This will be our 12th annual Holiday Show and our third year with The Summit who graciously makes this possible. About one half of the store that was Charming Charlie will be ours for the Mountain Brook Art Association’s annual Holiday Art & Gift Show, and it is BEAUTIFUL. We could not have dreamed of a better location. Located between Soft Surroundings and the very popular Chuy’s, we will share the space with a couple of businesses and Santa. Overall the space will be called The North Pole!
This year we will have even more gift items, all made by our talented artists who come from around the entire metro area. All gift items are hand-painted or reproductions of the artists’ own paintings. We will have lots of ornaments, miniature paintings, cards, magnets, coasters, even scarves. We will have an incredible variety of paintings in all sizes and price ranges to fit every budget, from $10 to $1000. Each sale supports a LOCAL artist, and a portion of all sales will go to this year’s local charity, Studio by the Tracks, a gallery and working studio in Irondale for artists with autism spectrum disorders.
Dec 1 – 22 open daily. Mon-Thurs 11-6, Friday & Sat 11-8, Sunday 12-6. Our popular evening reception will be back December 3rd, from 6-8pm.
A fun feature of the show are the daily painting demonstrations in the window of the store. Customers are welcome to sit a spell and enjoy. Among the popular artists exhibiting will be Joan Curtis, Anita Bice, Toby Klein, Lynn Briggs, Michael Davis, Janet Sanders, Mary Mellen, Kendall Boggs, Kat Pilleteri.
We are very excited to have the extraordinary Rollina with us again to create 20 minute charcoal portraits directly from the subject. She does not work from photos as she much prefers to work with the person right in front of her, even if it is a wiggly child… or two. Dates and times for appearance for Rollina and other demo artists will be posted to our Facebook page and website.