Mark your calenders. Nov. 15, at 1pm (CST) LCA's Gallery Shop will present the 5th annual Holiday Artisan Market to the public. The market will extend out into LCA's main lobby until Jan. 3. Shop for handmade, finely-crafted items perfect for holiday gift giving, including offerings from some of the Midwest's most talented craftspeople. Put the art into holiday shopping at this annual showcase. All proceeds benefit LCA's educational outreach.
This year's market features an array of winter wear, decorations, jewelry, toys, and much more. Trim your tree with elegant handmade glass ornaments by George Bochnig. With the winter season approaching, everyone needs a pair of cozy socks for those frigid winter days. Solmate socks, crafted by a family-owned business in Vermont, are the perfect gift for the eco-concious friend. Not only are they eco-friendly, but the children's sizes come in sets of threes! Looking for other ways to keep your loved ones warm this winter? Purchase a hand-knitted hat in an array of colors and styles by Michigan City's Linda Miller-Rodriguez. For the jewelry lover in your life, we have Lake Michigan beach glass pendants created by LaPorte's Pam Huff. And for the little ones on your list, we have a variety of stuffed animals in our market. Ann Thompson creates precious sock animals. Not only are these creatures soft and cuddly, but the remaining proceeds goes towards Sojourner Truth Foundation in Gary, IN.
There is a special benefit for LCA members this year. On Nov. 15, from 10am -1pm (CST) LCA members are invited to get an exclusive sneak-peak of the market before it opens to the public. For the first time, members will receive 10% off of the entire market and Gallery Shop purchases, not just selected items. But the perks don't end there. Invite a friend to become an LCA member and you'll both receive free gift wrapping for one item. Plus, NEW members will receive a gift when they join. As part of the shopping fun, an Ugly Sweater Contest will be held, so wear your most hideous knitted kitsch for a chance to win a gift basket. The winner will be announced at noon and must be present. Enjoy festive light bites and refreshments. Space is limited! RSVP at lubeznikcenter.org or by calling 219.874.4900.
Lubeznik Center for the Arts is located at 101 W. 2nd St., at the lakefront in Michigan City, IN. Weekday hours are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST). Weekend hours are from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST). Hyndman Gallery is open from 2 - 5 PM (CST) on Thursdays. For more information please visit www.lubeznikcenter.org or call 219-874-4900.