Tripping About The Country-
Observations from the Road and Home.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
AFFORDABLE GIFTS OF ART
Every year at Christmas time, the Calaveras County Arts Council encourages artists to provide affordable works of art. The Arts Council Gallery is located on Main St. in San Andreas and I've peeked inside to give you an idea of what is available.
Here find a variety of ceramics, vases, teapots, mugs, planters, a painted wall hanging and whimsical decorations.
Affordably priced, something original and exciting, makes for a great gift.
You will find all manner of paintings, large and small. Much to choose from and this is just one wall.
Original cards and jewelry.
The gallery is open all year long. Throughout the year, the staff hangs special exhibits featuring various talents. Their gallery/office hours are 9-4 Mon. through Fri. Sat. 11-3.
The arts are alive and well in Calaveras with musical events, shows, dinners and seasonal programming. For instance, right now tickets are available for a Christmas special, The Nutcracker. Tickets can be ordered by phone. 209-754-1774. Visit their website at: /http://www.calaverasarts.org/
for more information. A strong arts community is a healthy community.
Two large paintings by Giles, normally sell in the $1,700 range. They are affordably priced at $700 each during the Christmas Boutique. Not exactly affordable for most people, but certainly a bargain for this artist.