We are in search of some local talent here in Modesto!! If you have artisan products and you are looking for an outlet to share them with the world, you have come to the right place!! Space is limited and we will only be accepting applications for our Boutique until November 19, 2014!!

Here is the breakdown:

Two weekends of fun (you can choose to participate both weekends or only one it’s up to you)!!

Dates: Friday, Saturday & Sunday December 5th-7th & December 12th-14th

Time: 10am-5pm (Friday December 5th we will hold an special evening for shoppers from 6pm – 9pm that will include wine, small bites and live entertainment)

Price: 12/5-12/7 ($50 or $65 Display & Go)  12/12 – 12/14 ($50 or $65 Display & Go)

If you participate in both weekends, there is a discount at $80 or $95 Display & Go

What is Display & Go? Our Display and Go option is a convenient way for our vendors to maximize their sales over the busy Holiday season. We know that many of our vendors have multiple shows over the Holidays and we like to help make the season a profitable one. With our Display and Go option, vendors will setup their display, take a strict inventory and leave the rest to us! We will handle sales for the length of the show at no extra charge to you. We also send you an updated inventory list at the end of the weekend, allowing you to keep a close eye on your product and sales!! If Inventory is low, drop by and restock and you are off to your next show–or feel free to hang out for awhile and mingle with our vendors and customers! We make sales easy by offering cash, check and all major debit and credit cards. When the Boutique is over, we add up your profit and you get the cash!

We are excited to see what Modesto has to offer!! Interested parties can contact us via email at for more information or an application!! We look forward to working with you this Holiday Season!!!

The Final Days….

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

This has been a fantastic and extremely busy couple of weekends, and now here we are–at the final stretch!! I have thoroughly enjoyed working with all of my amazing Vendors, as well as, meeting and making some really fantastic new friends within our customers. Santa Cruz has a truly unique Community and I am proud to be a part of it. It brings me so much excitement as we move into the New Year, I have so many really great plans for the future of Open Studio. I hope that you all will continue to follow me and my journey,  I will be sure to write a final post on the last day of the Boutique and add a link to the new Open Studio blog for everyone.

In the meantime, I have some really amazing news. I was contacted this morning from a reporter from the Santa Cruz Sentinel, she is going to give us a voice within the Community. We are extremely grateful and hopeful that this will lead to a succesful close out of this years Holiday Boutique.

For all of our last-minute shoppers, you still have 5 days 8 hours 50 mins and approx 11 sec left to shop (don’t believe me–look here). Please make sure you add Santa Cruz Christmas Holiday Boutique to your list, I promise you won’t be disappointed!! To add a little enticement, I will leave you with a list of all of our vendors, and some really cool pictures from the show!!

Thank You all again and remember

List of Santa Cruz Christmas Holiday Boutique 2011 Vendors

Bodacious Buttonz

Lazy Dog Designs

Cynthia Mackay

BNR Gemstones

Kala Meditation

Orignaux Moose

Lisa’s Vintage Jewelry

Pink Sky Body

Moon Petals

Alice Soap Designs

Cashmere My Love

Babycakes N’ More

Beso Boutiques

Zai-Zai’s Creation

The Tank House

Danielle Brown Photography

J Michelle Betaudier

Pure Bliss & Joy

Simon Monrad

Zelda Jewelry Design


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New Vendors….

We have added some really great new vendors this week, we have a few more spaces left…so if you are interested let us know, they are going quick!!

Now lets turn the spotlight on the stars of our show shall we!!

Alice Design


Alice Soap Design is a new company, created by Alice Yen with the help of her dear husband Andy.  Alice has been designing handmade soaps for a number of years, originally from Taiwan she has been living in The States for nearly 3 years.  All of her soaps are made from high quality ingredients and can be customized for weddings, parties, baby showers and more.


J Michelle Betaudier Confections and Sweet Treats

Next we have something a little sweet, and I’m not just talking about Michelle Betauider’s personality. I had the opportunity to sample one of her latest concoctions the “Pumpkin Spice” marshmallow and let me just say…they are amazing!! Better get to the Boutique early this weekend, I may empty my pocket-book on these goodies!! lol

Pink Sky Body–New Vendor!!

