14th Annual Elf Market

at University Place, Chapel Hill | Saturday, December 12th – 10am-5pm & Sunday, December 13th – 12-5pm

The Elf Market is The ArtsCenter’s annual holiday craft market which raises funds for The ArtsCenter’s Youth Education Scholarships. Elf Market 2020 is happening in a new, socially distanced venue! Vendors from Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and the Triangle area gather to sell handmade goods such as clothing, body products, food items, fine art, children’s toys, ceramic pieces, and jewelry. Elf Market is the place to shop local for your holiday gifts! This event is family-friendly and free to attend.


Using imagery of nature and animals, Lauren deSerres creates stories addressing societal and environmental issues. Her paintings explore how these issues intersect with the human narrative using bright, saturated colors made with layers of acrylic paint, pastel, collage, and ink.

IG: @Lauren_deSerres


Jennifer Adams has a passion for greeting cards and has been creating her own designs in addition to making art since 2008. Inspiriation from her memories, books, songs, nostalgia and pop culture, are woven into her work in the form of custom paper and printed media.

IG: @duxfeminafacti.design


Makeshift Durham’s visionary artist Haley Garvis creates exquisite crafted woodburning and custom jewelery made with repurposed beads.

IG: @makeshiftdurham

George Kelly is a master woodworker. Putting a unique twist into the culinary world, George cleverly turns the small irregular wooden pieces from his other wood projects into spoons and spreaders of all shapes and sizes.

Impulsive Creativity is a thriving art collective featuring over 90 artists and crafters from across North Carolina that create custom greeting cards, watercolors and woodworks!

IG: @impulsive_creativity_mebane


Ursa Metals is the product of a lifelong love of the arts and the joy founder Emily Booker developed in expressing herself through unique handmade jewelry. Founded in 2008, Ursa Metals offers exquisite metalsmithed pieces of jewelry.

IG: @emilybookerjewelry


Palm & Pine Candles are a soy-based candle company that offers its customers the scents of husband and wife Dalton & Katrina Covington’s memories from their upbringing on the west and east coasts. From limited editions that capture the scents of the holiday season, to custom orders for special occasions, Palm & Pine is your location for the most aromatic scented candles.

IG: @palmandtine_candleco


Hailing from Slovakia Tess Aksamitove learned her craft from her grandparents and has developed an amazing collection of wire art pieces inspired by her culture! Black annealed wire as a functional tool came about in the late 17th century in the old country of Slovakia, where Tess was born.

We believe that health starts with what you decide to put in your body. We want to facilitate that by providing fresh and healthy options for you and your family. Here at The Microgreenery everything is grown for you. We work one on one with our customers with open lines of communication to make sure you get everything your plant heart desires.

IG: @Grownforyou


All of MAWoodworking woodturned products are made on a lathe. Using exotic and laminated woods, we create one of a kind pens, pencils, and small gifts. Each turned product is unique, using various woods and shapes.


My decorative lighted wine bottles idea started when I started making them for family at the holidays. I use recycled bottles to create stylish and distinctive designs to light your surroundings!

IG: @LiteEmUpBottles


Hand crafted from salvaged and remnant materials to provide a zero-waste product for everyone, artist River Takada-Capel creates clothing and accessories where a reclaimed story and an element of pre-loved beauty resides in each piece.

IG: @Rivtak


HHP Designs range from the simplistic and modern to the more complex painterly pieces inspired by nature. Whether it’s soldering rings with gold or painting on copper and brass, each piece is made by Heather Levine’s hands in her home studio.

IG: @hhpdesigns


CJ Monet artwork infuses different media, including pencil, painting, word art, digital art and music to create visually appealing and thought provoking pieces. Carly Judd, the artist behind the company, enjoys learning new forms of art and exploring how to mesh different disciplines in art as a way to make sense of the world.

IG: @cj.monet


Crafted from sweetgum, oak and cherry, Eric Hanan creates unique one of a kind custom wood creations.


Cynthia Aldrich has been working with clay for 45 yeas. Her first and primary love is the creation of pottery for everyday use and she creates adornments for the table and home with new and exciting forms and glazing techniques.


Cely’s love of nature and the created world is joined with an interest in using the imagination to create fun, new worlds. For more than 40 years, she has made and sold pottery creations based on her love of castles, and fantasy creations.


Annick Le Goff is a Triangle, NC based designer currently on a materials exploration. She finds joy experimenting with handcrafting jewelry and making other unique knick knacks for your home.

IG: @sneakssnacks


Based in Chapel Hill, Theresa Arico is a mosaic artist who creates custom interior and exterior mosaic installations including public and private sculptures and murals.

IG: @theresaarico