One Hundred Miles will launch its third annual online Holiday Market on Nov. 15, providing a one-stop shop for coastal artwork created by local artists.
The online market will be open through Jan. 7.
“For us, it’s become an annual tradition, and it’s a way for people to skip the crowds during the giving season and make their dollars count for the Georgia coast,” said Kelly Patton, coastal education coordinator for One Hundred Miles.
The market will feature locally-made, one-of-a-kind products that showcase the coast.
“We’re partnering with artists from Savannah, all the way to St. Mary’s,” Patton said. “A lot of those artists are here in the Golden Isles because we do have such a unique and vibrant artist and small business community.”
Each purchase will also support One Hundred Mile’s mission to protect the coastal environment, as 40 percent of each purchase goes directly to the organization.
One Hundred Miles will host a Holly Days showcase event at First Friday on Dec. 1, when people can come browse the items in person at their office, located at 1312 Newcastle St.
“People can come and shop in person, because with art, sometimes you want to pick it up and hold it,” Patton said.
One Hundred Miles has partnered with nearly 25 local artists for the market.
“What’s unique about our Holiday Market is the items that they create are exclusively for us,” Patton said. “So they’re coastal themed, and you can’t buy them anywhere else when you’re shopping.”
Purchased items can be picked up at the Brunswick or Savannah office, or items can be shipped for a fee.
Patton said she hopes for the pieces on sale to tell the story of the coast and the artists who capture its beauty.
“Our coastal environment and artists are so tightly connected,” she said. “And since we’re partnering with artists across our coast and they’re creating unique pieces that inspire them, we hope in turn that we can tell their stories and inspire shoppers as well to join our efforts and connect with these artists in a greater way.”
Patton said the market will have a wide variety of items that’ll make great gifts this holiday season. And, she said, it’s for a good cause.
“Your money is staying in the community, and at the same time, you’re supporting One Hundred Miles and our mission,” she said. “So while you’re doing holiday shopping, you can feel good about where your dollars are going.”
The market’s website is onehundredmiles.org/holidaymarket.