Sunday, November 25, 2012
Saturday's preview party gave guests an opportunity to get a first look at the original creations by nearly 100 artists and crafters. Holiday mART opens to the public at 11 a.m. today.
Now in its 18th season, the annual Holiday mART opens today to the public for a month of holiday shopping and events. A Champagne & Shopping preview party took place Saturday night at Sweetwater Center for the Arts, drawing a large crowd in the process. Michelle Peters, executive director, said the turnout was a little more than expected with 120 people attending the exclusive kickoff party. The evening gave guests a first glimpse and the chance to buy from a wide assortment of items crafted by artists and vendors. Shoppers browsed items and lined up to make purchases. "I'm very pleased by the turnout, too," said Pete Schlicht, financial advisor and associate vice president, "and we seem to have a lot of shoppers," he added. The sale …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Patch offers six ideas to keep your weekend eventful.
Still trying to decide what to do for the weekend? You're in luck. Sewickley Patch is here with six ideas to keep your weekend eventful. Check out our picks, and tell us about yours. Champagne & Shopping: Holiday mART Preview Party When/Where: 5 to 7 p.m. today, Nov. 24 at Sweetwater Center for the Arts. Why Go: Why not? Get the first look at what artists and crafters are selling. Hors d'oeuvres provided by B Gourmet in Sewickley and wine and champagne provided by The Naked Grape. Admission: $35 day of event. Small Business Saturday When/Where: today at various stores throughout the Sewickley Valley. Why Go: Check out what local businesses have to offer on Small Business Saturday. For a list of deals, click here. Admission: Free…
Monday, November 19, 2012
The traditional Sweetwater Center for the Arts sale features handcrafted wares created by local and national artists.
It's that time of year again when the holidays involve exchanging gifts with family and friends. Why not get all your holiday shopping done in one place? The 18th annual Holiday mART runs Nov. 25 to Dec. 2 at Sweetwater Center for the Arts. The annual Sewickley tradition features creative handcrafted gifts in one holiday marketplace. Admission to the sale is free. Upcoming Holiday mART events at Sweetwater: The Champagne and Shopping Preview Party 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24 This exclusive kickoff party gives guests a first glimpse and the chance to buy one-of-a-kind handmade gifts. Event includes live music, hors d'oeuvres provided by B Gourmet, and wine and champagne provided by The Naked …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Use Sewickley Patch to get the word out on where you'll be selling your art this holiday season.
Holiday shopping is always more special when you can find a locally-made one of a kind piece of art to buy. Where can we find them? The Holiday mART at Sweetwater Center for the Arts on Sunday, Nov. 25-Dec. 2 is one place. The annual sale features handcrafted, unique works created by local and national artisans. You can search more vendors and events at PaVendors.com. But how do we know which artist is at which show and what does their art look like? That's where Patch comes in. Artists and crafters are invited to post events on Patch sharing when and where they'll be selling their art. And make sure to upload lots of photos of your work so shoppers can see what you have. We'll pull those events together in a weekly feature so shoppers …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Holiday mART, a Sewickley tradition, and Autumn Fest, an annual Leetsdale event, seek participants.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Sweetwater Center for the Arts is celebrating its 18th annual holiday sale of handcrafted, unique works created by local and national artisans and is currently seeking new artists. Holiday mART is a Sewickley tradition and includes a large selection of jewelry, ceramics, glass, fiber arts, two-dimensional artand much more. Holiday mART is juried annually. To submit an entry for Holiday mART click here and download an artist entry form. The entry deadline is Monday, Oct. 15. Holiday mART will be held Nov. 25 - Dec. 2, 2012. Hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission to the sale is free. As a nonprofit organization, Holiday mART proceeds support Sweetwater’s …
Sunday, November 27, 2011
The free, nine-day sale event is now open to the public and continues from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and until 7 p.m. Monday.
Before she became part of the annual Holiday mART show, Anne Eden first began as a volunteer at Sweetwater Center for the Arts. The Sewickley artist's involvement soon led to showcasing her own artwork and Saturday marked the seventh year she’s participated. “I do a lot of tapestry and beadwork, weaving and jewelry,” Eden said, adding with a laugh, “and I can juggle and ride a unicycle, but not at the same time.” Eden’s works are among those of 91 artists showcased this year in the 17th annual holiday sale. The traditional sale commenced with “Champagne and Shopping,” a preview party Saturday night that saw the community room, gallery and lobby transformed into a festive shopping environment. The annual Holiday mART, one of Sweetwater…
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Check out our picks for this weekend and tell us about your plans.
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS When/Where: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 at the Benedum Center. Why Go: Get into the Christmas spirit with this take on the Dr. Seuss Christmas tale. The production is hosted by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Admission: Free. DOG TALES AT THE SEWICKLEY LIBRARY When/Where: 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Sewickley Public Library. Why Go: Children can read to a certified therapy dog during this regular event at the library. Reading sessions are held in 15-minute intervals. To register, please call the Children's Department at 412-741-0937. Admission: Free. PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA BY ANIMAL FRIENDS When/Where: 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 at 562 Camp Horne Road, Ohio Township. Why Go: Pet owners can have their …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Annual sale of handcrafted goods runs Nov. 27 - Dec. 4, with a preview party from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26.
Sweetwater Center for the Arts has invited a number of bright new artists to showcase their wares in celebrating the 17th annual holiday sale of handcraft works. The items for sale were created by local and national artisans, and a number of favorite artists from previous years will also showcase their creations. Holiday mART is a Sewickley tradition and includes a large selection of fine jewelry, ceramics, glass, fiber arts and two-dimensional art. Sweetwater Center at 200 Broad St. will host a Champagne & Shopping! Preview Party from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26. At this exclusive kick-off party guests will have the first glimpse and an opportunity to buy finely crafted, one-of-a-kind handmade gifts! Tempt your senses of sight …