Station Arts Centre host third annual Holiday Arts Market

The Station Arts Centre is hosting its third Annual Holiday Arts Market. This year will see its biggest market with 22 local artists and artisans participating, giving the community an opportunity to ‘shop local’ this year with even more options.

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The Station Arts Centre is hosting its third annual Holiday Arts Market.

Organizers are welcoming 22 local artists and artisans – a record for the market – to give the Oxford County community dozens of options to easily “shop local.”

The market will be open Dec. 7 to Dec. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 41 Bridge St. W. gallery.

“Some have shown here all year round through the Baggage Room Gift Shop, some come in for in-house groups,” Tabitha Verbuyst, the gallery curator, said.

She noted the list of who’s at the market will be on the centre’s website and Facebook page.

“We’ve been posting shout outs to some of the vendors and doing some sneak peeks of images that they will be showing. It kind of helps people see the variety.”

The online promotions also allow visitors to see more artist and artisan work that won’t be on display during the holiday market through the website and social media links.

“This is your opportunity to visit our wonderful gallery, view the works of talented individuals, shop unique wares and support your local community,” Verbuyst said.

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“There are Christmas ideas for everyone on your shopping list. Shop artwork, woodwork, metal work, stained glass, pottery, quilts, fashion, home decor, jewelry and more.”

Unlike previous years, there will not be a formal opening night, but visitors are welcome to visit for free during regular business hours through the two-week period.

Due to high volume of visitors on Saturdays, patrons of the Holiday Arts Market on Dec. 12 and Dec. 19 are asked to register for free tickets online at www.stationarts.ca.

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