Friday, December 03, 2010

The “WOW” Holiday Sale at Arts Collinwood Gallery

The “WOW” Holiday Sale at Arts Collinwood Gallery has become a popular Cleveland institution and a draw for holiday shoppers from around the city, featuring unique and affordable artwork from more than 30 top regional artists. This year’s sale will include a wide array of wearable art, jewelry, prints, paintings and glass, in a festive holiday ambience.

Look for work by some of Cleveland’s best-known glass artists–one-of-a-kind vases, bowls, glasses, even fixtures, including museum quality art–along with award-winning silver designs, hand-made vintage clothing and accessories, unique knits and hats, collectible prints and much more. And enjoy it in an inviting gallery setting, with an adjoining Arts Collinwood CafĂ© serving a full range of lunch and dinner options, specialty coffee drinks and a fully licensed bar.

Arts Collinwood Gallery, 15605 Waterloo Rd. Just north of I-90, at the corner of E. 156 and Waterloo.

Holiday CircleFest and Lantern Festival 12.5

Inspired by centuries-old, cross-cultural traditions of ceremonial lighting displays, the Winter Lights Lantern Festival features lantern displays inside the museum and the Environment of Lights installation on Wade Oval. Holiday CircleFest is a FREE annual Circle-wide celebration presented by University Circle Inc. The museum offers activities and entertainment, including workshops for making simple lanterns for the procession. The day culminates in a procession through the Environment of Lights led by guest lantern artists and illuminated dancers and giant puppets. More Info

Lanterns will be on view December 3, 2010–January 2, 2011

December Little Italy Art Walk 12.3,4 & 5

Little Italy kicks off the holiday season during the Holiday Art Walk, December 3,4 & 5, with wine tastings, receptions, trunk shows and great gift shopping in over 25 galleries and boutiques and dining in 21 restaurants, bakeries and bars.

The annual tree lighting at 5PM Saturday outside the Historic Mayfield Theater features a special visit from Santa Claus, 5PM to 7PM! Little Italy is growing with 5 new boutiques/galleries, new restaurants, an Italian Market & a new Bed and Breakfast! Always new and exciting, Little Italy is perfect for the passionate gift buyer!

Art Walk starts Friday, December 3 at Noon to 9PM, Saturday, December 4 Noon to 9PM & Sunday Noon to 6PM. Many restaurants are open to 2AM! Valet parking begins with 4 stations on Mayfield Rd. Friday at 5PM and continues throughout the Art Walk days. For more about shops and restaurants see their official website.