From the Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission:
The public is invited to meet more than 30 local writers and artists and shop for unique gifts on Saturday, December 8 from noon to 5:00 pm at the free “Authors and Artists Holiday Gift Sale” sponsored by the Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission and the Bel Air Arts and Entertainment District.
Shoppers will be able to choose artwork in all types of media including oil paintings, ceramics, pottery, jewelry, gift baskets, photography, Venetian masks, prints, note cards, and art gourds. Books will be available in various genres of fiction and nonfiction including historical novels, suspense, genealogy, nature, fine art, and children’s books as well as local poetry.
According to Bel Air Town Commissioner Susan Burdette, “This is an exquisite opportunity to purchase the ‘gift that keeps on giving’. When you give someone a special book signed by the author or a piece of original artwork, you are acknowledging the recipient’s unique personality. Your friend or family member will think of you each time he or she opens the book or enjoys their piece of art. Additionally, when you buy from local authors and artists, you are giving back to your home community.”
A variety of new artists and authors along with many longtime local favorites will be available to talk to customers and autograph their work. Shoppers will be able to listen to holiday music while they shop and enjoy free cider and cookies.
Additional sponsors of the event are the Town of Bel Air, Harford County Cultural Arts Board, Center for the Arts, and Bel Air Downtown Alliance BELocal. Sponsors displays will feature renderings of the layout and design of the proposed Center for the Arts, samples of the Heart Sculptures that the Downtown Alliance is developing throughout Bel Air and information about the Arts & Entertainment District, Cultural Arts programs throughout the Town and promotional material/coupons for local businesses.
For more information, call 410-638-5323.