Exciting News for Art Lovers

Exciting news for art lovers! Fused glass artist Cassie Scales is returning to the Urban Artist Market November 13-14, 2020, in Addison, Texas. She’ll be one of more than 80 juried artisans in various disciplines selling their original work. “The Urban Artist Market is the perfect venue for art makers and art lovers to come together for a special weekend. The connections I made during the art show have continued to pay off, and my following has grown. Thanks, UAM!” said Cassey. The show currently accepts applications in 2D painting, ceramics, pottery, mosaic, stained and fused glass, fiber art, book art, photography, sculpture, Read More

Urban Artist Market November Holiday Artisan Show in Addison

ADDISON, TEXAS The Urban Artist Market plans a holiday show on November 13-14, 2021, at the Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria. The indoor curated show features the work of more than 75 regional artisans and their distinctive, one-of-a-kind creations in 2D painting, ceramics, pottery, mosaic, stained and fused glass, fiber art, book art, photography, sculpture, jewelry, collage, mixed media and much, much more. “Original art and creative expression build the local economy,” said Producer Christopher J. Miller. “After a challenging 2021, I’m thrilled to be returning the show to Addison, directly on the service road of the North Dallas Read More

Summer Class at the Creative Arts Center

Join other passionate artists and me for a Zoom workshop on my book, “The Spiritual Artist,” Thursdays from July 22 – August 5. In this workshop, I’ll review insights and exercises from my book and include breakouts where you’ll meet other artists for discussion and creative growth. According to one reader, “Christopher Miller’s book “The Spiritual Artist” deserves a place on your bookshelf right next to The Artists Way, The Inner Game of Tennis and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.” Use the link below to register for this workshop hosted by the Creative Arts Center. Watch this video Read More

UAM Opens November Live Market Registration

Urban Artist Market Opens Registration for Juried November 13-14 Live Market The Urban Artist Market has opened registration for their juried live market to be held at the Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum in Addison, Texas, on November 13-14. More than 72 diverse artists will be selected to exhibit their work. The show attracts art buyers throughout Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. Submissions will close on July 30, and the panel of judges will announce their selection decision by August 2. If you’re an artist and would like to participate in this event, click here to complete the application and fill out a $25 request for consideration. Read More

Best Of Show Awards

Congratulations!Your work has been recognized as a winner in one of our Best of Show categories. See the complete list ofwinners below.Ceramics/Pottery Patrycja Adamowicz, Evocative ChangeDrawing Camellia Varnado, StuckGlass Art Suzanne Darte, Batik Inspired… Weaved Wall ArtHonorable Mention: Marian O’Rourke-Kaplan, Morse Code PlateJewelry Design Nathan Carroll, Ridiculous Hot Dog RingHonorable Mention: Tina Rozelle, The Three SistersLeather/Fiber Art/Wearable Art Iryna McCoskey, Summer Sunset in AlaskaMetal Smithing Paige Pauley, Desert Blossom CuffMixed Media/Encaustic/Mosaic Liz Chappie Zoller, JumpPainting Karl Melton, Mine Eyes Have SeenPrintmaking/Photography/Digital Art Dennis Casey, Pink PocketHonorable Mention: Steven Kratka, Indefinite FogSculpture Diane Allison, Sunset Sail 1Woodworking Daryoush Ababaf, Miniature LadyBest Read More

Poet and Artist Leonor Alvim Brazao Shares the Joy of Letting Go

Multimedia artist and Educator Leonor Alvim Brazao combines drawing and poetry to create a visual message about life, our experience through women, and the creative process. She explains how drawing was her original form of communication as a shy child and expanded into music and drawing. Her technique includes doodling marks or “monsters” with one flowing line while genuinely seeing the world around her. Her mentor advises to never stop doodling because these marks are unique to you and no one else. Content includes the reciting of several poems, including The Line, #metoo, and Motherhood from the book titled, “Women – Illustrated Poetry.”  The Read More

