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Shopping Gets Unique & Artisanal in LA This Weekend

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Shoppers who are looking to spend their holiday bucks in support of craftspeople and artisans have a duo of opportunities this weekend thanks to a pair of events setting up shop in Downtown Saturday and Sunday.UNIQUE LA
The popular independent design and gift show Unique LA is open for business this weekend in the Penthouse of the California Market Center, which will be transformed into a vibrant temporary bazaar where you can purchase apparel, home goods, bath and body products, edibles, artwork, jewelry, paper goods, toys, and much more, made by crafters and artists. Check out the full list of participants for vendor info. Your admission gets you: Free drinks & a hosted bar; unlimited re-entry for both days; a collectible tote bag; free eco workshops and cool handmade activities; and family fun. Dec 11th & 12th 2010, (11am - 6pm) @California Market Center’s Penthouse. $10 at the door or in advance (kids 12 and under are free)

Previously: Unique LA's Sonja Rasula Wants Angelenos to Buy Local; LAist Goes Shopping: Unique LA; Photos: Shopping Local at Unique L.A.

For the food-focused, this weekend marks the swift return of Artisanal LA, which brings together local edibles vendors for a weekend of delicious sampling and shopping. This time around, participants will have all sorts of sweets, savories, and sip-ables, from olives to pie to s'mores and much more on hand just in time for the holidays. There will be three hot new food trucks there to check out, and a Santa to sit with, too. Dec 11th & 12th 2010, (11am - 6pm) @Cooper Design Space (enter at 851 Santee). $6 at the door. Save $1 with your Unique LA admission, or get 2-for-1 admission at Unique LA with your Artisanal LA admission.

Previously: Attention Holiday Shoppers: Artisanal L.A. Popping Up Again; 8 Things to Check Out at Artisanal LA This Weekend.