Young artists of Van Go to debut their latest works at Adornment opening night

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In-person shopping hours continue through Dec. 20

The young artists of Van Go will soon welcome the community to their annual Adornment holiday art show and sale.

Adornment features the works of Van Go apprentice artists. The nonprofit is an arts-based employment program for Douglas County teens and young adults ages 14 to 24, and Adornment gives the young artists a chance to see shoppers choose the pieces they created.

“The sense of pride our youth feel as they see their hard work being appreciated by the public is unparalleled,” according to Van Go’s website.

Each fall, the artists begin creating smaller-scale works of art for the holiday show.

“Youth learn a variety of art media throughout this session including screen printing, blacksmithing, fused glass, painting, leatherwork, photography, and more,” according to the website. “With the idea that art should be accessible to all, Adornment features artwork that is both beautiful and functional at a variety of price points.”

Adornment’s opening night event is set for 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25 at Van Go, 715 New Jersey St. in East Lawrence. The event is free to attend and open to the public.

“Adornment is one of the most accessible opportunities for the community to walk through our doors to see all the hard work we do, and to take home a piece of Van Go art,” according to the website.

In-person shopping hours — available from Sunday, Nov. 26 through Monday, Dec. 18 — are 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the final day, Monday, Dec. 18.

Van Go’s online store is available to shop year-round at shop-van-go.myshopify.com. New products will be added to the online store at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, according to the website.

Proceeds go back into Van Go’s programming, according to the website. Visit van-go.org to learn more about the program.

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Note: This post was updated to reflect a change in the schedule of shopping hours.

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