Announcing 20% OFF Mother’s Day Sale

Are you searching for that special gift for Mom? We have more than 45 artists selling their one-of-a-kind jewelry, art, and paintings through their online galleries! Better yet, you can save 20% on all online art during our Mother’s Day sale April 17th thru May 9th. And Moms, don’t forget to treat yourself. Use the code LOVEMOM20 to purchase that jewelry or painting you’ve been admiring all year long. It’s going to be a great year at Urban Artist Market, so shop today!Are


Urban Artist Market announces their first-ever “Best of Show” Juried Competition and are accepting submissions now via WESTAF CaFÉ through April 30, 2021. “I am truly excited to be recognizing our artists while presenting their work,” said Urban Artist Market Producer Christopher Miller. “Artists will be evaluated on proficiency and excellence of their craft.” Artists may submit in the following disciplines: painting printmaking/photography/digital art mixed media/encaustic/mosaic leather/fiber art/wearable art jewelry design sculpture ceramics/pottery woodworking basketry glass art metal smithing drawing The prestigious Arts & Culture Texas Magazine will be announcing the winners to their subscribers, and the winners will also be displayed on the Urban Read More

Texas Painter Melanie Brannan Chronicles Friendship And Loss Through Art

What are the gifts of creative expression? Can creativity help us navigate illness and grief? Artist and Certified Educator for Golden Artist Colors Melanie Brannan uses painting and writing to share stories of her journey with House Manager and Gallery Director Maryann Wegloski through nodular melanoma diagnosis. In this podcast, Melanie reveals her current solo show “A Celebration of Friendship” at the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson, Texas. Each painting includes a descriptive story that explains the love, laughter, and lament experienced through Melanie’s and Maryann’s journey together. Conversation highlights include the importance of appreciating our relationships, investing in our friends, and the art Read More

Urban Artist Market Returns to Addison, Texas For Best of Shows June 12-13, 2021

ADDISON, TEXAS The Urban Artist Market plans their fifth show on June 12-13, 2021, at the Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria. The indoor curated show features the work of more than 50 regional artisans from a variety of disciplines in a COVID-aware environment. “Original art and creative expression build the local economy,” said Producer Christopher J. Miller. “After a challenging 2021, I’m thrilled to be returning the show to Addison, directly on the service road of the North Dallas Tollway at the Belt Line exit.” The Addison show takes place within 15 miles of Frisco, Highland Park, North Dallas, Read More

Musician and Writer Robin Hackett Highlights Her Latest Book, “The Creative You”

CLICK HERE to listen to the interview. Previous guest and musician Robin Hackett returns to share her new book release, The Creative You; a step-by-step guide to recovering that part in you that wants to express creatively. Robin introduces her Fairy God Muse and how she follows her intuition. She explains how many people, especially women, experience an artistic wound in their childhood. As a result, a rowdy cast of characters, including Negative Nelly, take residence in their heads and hold them back from their creativity. The discussion reviews the importance of being in the action of allowing rather than focusing on the Read More

Fiber Artist Cheryl R. Janis Shares Her Highly-Sensitive (HSP) Process

New Mexico Fiber Artist Cheryl R. Janis explains her meditative preparation before weaving, her conscious choice of cruelty-free, ethical fibers, and the use of her intuitive and empathic faculties while weaving. How do we connect with Spirit during the creative process? Does our choice of material carry a consciousness ? As a highly-sensitive person (HSP), Cheryl shares her walk through her “Dark Night of the Soul,” where she cleared past issues and revealed her connection to all that is. She emphasizes the importance of setting a firm intention before beginning work and listening to Spirit’s subtle energies. The conversation includes Read More

Podcaster, Writer and Artist Christopher J. Miller Shares New Book Release, “The Spiritual Artist”

In this episode, Host Christopher J. Miller plays turn-about with recent guest and wordsmith Wilene Dunn. Wilene initiates a dialogue with Chris about his new book, The Spiritual Artist.  Chris also shares his creative expression through the Urban Artist Market and the founding of The Spiritual Artist Podcast. In addition to sharing his journey while writing the book, Chris explains how names separate us from our relationship to  Greater Power and Spiritual Truths, and why he uses the practice of inserting a blank line within the book’s copy to allow the reader to participate by using their name for this Greater Power. What Read More

