Happy Holidays Virtual Artisan Market

We'll miss seeing you in person this year as you browse our creations, however we decided during these uncertain times, in an effort to protect everyone's health, to go virtual as many other markets have done. Read our artisan bios and check out our artisan spaces pages . Each of us is responsible for our own sales and deliveries. You can contact us through the contact form on this site or at our links provided on each artisan spaces page. 817 Arts Alliance has provided in person holiday shopping experiences annually in downtown Arlington since 2011 along with other occasional artisan made events in the DFW area such as a couple of Fall Gallery Night events at BRIT in Fort Worth. Please support local artisans through this online event this year and help keep the creativity flowing while snagging unique gifts for the people on your shopping list.

Ellengant Creations - Ellen

I came late into the world of art. Growing up, I tried my hand at many different types of art but none of them “clicked” with me. Then in the early 1990s, I was introduced to polymer clay and I found my passion.

In the beginning, I made beads and jewelry. As I became more confident, I branched out into sculpting ornaments and figures.

My favorite sculpting subjects are fish and other sea life because I am a beach bum at heart. I also enjoy creating dragons and cats because each one expresses its own personality as I sculpt.

Polymer clay remains my favorite creative medium, but in recent years I have been taking mixed media classes and teaching myself digital art. When I work in one media I am always thinking about how I can combine it with the other two.

I am always looking for ways to expand my creativity and to express myself artistically.

For more examples of my work and where you can purchase it, please visit my artisan space.