“Artful Giving” at Main Street Gallery

The holidays are coming and Main Street Gallery will be ready with armloads of treasures. Beautiful holiday-priced artwork, music, champagne, chocolates and a raffle of a Danny Doughty painting for charity are all part of the fun.

A basket by Heidi Wetzel

It’s all happening during the November/December show, entitled “Artful Giving,” and featuring guest artist Heidi Wetzel. Heidi will be showing her unique, handmade basketry and fiber art that has won her acclaim all over the Eastern Shore. The Easton artist, who originally hails from Germany, uses unique and indigenous materials in her work as well as exotic finds she brings back from her many travels. Ranging in style from traditional to contemporary, Heidi’s work is often inspired by nature.

“Some of my sculptures are utilitarian, while others are purely decorative,” she says. “With my three-dimensional wall hangings I try to create “pictures” or scenes from nature. My work reflects the beauty I see in the world around me and the natural surroundings here on the Eastern Shore.”

For “Artful Giving,” Heidi and the gallery’s 13 member artists will focus on showing smaller, more affordable works that will be perfect for holiday gift giving. And speaking of gift giving, Main Street Gallery will be giving back to the community by raffling off an original, signed painting by renowned artist Danny Doughty. The majority of the proceeds from the raffle will go to “Meals til Monday,” a local charity that helps feed needy area schoolchildren over the weekends. Don’t miss your chance to win this very special painting and help a worthy cause. Tickets will be available at the Gallery starting November 9.

“Artful Giving” will open on November 9 and run through December 30. There will be two artist receptions on Second Saturday, November 10 and December 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Gallery, located at 518 Poplar Street in Cambridge (directly across the street from Jimmie and Sooks restaurant). The receptions are free and open to all. A special holiday reception with champagne and chocolates and music by singer/songwriter, Terry White, will be held on December 10.

For more information, visit www.mainstgallery.org or call 410-330-4659. Main Street Gallery is Cambridge’s only artist-owned and run cooperative and is currently reviewing work from prospective members. Contact the gallery if interested in being a part of this vibrant artist community.

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