Three holiday art fairs planned
Art fairs spotlighting original creations by area artists and crafters are planned next weekend in Zumbrota, Pepin and Oak Center.
A holiday tradition for over a decade, the Holiday Art Fair at Crossings at Carnegie will feature guest artists as well as regulars whose works are seen at the local art center. The art fair will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23.
Some of the featured artists will be Lori Horsic, photography; Deb LeAir, one-of-a-kind ceramic boxes; Kristi Larsen, luminaries, note cards and calendars; and Frank and Bell Barr, whimsical "faerie houses."
There also will be a wide selection of jewelry, ceramics, cut-silk scarves, textiles, blown-glass vases, and other unique handcrafted gifts. Fun and creative gifts for kids can be found as well. Coffee, cider and treats will be served.
In conjunction with the art fair, a reception will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22 for the featured November artists, Catheryn White and Connie Beckers.
Crossings is at 320 East Ave.; call (507) 732-7616 or go online to www.crossingsatcarnegie.com.
The annual Holiday Show and Sale begins Nov. 22 at the Lake Pepin Art & Design Center. Handmade art works and fine crafts by member artists will be featured. An opening reception is planned for Nov. 28.
For more information, call (715) 442-4442 or go online to www.pepinartdesign.org,
It happens only three days a year and it opens next Thursday at 4 p.m. The fourth annual Country Charm craft fair is planned Nov. 20-22 at Angie's Creations, 10 miles south of Lake City on Highway 63. Traditional crafts, fresh and dried florals and handcrafted wood furniture are among this year's features.
The opening event, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 20, will feature local potter Kate Bauman demonstrating her work at the wheel. Also, spinners Judy Platte and Judy Burfiend will demonstrate how to spin wool. The spinners will also be on hand at various times between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 21 and 22.
Wheat weaver Beth Keller will be present all three days to demonstrate her intricate folk art.
Floral designer Lynelle Webb-O'Neil of Everyday Bouquets in Rochester will show mixes of blue hydrangia and magnolia leaves; Christmas wreaths and swags studded with chunks of apples, oranges and lemons; and hearth baskets stuffed with pine cones, foliage and red twig dogwood. Her naturally preserved arrangements can last two years or longer.
The fair also features a Mitten Tree. People who bring a new pair of mittens to donate and will be eligible to register for a $75 gift certificate from Angie's Creations. The mittens will be donated to a local charity.
Other handmade items at the fair will include rugs, soap, doll clothes, hand towels, wood shaker boxes, chainsaw art, quilt racks, quilts, fabric purses and wood items. There also will be vendor items including jewelry, toys and kitchen products.