The Alliance presents Arts & End Holiday Sale on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Coinciding with the onset of the holiday shopping season, this event encourages purchasers to consider buying local art. The art sale will also feature activities throughout the day, including a community collaboration project, holiday card making, artist’s demos and live music.
Local artists will present and sell hand-crafted items in a wide variety of mediums and styles. The Alliance for the Arts gift shop currently features works from over 75 local and regional artists.
Featured artists include:
- Alicia Schmidt (small paintings and ornaments)
- Jayne Baker (jewelry, handmade candles, picture frames)
- Lucia Garcia (jewelry, leather purses and bracelets)
- Susan Mills (mixed media, purses, clothing, jewelry and furniture)
- Doug MacGregor (books, CDs and prints)
- Judith Stone (small framed artworks, mixed media pieces)
- Jeff and Dale Ocasio (masking tape sculptures)
- Union Artists Studios (small works, jewelry, mixed media works and paintings)
- Marta Sicajan (beaded jewelry and purses)
11 a.m. Artists Carolyn Gora and Ava Roeder will be onsite for a collaborative community project
12 – 2 p.m. Holiday card making activity with artist Patty O’Kane
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Live figure drawing artist demo with Francesco Gilla
5 – 7 p.m. Music with Rosada Project by Suzanne and Doug MacGregor
Arts & Ends Holiday Sale takes place during the Off the Wall Exhibit: 200 Pieces Under $200. This non-traditional art show features works of all mediums priced at $200 or less. All sales are “cash and carry,” meaning purchasers will get to take the piece with them when they buy it, instead of waiting until the end of the exhibit. The exhibit runs through Dec. 2.
“We hope that this event and exhibit encourages others to consider buying local art when shopping for gifts,” said Krista Johnson, exhibitions coordinator at the Alliance for the Arts. “Purchasing local art personalizes your shopping experience and helps stimulate the southwest Florida creative economy.”