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Gift Ideas for Artsy People

Gift Ideas for Artsy People

Do you have friends or loved ones you go to museums with? Shakespeare in the Park performances? Friends who you can break into song with? What if they’ve always wanted to learn how to powerfully leap through the air and spin gracefully like they do in ballet or modern dance, or pile on layers of oil paint in the form of a starry night sky like Van Gogh’s? This holiday season, show them an experience they will never forget with these unique gift ideas.

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    Central Park Photo Tour
    Central Park Photo Tour

    Citifari

    Has your artsy friend gotten a DSLR camera for a birthday, or off of Ebay, but doesn’t seem to have the time to actually use it? Here’s the perfect excuse for them to bring it out and really get comfortable with the many settings needed to beautifully capture a moment. They’ll thank you for this one.

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    Beginner Sewing: Bag
    Beginner Sewing: Bag

    Esaie Couture Design School

    If your artsy friend has a unique and particular sense of fashion, he or she might find learning to sew something simple like a bag the perfect launching point to designing and actually making his or her own clothing. Who knows, maybe next year you're present will be something from his or her private label.

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    BYOB Painting Workshop (2hr - Chelsea)
    BYOB Painting Workshop (2hr - Chelsea)

    Painting Lounge

    It’s time to give your artsy friend the ultimate art therapy. No pretentious painters or perfectionists in this workshop. Instead, your artsy friend will get up close and personal with a famous artist and learn step by step how to recreate their striking brushstrokes in an easy going painting session.

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    Once the Musical - Weekday
    Once the Musical - Weekday

    If it’s performances your artsy friend loves, then it’s performances your artsy friend gets! And what better performance than Once the Musical, one of the most unforgettable Broadways shows yet.

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    The Met Un-Highlights Tour
    The Met Un-Highlights Tour

    Museum Hack

    The Met is beautiful, vast, culturally-enriching…. scandalous? Sexy? filled with juicy gossip?-Wait, are we still talking about a museum? YES. Your artsy friend might never stop thanking you for this hilarious and eye opening exploration of one of the greatest museums in the world. You might want to treat yourself and go with your friend for this one.

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    T-shirt Printing Workshop
    T-shirt Printing Workshop

    Gowanus Print Lab

    Nothing says “make me a cool t-shirt” like gifting your artsy friend the chance to visit a T-shirt Printing Workshop. But seriously, they’ll love learning the techniques to make their own rockin’ prints for an unlimited supply of cool tees--the gift that keeps on giving!

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