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Local Art Holiday Shopping Guide

Published By Duke Arts / published on: December 14, 2020

Support NC artists this season! Use our guide to find where to buy art by local artists in Durham (or online). 

2020 Holiday Invitational Art Sale and Exhibit (Arts & Health at Duke)

Online shop? No

In person shopping? Yes

Duke University Hospital Concourse Hallway

Tues–Fri 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Featuring the work of 20 local North Carolina artists and craftspeople, the Art Sale and Exhibit has a variety of work for purchase including clothing, photography, and ceramics. As with all Arts & Health at Duke exhibits, the artists choose to donate part of the proceeds back to the Duke program, which goes to support bedside art kit deliveries and live music at the hospital.

Horse & Buggy Press and Friends

Online shop? Yes

In person shopping? Yes

1116 Broad Street. Middle Suite.
Durham, NC  27705

Mon–Fri 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Horse & Buggy Press and Friends houses Horse & Buggy Press, a graphic design, letterpress printing, and book production studio, as well as a craft and art gallery. Here visitors will find museum-quality framed artworks, pottery, glass, jewelry, fiber art, small-scale sculptures, and more. The store also features a bookstall filled with a wide array of artist monographs, exhibit catalogues, and small press literary and art books you wouldn’t find in a typical bookstore.

PS 118 Gallery

Online shop? Yes

In person shopping? Yes

118 W Parrish St
Durham, NC 27701

Saturdays 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
By appointment for private showings

Owned by Horse & Buggy Press and Friends, PS 118 Gallery is located in downtown Durham and always features two curated exhibits by artists and craftspeople from across  the Southeast. Currently, “New Works / New Blood” and “Trailer Park” are on view at the gallery, spotlighting a variety of artwork including painting, jewelry, collage, engravings, and more. PS 118 Gallery also has a large array of craft-based objects and book publications in rotation to complement the main exhibitions.

5 Points Gallery

Online shop? Yes

In person shopping? Yes

109 E Chapel Hill St
Durham, NC 27701

By appointment for private showings

Located on the Five Points Plaza in downtown Durham, 5 Points Gallery features original, contemporary art by local artists. The gallery’s offerings include painting, ceramics, fused glass, sculpture, photography, textiles, and mixed-media artworks. Gift cards are also available for purchase. Their fall exhibition, “Artery on the Streetery,” will last until the end of December 2020.

The Scrap Exchange’s Artisan Marketplace

Online shop? Yes

In person shopping? Yes

2050 Chapel Hill Rd
Durham, NC 27707

Tues–Sat 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

The Scrap Exchange Artists’ Marketplace, located inside The Scrap Exchange’s retail store, features products from local artists who are using reclaimed materials in their work. Visitors will find a wide range of handmade, upcycled items including purses, jewelry, home decor, and wall hangings.

Cecy’s Gallery & Studios

Online shop? Yes

In person shopping? Yes

417 Foster St
Durham, NC 27701

Mon–Fri 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

In addition to offering three large working studios, holding classes, and hosting events, Cecy’s Gallery & Studios offers the work of dozens of local artists and craftspeople. From paintings, pottery, and wall art to candles, jewelry, and custom furniture, Cecy’s has a vast assortment of handmade items for sale.

Artisan Market at 305

Online shop? Yes

In person shopping? Yes

305 E Chapel Hill St #3301
Durham, NC 27701

Thursdays 11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Fridays/Saturdays 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sundays 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

The Artisan Market at 305 is a collective of over 45 local artists from North Carolina. In addition to offering custom work, The Artisan Market at 305 has a wide assortment of handmade gifts and art for sale including jewelry, pottery, fiber art, glass, photography, paintings, candles, and Durham-themed items.

Golden Belt Arts

Online shop? No

In person shopping? Yes

Email artists to shop by appointment

Part of the Golden Belt Arts program, the Warehouse Studios are home to 25 individual studio artists as well as the Golden Belt Warehouse Artists gallery. These studios are home to a wide variety of styles and mediums, including paint, jewelry, fashion design, photography, and digital arts. Currently, those interested in purchasing works from the artists of Golden Belt Arts can email them individually to shop by appointment.

Liberty Arts Foundry

Online shop? Yes

In person shopping? No

For those looking to avoid brick-and-mortar stores and instead do their shopping online, Liberty Arts Foundry has compiled a virtual marketplace featuring a dozens of local artists. Their offerings span paper, fabric, and home goods, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, and even classes for those looking to learn how to make their own holiday gifts.

Through This Lens

Online shop? Yes

In person shopping? Yes

303 E Chapel Hill St
Durham, NC 27701

Email gallery to shop by appointment

Through This Lens is a gallery space that aims to be a resource of photographic art in the Southeast. In addition to their gallery, Through This Lens also offers books both new and used, posters, custom framing, custom large format printing, and other items related to photography.

Bungalow

Online shop? Yes

In person shopping? Yes

339 W. Main St.
Durham, NC 27701

Tues–Fri 12–4 p.m.
Saturdays 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Located in the heart of downtown Durham, Bungalow offers a wide array of home goods including pillows and throws, textiles, local art, natural skincare, finely milled soaps, and scented candles.

Exotique Boutique & Art Gallery

Online shop? Yes

In person shopping? Yes

319 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701

Tuesdays/Wednesdays 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thurs–Sat 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sundays 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

At Exotique Boutique & Art Gallery, visitors will find colorful and authentic African-style clothing as well as art made by local and international artists, jewelry, musical instruments, and home decor.

Bull City Art & Frame Company

Online shop? No

In person shopping? Yes

905 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701

Mon–Sat 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Bull City Art & Frame Company offers an extensive array of framing services, including canvas stretching, dry mounting, and hanging services. In addition to their custom framing, Bull City Art & Frame Company also features a rotating gallery of local art in a variety of media. Duke employees get 10% off custom framing.

Durham Art Guild

Online shop? No

In person shopping? Yes

Golden Belt Campus
Mill No. 1 Building
800 Taylor St. Suite 9-157
Durham, NC 27701

Exhibition viewings by appointment only

Shoppers can visit and purchase the art being shown at Durham Art Guild’s current exhibition “Tedious World,” featuring new works by DAG member Carson Whitmore. This exhibition is viewable by appointment at the DAG Gallery at Golden Belt Campus through Jan. 3, 2021.

If you’re interested in buying work directly from the artist, we recommend also browsing the Durham Arts Network directory.