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Telluride Holiday Art Bazaar Kicks Off Shopping Season

Ski season not shaping up fast enough for you? Never fear, shopping season is here. Take your mind off the monotony of ski runs down Misty Maiden and dig through some truly unique, fun gifts this weekend at the Telluride Artisans Guild Holiday Bazaar.

 This year’s bazaar is being held at the high school cafeteria in Telluride, Friday, Dec. 2 from 5-8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will feature the craftsmanship of more than 40 local artists and artisans. The bazaar always features handmade, locally grown and crafted, heirloom-quality gifts and is a great place to shop for special items that you can’t find anywhere else. It’s like Etsy on steroids. Or Etsy on Christmas candy and eggnog, with lots of socializing thrown in. Only better than Etsy, because you can touch, smell or taste the products and ask the artists question in person.

Some of the cool things you can expect at this year’s event include chic, hand-sewn wool caps, hand-dipped beeswax candles, re-purposed totes and handbags, artisan knits and felted scarves, fairy wings, quilts, handcrafted belt buckles, organic jams and jellies and other specialty foods, and much more. The bazaar is also a great place to see friends and get inspired to create your own homespun gifts. This weekend also kicks off a whole week of retail fun—next Wednesday is Noel Night in Telluride and the following Friday is Jingle Jam in Mountain Village, so stay tuned for more information about those events.