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Downtown Business Spotlight

Get in the holiday shopping spirit at Christmas On Campbell

November 08, 2018

Low temperatures are slipping past the freezing point and snow is in the forecast. Are you starting to catch the holiday spirit? Indulge it from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Christmas On Campbell Holiday Gallery Walk and Holiday Open Houses in Downtown Springfield.

And you can support local artists and crafters while you’re at it!

This is the sixth year for Christmas On Campbell. The event is a partnership between Downtown Springfield retailers along South Campbell Street.

Pop-up shop ’til you drop

Fresh Gallery is one of those retailers. It features 27 local artists, including Lea Dingman, Farley Lewis and John Taliaferro. Fresh is also putting on its Big Modern Pop Up Show at 204 South Campbell, in the Busy Bee building. Big Modern features Jesse Schwartz, Sarah Rasul and Susie Sharpe.

SOAP Refill Station, one of Downtown’s newest retailers, will also take part in Christmas On Campbell. Along with its eco-friendly soaps and cleaning products, SOAP is also hosting its Itty Bitty Pop Up Craft Fair. That show features local artists like AJ’s Gallery, a Queen City Craft Show veteran. Other crafters include:

  • Skully Design
  • Chambers Collective
  • Thomboy
  • Unusual Imagery
  • Sonnel Essentials.

A Valeria Boss Salon is also decked out in its holiday best. The salon will feature refreshments, Paul Mitchell products and tool bundles, and stocking stuffers. AVBS is also hosting a pop up show from Fyv’s Vintage & Vinyl. Fyv’s will feature vintage and manipulated clothing, local art, vinyl records and more.

Support local arts and crafts

Rosette Studios will have specials store-wide during Christmas On Campbell. There will also be yummy finger foods and warm drinks. Rosette’s 80 artists have gotten together to make sure shoppers get the best deals possible, including up to 50 percent off. The shop also offers laser cutting, vinyl decals, buttons, magnets and bottle openers.

Down the street at HonkyTonk Threads & Smoke Shop, you can peruse the products of more than 65 local artists. HonkyTonk also sells CBD products, including oils, teas and edibles. The shop was the first in the area to sell CBD, which treats inflammation, arthritis and other ailments.

Glass candy cane ornaments

Campbell and beyond

Campbell Street spots DB Design Salon & Gallery, Springfield Hot Glass Studio and Springfield Pottery are also participating in Christmas On Campbell. Shoppers will have to act fast to get some of Springfield Hot Glass’ famous blown glass ornaments. That store will be closing at the end of the year.

Shoppers will want to venture off Campbell Street, too, to check out the specials on Walnut Street at Mane Salon and Social and Downtown newcomer Crystalline Velvet. That store specializes in handmade artisan jewelry.

Cider. Cookies. Music.

Several shops off the Campbell corridor will host open house events Nov. 10. A Cricket in the House is providing hot cider and cookies to enjoy while you buy holiday decor and gifts. Shoppers will also enjoy classic Christmas music by Missouri State University cello players Denver Langford and Christopher Mathisen from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Over on South Avenue, Suddenlies will hold its first Christmas Open House, also featuring hot cider, cookies and live music. The boutique and gallery hosts handcrafted treasures from local artisans and will be selling holiday decor and many unique gifts.

And don’t forget other great Downtown Springfield retailers like 5 Pound Apparel, BookMarx, Sharks Surf X Supply and more. When it comes to Christmas gift shopping, it’s all Downtown!