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Artique returns to celebrate the holiday season after canceling last year’s exhibit because of the pandemic

Boutique specializes in local, handmade art and items

Artique will host a holiday-flavored First Friday Artists Opening on Dec. 3 to kick off the yuletide season. The boutique is known for showcasing unique, handmade works by local artists.
Courtesy of Katie Stellpflug

The handmade holiday season is back at Artique.

After canceling the boutique’s First Friday Openings for six months, owner Katie Stellpflug is looking forward to kicking off the holidays with a reception on Dec. 3 that celebrates local artists.

“It feels great to plan a party to kick off the holidays and get some people out for some local-gift shopping, which is, more than ever, important this year,” Stellpflug said. “I pride myself on strictly supporting local artists. That way if people walk into the door and ask where the artists are from, I say they mostly come from Summit County, and a few are from Heber.”



This Friday’s event, which will run from 6-9 p.m., will spotlight 20 artists — including textilist Carole Duh, the Kamas History Group and Kim Plavin, who creates her works from discarded wood — who have become part of the Artique family over the years, Stellpflug said.

“We will also have a few new artists who we introduced this past year,” she said. “They will showcase a lot of fun creations and fun ornaments this year.”



Handmade ornaments, handmade paper greeting cards, knitted and crocheted winter hats and gloves, and other seasonal goods will be on exhibit and available for purchase, according to Stellpflug.

The exhibit will also feature hand-crafted jewelry and ceramics that are one-of-a-kind creations,

Stellpflug said.

“That’s what handmade is to me, and I’m always the one who says buy handmade and buy local,” she said. “Artique provides a place for people to be introduced to these artists and allow them to celebrate. It’s nice to put a face behind those gifts, and it’s nice to give those gifts.”

Friday’s celebration will also include light snacks and drinks, Stellpflug said.

“Our First Friday Openings are always a fun event, and we kind of look at these celebrations as customer appreciation nights,” she said. “They are nice times to gather with friends, and since we weren’t able to do a December one last year, it will be fun to get together during this fun time of year.”

Handmade Holiday Season First Friday Opening

When: 6-9 pm., Friday, Dec. 3

Where: Artique, 283 N. Main St., Kamas

Cost: Free

Phone: 435-640-8048

Web:facebook.com/artiqueartandgifts


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