What is Art Market?

Art Market serves as a marketplace for local artists who have a passion to share their talents with the community. It was first held in May,1994, offering the Salt Lake community access to affordable arts and crafts outside of the state and regional arts festival venues.

Each Art Market the best and most creative local artisans are invited to showcase their unique, funky, whimsical, hard-to-find, and almost always hand-made merchandise in a seasonally themed event. Art Market began as a once yearly event run out of Nanette’s home, but it has grown up into four events during the year, all held at the Sugarhouse Garden Center. Each of the four shows–Valentines Market (February), Mother’s Day Market (April), Fall Market (October), and Holiday Market (December) — are stocked with pieces that reflect the show’s theme.

The one-of-a-kind, hand-made Arts and Crafts include: jewelry, candles, paintings, stationery, frames, pillows, holiday décor, clothing, handbags, hats, aromatiques, stitchery, stained glass, ornamental iron, pottery, baked goods and other unique creations.

Who operates Art Market?

Utah native Nanette Banks Amis modeled Art Market after the famed Pike Place Market in Seattle, minus the fish throwing and monger odor. Nanette networks through the Utah artist community in search of new vendors who share her passion for unique, hand-made arts and crafts.

Nanette enjoys reading, skiing, hiking, sewing, knitting, cooking, hosting parties, biking, and collecting art, dishes and handbags. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband Jeff, children Grace, Isabel, Davis, and Ruby Sue.


How to participate in Art Market?

Everyone is invited to attend Art Market and begin to make it a shopping tradition for years to come. Please submit your email address in order to receive emails and postcards notifying you of upcoming events. See you there!

Interested artists are encouraged to apply to Art Market through the on-line form