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Alpine Arts Center in Edwards hosts annual Artists’ Holiday Market today through Sunday

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Handmade art by local artisans is for sale at Alpine Arts Center in Edwards today through Sunday. The public is invited to browse and shop for gifts, enjoy hot cider and cookies, and kids crafts will be offered from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. over the weekend.
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What: Artists’ Holiday Market.

Where: Alpine Arts Center, Edwards.

When: Friday from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free.

More information: Visit www.alpineartscenter.org or call 970-926-2732.

EDWARDS — The fifth annual Artists’ Holiday Market is set for this weekend at Alpine Arts Center, with over 15 participating artists displaying and selling handmade holiday gifts. The Holiday Market will take place Friday from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Alpine Arts Center, located in the Edwards Commercial Park. The public is invited to browse and shop for gifts, enjoy hot cider and cookies, and kids crafts will be offered from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. over the weekend. There is also a holiday party open to the public on Saturday evening starting at 6 p.m. with live music by Johnny Schleper and Rob Eaton Jr., complementary appetizers, wine and beer available for purchasae, and holiday shopping all evening long.

The Artists’ Holiday Market will include handmade pottery, paintings, jewelry, hats and scarves, home accessories, fused glass, greeting cards, kids clothing, painted sleds, framed photography, ornaments, locally illustrated books, and more. In addition, there will be a new small works exhibit on display in the gallery by members of the Vail Valley Art Guild.

“The holiday market is my favorite time of year because it brings the community together in support of our local artists and all of their creative talents,” said Lauren Merrill, owner of Alpine Arts Center. “I am excited to personally participate in the market this year with my ceramic aspen tree vases, painted sleds, aspen leaf ornaments and clay platters.”

Mickey Fried, one of Alpine Arts Center’s featured artists said, “Snowflakes and silver are two of my passions. For 22 years I’ve been an artisan jeweler with my own unique line of sterling silver and glass jewelry. My fused glass snowflakes, which come in three sizes, are most unique and make a great Colorado gift. Currently, I’m specializing in the famous Elephant Hair bracelets, an old African tradition, making them from silver and gold. The natural beauty which surrounds me here in the Vail Valley has me in a constant state of awe with never ending inspiration.”

Other participating artists include Jasmine Dillingham, Michelle Stecher, Danielle Wallace, Sue Terbush, Natalee Ozbirn, Elyssa Pallai, Ken Nager, Debbie Feeney, David Mayer, Ashley Cropper, John Oliphant, Pamela Saden and Sam Mizwicki.

Alpine Arts Center will also have an under $5 section with items perfect for stocking stuffers and smaller gifts, plus art supplies and gift certificates for sale. Alpine Arts Center will remain open for drop-in activities such as paint pottery holiday gift making throughout the weekend from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and have specialty holiday crafts upstairs in the kids room. In addition to the this weekend’s market, select items will remain on display and for sale throughout the month of December for last minute holiday shopping, and the VVAG Small Works exhibit will be on display through the winter season.

Alpine Arts Center is located at 210 Edwards Village Blvd. A105 (in the Edwards Commercial Park). For more information on the Artists’ Holiday Market and other Alpine Arts Center programs, visit http://www.alpineartscenter.org or call 970-926-2732.




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