Jimmy Sellars recognizes that its tough to run a gallery during the holidays, when everyones focus turns to affordable gift shopping rather than high-end art. So in December, many galleries compensate by hosting de rigueur art markets or miniature shows. But not Sellars. At least, not exactly.
I wanted to create something mobile, where we could bring different businesses to this neighborhood, thereby cross-marketing the city, says Sellars, a fixture on Tennyson Street who can also be found at www.sellarsprojectspace.com. That desire was the genesis of Boutique in a Box, a series of changing arty events scheduled on weekends throughout the holiday shopping season. This weekend, its a show that features members of the Colorado BeadCluster, a loose congregation of bead artists working in glass. The event, which runs tonight from 6 to 10 p.m. and continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, highlights ready-to-wear jewelry creations by seventeen artists as well as live, lamp-working demonstrations and gift wrapping of all sales (proceeds benefit a local charity).
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In the coming weeks, Sellars is planning an art bazaar and a floral weekend at the gallery, 4383 Tennyson Street. For details, visit http://spsboutique.squarespace.com or call 720-220-9644.
Fri., Dec. 4, 6-10 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 6, 12-4 p.m., 2009