It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and that brings gifts! I know where you can actually get the perfect one, at the Holiday Art Market at Foothills Art Center in Golden.
The Art Market is “big for holiday shopping and gifts, especially homemade ones. We only feature artwork from local artists from Colorado. We had 147 artists apply and only 90 were accepted. Our jury chose them for the style and how they represent us.” says Brandon Chapin, Retail Gallery Associate at the Foothills Art Center. “This is Foothill’s largest fundraiser and since we are non-profit we put funds from the Market into next year, and facilities if needed.”
The art displayed is one-of-a-kind, with clocks that look like computer data and CD’s, cute bird pictures and ornaments. It has beautiful rooms filled with ornaments on Christmas trees. There is art of all sorts for sale including ceramics, fiber, glasswork, jewelry, paintings, woodworking, photography, holiday items and more. “Our best sellers are ornaments, jewelry, ceramics and greeting cards.” Chapin says.
The Art Center also includes great holiday classes and events for kids including photos with Santa, gingerbread construction, holiday card creation and a holiday sweater party.
The Art Market is staffed by volunteers. “It’s a great place to work. The staff and volunteers are crucial to making the Market a success, it’s a great time of the year.” Chapin explains.
The Art Market is open until December 31st, 2015 and is free to all. Hours and further details can be found at FoothillsArtCenter.org.
The art at the Market was truly amazing, and I had a blast shopping. The ornaments were stunning, the pictures were unbelievable and the sculptures and decorations were breathtaking. The air was buzzing with the holiday spirit. I recommend heading to Foothills Art Center to get your gifts before they’re gone - there is something for everyone to celebrate the season. And who doesn’t like the holiday spirit? As I said, it’s the most wonderful time of the year!