Archive for Wednesday, December 4, 2002

BCAC first holiday art sale to feature 13 area artists

December 4, 2002

Think of it as an indoor Art Walk with an opportunity to purchase Christmas presents.

For the first time ever, the Baldwin Community Arts Council is having a holiday art sale this weekend.

The art sale will feature 13 area artists' work, which include paintings, drawings, photography and pottery.

Sandy Cardens, BCAC president, said one of the purposes of the art sale is to allow people to purchase Christmas presents that can't be found elsewhere and support local artists at the same time.

"There are a lot of talented artists in the community," Cardens said. "We want to support art and artists and make it available.

"We thought people would like something you can't get at Wal-Mart," she said. "It's unique, special, one-of-a-kind. They make terrific Christmas gifts."

Most of the artists have displayed their work at summer Art Walks, but she said each artist will have new artwork for sale this weekend.

"There will be some new things to see," Cardens said.

Artists displaying work at the sale will be Gerard Arantowicz, Cardens, Christy Carlisle, Leigh Coffman, Rick Daugherty, Linda Everett, Tracy Harrison, Debbie McGee, Laura Morford, Phyllis Nelson, Star Novak, Cindy Novelo and Lisa Slavin.

All art work, she said, will be for sale at less than $100.

"We wanted to make it more affordable for people to give as gifts, even if it is to themselves," she said.

Live music and refreshments, including cookies, candies, hot cider and chocolate, will also be available at the sale.

The holiday art sale runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at 715 Eighth St., in downtown Baldwin.

All of the artists will be at the sale Friday night and then at different times the rest of the weekend.

Cardens said she encouraged people to take advantage of the holiday sale.

"Come on down. Make a day of it, or even half a day of it," she said. "Get in the Christmas spirit."

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