The Spiritual Artist Podcast

Listen to the newest “The Spiritual Artist Podcast” as Urban Artist Market founder interviews Artist Randy Padorr-Black on creative flow and timelessness. Padorr-Black details his understanding of the timeless state of flow, a portal between two zones, time-space and no time-space where intuition creeps into his creative work. He explains that when an artist creates in that space, they create a “portal piece.” The conversation includes the importance of the meditative state in the creative process. Padorr-Black shares inspiration from Chogyam Trungpa’s book, “Meditation in Action,” and Zen Buddhism, when he was young. He explains how abstract expressionism and Sumi-e Read More

UAM Founder Introduces Artist Podcast

Urban Artist Market founder Christopher Miller has started a new podcast series that interviews artists and discusses their creative process. An artist being defined as anyone that is consciously connected, present and inspired while practicing their discipline…check out the most recent interview.

7 Free Marketing Tools Every Business-Savvy Artist Should Use

Contrast creates opportunities for fresh ways of doing business. Even in dire situations, some people excel. Be that person. The Urban Artist Market has put together our list of free goodies you should be using in your marketing strategy. Enjoy and let us know if you have a “secret” worth sharing with our other artists. 1) Instagram If you haven’t taken one of Chris’ Instagram classes yet, at least know this fact. Every visual artist should be on Instagram. It reaches a higher income demographic, continues to grow its user base and is free. While sitting home and social distancing, Read More

Urban Artist Market Raises Funds for the Emergency Artists’ Support League

ADDISON, TEXAS: The Fourth Urban Artist Market will be held on May 8-9 at the Addison Conference Centre. The Urban Artist Market features the work of more than 75 regional artisans and attracts hundreds of art patrons. “Local art is a vital contributor to the growth of a community and its economy,” said Urban Artist Market Event Producer Christopher Miller. “The mission of the Urban Artist Market is to recognize local artistic talent, while providing them with the necessary tools and environment in selling their own work. I’m very proud of the recognition our show is receiving.” Urban Artist Market opens with a Best Read More

Urban Artist Market Raises Funds for Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support

ADDISON, TEXAS: The Third Urban Artist Market will be held on October 11-12 at the Addison Conference Centre. The Urban Artist Market will showcase more than 75 artisans exhibiting a diverse array of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind creative goods and feature live demonstrations throughout Saturday. “Our show will engage your senses,” said Dallas artist CJ Miller, who produces the event. “We invite you to stroll our aisles and discover fine art, pottery, jewelry, mosaic, sculpture, stained glass, fiber art, wearable art, perfectly timed for the holiday season.” Urban Artist Market opens with a VIP reception and fundraiser benefiting Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support Read More

Welcome to our new site!

Welcome to the new Urban Artist Market website. Wow! What a great year 2018 was. Our premiere event in Addison last October was a smash and we’ve already secured 50 exhibitors for our May event. I can’t tell you how impressed I am with the quality of artisans that we’re attracting to our market. Many of my favorites from last Fall are returning and we’ve secured some great new talent including Michael Obranovich, Cassey Scales, Lisa Covert and Carl Block! It’s going to be a great show. Follow this blog for updates and follow us on Instagram @urbanartistmarket for the Read More

Urban Artist Market to Include “Best of Show” Juried Competition

NEW TO SHOW: Participating artist exhibitors have the opportunity to submit to works to our Best of Show juried competition. Winners will be on display in lobby throughout weekend. Categories for competition include pottery/ceramics, digital art/photography/printmaking, fiber, glass, jewelry, metalwork, mixed media, painting/drawing, sculpture/assemblage, wood/leather and novelty. Juried panel includes: Brett Dyer, M.F.A., B.F.A., Artist and Professor Brett Dyer, originally from East Texas, currently lives and works in Dallas where he exhibits nationally and serves as an art professor at North Lake College. He teaches private workshops at various art centers and museums and has previously taught at El Centro College, Read More