The 31st annual SAC Holiday Along the River opens to members Saturday, November 9, 6-8pm and to the public Sunday, November 10 and runs through Sunday, December 31. Nearly 100 Michigan artists will be displaying and selling their original artwork, unique gift items and holiday decorations. Shoppers are sure to find gifts at affordable prices for everyone on their gift lists.
Join us November 10, 2-4pm for refreshments, shopping and piano music by Richard Lahmann. SAC members are invited to attend the member opening reception Saturday, November 9 from 6-8pm with food, drinks and live music by Pat Carmody. Members will receive 20% off on one Holiday Show purchase during the reception — new members are always welcome. The show is generously sponsored by Memorial Healthcare with outdoor decorating by Sunburst Gardens.
Special events during the show include the annual Children’s Day, Sunday, December 8, 2-4pm with art activities, refreshments, live music, book signing, gingerbread house display and a visit by Santa. SAC is offering three children’s Gingerbread House classes – Thursday, December 5, 4-5:30pm, Saturday, December 7, 10-11:30am and also 11-12:30pm. In addition, a silent auction with wonderful gift baskets and a large doll house are available. Bidding ends Wednesday, December 18 at 5pm. SAC gift cards are available. The Arts Center is available for rent for special events, meetings and holiday parties.
The Shiawassee Arts Center, located at 206 Curwood Castle Drive in Owosso, is open Monday through Friday, 12-5pm, Saturday and Sunday, 12-4pm. The Arts Center features the artwork of local and statewide artists in eight galleries including the Frieseke Gallery and a specialty Gift Shop. The public is welcome and there is no admission charge. SAC, which is celebrating its 47th anniversary in 2019, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, entertain and enrich the quality of life in our community. For more information call the Arts Center at 989.723.8354 or visit www.shiawasseearts.org.
Mary Ellen Quaine
Mary Warner Stone