10th Anniversary Market for Mt. Airy Art Garage

by 
Arleen Olshan, Mt. Airy Art Garage
MAAG photo by Linda Slodki
Shoppers browse at last year’s art market.

Who could have imagined in November 2009, at Weavers Way’s old garage at 542 Carpenter Lane, that Mt. Airy Art Garage would one day be holding its 10th Anniversary Holiday Art Market?

The celebration takes place Saturday and Sunday, December 8-9, noon 6 p.m., at 7054 Germantown Ave., home of the Mt. Airy Custom Furniture group.

MAAG has gone through changes over these years — expansion and contraction, building a new home, losing it, waiting for our new place, all while operating a gallery and gift shop at 6622 Germantown Ave. However, the quality of fine art and handcrafts created by local artists has not diminished. It continues to grow with more artists coming forward. 

We have also grown into our extensive community projects/partnerships — at Houston and Emlen elementary schools in Mt. Airy, the Mt. Airy Playground, a student exhibit in Lovett Library, the Philadelphia Theatre Company and the Fabric Workshop Museum. In addition, we co-hosted the first Philly Pride Festival with the Office of LGBTQ Affairs in Mt. Airy. We also offer an ongoing Photo Club and are revamping “Drawing from Live Models” sessions.

We are happy to announce that this year’s Holiday Art Market is in partnership with the Mt. Airy Custom Furniture group at 7054 Germantown Ave. This lovely storefront has over 6,000 square feet of space that will be filled to the brim with beautiful creations. Visitors will discover paintings, photography, woodwork, hand-crafted leather goods, jewelry, clothing, warm scarves and gloves and pillows and much more — tutus, too! — all made by local artisans. As in years past, we will feature local musicians and offer refreshments all weekend.

This event is free and open to the public. Do join us!

For more information, contact me at 267-240-3302