Entertainment

Christmas gift fair begins: Arts council hosting two month long showcase

The Abbotsford Arts Council will be hosting a Christmas Artisan Gift Fair and Small Painting Show at the Kariton Art Gallery and Boutique from Nov. 4 to Dec. 22.

The fair is a new, seven week initiative by the Abbotsford Arts Council to provide the public with a unique place to buy one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers while promoting and supporting the work of local artisans. The entire gallery space will be dedicated to selling vendor crafts and small paintings for the duration of the fair.

All artisan gifts featured in the fair will be original, locally-handmade art including pottery, woven and painted scarves, jewelry, clothing, woodwork, books, hundreds of Christmas and greeting cards, and much more. Some particularly unique items include cutlery art, consisting of jewelry and other items made with antique silverware; world-renowned Victorian caroller dolls with hand-sculpted faces and clothing designed from scratch; homemade bath bombs; and jewelry and Christmas cards made by students of BC Teen Challenge Women’s Centre.

The fair will also feature small paintings and prints by members of the Fraser Valley Watercolour Society, Central Fraser Valley Graphic Guild, and other local artists.

Kariton Art Gallery and Boutique is located in Mill Lake Park at 2387 Ware Street and is open Tuesday to Friday from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The artists will be present at the fair’s grand opening reception on Sunday, Nov. 4, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Non-perishable food items will be collected at the Kariton Gallery on behalf of the Abbotsford Food Bank throughout the fair.

For additional information, contact the arts office at 604-852-9358, by email at abbotsfordartscouncil@gmail.com, or visit the website at abbotsfordartscouncil.org.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Groovedaddy performs at concert series
 
Abbotsford teen tops in B.C. for harp exam
 
Boys Club production at Mouat
Abbotsford band makes semifinals in battle of the bands
 
Jaws of Life, Roll-over simulation, Teddy Bear Hospital and free gymnastic classes at Agrifair
 
Privacy office upholds withheld legal costs
Westcoast Christmas Show and Marketplace draws crowds to Tradex
 
Vancouver-area man victim of hit and run in Mission
 
Chiefs regain first place with Salmon Arm win

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.