After a two-year hiatus, Pop Up art gallery returns to Salem Center during Holiday Cheer Pop Up, a five-day celebration featuring art, music, food and drink in a spirited atmosphere, Dec. 10-14. Similar to recent First Wednesday alley events, the holiday market offers apparel, cosmetics, toys, ceramics, art, crafts, food products, forest products, jewelry and gifts. The hours of operation are Wednesday through Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday. The free event allows minors.
Adding to the cheer, the event serves beer, wine, cider, spirits and food. Santiam Brewing, Salem Ale Works, Vivacity Spirits, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Honeywood Winery, Lewman Vineyard and Willametta’s will bring new seasonal products daily. Event programming includes live music Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. Winter Cheer Pub Crawl starts at the event from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday and Festivus is celebrated on Saturday 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Fashion designer Oscar Lopez created a spectacular holiday window display at 260 Liberty NE. Showcasing evening wear, the festive installation includes ornaments, mirrors, dramatic lighting and an homage to Oscar’s favorite designers. The display is one of 8 nominations for the best holiday window display contest held by downtown merchants. Please mark your ballot for Pop Up and drop it by the storefront by December 24!