One of the region's most extensive holiday sales, the Foothills Art Center Holiday Art Market
, has downsized a bit, says market manager Jen Thario, but that will be no loss to the appreciative throngs who visit the sale each year. Were going for a high-end fine-art look, as well as a whimsical and fun quality, she explains, noting that in planning the market, she especially looked for high-quality work and, in the process, a lot of new blood. Wares, which include everything from greeting cards to framed art and sculptural pieces, are priced from $3 to $1,000 and everywhere in between. Youll also find a large variety of jewelry and ornaments (These are not your standard glass balls, Thario boasts) and, in a special apothecary room, handmade soaps and herbal items.
The market debuts at tonights preview reception, 5:30 to 8 p.m., and remains open daily, through December 30 (holidays excepted), at Foothills, 809 15th Street, Golden. Admission is free, and special events scheduled throughout the run include two meet-the-artists sessions, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 21 and December 5, and a free kids craft day, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. December 12. Visit www.foothillsartcenter.org or call 303-279-3922 for details.
Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Starts: Nov. 14. Continues through Dec. 30, 2009