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Annual Holiday Shop at The Arts Center of the Capital Region Now Open



The Arts Center of the Capital Region announces the opening of its annual Holiday Shop of hand-made fine art and fine craft gifts on Saturday, November 25 at 11AM.  The Shop is entirely volunteer-led and its proceeds go directly to area artists and to the Arts Center’s fund for early childhood programming. 

Pat Carlson, community volunteer and shop director says:  The Shop provides a highly visible and respected venue for local artists and also provides an important revenue stream for The Arts Center.  This is a win-win situation that is very gratifying, both for local artists and The Arts Center, as well as for the entire community—the ability to purchase hand-crafted, well-made, one-of-a-kind items at the holidays is a treat for all!

All of the artists live or work in our region and many either teach or learn at the Center.  Long-time stained glass artist Theresa Faul sells affordable ornaments as well as unique lamps.  Pottery instructor Mary La Fleur sells her hand-made tableware using slabs of clay.  Betsy Gorman was a participant in the Business of Art, the Arts Center’s year-long professional development program, and her new line of notecards were inspired by what she learned in the program. 

Elizabeth Reiss, Arts Center CEO says: By shopping at the Arts Center you are investing in local artists as well as the Arts Center as an important resource for artists and the community. I hope to see you there!

Operating hours are:     Tuesday-Friday: 11AM to 4PM

                                     Saturday: 11AM to 3PM

                                     Closed Sunday and Monday

                                     Open for Victorian Stroll, December 3rd, 10AM – 5PM

 

Artists included in the 2017 shop are: Michael Beiter, Theresa Faul, Betsy Gorman, Stephanie Greek, Denise Hackert-Stoner, Alicia Herrmann, Sister Loretta Hoag, MaryAnn Hoffay, Beth Joslin, Kathy Klompas, Francine LaFlamme, Mary LaFleur, Kathryn Larsen, Linda London, Kenneth Miller, Brunhilde Miller, David Mobley, Katie Nare, Brian Rafferty, Shasha Dubodel, Michelle Rodda, Danielle Seiderer, Jim Schlemmer, Dana Sela, Sharon Silversmith, Kim Tateo, Erin White and Janet Wright.

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