Here’s a selection of amazingly cool, Space Coast crafty gift selections we wanted to showcase for your holiday consideration.
Whether you’re purchasing for a friend or family member, for Hannukah or Christmas or Kwanza, these one of a kind finds are sure to please as holiday gifts, remembrances or stocking stuffers.
Kerry Hodges has incredible, colorful and affordable selections on her Insta page (@khodgeslife) that are beach worthy and so cool. Ornaments, charcuterie boards and delicious decór with vibrant sea colors and foamy waves.
Here’s her story: Most of my art is large scale resin art for custom homes. I always have felt that everybody deserves to afford a piece of original art, so that’s why I started creating these charcuterie boards. I use the exact same products as I do with my larger pieces, but the prices are what most people can afford (ranging from $40-$65). My goal is to ensure I provide FUNctional Art for those that cannot afford large scale art.
Breakers Art Gallery
Breakers Art Gallery is a locally-run gallery of artists specializing in coastal art of varying styles and applications, including fine art, sculptures carvings and a gemologist jewelry artist, among others.
According to gallery owner and art curator Dawn Harrell, the gallery stocks a broad collection of art in various price points so there is “art for everyone!” Harrell, a Brevard native, has been creating art most of her life, but this gallery is a culmination of dream and determination.
The gallery is so beautiful, with 10 ft. ceilings and 3 rooms where 15 local artists all display their works, she said. A working studio sits at the back where you can watch Dawn at work. There is also space and plans for art classes and venue events down the road. Private gallery tours are available by appointment.
When the tagline on an art page says, “If I can cut it, I can carve it,” you know it’s worth paying attention to. Twisted Scraps is worth all your attention if you’re into surf art, woodworking and intricate, precise woodworking. This dude can CARVE. From custom surfboards to patched & mended hearts to swimming sea sculptures, it seems nothing is out of reach of Terry Lynn’s imagination. Surfboards start at $400. Other art priced more modestly. www.facebook.com/creativeintelligenceatplay
Artisans of Haiti
I’ve made one exception to the BUY LOCAL theme of this feature, but it’s for a worthy cause and can be purchased locally. The Artisans of Haiti hand craft these metalworks in the village of Croix-des-Bouquet, Haiti, by upcycling, carving and painting 55-gallon oil drums to earn money to support their families and village. Safe for outdoors, each piece should be coated once a year with outdoor spray protectant to keep it safe from the elements. Prices start at $75.
You can find them at the Satellite Beach Farmer’s Market every Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm, Pelican Park, 1525 SR-A1A, Satellite Beach.
For more information, call 772-672-2565.