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How To Shop Kansas City For Everyone You Love This Holiday Season

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Strawberry Swing
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Last year, these shoppers enjoyed the photo booth at the Holiday Swing which takes place at Union Station.

There’s no reason to just give a gift this holiday season when you can give the gift of Kansas City. These holiday craft and art sales will make shopping thoughtfully, and locally, simple.

Belger Crane Yard Studios Open House & Holiday Sale
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17
Refreshments and entertainment accompany this sale of functional and decorative ceramics and jewelry made by studio members and resident artists. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., 2011 Tracy Ave., Kansas City, Missouri. Wine tasting Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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Student Willow Hardman's work, such as this piece, will be for sale at the Kansas City Art Institute's annual holiday sale.

International Marketplace Holiday Bazaar
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 16-18
El Bazar de Dulce Boutique and the Northeast Kansas City Chamber joined to create this holiday sale at the Egg Business Incubator. Items for sale include jewelry, accessories, toy, other gifts and food. Friday, 5-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 12-5 p.m. Photos with Santa on Saturday from 10-noon. 2659 Independence Ave., Kansas City, Missouri.

42nd Annual Lawrence Holiday Bazaar
Sunday, Nov. 18

As many as 105 vendors from as far away as Iowa and New Mexico sell handmade arts and crafts. Sunday, November 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 115 W. 11th, Lawrence, Kansas

Jones Gallery “Shop Small Saturday”
Saturday, Nov. 24

This sale features 200 pieces by 20 artists, all sold at a discount of 25 percent. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1717 Walnut St, Kansas City, Missouri.

Kansas City Art Institute End-of-the Semester Student Exhibition and Sale
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 2

At this longstanding tradition of a show and sale, all proceeds go directly to students and studios at the Art Institute. Friday, 5-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. 4415 Warwick Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri.

8th Annual Holiday Swing
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1-2

Strawberry Swing presents more than 125 handmade and vintage vendors from around the area, with a photo booth and food trucks. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Rd., Kansas City, Missouri.

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See this mug and more at Imagine That!'s 'I Want a Cup, a Pot, a Mug for Christmas' sale.

Cerbera Gallery’s Winter Salon III
Friday, Dec. 7-Sunday, Jan. 27

This year’s Winter Salon features the work of KCAI ceramics instructor Tom Binger. Also included are pieces by Melanie Sherman (jewelry and ceramics), Jill Opelka (oil paintings), Agent X (editions) as well as Harris Deller (ceramics), Kuehne/Klein (collages). Opening Reception: First Friday, Dec. 7, 5-9 p.m. 2011 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, Missouri.

International Interior Design Association's Third Annual Maker Mart
Saturday, Dec. 8

A curated market of hand-crafted goods by Kansas City makers. Admission is $5 for members; $10 non-members and $20 at the door, with ticket proceeds benefiting the IIDA Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is “to advance Interior Design through education, research, and knowledge to benefit IIDA and the Interior Design profession.” 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fetch, 1101 Mulberry Street, Kansas City, Missouri.

Kansas City Clay Guild 36th Annual Holiday Pottery Sale & Studio Tour
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 2
The Pottery Sale & Studio Tour includes dozens of artists in several locations around the city. Visitors can begin at the guild and pick up a map of the studio locations. Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.;  Sunday, noon-5 p.m. 200 W. 74th St., Kansas City, Missouri.

Johnson County Developmental Support Emerging Artists Holiday Sale
Wednesday, Dec. 5

A dozen emerging artists have work in this studio sale featuring fiber art, acrylics, coloring books and hand-sewn items. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Kansas.

Imagine That!
Friday, Dec. 7

The “I Want a Cup, a Pot, a Mug for Christmas!” holiday sale includes ceramics, drawings, paintings and fiber pieces by artists from Imagine That! and Object Enthusiast. Free beverage with purchase. 6-9 p.m. 215 E 20th St., Kansas City, Missouri.

Editor’s note: This list has been updated to include Cerbera Gallery’s holiday sale listing.

Follow KCUR contributor Anne Kniggendorf on Twitter @annekniggendorf.

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