Young artists of Van Go open annual Adornment show

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Despite the cold and snowy weather outside Saturday night, dozens of community members came out to Van Go to celebrate the launch of the young artists’ annual art show and sale.

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

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 at Van Go, 715 New Jersey St. in East Lawrence. 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 organization’s website.

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

Molly Adams / Lawrence Times Van Go’s Co-Executive Directors Kristen Malloy (left) and Eliza Darmon speak at the opening of the annual Adornment art show and sale, Nov. 25, 2023.
Molly Adams / Lawrence Times Rick Wright, art director for Van Go, speaks to the crowd.

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Molly Adams (she/her), photojournalist and news operations coordinator for The Lawrence Times, can be reached at molly (at) lawrencekstimes (dot) com. Check out more of her work for the Times here. Check out her staff bio here.

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

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