Monday 19 April 2021
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Big City Blog: One of a Kind Show — This biannual shopping extravaganza hosts its holiday showcase at The Mart Dec. 5-8

By Trent Modglin

This blog is written in coordination with Key Magazine

Just in time for the holidays, the One of a Kind Show, held two times per year, features handmade items from more than 600 talented designers and artists.

True to its name, this truly is a one-of-a-kind experience, featuring plenty of great food and live entertainment while you browse a variety of categories of handmade items like jewelry, clothing, ceramics, furniture, bath & body, photography, metal and home goods.

You can attend fashion shows featuring clothing and accessories from exhibiting artists, sip on boozy hot chocolate and enjoy live music to complement a shopping experience that is like no other.

Not to be missed are the Emerging Market, which will showcase dozens of talented up-and-coming artists, and the show’s Fine Art Gallery, offering a curated exhibition of fine art and sculpture.

All that shopping got you hungry? Check out the Gourmet Market for a splendid selection of delicious specialty items like dips, sauces, brews, confections and baked goods, plus plenty of lunch options and the Sports Café so the husbands and boyfriends can get caught up on the big game.

Insider’s tip: For a trouble-free shopping experience, check your coat and bags in the first-floor lobby and on the show floor for just $3.

Running 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 5-6, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Dec. 7 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Dec. 8. Visit for a detailed description of vendors, exhibits, fashion shows and floor plan.