5 Artsy Activities for a Creative Holiday Season

By: Tiara Chutkhan

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Twist might be closed for the holidays, but you can still enjoy art this holiday season! With so much time for friends and family, here are our top 5 picks for art related activities you can enjoy over the holidays!

1.    Galleries 

Plenty of galleries around the city are still open throughout the season. Check online and on local blogs for exhibits going on and gallery hours. It’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon with friends or for a date with your sweetheart. End off with a warm drink and yummy treat at a local café and you’ve got the perfect holiday afternoon.

2.    Paint Night

Looking to create your own art? Try a paint night! Many local artists and art spaces hold paint nights. Some are structured, giving you something to follow along and paint, while others allow you to freely express yourself however you’d like. No matter your skill level, there’s surely an evening that can cater to what you’re looking for. Fun fact- some even include wine!

3.    Holiday Markets

If you’re not much of an artist, but still want to support the local artists in your community there are plenty of holiday markets this time of year. Whether you’re looking to finish your Christmas shopping or just shop for yourself, supporting local artists is a great way to do it. Check local blogs and social media for any markets happening in your area. You never know what amazing handmade goodies you’ll find!

4.    Crafting at Home

If you’re looking to enjoy more time at home, try doing some home craft projects. Whether it’s something you’re already familiar with or trying something new, looking on sites like Pinterest can give you a ton of inspiration on things you can do with items you have handy at home. Creating decorations for the holidays or repurposing old things can get the whole family involved. 

5.    Colouring Books

After the hustle and bustle leading up to Christmas, you may be looking to just spend some creative time alone. Colour books are perfect for those quiet evenings. With so many different designs and themes available, there are more than enough to choose from. All you need is a box of pencil crayons and you’ll be good to go for hours!

 

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