ShopColumbia Presents: The Ninth Annual Holiday Market
November 27 – December 22, 2017
For the Ninth Annual Holiday Market, ShopColumbia, Columbia College Chicago’s art boutique is hosting a month-long showcase of one-of-a-kind items designed and created by Columbia artists. The Market, hosted in the newly expanded and renovated boutique, will feature over 150 student, alumni, faculty, and staff artists selling fine art, photography, paintings, clothing, fashion accessories, stationery, music, zines, and more! Most items featured are sold exclusively at ShopColumbia and will not be found at other stores or boutiques.
Daily Promotions: Throughout the month, ShopColumbia will be featuring a different promotion or holiday treat every day. Daily promotions include customer appreciation days, free gift wrapping, in-store karaoke, complimentary gift bags (without the city bag tax!) and holiday treats and refreshments.
Affordable Gift Options: Customers will find affordable gift options of all price points with stocking stuffers starting at $1.00. The majority of items are priced between $20-$50.
Mystery Gifts: New this year, ShopColumbia will be selling limited “Mystery Gifts” for $10. Add an extra level of mystery to the secret Santa game—both the giver and recipient will be surprised! All Mystery Gifts are pre-wrapped, ready for exchanging and are valued greater than $10 to maximize spending dollars.
Extended Hours: ShopColumbia will be extending hours to offer early bird shopping on Wednesday mornings, opening at 9am. Evening hours will be hosted on Thursdays, open until 7pm. ShopColumbia will also be open Saturday, December 2, 11am – 4pm.
Shop local. Support emerging artists. ShopColumbia is a year-round boutique located in the heart of Columbia’s South Loop Campus. In addition to selling the best of what Columbia College artists make, ShopColumbia is a learning laboratory for emerging artists. ShopColumbia supports students by providing a professional environment to hone the process of presenting, marketing, and selling work to the public. Students earn 75% from sales and Faculty, Staff and Alumni earn 50%. Since ShopColumbia opened fall of 2008, ShopColumbia artists have earned over $350,000 from the sale of their work.
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