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Are you starting to think about holiday shopping for family and friends? Tired of the tried and typical department store goodies? Have no fear! Our friends at the Berkeley Art Studio (located under the GBC) are coming to your rescue. Welcome to the Holiday Pop Up Shop, where all your dreams of sugarplums dancing in your head come to life (or something like that).


Who: The Berkeley Art Studio

What: Home-made art! Photography, pottery, jewelry, and paintings galore.

When: Now! Mon.-Fri. 12-9 p.m. and Sat.-Sun. 12-5 p.m. (until December 13th)

Where: Lower Sproul Plaza

Why: It’s the holidays! Your friends deserve gifts! You are a good friend!

Image source: hartboy under Creative Commons

Ah, Christmas season. How we hate and love you.

Ah, Christmas season. How we hate and love you.

December is a difficult, if exciting month for Cal students. Not only are we cramming for finals (or perhaps, already taking them), but we also have to manage Christmas shopping as well. We at the Clog definitely had moments during our college career where it was Dec. 16 and we still had nothing prepared. It was rather embarrassing when we presented friends and family with carefully wrapped I.O.U. slips.

If you’re still tinkering with gift ideas, consider visiting the Berkeley Art Studio’s Holiday Pop-Up Shop at the lower level César Chávez Student Center. read more »


If you find yourself shopping for gifts this year (and let’s face it, most of us do) you might be in the classic Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/nondenominational winter holiday quandary: what do you get the people in your life? Scarves are safe, CDs and books are dangerous and gift cards are just too impersonal. If you’re looking for something Berkeley-esque, however, look no further: the ASUC Art Studio is currently hosting a holiday art sale.

The art sale is in the MLK building from Nov. 30 (today) until Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closes at 3 p.m. on Dec. 4). Little more information is provided, although they do advertise things that are both “handmade and original.” We don’t know exactly what type of art, either, but they’re taking classes on ceramics, drawing and painting and photography, so it’s sure to be a blend.

And it’s Berkeley, so there may very well be anti-capitalist motifs. As we all know, that’s perfect for Yuletide.

Image source: geishaboy500 under Creative Commons
Holiday Sale [Berkeley Art Studio]