Holiday Fine Craft Sale Features Work of 50 Local Artists
November 30 – December 9, 2012
Members’ Preview Reception:
Thursday, Nov. 29, 5-8 pm
Bubbles & Baubles Shop & Sip:
Wed., Dec. 5, 6-8 pm
Main Line Art Center, located in Haverford has a longstanding tradition of supporting the local artistic community while making art accessible to the public, and one of its most popular shopping experiences, the Holiday Fine Craft Sale, is certainly no exception. This year’s Holiday Fine Craft Sale runs for 10 days and features a wide variety of unique and affordable gifts lovingly handcrafted by 50 local artists. Entry to the Holiday Fine Craft Sale is free, and the Art Center has plenty of parking available. Sale hours are Monday through Friday 10 am to 8 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm. Members of Main Line Art Center are invited to a preview reception on Thursday, November 29 from 5 to 8 pm.
The process of curating artists to feature in the Holiday Fine Craft Sale begins in the summer with a rigorous application process. Each year, the Art Center strives to put together a sale that offers only the highest quality one-of-a-kind fine crafts that appeal to a variety of tastes and price points. The result is a sale that beautifully mixes intricate jewelry with luxurious, hand-dyed scarves; whimsical home accessories with ornate blown glass vases; and sumptuously fragranced hand-milled soaps with truly unique journals with hand-stitched bindings.
Gifts start at just $5, and benefit Main Line Art Center’s award-winning arts education and community outreach programs, in addition to supporting the local artistic community. Many of the selected artists will be on hand during the run of the sale so that patrons can learn more about the story behind their gift directly from the person who created it.
Sharon Bartmann, Traci Beden-Tambussi, Kathleen Casper, Robert Deane, Barbara Hanselman, Lana Heckendorn, Susan A. Henry, Kristi Fontaine, Charlotte Lindley Martin, Sara Meadows, Kathryn Narrow, Marcia K. Reiver, Jennifer Wankoff
Beth Ann Ballek, Sandy Chierici, Nadine Saylor
Nicolette Absil, Liza Chen, Angela Duffin, Layne Freedline, Abra Gorby, Michele Grady, Janet Kofoed, Ian Lander, Allison Mackenzie, Kathy Makransky, Cynthia Murray, Lorri Primavera, Shelly Rabuse, Cathy Rappeport, Susan Rifkin
Nancy Bruechert, Michie Taylor, Julie Zeelander
Paper, Wood, And Handcrafted Arts
Jessica Eldredge, Herman Fortkamp, Cathy Hetznecker, Beverly Kelly, Meg Kennedy, Enoch Lee, Liz Stoller
Wearable Fiber Art
Richard Aldorasi, Cynthia Baker, Jan Cohen, Anne Foresman, Dianne Hricko, Gretchen Hulse, Julie Lange, Leslie Friedman Rifkin, Nancy Shiffrin
The artists will also be part of a new, mid-week fête that the Art Center has planned for Wednesday, December 5th. After work, pop over to the Art Center for Bubbles & Baubles, where you can cross everyone off your holiday shopping list, while sipping festive signature cocktail featuring…bubbly! Bubbles & Baubles runs from 6 to 8 pm, and will also feature artist demos and gift wrapping. Entry is free; 21 and older please.
For 75 years, Main Line Art Center in Haverford has served as the creative home for generations of community members of all ages, levels and abilities. Its mission is to inspire and engage artistic creativity for all ages and abilities and to celebrate and strengthen the essential role of visual art in community life. Each year the Art Center educates nearly 5,000 people through its art classes, outreach programs, lectures, and art camp. In keeping with its mission, Main Line Art Center pioneers a unique series of outreach programs for children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities, and grants $12,000 in need-based scholarships annually. The Art Center has built a reputation for presenting innovative, thought-provoking exhibitions, while also presenting exhibitions that celebrate community. We offer up to ten annual exhibitions, including seasonal fine crafts shows, in our beautiful, spacious gallery. These exhibitions feature the work of emerging and established artists from across the Mid-Atlantic Region and attract over 10,000 visitors each year.
Main Line Art Center is located at 746 Panmure Road in Haverford, behind the Wilkie Lexus dealership just off of Lancaster Avenue. The Art Center is easily accessible from public transportation and offers abundant free parking. For more information about the Holiday Fine Craft Sale, please visit www.mainlineart.org or call 610.525.0272.