South Division's businesses light up this weekend, and we want you to join the celebration!

ArtRat Gallery hosts our second annual Holiday ArtMart Dec. 3 and 4. Meanwhile, 10 of Heartside's favorite retail, dining and entertainment outlets present a Saturday SoDiv Shopping Spree.

Views of ArtRat Gallery's holiday decorations.

 But wait — there's even more reason to join us downtown! We've synched our celebration to other great downtown events: the Dec. 3 return of UICA’s Artist Market to 17 Pearl St. after a two-year pandemic hiatus and the annual artisan market Dec. 4 at the Downtown Market (435 Ionia Ave. SW). Come visit us, and check them out, too!

Flyer for ArtRat's Holiday ArtMart.

ArtRat’s Holiday ArtMart will run Saturday, Dec. 3, from 11am to 8pm, and Sunday, Dec. 4, from 12pm to 6pm, at 46 Division Ave. S. Our market will feature handmade gifts from a dozen local artisans curated by poet and artist Journèe Evans (Mama Sol'Ja), plus refreshments and holiday music.

Shop Small: Saturday Spree on SoDiv will run Saturday, Dec. 3, 11am to 8pm, and include 10 vendors along South Division Avenue between Fulton and Wealthy streets. Besides ArtRat, participating small businesses include:

Cocoon Art Space (327 Division Ave. S)
Second Vibess (13 Division Ave. S)
GRNoir Wine and Jazz (35 Division Ave. S)
Rumors Night Club (69 Division Ave. S)
Decaydence Vintage (71 Division Ave. S)
Vertigo Music (129 Division Ave. S)
Zabház (222 Division Ave. S)
OTONO (317 Division Ave. S)
Basic Bee (325 Division Ave. S)
Back of flyer for Saturday Shopping Spree.

Visit our shops for a spectacular assortment of holiday treats, specials and sales. Enjoy performances by The Original Dickens Carolers, and grab a bite at our neighborhood eateries.

Then cap off the fun with an afterparty hosted by Rumors! (Ask for a hand stamp at ArtRat or Zabház.)

Free parking, two ways

Weekend on-street parking is free, and there are plenty of spaces around the neighborhood. For even easier access on Dec. 3, come to ArtRat or Zabház to claim a free parking voucher for the Weston Commerce Parking Ramp at 18 Weston St. SW — less than a block from the fun! (Vouchers are limited, so stop in early.)

Free appetizers, on us

Stop by ArtRat to collect a voucher from Rockwell Republic. Located directly across the street from ArtRat at 45 Division Ave. S, our neighborhood gastropub is open Saturday from 10am to 12am, and Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Tell them ArtRat sent you for a free appetizer with any purchase of $10!