Annual ‘Extravaganza’ seeks entries


The Fine Line Art Gallery here is looking for artists and crafters to sell their wares at its upcoming “Christmas Extravaganza,” as well as donate items for a silent auction in conjunction with the event.
Fine Line co-op member Jean Richards said the event will start with an open house on Sunday, Nov. 19 and run through the end of December.
As in past years, the gallery will be selling paintings, stained glass and fused glass, photos, pottery, and much more created by its members.
But it also is looking for other local artists and crafters to submit their wares for sale to truly make it a Christmas shopping extravaganza.
Although it is a Christmas open house, the items need not be holiday-themed–just that they be items someone would like to buy as gifts, noted Richards.
In the past, these have included everything from mittens and scarves to jewellery and homemade candy.
The cost to enter is $10, with entries being subject to gallery approval.
Like last year, the event also will feature a silent auction and anyone is welcome to donate to that.
The silent auction will run at the gallery from Nov. 1-19, with the bidding to end during the “Christmas Extravaganza” open house.
A portion of the auction proceeds will go to a local worthy cause.
Last year, the gallery donated $300 to the Salvation Army’s food bank.
For more info, call 274-2242 or drop by 529 Mowat Ave.
The “Christmas Extravaganza” has been an annual event since 2009.
The Nov. 19 event will feature refreshments and, hopefully, live music.
It will run from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.–a perfect time for the after-church crowd to stop by the gallery and get some Christmas shopping done.
In related news, the theme for next spring’s annual art show has been chosen: “Aqua.”
Richards said it’s not too early for artists to start thinking about how to use shades of turquoise to create their entries.