Artists' Gift Gallery
November 15 to December 23
Each year we transform the Main Street Gallery into a co-op store featuring over forty-five talented artists. All items are handmade locally. The shop features original paintings, ceramics, jewelry, glass, hand knits, quilts, wearables and more. Come visit us for that one-of-a-kind gift while supporting local artists. Stop in during our special holiday hours! More information.
Extended Holiday Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 10am to 8pm
Friday & Saturday, 10am to 5pm
Holiday Workshops for Kids
SNEAKY ELVES WORKSHOP
Drop the kids off or stay and play. We’ll have a number of handmade one-of-a-kind gifts for the kids to create and wrap so they can be part of the giving without spending a bundle! Last year we had over 75 kids make gifts -- those were some busy elves! Open House Style
Saturday • December 20 • 12-4pm• Ages 5-12 • $10 per child
CHRISTMAS COOKIE CAMP FOR KIDS:
Holiday Baking 101
Cooking is a valuable skill, and holiday cookies are no exception! We’ll teach kids about kitchen safety first and then whip up batches of yummy holiday favorites. Recipes included!
Monday and Tuesday • December 22 & 23 • 1-2pm • $75 • Siblings $10 Off
You imagined a world with no more art.
It's time to know more art.
Complete this month's challenge and share your story at www.knowmoreart.org.
Disperse Dyes for Synthetic Fabrics
Wednesday, January 7
$5 for non-members
Disperse dye is a special type of dye made specifically for polyester, nylon, acrylic, and acetate rayon fabrics. Jennifer Gould will focus on transfer printing and its possibilities with synthetics with many actual samples. A short hands-on portion will be possible for those interested.
Jennifer makes art dolls and hand printed fabrics at her home in Byron Center. She sells her dolls year-round at YT Galleria in Grand Rapids where her annual show is currently on through December 31. The Galleria is located at 966 Cherry St., SE; 616-451-8817.
There will also be a Surface Design Association (SDA) Swatch Book with over a 100 pages of members’ actual fabric pieces for attendees to view and discuss.
The Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild invites anyone interested in the textile fiber arts to their monthly program meetings held the first Wednesday of each month at the Holland Area Arts Council. For more information, visit the guild’s blog at lakeshorefiberartsguild.blogspot.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-878-1526.
Hope College Brown Bag Lunch Series
The Brown Bag Lunch Series is back!
Founded in 2008 and directed by Hope College piano professor Dr. Andrew Le (Drew), Brown Bag has rapidly become one of the most popular and innovative music events in the Holland area. Built on the premise that classical music should be accessible by all, the series presents classical art music in a setting that is completely free of pretense: performers are required to wear jeans and talk to the audience about their selections, people of all ages are encouraged to come and go as they please, and everyone is encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch and make as much or as little noise as they wish. Light beverages are also served.
The free Brown Bag concerts happen every month of the academic year at the beautiful Holland Area Arts Council from 12-1 p.m. Each hour-long program consists of a wide variety of musical offerings primarily from Hope students, faculty, and staff.
West Coast Leadership Arts and Culture Day
April 15, 2015
West Coast Leadership will build a stronger community by creating an informed, committed, and diverse network of community trustees who possess a sense of stewardship of the community and its resources. Participants will enhance their community knowledge, civic network, and leadership abilities and they will accept leadership roles in the community.
The Holland Area Arts Council partners with the West Coast Chamber of Commerce to lead the Arts and Culture Day. Learn more about West Coast Leadership and the goals of the day here.