We are so excited about the response we’ve had from vendors to take part in our 1st Annual Holiday Boutique. You can be sure that there will be something for everyone. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get some great gifts from out next Vendor….

Pink Sky Body

Welcome to Pink Sky Body where you will find hand crafted body care products made in small batches , using the finest ingredients to ensure a fresh and quality product every time. Be sure to check out our other store Blue Sky Home Store for unique apparel and one-of-a-kind goods for the home.

New Vendor–The Tank House

A Santa Cruz Christmas Holiday Boutique is proud to present our newest Vendor:

The Tank House

Our style is edgy and punky, but with a lot of class.  We have a ton of scarves and accessories, its almost impossible to picture everyone of them, we have many colors, styles, fabrics, and  textures.  Our clients come from all over California because of our beautiful scarves.  -Liz (Owner)


Another New Vendor!!

Great news everyone, we have added another fantastic Vendor to our show! Please Welcome…

Zelda’s Jewelry


About the Artist 

Zelda Jewelry was started five years ago in Santa Cruz,


The inspiration for the pieces I design comes from nature.

The beauty of each piece comes from the pairing of

precious and semi-precious stones, freshwater and salt

water pearls. All pieces are crafted using sterling silver

accents. The stones come from places such as Sri Lanka,

Brazil, India, Tahiti, Japan and the U.S. Each piece is

created with careful attention to the quality of the stones,

emphasizing their unique color and texture. No two pieces

are alike – each piece is as wonderful and different as the

person who wears it.  -Zelda (Owner and Designer)

The 10th and 9th Day of Christmas….

WHEW…..we have been extremely busy the last couple of days, I am so sorry I have been neglecting everyone. I logged in this evening and realized that I owe TWO gifts tonight, my goodness where does the time go. Only 9 days left until we open the doors, we are anticipating a really great show, we’ve added quite a few more Vendors…I promise tomorrow I will get some information up on them.
So without further ado…..

On the 10th day of Christmas My true Love Gave to Me…

An evening Wine and Cheese Festivity!!


Wine and Cheese Social 6pm-9pm December 9th, 2011
What speaks of  the Holiday’s more than an Evening Social? We wanted to give the adults a little time to mingle and enjoy the Boutique. So Friday December 9th we will have
an evening of Wine, Cheese, and Holiday Shopping. We hope that you will join us and take the time to get to know some of the local Artists who have worked so hard to bring
you all of the amazing gifts within our Boutique.
And on the 9th day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me…..
A Holiday Bag full of GOODIES!!



In honor of everyones favorite shopping day “Black Friday” we will be offering a Goodie Bag to the first 50 customers to our Wine and Cheese Event on Friday December 9th!! So mark your calendars, You don’t want to miss it!!!


New Vendor Added

Hi All!!

This is starting to be an extremely busy week! We are constantly adding new Vendors to our list, and we are excited about all of the unique items we will have available to our customers.

The newest Vendor to jump in the sleigh is……

Lazy Dog Designs

Lazy Dog Designs is a small, vegan, women owned business in Aromas, California.

We believe that it is important to protect our environment, so we use Earth friendly materials to manufacture our products. Hemp and organic cotton fabrics offer the environmental benefits as well as the desired feel and texture. In order to find the sage color, we went with a hemp cotton blend grown in China. The plants are grown together without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers, so even though the cotton is not certified organic, it is grown in an ecological method. We are assured that the farm and mill workers are paid and treated fairly. -Owners Lazy Dog Design


On the 11th Day of Christmas….

Perfect for the kids and the kid at heart!

Today marks the 11th day in the countdown to Open Studio’s Santa Cruz Christmas Holiday Boutique. We have so many fun things planned for this event and cannot wait for opening day!! These 12 gifts are just a few of the many surprises we have planned, so continue to check back and don’t forget to mark your calendar for December 9th!!

On the 11th Day of Christmas my True Love Gave to Me….

A Letter to Santa Station

Santa Cruz Christmas Boutique has a few tricks up their sleeve and elves in their pocket!! Santa has been a long time friend of OPEN STUDIO and we are happy to announce that we are the official “ONE STOP SHOP” for all things Christmas. We have an express mail system straight to the North Pole and right into Santa’s mailbox.

Whether you have been “Naughty” or “Nice”  this year, you can’t miss out on the opportunity to get your wish list to Santa!