Thursday, November 19, 2009

Christmas Shoppe Coming to BCAC

Thursday, December 10th will mark the beginning of Black Creek Arts Council’s Third Annual Christmas Shoppe. The event, which features 14 artists, will last through December 12th and will be held at the Black Creek Arts Center on College Avenue.

The Christmas Shoppe kicks off on Thursday from 5-9pm. On Friday, the Shoppe will be open from 3-8pm. On Saturday, the times are 10am – 2pm. Admission is free on all three days.

While parents shop, kids will also have the opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit. Bethany Perry will be leading young people in ornament-making classes from 5-7pm on Thursday night. Students will be able to begin the class as they arrive.

Along with ornament-making, kids will also be able to visit with Santa Claus. Santa will be making a visit from the North Pole to the Arts Center for the opening night. Santa will be available for photographs. Parents, please bring your own cameras.

The artists selling in the Christmas Shoppe are: Suzanne Muldrow (photography), Mike Gann (glass art), Laurie Brown (fabric art), Frankie Bush (watercolor), Mary Lou Bailey (hand-built pottery), Beth Wicker (handmade jewelry, mixed media fiber and silk paintings), Patrick Showalter (handmade soap), Dianna Herrera-Keller (handmade jewelry), Dot Goodwin (mixed media), Gina Marie (photography), Barbara Messmer (jewelry), Jill Snyder (photography), Holly Young Beaumier (decorative earthenware) and Marcy Kershner (glass art).

The mission of Black Creek Arts Council is to promote and foster the Arts in Darlington County. BCAC’s offices are housed in a state of the art 10,000 square foot facility at 116 West College Avenue. BCAC offers a variety of programs including art classes of all styles, after-school activities, pre-school aged programs, private music lessons, and various types of gallery exhibits. BCAC also offers assistance with arts management, funding, education, and program coordination to arts and cultural organizations in Darlington County.

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