Creative Funds & Holiday Gifts

As you prepare for the next portion of the holiday season, we wanted to remind you on ways your can support your etx

creative community. Now more than ever, it is important to support small and local businesses. We are going to start with our gift to you:

Apply to the Stephen Morrison Creative Fund. As you know, we raised money in the Spring to pay for our summer workshops. Because COVID took our Summer from us, we are putting those funds back into the community. We decided to name this year’s fund in Stephen Morrison’s honor.

This is an opportunity to apply for funds for creative endeavors. Stephen Morrison was a brilliant and creative mind. He was a film maker, artist, and dear friend. He cared about his community more than most, investing himself in his friends over anything else. After his passing in June of 2020, many of us found it hard to cope. We have decided to use this year’s proceeds to honor him and allow you to give back to the community.

Click here to apply and for more details.

DEADLINE: Submit by 11:59 on November 30th.

These are just a few of the hard working creatives in the area that might have the perfect gift for your loved ones:

Megan Lissner, florist and creative mind has the most incredible shop, Moss - where flowers are fair. Not only is the shop focused on bringing fair trade to East Texas, but their shop is full of local creative makers and beautiful things to bring home to your loved ones.

Justin West, owner of Brands and Threads has been a long time supporter of etx creatives (he made our logo, y'all). They have this awesome collaboration going on right now with local artists and all of their printing is done in house. Creatives employing creatives! We love it! They also have the softest t-shirts around.

Lisa Horlander is an incredible painter who also makes amazing ornaments

Fran Cooper is best known for light-hearted mixed media collages is offering one of a kind ornaments.

Maggie Leysath owns Mudlady Pottery out

of Nacogdoches. Snag your handmade ceramics before they’re gone.

The Longview Museum of Fine Arts is having a Holiday Market December 8 through 11, shopping from 11AM-3PM. Where many artists including Mandi Loomis Black

ford, also known as Jetset Barbie Art, will be selling everything you might need for your holiday gifts.

Our friends at Among the Pines have prepared a huge list of East Texas makers. Be sure to check them out.

Did you know, artists are a lot of the time super friendly. If you're wanting something custom, within your budget, or need a payment plan we are on your side. Many of us will work with you so you can get the artwork that will make your home shine. Also, we would love to issue gift cards for all of your stockings, just feel free to DM us.

If we missed someone(and we know we did), please reach out! We'd love to add you to the list.

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