Archive for Wednesday, November 19, 2003

First half of art sale set for this weekend

November 19, 2003

Baldwin businesses won't be the only ones featured in this weekend's Holiday Open House.

The Baldwin Community Arts Council will have its second annual holiday art sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in the former lumberyard, 718 High St.

"It's an event the arts council does to benefit area artists as well as people shopping for Christmas," Sandy Cardens, of the BCAC, said.

Cardens said a variety of artwork, ranging from photography and pottery to watercolors and wood sculpture, by Baldwin-area artists will be for sale -- all for $150 or less.

She said the artists will be in attendance to answer questions and talk about their work.

The art sale, she said, will also give people a chance to see the improvements made to the future arts center.

"This gives us a chance to show off the lumberyard," she said. "It's in fairly primitive conditions from what we want it to be, but people can see what we've done up to this point."

Saturday won't be the only opportunity to purchase art.

"We know everybody can't make it on one day," Cardens said.

BCAC will have the second half of the art sale Dec. 6 and 7 at the lumberyard building. She said the building will be decorated for Christmas and Victorian carolers will be singing throughout the weekend.

She encouraged people to attend the sale either or both of the weekends, especially those looking for unique and unusual holiday gifts for relatives, friends or even themselves.

"I think it's something unique for small towns like Baldwin," she said. "There are not that many venues where you can purchase art."

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