Art & Culture

Do some artistic shopping in November

Support the arts locally while doing your holiday shopping

Aromas Hills Artisans are holding their very popular third annual "Holiday Art Festival" on Saturday, Nov. 22 and Sunday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Enjoy a huge display of artwork by Aromas Hills Artisans all under one roof at the Aromas Grange, at the corner of Rose and Blohm Ave., Aromas. Joyce Oroz reports that there will be a wide variety of artwork offered by numerous artisans, from glass and clay, wood and stone, paper and canvas, yarn and fabric, photos and books. No matter what the weather, you can comfortably stroll through the wonderful labyrinth of creativity, talk to the artists, learn about their methods and fill your Christmas list. Finish off your visit with hot cider, coffee, cookies and relax in front of a fire in the fireplace. Or take a free class making something fantastic. For more information go to

Jane Rekedal will open her studio for her annual fall pottery sale on Nov. 29 and 30, and Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Make your home warm and bright with pierced porcelain candle holders, or a musically-themed piece.  You will find rectangular serving dishes, pie plates, pitchers, teapots, and many other items for gifting as well as for garden use. All pieces are safe for food, and suitable for the microwave, dishwasher, and regular oven.  Jane Rekedal’s studio is located at 1560 Cannon Road, Aromas. Call (831) 566-4576 or email for more information.

The One Stop Christmas, Shop Antiques, collectibles and crafts is happening at Grace Community Church, 70 Paradise Road, Prunedale, 93907 on Dec. 6 from 9-3:30.

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Darlene Boyd