The Bonifas Arts Center presents its annual Holiday Arts Fair with a few new features this year. As always many talented local and regional artists will be on hand, selling their beautiful creations. The center has extended the Kasota Gift Shop for the holidays to give shoppers even more selection and variety. As always there will be a Bake Sale and Art Raffle to benefit the Bonifas Arts Center.
In addition, the Bonifas is reaching out to the community’s younger artists.
“The Young Artists Market is one of my favorite features of our Waterfront Arts Festival," says Brook McGinnis, Events Coordinator. “I thought it would be wonderful to give our young artists a chance to continue building their businesses and supporters at the Holiday Arts Fair.”
In addition to the Young Artists from Waterfront, the Gladstone High School Art Club will also be on hand selling handmade items. Santa is also expected to make an appearance.
“I pulled some strings,” McGinnis said. “It’s a really busy time of year for the Man in Red but once I mentioned the bake sale, he was on board.”
Another new feature this year resulted in a partnership with the East Ludington Art Gallery. In an effort to support all artists in the area the two will join forces for an art walk in hopes to increase the traffic between the two organizations and give shoppers even more options for everyone on their Christmas list.
The Holiday Arts Fair and Art Walk will take place on Saturday, December 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bonifas Arts Center with a short walk to the East Ludington Art Gallery for additional vendors. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Brook McGinnis, Special Events Coordinator at 786-3833 ext. 16.