Whose Christmas list doesn't include someone who is perrenially tough to buy for? Athens artists are ready to come to the rescue, and this weekend is the perfect time to check out locally-crafted artwork in a wide variety of media.

Railroad Arts District Holiday Market
Friday, Dec 10
3 - 9 p.m.
160 Tracy St., Athens, GA
Over 35 local artists selling glass, potter, woodwork, chocolates, furniture, jewelry, clothing, bags, lamps, toys, scarves, soap, Christmas ornaments, paintings, aromatherapy, and more. There will also be food, coffee, a bonfire, and live music. >>more info

Trace Gallery Studio Potters Opening Sale
Friday, Dec. 10
6 - 9 p.m.
Chase Park Warehouses, 160 Tracy St.
Trace Gallery presents a selection of work from some of the area's best-known potters. The show and sale will run through Jan. 7, 2011. >>more info

Deck the Walls Gallery Shop, at Lyndon House Arts Center
Tuesdays - Saturdays noon - 5 p.m.
Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St.
Over 80 local artists! Art lovers will be able to purchase fine arts and crafts including cards, jewelry, ornaments, wreaths, paintings, pottery, photography, glass, scarves, wood and much more. Original work, reasonable prices, and free parking are only a few of the perks for shopping here! >>more info

R. Wood Studio Annual Holiday Sale
Saturday, Dec. 11
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rebecca Wood is one of Athens' treasures. Her pottery is in demand in homes and on tables throughout the country. Anyone, and I mean anyone, would be thrilled to have one of her pieces under the tree! >>more info