Muskoka Arts & Crafts 36th Annual Christmas Show & Sale has the Ho Ho Ho stamp of approval. The show opens on Saturday, November 19th and continues until Sunday November 20th at the Bracebridge Sportsplex.
Muskoka Arts & Crafts Christmas Show & Sale is a wonderful place to find unusual and creative gifts for everyone on your list. Twenty-seven merry exhibitors have just the perfect gift giving suggestions for your family and friends. Even that jolly old elf would be impressed with the fabulous displays of handmade art and crafts that can be seen and purchased at Muskoka Arts & Crafts Christmas Show & Sale.
While the children are counting the days until Santa arrives, snuggle together and read a delightful story that has been beautifully illustrated by Bonnie Bews. When the big day arrives, dress them up in hand knitted scarves, hats and dresses by Lyn Bradley.
Send a message of love to your sweetheart with a gift of jewellery designed and made by Karen Hunter, Peter and Mi-Shell Jessen, Shelby Hodson and Penny Varney.
If you love custom clothing with unusual colour combinations, adorned with vintage findings and a comfortable fit, then visit Jocelyn Allen. Relax in style with comfortable and stylish leather moccasins by Margaret Betchel or kick up your heels while wearing Marilyn Campells colourful knitted socks. Marni Martin explores the colours and rhythms of the landscape in her contemporary tapestries, wraps and scarves.
Set your Christmas dinner table with pottery made by Karen Gray, Linda Hrynyk or Carmen Somerville and granite trays, coasters and lazy Susans by Gil Moore.
It’s accessories that make the room such as soapstone sculptures by Ron Leach, photography by Eleanor Kee Wellman, quill baskets by Henrike Clement, gnome sculptures by Naomi Brinkhof or paintings by Christine Moore, Margot Snow and Barbara Kopeschny. Find something distinctive such as Cindy Kellys silver jewellery, sculptures and home décor items that have been created from vintage silverware. Matthew Fleet creates graphite drawings and maps of Muskokas lakes that are rendered in the decorative style of 16th maps. The Muskoka forest provides the inspiration and materials for Conel ORegans furniture with its distinctive intertwined legs. Greg Kosiorowski makes live edge cutting boards and lamps that will light up any room.
For the boat enthusiast, Daniel Gallant crafts select pieces of driftwood, which he discovers while exploring Muskokas lakes and rivers, into one-of-a-kind sailboat sculptures and Chuck Allbon makes models of Muskokas historic steamships out of cedar and pine.
As your company gathers around the old Yule log, play the seasons favourite tunes on musical instruments by Michael Woodside.
The 36th Annual Christmas Show & Sale takes place on Saturday, November 19th from 10am to 5pm and again on Sunday, November 20th from 11am until 4pm at the Bracebridge Sportsplex located at 110 Clearbrook Trail. Admission is by donation and there is plenty of free parking.
For more information, please visit Muskoka Arts & Crafts web site at www.muskokaartsandcrafts.com or call (705) 645-5501.