Shop Local, Original and Creative This Christmas

Does the prospect of heading into the Overgate to battle with the crowds to Christmas shop, fill you with dread? Do the nightmarish scenes of shopping Stateside, just make you wonder, why the…

Well, thanks to local star creatives at WASPS Studio collective and Bunty and Bella, you can do all of your Christmas shopping at two independent events this next weekend; giving you the chance to shop in a relaxed, chilled out atmosphere, buy original work, and support local makers – which really does make everyone happy – gift buyers, gift makers and gift receivers!Both events offer something a little bit different; and what’s more they’ve been programmed so that you can do both and visit over 40 creatives who will have their work on sale, over Friday 2nd through to Sunday 4th December – hoorah for good planning!

Wasps Artists and Creative Special Guests
Venue: WASPS, 18 Airlie Place, Dundee, DD1 4HJ (heading from Perth Road, this is the street leading up to the Union, go right up and then turn into the dead end – this is where the entrance to the studios is!)

Dates: Friday 2nd December 12-7pm and Saturday 3rd December 12-5pm

Live music, mulled wine and treats and an opportunity to blether with creative folks, see their spaces and support your local creative businesses by getting all your Christmas shopping done under one roof.

WASPS residents include: Cathrine Holtet, Jennifer Robson, Kirsty Doig, Jonathan Hood, Genna Delaney, Nicola Morrison, Two Dolls, Jill Skulina, Louise Kirby, Louise Ritchie, Neil McIntee, Paola McClure

Special guests include: Patricia Griffin; Fiona Henzie; Christina Hirst; Emma MacDermott; Viktoria Begg; Patricia Griffin; Steven Higginson; Kate Pickering; Ashley McGregor; Cheryl McDermid; Michael Lambert; Cathrine Brunet; Heather Hodge; Joanne Hodge; Pure Dead Brilliant (Jacqueline Van Hooft)

Visit their Facebook event page to find out more!

Bunty and Bella’s Big Boutique Bash

Venue: Maggie’s Centre Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, Tom McDonald Avenue, Dundee, DD2 1NH

Date: Sunday 4th December, 12pm-4pm

Hot drinks and sweet treats by Jute Cafe Bar; and you can sign up for some festive printing with Bunty and Bella – have a go at carving your own stamps and impress your friends and family this christmas with cool and original cards and gift tags, handmade and printed by you.

Creatives include: Bunty and Bella; Bell and Belle; Caterpillar Army; Claire McVinnie; Eilidh Borland; Hellojenuine; Hilary Grant; Jane Gowans; Kiel Fuqua; Louise Kirby; Lovely Pigeon; Mhairi Wild; Monikie Roch Art; Nikki McWilliams; Sam Marsh; Tayac; Yoke.

Visit their Facebook event page to find out more!