A Gift of Art Newsletter
Yesterday morning there were 8 wild turkeys in the driveway of my home. It’s a time for long walks muffled against the cold; a time for a hot toddy by the fire; a time to read a good book cuddled in a warm quilt with a mug of hot chocolate. This is a special time of year – apple picking – plans for Thanksgiving – children making Christmas lists and lots of time with family and friends.
activities for kids like face painting and many, many vendors. Come out for some autumn fun! A Gift of Art will be located across the street from our gallery at the library, where we will encourage children to paint pumpkins. We hope you will join us!
We are looking for volunteers – not just to help with Harvest Festival on Saturday, but in general. This week we attended the first Volunteer Fair held at the Fire House Youth building in Clarington. We met so many other organizations who all rely on volunteers. I wonder if the volunteers know just how valuable they are to the workings of charities. Big Brothers and Sisters, Guides and guiding, so many different organizations that are only able to reach the people they need to help because of the help of volunteers.
Of course we would like more but never more than 8. Check to see if there is a class you are interested in on our website, agiftof-art.com/classes and agiftof-art.com/workshops. Within the next few weeks we will be putting out the second fall session of classes, check back later to see what we will have then.
Talking about Christmas, do you need a space for a party? We have recently rejuvenated the big studio. It’s been freshly painted and we retiled much of the floor (All done by some of our lovely volunteers). The traces of the past summer kids camp are gone, and it looks quite nice indeed. For a rate of $45.00 for 4 hours or a maximum of $135.00 for a full day, (8am to 8pm) it’s a bargain.
A Gift of Christmas Show & Sale at A Gift of Art
December 3rd, 10am – 4pm
December 3rd is our in house Christmas show. There will be several new things happening this year and about 20 vendors. Drop by, have a hot toddy, and wander through the gallery. Lots of interesting and unique gifts by local artists, for every person and every budget. There are a lot of practical art gifts too, like wooden cutting boards and pottery mugs. If you’ve never been to A Gift of Art before, it’s a great time to visit!
Look forward to seeing you soon!
A Gift of Art