Shop local artisan crafts in the Museum!

December  7th
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Join the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, December 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm for its annual Holiday Showcase! Visitors at this free event will have a chance to purchase beautifully crafted items from local artists and authors for the holidays. Talented local artisans will be available to answer questions about the artistic works on sale. 


Come enjoy live music, wine, and hors d'oeuvres while browsing the Museum gift shop & gallery! Shoppers can get in the Holiday spirit with this entertaining and unique experience and take the opportunity to view the Museum's new special exhibit, Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives.

Visitors may explore the work of Jacob A. Riis (1849-1914), a journalist and social reformer who publicized the crises in housing, education, and poverty at the height of European immigration to New York City in the late nineteenth century. This inspirational exhibition presents immersive life-size photographs, as well as artifacts and personal documentation.

Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives is adapted from the exhibition Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York's Other Half, organized by the Museum of the City of New York, curated by Bonnie Yochelson and co-presented by the Library of Congress. The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is committed to promoting science, and cultural and natural history with the integration of art in exhibits and educational programs. This exhibit was made possible in part through Hotel Tax Revenue funded from the City of College Station & the City of Bryan through the Arts Council of Brazos Valley.

Meet Our Artists!

Intersections Textiles
Stop by to view and purchase one-of-a-kind pieces, produced by local weavers, spinners, and fiber artists.

Finishing Touch Jewelry
Self-taught jewelry artist Kathy Collier will showcase a variety of beautiful jewelry sets, designed and created using semi-precious stones, glass beads and offering unique, traditional and colorful jewelry.

Lantana Cottage Soaps
Their homemade, natural body and home products offer a one-of-a-kind gifting opportunity.

JD Woodworks
Wood craftsman JD Bolich will be on site with his impressive collection of hand-crafted wooden spoons, spatulas, ladles, cutting boards, and ‘fiddle bow’ bread knives. All items are created from raw materials from local areas, and promises to be a keepsake or a unique personal treasure for friends and family.

Mud Ponies Pottery
Amber Miller’s pottery pieces make perfect one of kind gifts. Beautiful platters, mugs, and even ceramic ornaments are among the many treasures you can take home!

Feisty Fenn Fibers
Fiber artist Diana North will feature some of her knitwear sure to offer a one-of-a-kind gift. Her works include a fun mix of colorful pieces such as scarves, hats, bags, and much more.

Visual Arts Society
Talented artists from The Visual Art Society of Bryan-College Station, a volunteer, non-profit organization, will be on hand with a variety of beautiful artistic creations for sale.

Joy Pottery
Local pottery artist will be showcasing a selection of their beautiful handmade stoneware including, but not limited to mugs, bowls, and pitchers. Each piece is individually crafted and make for a truly one-of-a-kind gift.

Speechless Art
Artists Xochital Flores’ crafts are a family affair, creations made by her and her two sons. They offer a unique opportunity to gift recycled crafts sure to impress anyone.

Steel Wool Blacksmith
A metal jewelry and blacksmithing company run by Anna & Thomas Shumate will be sure to make your holiday shopping effortless with their wide selection of unique and hand-crafted necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more.

Hannah Franke Wire Wrapped Jewelry
Hannah Franke’s passion in geology shines through in her beautiful wire-wrapped one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. Beautiful geological specimens are transformed to provide you with a unique jewelry piece.

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