The Lawrence Art Guild’s annual Holiday Art Fair is a holiday shopping event featuring fine art and crafts from 23 Guild member artists.
The two-day fair provides an outstanding opportunity for artists to sell to enthusiastic shoppers in Cider Gallery, housed in a renovated historical building in the Warehouse Arts District of East Lawrence. Once a cider distillery, this extraordinary space has been transformed into a fine art gallery at 810 Pennsylvania St.
A mission of the Lawrence Art Guild is to serve as a resource for artists and emerging artists and provide opportunities to exhibit, sell and promote their work to the public. Cider Gallery provides extensive space to the artists and gives the public a refreshing alternative to traditional retail.
Shoppers at the Holiday Art Fair can purchase one-of-a-kind gifts for the holidays while becoming familiar with the work of local artists and artisans.
The two-day fair is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3.
The Lawrence Art Guild was founded in 1962 by a small volunteer group of Lawrence residents who shared a common interest in art. In 1990, the Lawrence Art Guild was approved by the State of Kansas as a nonprofit organization. The Guild continues as a volunteer organization.
Over the years, the Guild has supported multiple art exhibits, yearly All Member Shows, Holiday Art Fairs, and an annual Art in the Park. The Guild has also assisted artists through grant programs, networking opportunities, lectures, and workshops. Financial support comes from membership dues, member artists event registration fees and sales commissions.
A full history of the Guild can be found on its website, lawrenceartguild.org.
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