Considering this holiday season is blanketed by worries of a health hazard, and many art organizations have been affected, we’d like to suggest some galleries and associations that will still be able to provide superb gifts for the holidays.
(North Kingston, RI) Wickford Art Association
On Friday, November 20, Wickford Art Association (WAA) will open the annual Small Works: Holiday Show/Sale featuring small pieces of fine art from 45 member artists. All works are 14 inches or less and cost anything from $10-$300. Offerings range from collage to sculpture, prints to oil paintings—all original work by some of Rhode Island’s finest professional artists as well as accomplished hobbyists!
It is a great time to support local artists and collect some unique artwork or purchase some exciting holiday gifts.
WAA’s gallery will be open to the public each Wednesday through Saturday (noon-4 p.m.) and Sunday (noon-3 p.m.), with one additional day of shopping on Tuesday, December 22 (noon-4 p.m.).
A sample gallery of works for sale will be posted online at wickfordart.org by November 6. This show/sale runs November 20 through December 22.
(Pawtucket, RI) Foundry Artist Association
The well known and much anticipated Pawtucket Armory Center for the Arts, at 172 Exchange Street, has announced a change in its program. Usually a live and fun-filled event, featuring a full complement of arts, crafts, and fashion for a loyal public, the 2020 event has temporarily reverted to an online holiday show format.
This year’s virtual show and sale is scheduled for December 3-6 and is currently being organized for a custom customer shopping experience.
Please check for additional details as they develop at foundryshow.com.
(Boston, MA) CraftBoston Holiday Show
CraftBoston is a biannual show and sale of fine contemporary craft and design. Both CraftBoston Spring and CraftBoston Holiday normally unite talented makers with passionate and knowledgeable shoppers throughout a weekend-long event. The shows are produced by the Society of Arts + Crafts, America’s oldest non-profit craft organization will allow shoppers to make purchases in the comfort of their homes.
The mission of the Society of Arts + Crafts is to support and celebrate craft makers and their creativity, improving our lives by uniting us through culture and creativity, engaging us with multiple perspectives, and engendering an understanding of ourselves through the makers’ stories.
This year’s online event is scheduled for December 12-13.
For more details, visit craftboston.org.