Holiday Market/Open Studios at Running With Scissors
December 8 - December 10
The Running With Scissors Art Studios (RWS) annual holiday market and open studios are happening in Portland, Maine, December 8-10, 2023. Peruse, shop, and taste your way through our 16,000 square foot makerspace in the East Bayside neighborhood among breweries, art galleries, small businesses and other local and independent businesses.
Friday, December 8: 4 – 8pm
Saturday, December 9: 10am – 5pm
Sunday, December 10: noon-5pm
Join us for three days and nights of unique, handmade gifts during our annual Holiday Market and Open Studios. There will be everything from hand painted ornaments to 5-foot paintings, clay food sculpture to beautiful functional pottery, one of a kind jewelry, mystifying photos, prints of favorite places and those of dreamscapes, decorative painted wood working, stunning portraiture, gift cards, teacher gifts and perfect stocking stuffers. Find your favorites and gifts for your loved ones too. Three of Strong Spirits, Meet on the Street Food Truck, Vagabond Coffee, and Vina Ann’s Homemade Pies and Baked Goods join us in the studios this year with their tasty treats and drinks to enjoy during the event, buy as a gift or take home with you. Over the weekend we also celebrate the return of Print Crawl–a fun and festive self guided tour of print shops and studios around Portland. Part of the Print Crawl, a holiday print shop scavenger hunt, you can get a handmade passport book, collect a stamp from all 8 participating studios and become eligible to win a prize! Off street parking available. RWS’s goal is to help artists reach their independent creative goals by providing access to shared equipment, tools, information, and community.