Maine College of Art & Design Opens Its 2021 Holiday Sale Online 

“Little Something Co. is a trio of MECA alumni that share a knack for collecting stickers. Our time at MECA&D helped us find our personal styles and hone in on our interests and strengths…. [it] also gave us a strong foundation to build off of. We’re thrilled to be participating in an event that supports local artists as well as MECA&D students.”

-Sam Myrdek ‘19, Sarah Sawtelle ‘19, and Bella Ucci ‘18 of Little Something Co. 

Maine-ah’s Dream by Little Something Co. by Sam Myrdek ’19, Sarah Sawtelle ’19, and Bella Ucci ’18

 

PORTLAND, ME November 19, 2021Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) is pleased to announce the start of its 2021 Holiday Sale, which will run online from Friday, November 19 through Friday, December 10, 2021. The shop features more than 300 items by 43 participating artists. 

Serving dish by Kari Radasch ’97 of Radasch REDware

 

This year’s Holiday Sale will support the incredible community of MECA&D artists, including faculty, staff, alumni, students, and friends, featured on an online platform hosted by the College. All of the proceeds from the sale will go to support both the participating artists and provide scholarship funds to current MECA&D students.

Loyalty Oval Drop Earrings by Ebenezer Akakpo ’01

“The Maine College of Art & Design Holiday Sale presents an opportunity for us to showcase and support the talent of our remarkable community,” said President Laura Freid. “We are so proud that we have been able to continue this tradition even through the pandemic, when we moved from an in-person to a more accessible online model. We invite everyone to take a look as you do your holiday shopping this year. You will be playing an important role in supporting the arts and artists, and potentially come away with some wonderfully unique items to share with your friends and family.”

Holding this year’s sale online provides gift-givers everywhere with the chance to explore and purchase the curated selection of handmade arts, crafts, and gifts for the upcoming holiday season, including top picks from Maine Magazine

The 2021 Holiday Sale is made possible through the support of the following MECA&D corporate sponsors: 

Harvard Pilgrim

USI

Hanover Insurance

Wright Ryan Construction

Wipfli

Maine Magazine

For a full list of participating artists and available items, visit mecashop.meca.edu. Digital images are available upon request.

 

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ABOUT MAINE COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN

Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D, pronounced "Maine College of Art and Design”) has been activating students of all pursuits to make art, make an impact, and inspire change since its founding as Portland School of Art in 1882. Located in Portland's thriving Arts District, students have access to state-of-the-art facilities, 24-hour-a-day studios, a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio, and a community-based Artists at Work program—making MECA&D the right-sized school in the right-sized city for every student who wants to make their mark and be seen. MECA&D offers BFA Majors and Minors, Graduate Programs, Continuing Studies, Pre-College, and includes the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and the Institute for Contemporary Art. Follow us at @mecaart.

 

MEDIA CONTACT

Jacqui Walpole 
Director of External Relations
617-304-9276 / jwalpole@meca.edu