Print Bazaar on Cherokee

When: Sat., Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 2016

This is a tough time of year for people who hate shopping for gifts. Maybe you loathe the task because you make terrible decisions, or maybe you're just not cut out for the mall scene. Whatever the reason, you still have to find something heartfelt, personal and unique for the special people in your life. Guess what? Those adjectives pretty much describe the art of printmaking, and this Saturday is Print Bazaar on Cherokee. The annual sale of works by the city's finest printmakers features dozens of artists selling handmade, idiosyncratic pieces for a fair price. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. you can roam Cherokee Street looking for the art that speaks to your soul. Maybe it's the "off-kilter view" of seasoned printmaker Arden Goewert. Perhaps you'll find it at the inclusive, LGBT-friendly Westminster Press (3156 Cherokee Street). Printmaking is a democratic art — it's made by all kinds of people, for all kinds of people. Get out there and get you some. There will be artist demonstrations, on-site framing and food trucks. Visit for the full list of artists and participating locations.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission