No need to stress on hunting down the perfect gift. Go local for your valentine this year. Swoon over these two tasty art markets to find that perfect gift for your lucky sweetheart. Nothing says love like cute and adorable art.
Friday, Feb. 2 | Sweet Fair
The Cure Lounge | 1481 S. Shelby St.
$5, or $7 for under 18
8 p.m.; music at 9 p.m.
This sweetie pie Valentine’s Day art and music fair focuses on adorable and cute art, kawaii (Japanese cuteness) culture and sticky tunes. The delicious artists and vendors include Mandi Meadows (Baux Peep), Sink or Swim, Joshua Beechman, Chloe Lee, Darren Vogt, Joshua Johnson, Junkyard Stu, Katie Bruno, Casie Lewis, Jessie Moffett, Tuna Janeway, Yoko Molotov, Lilly Higgs, Awesome Opossum and Froggy’s Cookies. The luscious bands include John Gravatte, Mosquito, The Archaeas, Lucy Furr and Buttzz.
Saturday, Feb. 3-28 | Cuteopia!
Revelry Boutique Gallery | 742 E. Market St. | revelrygallery.com | Free
The sixth annual Cuteopia will showcase some of the most adorable local female artists (and one dude.) The perfect show to grab a darling gift for your valentine. Curated by local artists Lyndi Lou and gallery owner Mo McKnight, the show-opening party is Saturday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. Join the artists for an evening of indulgence and sassy art. Artists include Lyndi Lou, Miss Happy Pink, Harrison Fogle, Gabrielle Kays, Maya Griffin, Jenna Gordon, Bri Bowers, Sinisters, Mia Fonlupt, Meredith Michelle, Sarah Tidwell, Wood & Twine, Alyson Thiel, Tracy Rowlett, Kayla Sinclair, Rachel Rene, Ashleigh Anthony and Susan Howe.