Abbotsford Arts Council presents annual Christmas Artisan Market

The venue has changed this year, to the Highstreet shopping complex

The Abbotsford Arts Council presents its annual Christmas Artisan Market from Nov. 21 to 23 at Highstreet shopping complex (3122 Mt. Lehman Rd.).

This year’s event expands on the 2013 Christmas Artisan Gift Fair at the Kariton Art Gallery and the Christmas Craft Fair hosted at the Ag-Rec Building in previous years.

All artisan gifts featured in the market are original locally handmade artwork including fused glass, pottery, jewelry, clothing, woodwork, sculpture and more.

The market takes place at the same time as Highstreet’s Christmas tree lighting.

The market is open from 5 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 21 for a wine-and-cheese opening reception, which is open to the public, and continues from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 22 and 23.

Local musicians perform each evening from 5 to 7 p.m., and CIVL Radio will deejay the market between performances.

Admission is by donation to support the programs of the Abbotsford Arts Council.

For more information, contact the arts council at  604-852-9358, email info@abbotsfordartscouncil.com, or visit abbotsfordartscouncil.org.