at Artfête, December 8–10 only! Hours and more info is on our Artfête page.

Dozens of pieces of handmade jewelry

  • price: $40 and up

Also at Artfête: the Holiday Jewelry Sale, December 8 & 9! That’s two days to see what our jewelry students and teachers have created and take home a piece for that special someone.

Hey, artists and art-lovers! What do you want this year? Let us know in the comments, below!

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