The holiday season is quickly approaching, a time of family gatherings, office parties, decorating and shopping for everyone on your list in between or after work. Wondering how to fit it all into your schedule? Here's a solution. Shop at the University of New Mexico this holiday season, where you’ll find a collection of unique and affordable gifts for everyone on your list.
A UNM tradition since 1963, the Arts and Crafts Fair runs Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 19 - 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Student Union Building Ballrooms. Over 70 vendors offer original, handmade items across a wide spectrum, including custom clothes, jewelry, crocheted stuffed animals, fused glass window art, handmade soaps, local honey and much more. UNM students from the Arita Vessels course will be there with porcelain works they’ve created throughout the year. Local musical acts entertain shoppers each day from noon to 1 p.m.
The UNM Bookstore annual Holiday Sales Event is set for Friday, Dec. 5 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. on main campus and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on north campus. Enjoy live music, refreshments, treats and free gift wrap with any purchase. Can’t make it to the sale? No problem. The bookstore is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
UNM Bookstore shelves are filled with a wide range of books for the readers on your list: current bestsellers, the finest collection of southwest regional books, and from UNM Press, books in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, indigenous studies, Latin American studies, American studies, Chicana/o studies, art, architecture, and the history, literature, ecology and cultures of the American West.
Racks are filled with stylish and fun Lobo apparel, plus jewelry, purses, backpacks, mugs, pet stuff, car accessories, calendars, planners, journals and a host of other super gifts, including Lobo holiday stockings and Santa hats. Meet and chat with UNM jewelry artist, Lois Wagner, from noon – 1 p.m.
Decorate your tree with a set of the popular collectible UNM holiday ornaments designed by New Mexico artist Jana Fothergill. This year’s ornament, seventh in the series, depicts the Student Union Building. Fothergill will be on hand Friday, Dec. 5 from noon – 1 p.m. to sign ornaments. Proceeds from holiday ornament sales benefit the UNM-Parent Association Scholarship Fund.
And for hardcore Lobo fashionistas(os), head over to the Lobo Den Store at the Pit, the very cool subsidiary of the UNM bookstore located at 1414 University Blvd, SE.
Hours of operation are: Tuesday-Friday, noon - 5 p.m., and 90 minutes before tip-off on game days.
If you’re in the market for a new laptop or computer accessories, visit the bookstore’s Technology Center. Friendly and informed staff are on hand to help you choose the right product for your needs.
The Print Sale offers a variety of UNM and Tamarind student prints, including lithographs, etchings, mono prints, silkscreens and photographs, all marked down for the holidays. In addition, Fine Arts graduate students will participate in a live printmaking demonstration. Many items are under $20 with all proceeds benefiting the students, Print Club, GAA and the UNM printmaking department.
The Print Sale runs from Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 4 - 10 in the Center of the Arts building, room 142. Hours are Thursday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday, noon - 5 p.m.
The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology store features a unique array of handcrafted jewelry, textiles, pottery, folk art, basketry and Zuni fetish carvings, plus the finest selections of books on anthropology and Native American and world cultures. The children's area is filled with educational and bilingual books, toys, musical instruments, and a variety of T-shirts and cards.
Revenue generated from the Museum Store helps support the many programs of the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology.
Museum store hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday and major holidays.