November 20 2020 – Kelli Holtman
The Blue Genie Art Bazaar, 20th Anniversary year celebration! The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is an amazing art show that features handmade, unique work of over 200 hand picked artists. The show started on November 13th and ends on December 24th, free admission, 10am - 10pm daily! If you're looking for great gifts you won't want to miss it! This being the year of COVID, things have changed but the feelings you get when you're walking the booths, admiring the creativity of these artists and makers, it takes you back to normal.
Yes, this year is different, but maybe even better! This is the first year that they have launched an online shop which provides the Bazaar experience year round. Shop online here: https://www.bluegenieartbazaar.shop. They have different options to receive your online orders, you can have it shipped, or you can pick it up curbside.
Another option to shop is to actually go to the show and they have several options for that too. You can make FREE reservations online to ensure a "no-wait" entry. Reservations are available in 3-hour blocks and the total reservations are capped at 150 to limit the amount of shoppers on-site at any time. Totally worth it but if you don't make a reservation you can still walk-up, you just might have a brief wait if the store is already at capacity.
If you do attend, know that the Bazaar is taking COVID and the safety of their customers, staff, vendors very seriously. To provide a safe and welcoming shopping experience the have new rules in place: wear a mask, physical distancing, hand sanitizing and hand washing stations are available for your 20 second scrub, minimizing crowds, and credit/debit cards for contact-free payments.
You can now hire a personal shopper!!! Let the genies work their magic and find the perfect gift for anyone on your list. You fill out a request from and give them all the details, who's the gift for, budget, date needed, and they find the perfect gift ideas for you...gift wrap is even available with no extra charge.
Another option is a virtual shopping experience, you can set up a private virtual shopping experience with your family and friends!
I'm so thank for the Blue Genie Art Bazaar for finding ways to make this Bazaar happen amid this pandemic that we're all experiencing, I'm so thankful! The work and collaboration that it takes to put this show on is mind blowing to me. The owners, the dedicated team, the artists all working together as a community to put on a great show. I'm honored that this is my second year to be included, everyone I've encountered is so kind and helpful.
If you get the chance please check out the online shopping experience, make a reservation and experience the magic in-person but don't forget your mask! Happy Holidays everyone - stay safe!