Fine Arts and Craft Fair opens in Grand Junction this weekend
Special to the Free Press
WHAT: Fine Art and Craft Fair
WHERE: The Art Center in Grand Junction
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, Nov. 21-23
COST: Admission is free
Give unique, hand-crafted gifts or culinary delights made by expert artists this holiday season. The Fine Art and Craft Fair opens its doors from 6-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, at Grand Junction’s Art Center. It will also run on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free.
The event is The Art Center’s second largest fundraiser of the year. Its lectures, children’s camps, classes, and workshops rely on fundraising events like the fair to better serve the entire Western Slope community.
Thirty-nine vendors are participating in this year’s event. There is always a very refreshing range of homemade food, handmade jewelry, original paintings, pottery, stained glass, and metal sculpture from the best that the Western Slope has to offer. It will run all weekend.
This year’s craft fair will differ from years past on several counts. It will include former Mesa State professor Vern Mosher and his functional pottery and wood fire sculptural vessels. Four members of Rocky Mountain Collage Society will host their very own booth, and Roice-Hurst Humane Society will hold an intense fundraising push for pups and cats.
Plus, if you want to get that annual holiday ornament or an Art Center Guild pie to take to holiday parties, The Art Center Arts and Craft Fair is one-stop-shopping. Many people also pop into the gift shop to purchase memberships and class certificates.
Art gives so many the joy of being a part of a community, while freeing the spirit and exciting the mind. Anyone interested in giving the gift of more energy, an active mind, and the ability to connect with interesting people should give the gift of art-making.
The Art Center is located at 1803 N. Seventh St., in Grand Junction, and can be reached at 970-243-7337, ext. 2. For programs and regular gallery hours visit http://www.gjartcenter.org.
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