MAGIC BEHIND THE GREEN DOOR
Magic happens year round in the theater that’s artCentral, especially at this changing-of-the-scenes time when our physical world dramatically transforms from the resplendent lushness of autumn’s colorful abundance to the subtle serenity of winter’s beautifully bare landscape. While twirling leaves finish falling, behind artCentral’s green door of hospitality magical preparations are unfolding for our second annual Holiday Boutique featuring a wonderland of artist created gift items.
December 1, Thursday, 5-8 pm, is the Holiday Boutique Preview, Silent Auction launch and your first shopping opportunity.
December 2, Friday afternoon and evening, 3-8 pm, your shopping and Silent Auction bidding times continue.
December 3, Saturday, 9 am-4 pm, is morning and afternoon shopping with the Silent Auction bidding concluding at 3:30 pm.
Featured again this year, in addition to artCentral artist creations, are artCentral’s signature potted and elegantly bowed scarlet amaryllis, planted to bloom at the peak of the holiday festivities. Each modestly priced amaryllis in this limited edition is presented in a sparkling container. Perfect for your own home, these beauties make lovely gifts for everyone on your list and support artCentral’s work in Carthage and beyond. Reserve several and prepay by calling (417) 358-4404 in advance of the Boutique.
New this year is artCentral’s Holiday Boutique Silent Auction featuring 4x4 canvases created and donated by artCentral artists. Visit the Auction early to select your favorites and make your initial bids. The Silent Auction will continue until 3:30 pm on Saturday, December 3rd. Last minute bids may be phoned in to (417) 358-4404. All fund-raising proceeds will go toward artCentral’s continuing work on behalf of art and artists.
Admission is free for all three Holiday Boutique days. As always, donations to artCentral are welcome and greatly appreciated.
Making the behind-the-scenes magic for our Holiday Boutique and for all the art-centric happenings at artCentral is our board of nine directors who work with dedication month by month throughout the year on behalf of artCentral’s mission to support art and artists. I’m truly grateful for the unique sets of creative ideas, talents and experience generously shared by each board member.
I’m tremendously inspired by the support and encouragement given to me every day by Jackie Boyer, President; Brenda Sageng, Vice-President; Betsy Flanigan, Secretary; Pat Goff, Treasurer; Lonnie Heckmaster; Helen Kunze; Lee Pound; Jane Vandenberg and Gail White. When you see these imaginative magic makers out and about beyond artCentral’s green door, please join me in saying “thank you”.