Arts Council crafts a family Christmas

Families are invited to a special Family Saturday art day at SAGA Public Art Gallery, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17.

  • Dec. 7, 2011 7:00 p.m.

Take time out of the busy season to enjoy a day of crafting.

Families are invited to a special Family Saturday art day at SAGA Public Art Gallery, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17.

This is an Elves’ Workshop, says SAGA Public Art Gallery executive director Tracy Kutschker.

The art-making program is free and requires no pre-registration, says Kutschker.

Families will be able to visit four different stations within the gallery to create Christmas-themed crafts such as ornaments, scarves and cards.

The program is intended for families with children between the ages of five and 12, who are accompanied by an adult.

While visiting the gallery, take time to peruse the Affordable Art Fair featuring 20 local artists with nearly 100 works all priced under $200.

Paintings and pottery, pen and ink artworks, stained glass, metal and clay sculpture, decorative wooden boxes and drawings are among the variety of media represented.

Two artists are new to the gallery, says Kutschker and Andy Silver, who is known for the felt pieces he has produced in the past, has created a series of small stitched city scapes.

“They’re little black and white fabric cityscapes and they’re just really charming,” says Kutschker.

This is an excellent gift-buying opportunity for people who wish to support local, high-quality producers.

Also featured is the “Bon Bon Salon” with locally-published kids books and a craft area.

The exhibition runs Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Dec. 17, with late night Tuesdays when the gallery is open until 8 p.m.


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