This year’s Holiday Sale at the Maine College of Art (MECA) will be held on Friday December 1, 2017 from 5pm–9pm and Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10am–5pm. In its 23rd year, the MECA Holiday Sale is the Arts District’s premier holiday sale event, connecting Maine makers and buyers, providing an experience beyond shopping.
The juried 2017 Holiday Sale will include over 50 alumni vendors, selling handmade ceramics, jewelry, furniture, prints, and textiles. Student vendors include the Printmaking, Illustration, Metalsmithing & Jewelry, and Drawing departments. View the entire list of participants here.
The Joanne Waxman Library at MECA will be holding their annual book sale during Holiday Sale hours. All of the proceeds from the book sale will benefit the Library.
In addition to the two-day event, this year there is a new sales venue. #MECAmade is a pop-up shop in Artists at Work from December 6 to 23 featuring selected alumni work. Hours are Monday – Thursday 10am to 5pm, Friday 10am to 7pm, and Saturday 11am to 4pm. Special hours include Thursday, Dec. 7 until 7pm as part of Merry Madness and Saturday, Dec. 23 from 10am to 5pm for last minute shoppers.
The #MECAmade showcase will include the following artists: Kari Radasch ’97, Eric Drzewianowsk ’04, Tiffany Langis ’09, Kristin Fitzpatrick ’11, Maggie Muth ’11, LK Weiss ’11, Amalia Guettinger ’12, John Nelson ’12, Shannon Owen ’14, Kelsey Haley ’15, Tabitha Barnard ’16, Sophie Cangelosi ’16, Melinda Aste ’17, Meg Hahn ’17, Eden McDowell ’17 and Staff member Adriane Herman.
Also participating is Might and Main, a local design firm co-founded by MECA alum Sean Wilkinson ’01 and employing alums Morgan DiPietro ’11, Sarah McLean ’14, Sabrina Volante ’14, Miekala Cangelosi ’16, and intern Mackenzie Mangosing, a current student. As an homage to Maine, Might & Main created a collection of usable goods marked with the word that has proclaimed our state’s mission since declaring independence in 1820: “Dirigo,” Latin for “I Lead.”