For the Art Lover on Your Gift List, Check out These UC Davis and Regional Sources

Rows of books, mugs, pillow in store display at UC Davis Gorman museum
The UC Davis Gorman Museum of Native American Art gift shop has multiple gifts for sale. All products are sourced from Native American merchants and artisans.

The UC Davis Gorman Museum of Native American Art, newly reopened this fall in a larger venue than previous years, offers Native American- made and sourced gifts.  They specialize in art cards from across North America by known and emerging Native American and First Nations artists.  They also offer blankets, throws and pillows from Eighth Generation and Totem Design House; cards and basketballs by Trickster; balms, salves, soaps and lotions by Medicine of the People and Bison Naturals; notebooks and journals; stuffed horses and cookies by Courtney Yazzie; and a variety of catalogues and books from previous exhibitions at the Gorman Museum.

Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 11-5 (meter parking) / Saturday, Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., (free parking)

Closed Monday, Tuesday, Dec. 24-Jan. 2.

Other sources in the region include:

  • In Davis...
  • 8th Annual Davis Manor Winter Bazaar: This Sunday, Dec. 10 at M & Duke, enjoy artisanal shopping and neighborly holiday cheer at the 8th Annual Davis Manor Winter Bazaar. Twenty talented neighborhood artisans will showcase a variety of hand-crafted artwork, farm goods, and including jewelry, ceramics, metal sculpture, soaps, and fabulous hot Indian delicacies! In case of rain, go to 716 N St. where vendors will set up indoors and outdoors under shelter.
  • Pence Gallery Holiday Market: Featuring over 60 local artists' soaps & lotions, candles, scarves, hats, & original works of art. Enjoy a cache of rare vintage jewelry as well. 11:30 a.m.–5 p.m. through Dec. 24.
  • Artery All Member Holiday Gift Show: Shop from local artists handmade goods including ceramics, jewelry, wall art, glass, textiles, wood & more. Extended hours start Dec 8. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., through Jan 2.
  • Davis Craft and Vintage Fair: First, catch them at E St. Plaza during Dec. 8 ArtAbout. Then, find them Dec. 17 (typically 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) in Central Park Pavilion. Find handmade crafts, beautifully crafted items by local small business artisans, super cool vintage finds that make truly unique gifts, live music, food and drinks.
  • Sudwerk & Growing Groves: Holiday Market will be on Dec. 10 (rain or shine) from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. with live music, games, activities, food drive and raffle, holiday photos and many local vendors.
  • Natsoulas Gallery: Smaller Works and Affordable Art Annual Exhibition. Dec. 6-Jan. 6 with an opening reception during Dec. 8 ArtAbout.
  • In Sacramento...
  • Crocker Art Museum:

    The Museum Store is open Wednesday–Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit the Museum Store and discover beautiful pieces, thought-provoking objects for homes and offices, wearable art, and gifts that invite individuals of all ages to explore their creativity.

  • Sacramento History Museum; shop online here. 

  • California Museum; ; shop here

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