MEREDITH — The Arts Collaborative Gallery and Teaching Studio will hold its annual Holiday Open House weekend on Friday Dec. 6 and Saturday Dec. 7 and the teachings studio will be open on the evening of Dec. 6 to give a sampling of the type of expressive arts activities offered during the monthly First Friday Creative Women's Gathering. On Saturday, December 14, the Teaching Studio offers a Holiday Gift and Ornament Making Workshop for all ages.
Co-owners David and Heidi Little welcome the public to gather with family to start or continue a holiday tradition at 5 Winona Road--a tradition that includes art activities for all ages in the Teaching Studio as well as an opportunity to shop the Gallery and Design Studio. Unique gifts from an array of distinctive home furnishings, original art, handcrafts, and custom fragrances created by exceptional regional artists and craftspeople await on Friday evening, December 6, from 6 - 9 p.m.
In the Gallery Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7, owner David Little, an artist-blacksmith (Winnipesaukee Forge www.winnipesaukeeforge.com) and on site artist Steve Hayden (Steven Hayden Arts www.haydenarts.com) will be on hand displaying their latest wrought iron, wood and copper furnishings and mixed media sculpture.
The following weekend, Saturday December 14, in the Teaching Studio Heidi and fellow teaching artist Cynthia Robinson will offer their annual Holiday Gift and Ornament Making Workshop. "I strongly recommend pre-registering for this popular event" says Little, "It is a chance to get festive, inspired and into the holiday spirit making special gifts and memories. Your registration fee covers beautiful project ideas and all of the quality materials to spark your imagination. Natural Birch bark creations, unique picture frames, sparkling painted globe ornaments, lovely candle holders and hand printed gift wrap, tags and cards will be some of the options available to choose. Take advantage of this meaningful family event or great opportunity for parents to run errands while children have fun making gifts."