Muskoka Arts & Crafts’ 37th Annual Christmas Show & Sale has the Ho Ho Ho stamp of approval.
This year, there are new show hours: Friday, November 17, 5pm-8pm, Saturday, November 18, 10am-5pm and Sunday, November 19, 11am-3pm. The show takes place at the Bracebridge Sportsplex located at 110 Clearbrook Trail.
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 Eleanor Kee Wellman, Danielle Goulet or Shelby Hodson.
Relax in style with comfortable and stylish leather moccasins by Margaret Betchel. Marni Martin explores the colours and rhythms of the landscape in her contemporary tapestries, wraps and scarves. Sashay around town wearing one of Elena Pozdeeva’s wearable felted art.
Set your Christmas dinner table with pottery made by Johnathan Bullock, Rhoni Clark, 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 Jane Spencer or Nytasha Kelly, quill baskets by Henrike Clement, gnome sculptures by Naomi Brinkhof or paintings by Margo Gracey, Christine Moore, Margot Snow and Pat Whittle. Find something distinctive such as Cindy Kelly’s silver jewellery, sculptures and home décor items that have been created from vintage silverware. Danielle Hutt makes decorative pillows embellished with the art of needle felting.
The Muskoka forest provides the inspiration and materials for Conel O’Regan’s furniture with its distinctive intertwined legs. Dan Alonso and Candice Sheriff made charcuterie boards, ipad stands, console and side tables from carefully selected wood.
For the boat enthusiast, Daniel Gallant crafts select pieces of driftwood, which he discovers while exploring Muskoka’s lakes and rivers, into one-of-a-kind sailboat sculptures.
As your company gathers around the old Yule log, play the season’s favourite tunes on musical instruments by Michael Woodside.
The 37th Annual Christmas Show & Sale takes place at the Bracebridge Sportsplex located at 110 Clearbrook Trail on Friday, November 17, 5pm-8pm, Saturday, November 18, 10am-5pm and Sunday, November 19, 11am-3pm. Admission is by donation and all proceeds go to support Muskoka Arts & Crafts.
For more information, please visit Muskoka Arts & Crafts’ web site at www.muskokaartsandcrafts.com or call (705) 645-5501.