Buy local, eat local, drink local — and now we can add “hang local” to the Keep Louisville Weird mantra with Revelry Boutique Gallery‘s “Winter Wonderland” exhibit that features locally made Christmas tree ornaments from nearly 20 Louisville artists.
The show — which opens tonight, Dec. 1 — will hang (pun intended) through the first of the year, but the ornaments can be bought and taken home anytime throughout the month. In fact, your best bet to see the entire exhibit is to go tonight during the opening reception, from 7-10 p.m.
Along with the ornaments, Revelry is offering up a festive holiday atmosphere with live music and a pop-up shop of vintage furs by Buena Buena. Plus, they’ll have all their other fun little knickknacks, most of which are locally made as well, so you can get some Christmas shopping done as well.
Gallery owner Mo McKnight Howe says the ornaments run the gamut of mediums, including cloth, felt, wood, metal, embroidery, bourbon, bourbon staves, original paintings, portraits, and even license plates. And participating artists include Bri Bowers, Awesome by Jenna, Wood & Twine, Maya Joy, David Nichols, Harrison Fogle and many more.
Howe tells Insider this is the gallery’s first time hosting an ornament show, and she hopes the festive, staff-made decor, including a fireplace and mantel made out of cardboard, complements the one-of-a-kind artwork in the show.
“Our gallery director, Bri Bowers, has made the back gallery into a cozy winter wonderland,” she adds. “All the artists have put a ton of time into these mini pieces of art you can hang from your tree. They’ve created everything from mini oil paintings to resin sculptures to felted arrangements.”
Revelry Boutique Gallery is located in NuLu at 742 E. Market St.
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Also worth a mention — if you’re looking for more ways to shop local this weekend, the annual Flea Off Indoor Holiday Bazaar begins Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3, at the Art Sanctuary in Germantown. We’ll have more details about this next week, along with a full local holiday shopping roundup, but wanted to let you know it starts Saturday (and will continue next weekend, Dec. 9-10).
Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. both days, and Art Sanctuary is located at 1433 S. Shelby St.