THE ART OF GIVING: Mini-Originals for $25 or less

By: Contributor Last Updated: November 22, 2010

From now until the end of the year, rTrail Collective Edge artisans are offering miniature samples of their work available for $25 or less. By making fine arts affordable for gifts this Holiday, these local artists hope to inspire others to share the gift of creativity & stretch your holiday gift-giving dollars for friends and family.

You’ll have a chance to meet many of our collective of Artists during our Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 5th between 2pm and 5pm. Taste our newest flavors of chocolate truffles by Xocolotl, create a Gingerbird House mosaic with your kids and enjoy special 1-day only savings on original art you won’t find anywhere else. Join us for a family-friendly event that is fun for all ages.

rTrail Collective Edge is now open during the holiday season 7 days a week from 10am- 7pm each day. On Friday and Saturday, we stay open until 10pm for those who need to shop late. And, we’ve got plenty of workshops to give Santa’s elves a break on weekends including:

Dec 3 @ 5pm to 7pm – Holly Days Downtown Valpo Tree Lighting and Festivities

Dec 4 @ 10am to 12noon – Sculpting Nature’s Holiday Ornament from Clay
Dec 4 @ 1pm to 3:30pm – The Art of Chocolate Gift Making
Dec 5 @ 12:30pm to 2pm – Love Your Pet Like Annie Ornament Making
Dec 5 @ 3pm to 7pm – My Family Mosaic Gingerbird House
Dec 7 @ 6pm to 9pm – Bridal Block Party in Downtown Valpo
Dec 12 @ 12n to 3pm – Community Art Mural Painting for Charity w/ Pikk’s Tavern
Dec 12 @ 4:30pm to 6:00pm – Make Your Own Holiday Bling Bling Bracelet
Dec 12 @ 3pm to 7pm – My Family Mosaic Gingerbird House
Dec 19 @ 3pm to 7pm – My Family Mosaic Gingerbird House

For more information, check the ValpoLife Events Calendar. Reservations can be made by sending an email to or call toll free 646.942.0481.