Handcrafted Gifts Available At Museum Center’s Holiday Art Fest

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

The Museum Center at Five Points’ Holiday Art Fest will be held Nov. 14-16. This annual event features unique, handcrafted gifts created by over 25 local artists.

A members-only Preview Night will be held Thursday, Nov. 14, from 5-8 p.m. Museum members will enjoy first choice of the jewelry, pottery, woodworking, photography, paintings, purses, bags, and glassware for sale, as well as wine and food provided by the Museum Guild. Members receive a 10-percent discount throughout the weekend.

The Holiday Art Fest will be open to the public on Friday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

“Our region is truly rich in artistic talent,” said Executive Director Hassan Najjar. “We invite the entire community to discover beautiful and unique gifts for everyone on their holiday list at this fun shopping experience.”

“We are very excited about giving our members and community the opportunity to experience some wonderful local artists and the unique art they create!” added Museum Store Manager Hulon Dunn. “This year’s event will feature some of our local favorites as well as new artists.”

The Museum Center at 5ive Points tells the story of the Ocoee region through compelling exhibitions and dynamic educational programming that promotes history, culture, and preservation. The Museum Store features arts, crafts, and books from select artists, craftsman, and authors from within a 200-mile radius. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The museum is closed Sunday, Monday, and on select holidays. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and free for children under 5. Members of the Museum receive free admission. Group rates are available and the Museum’s facilities can be rented year-round for weddings and special events.

For further information call 423 339-5745, or visit www.museumcenter.org.


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