Shop handmade gifts from BreckCreate artists this holiday season
BRECKENRIDGE — Breckenridge Creative Arts prepares for the holiday season next week with a chance to get up close and personal with artists and their work. Visitors to Breckenridge’s Arts District Campus can see creative minds in action and have the opportunity to make something unique for themselves.
Saturday, Dec. 7, is the organization’s Handmade Holiday, where people can stroll around the campus and purchase art from local instructors who specialize in metalwork, painting, mixed media and more.
“The wonderful thing about Handmade Holiday is that it showcases our local artists who are instructing at the Arts District,” BreckCreate Education Manager Greg Bushey said in a news release. “These are the people who work directly with the community and have a true love, not only for the arts but for Breckenridge.”
The event also gives people the chance to make their own gifts. Kids can craft ornaments and gingerbread houses from 3-6 p.m. followed by tin can luminaries and dreidels from 7-9 in the studios and classrooms on campus. These activities are free and open to participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Singles and couples can participate in BreckCreate’s regular date night activity from 7-9 Saturday, as well, to make their own clay ornaments. Melissa Michel, who is also selling hand-thrown pottery, leads the activity.
Want to know how the gifts were made? Then visit the Old Masonic Hall two days prior from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, for the annual instructor exhibition to see work made by Michel and others.
“Throughout the year, we bring in artists from all over the U.S. as well as internationally, but this is the time we get to show off our local artists,” Bushey said.
Visit breckcreate.org for more information and to sign up for the date night activity.
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