Annual Holiday Gift Art Sale
November 8 @ 8:00 am - December 22 @ 5:00 pm
Each year, Wednesday Morning Artists (WMA) of Cambridge creates and hosts a holiday show and sale that features local artists who offer original, gift-sized, moderately-priced art during the months of November and December. Members of the Wednesday Morning Artists have invited their artist friends from the vicinity to join them at the Dorchester Center for the Arts in Cambridge for the 12th annual “Gallery of Gifts.”
A diverse group of about 20 artists will provide one-stop shopping for the public’s holiday gifting. The show and sale opens on Thursday, November 8 and runs until December 22. There will be two Second Saturday receptions, one on November 10 and the other on December 8 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
“This annual gift extravaganza brings you work that may have taken many hours to create. Some of the art moves, some of the art entertains, some of the art decorates, and the beauty and creativity of it all will amaze shoppers,” said WMA spokesman Nancy Snyder. “What better gift for a loved one than a unique piece of original art that won’t be found in the big box stores and won’t be available online where you can’t see the quality or feel the real thing. Our shoppers won’t have to wait for delivery as they can remove their choices from the tables or off the walls on the spot and take the items home with them.”
Nancy continues, “There are two additional important benefits of shopping at the Gallery of Gifts: first, what you spend stays in our community and second, your purchase supports the arts center.”
“Many artists spend years studying and practicing their art to the point where they can offer their creations for sale or have it displayed in a gallery,” adds Nancy. “They work at day jobs to further their knowledge, skills, and dreams of success that often come through participation in arts groups like ours across the country.”
“It is a big show with a huge variety of products,” said glass artist Paul Winters, who offers glass ornaments for holiday decorations and gifts. Other items available at this special show will include paintings in a variety of media, framed photography, textile and fiber arts, basketry, pottery, soaps, and a selection of gorgeous jewelry produced by members of WMA and other artists who live in Dorchester and surrounding areas.
Jeannette Faber of St. Michaels comes to Cambridge for WMA meetings. She plans to offer her jewelry at the holiday show for the first time. “I really like the venue,” she said. “It gives me the chance to share my work in a new area and to interact and support WMA members and the local arts center in a good way.”
A visit to the Dorchester Center for the Arts at 321 High Street might help one find that special gift since the show features so many sorts of artistic expression. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will go to the arts center to support arts programming throughout the year.
“The show is always stunning,” Nancy said. “There is an unbelievable pool of artists who come together to share their beautiful work.”