Although the Thanksgiving turkey has yet to be cooked, we should remember Christmas is right around the corner. What better way to get in the mood than with a cup of hot cider and an art & crafts fair?
There are two fun holiday arts shows upcoming in the Lansing area.
35th Annual Holiday Art Market
At the Lansing Art Gallery (119 N. Washington Sq., Lansing) running from Nov. 15 -Dec. 22, there is lots of time to find great gifts for the family at this extensive display of local talent. The Art Market showcases over 100 Michigan artists and displays a large collection of Michigan made jewelry, glass, sculpture, paintings, pottery, and wearable art ranging from traditional to funky.
Admission, of course, is free. On November 15th there will be a “Champagne and Shopping” sneak preview for artists and members only.
The Holiday Market will officially open on November 16. The Gallery will be open that evening from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. to celebrate. Stop in, warm up, and start your Holiday shopping!!
Hours for the Holiday Art Market:
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
MSU Arts & Crafts Holiday Show
On Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2, 190 artists will gather on the campus of Michigan State University for the Holiday Arts and Crafts Show! The show takes place in the MSU Union, at the corner of Grand River and Abbott, in East Lansing. Admission to the show is free!
The MSU Arts and Crafts Show was voted one of the top 50 shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine and is one of the largest holiday arts and crafts shows in Michigan. Some items available at this year’s show include pottery, jewelry, photography, clothing, aromatherapy, personalized home décor, woodworking, stained glass and holiday-themed items. These creative finds make great holiday gifts, and there is something for every taste and budget.
The MSU Union food court will be open to serve hungry shoppers.
Hours and Information about the MSU Art & Crafts Holiday Show
Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Parking: West Circle Drive and the Grand River Parking Ramp will be open for parking and shopper drop-off.
If you’ve ever lost yourself in a photograph, you’ll be drawn into the work of Curtis Hans Miller, now on exhibit at the Lansing Art Gallery.
Miller’s exhibit, “Solitude,” reveals a Michigan that seems timeless: landscapes dotted with old fences, barns, silos, open fields, orchards. The work is sparse and haunting and beautiful.
Solitude runs at the Lansing Art Gallery through February 24, 2012. It’s worth a trip to town to see it. While here, lodge and dine at The English Inn, a Lansing area inn and fine dining restaurant. We’re located in the Michigan countryside; the journey here will conjure visions of Miller’s photographs.