Sunset River Marketplace’s annual Holiday Art Market is a go on November 13, 14 and 15.
Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash will hold its annual Holiday Art Market from Friday, November 13 to Sunday, November 15.
Always a popular seasonal event, this year the market will take place over three days in order to help reduce crowds and better maintain social distancing.
“We have a large gallery,” owner Ginny Lassiter says. “Ten thousand square feet of space, so people should be able to social distance pretty easily.”
The gallery is also offering a reserved shopping hour with limited availability from 10 to 11 am each day. Anyone wishing to take advantage of it should call the gallery to make a reservation. “We expect this to fill up quickly,” Lassiter says.
Approximately 15 artists will show holiday pottery, jewelry, oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors, home decor items, photography, metal art, carved and turned wood, wearable art, fiber art, kokedama plants, handmade furniture and more. A 10-foot Christmas tree will be filled with artisan-made ornaments, so customers can choose their favorite directly from the tree. There will also be gift certificate drawings, holiday treats, wine and hot mulled cider.
“With the pandemic, we’ve had to make some changes, but once again, this will be a fun Holiday Art Market!” Lassiter says.
Featured artists include: Donna Michaux (pottery), Betsy Parker (pottery), Gary Baird (wildlife photography), Ardie Praetorius (pottery),Vicki Neilon (watercolor and acrylics), Pat White (watercolors), Mary Cross (pottery), Jewel Simmons (jewelry), Mona Bendin (pillows), Wes Wagner (wood furniture), Kathy Wolk (pottery and jewelry); Kakie Honig (fused glass) and Sherry Godfrey (pottery and kokedamas). Authors Carol O’Neill (Saturday) and Tom Kelso (Sunday) will be present as well.
Featuring work by approximately 150 North Carolina and South Carolina artists, Sunset River Marketplace is well known for its collection of oil paintings, watermedia, pastels, photography, hand-blown glass, fused glass, pottery and clay sculptures, turned and carved wood, unique home decor items and artisan jewelry. There are two onsite kilns and five wheels used by the gallery’s pottery students. Art classes are currently being offered on a limited basis. Call the gallery for details.
Sunset River Marketplace requires that patrons wear face coverings and requires the use of hand sanitizer plus 6-foot social distancing between gallery visitors and at the cash register. The gallery staff conducts thorough cleaning of surfaces upon opening and closing and during the day and has placed complimentary hand sanitizer throughout the gallery for visitor use.
Want to go?
Holiday Art Market
November 13 to 15, 11 am to 6 pm
One hour of limited reserved shopping will be offered each day from 10 to 11 a.m. Reserve a spot by calling (910) 575-5999.
Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW (N.C. Highway 179) in Calabash. Visit sunsetrivermarketplace.com for information.
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