Explore the 35th Annual Arts & Crafts Emporium in Anchorage

It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is coming up in just a few days. If you’re like most Alaskans, you’re probably looking forward to a day of indulging in turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. Then, just as quickly as you slip into a food-induced slumber, you’re awoken in the wee hours of the morning to begin your Black Friday shopping extravaganza. Rising with the sun and heading out into the cold morning on the day after Thanksgiving is a tradition for many families in Anchorage. With the Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall at the epicenter of the downtown area, thousands of hopeful shoppers will battle the crowds for their chance to score the deal of the year on electronics, technology, games, and more.

If you’d rather savor the opportunity to sleep in and skip the madness of the usual Black Friday festivities, you’ll still have a chance to jumpstart your holiday shopping in Anchorage. On Saturday, November 23rd and on Sunday, November 24th, over 15,000 people will gather to kickoff the holiday season at the 35th Annual Arts & Crafts Emporium. As Anchorage’s premier showcase for Alaskan artists and crafters, a wide variety of locally made arts and crafts will be on display for purchase by the general public (admission is free). Located in the new Dena’ina Civic and Convention center in the heart of Anchorage, the Arts & Crafts Emporium is celebrated year after year as the kickoff to the winter season, adding to the vitality of the downtown area.

What can you expect from this year’s Arts & Crafts Emporium? Make your list and check it twice, because there will be so many unique, handcrafted items for sale that you’re sure to find something for everyone. Scarves, shawls, dolls, table linens, bookmarks, Christmas ornaments and so much more will be available for sale by members of your own community. Not only will you go home with a bundle of unique gifts, starting your holiday shopping at the Arts & Crafts Emporium is a great way to stimulate the local economy right here in Anchorage.

As we get closer and closer to the height of the holiday season, don’t hesitate to let us know if you need any assistance buying or selling a home in Anchorage. When it comes to navigating the Alaskan real estate market, it’s so important to choose an Anchorage real estate agent who is knowledgeable and experienced, and who will remain reliable through Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and beyond. At Madden Real Estate, we look forward to helping make your experience in the Alaskan real estate market a positive and successful one!

Wes Madden, CEO/Broker
Madden Real Estate
(907) 452-3000

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