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Oak Ridge Art Center: Gallery of Holiday Shops
Gallery of Holiday Shops is our annual fine arts and crafts fair. Due to the pandemic, the question has been, how to host the event and keep our Patrons safe. We believe the answer is to spread the event out over several days from December 5 to 12 and limit the number of individuals in the building at any one time. To do so we are offering appointments for, or in, small groups to shop for special hand made items for gifting or your home. You may also drop by and, if you don't mind waiting a bit if there are too many people in the building at one time, you can join us in the galleries once others complete their transactions. This will enable us to host more people safely. Should social restrictions continue this fall, we will ask participants to wear masks and social distance while in our facility. In addition, we will offer a few items from each vendor through this website during the event, so whether you can join us in the gallery, or prefer to shop on-line, you are sure to find something wonderful for friends, family or yourself!
The 2020 Gallery of Holiday Shops is our 25th annual event and will offer guests an opportunity to access the one-of-a-kind creations of regional artists and artisans in a variety of media. There is no admission fee, and proceeds from the artists’ sales will benefit both the artists and the Art Center. Shopping local is a great way to support the local economy, regional artists, and the Art Center. We realize many of our art and craft artists are in need of sales outlets because they depend on the sale of their creations and many, if not most events were cancelled this fall. We hope Gallery of Holiday Shops will truly be a win/win/win for all - crafters, shoppers and the Art Center.
We are accepting applications to exhibit now and will add a list of exhibitors soon. We are fortunate to have several returning favorites as well as new vendors to titillate your mind and add new flair to your gifting ideas. Watch this space for news and updates on this special event. Please plan to join us!
Oak Ridge Art Center, 201 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Hours: Tu-F 9-5, Sa-M 1-4. Information: 865-482-1441, https://www.oakridgeartcenter.org/exhibitions