Each year RISD organizes an art sale open to the public and an online holiday sale directory as a means of showcasing alumni and student work, supporting entrepreneurial efforts and celebrating fine craftsmanship. By gathering this work together and making it accessible, those interested in the work created by RISD people are able to find out more about process, materials and the creative minds behind it.
As the heart of RISD Weekend in October, this annual juried sale features handmade fine art and design work by approximately 120 alumni and students. The work on view speaks to the conceptual integrity, attention to detail and mastery of craftsmanship students learn at RISD and bring to their work throughout their lives. Participants are available throughout the one-day sales exhibition to answer questions and speak with members of the public about their process and practice.
Holiday Online Marketplace
As the 2017 holiday season approaches, RISD makers from around the world will showcase their work through an online marketplace. Shoppers will find information on how to purchase alumni-produced work in a wide range of media, from 2D paintings, prints and photographs to 3D objects made of glass, ceramics, wood and more to beautifully crafted wearables, textiles, jewelry and more.