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Franciscan Festival of Fine Arts - Labor Day Weekend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you love spending a fun day at a wonderful arts show, the FRANCISCAN FESTIVAL OF FINE ARTS is being held this coming Labor Day weekend, September 3 and 4, at Holy Cross Retreat Center in Mesilla Park, NM.  A wide variety of juried art (paintings, ceramics, jewelry, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, photographs, crosses, clothing / handbags, metal work, quilts, woodwork, glasswork, community information and much more) will be available to browse and to buy (make an artist's day!).  Everything for sale has to be made by the artist selling it - no mass produced items allowed!  Music, food, drinks, a silent auction and a raffle will also be available.  As you can see from the photos below (all courtesy of Father Tom), there is a wide range of art and activities.  I'll be there with my SHADOW DOG DESIGNS handmade jewelry booth.  Stop by and say "Hi!"

 

When:

Saturday, September 3:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 4:  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Where:

Holy Cross Retreat Center

600 Holy Cross Road

Mesilla Park, NM  88047

 

 

Here are some photos of festivals past:

 

 

 

Holiday Art Crawl - El Paso

 

 

On December 14 and 15 is the first annual Holiday Art Crawl right here in El Paso.  Four west side artists are opening their homes/studios for two days of shopping for unique handmade Christmas gifts for a friend, a relative, a loved one . . . or yourself.  Guest artists will also be found at most of the homes.  Food and beverages will be available (including my almost-world famous sangria at Nina Eaton's house).  You can also register for a chance to win a door prizes at each location.  So, mark your calendar and come join us at the Holiday Art Crawl!!

 

I'm thrilled that Nina Eaton has asked me to be the guest artist at her house.  I'll have a wide variety of handmade jewelry from my Shadow Dog Designs shop, mostly earrings and necklaces, but a few bracelets as well.  Everything is one of a kind with the exception of a few Christmas earrings.  Nina will have a wonderful selection of El Paso photography and gift items.  I have purchased several beautiful items from her over the course of a couple years, including, most recently, custom photo coasters of our sweet dog, Seamus (:  Here's a link to her online shop:  Nina Eaton Photography

 

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