WAC artists holiday sale and festivities


The Winona Arts Center, 228 East Fifth Street, will hold its annual artists holiday sale and festivities on Saturday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festivities include hand-made, original fine arts and crafts for sale by nine artists and a coffeehouse by Renaissance Breads & Pastries, along with four performances from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lower level of the building. The performances are free and open to the public.

There will be nine booths, including Margarita Bauman’s wearable knitted and crocheted fiber works, quilts and toys; John Calabrese’s hand-crafted cutting boards and ornaments; Gary Flynn’s lighted carved wood sculptures; Nancy Horton’s hand-woven natural fiber rugs, Chenille and bamboo scarves, hand dyed silk scarves, and tie-dyed items; Coleen Kjos’ hand-stitched, beaded and woven jewelry, Czech glass, semi-precious stone and silver trade beads; Marilyn Klinkner’s functional stoneware and earthenware with floral decoration; Michelle Maslowski’s stoneware pottery — plates, mugs, soup and serving bowls and baking dishes; Bob and Jackie Onsrud’s handcrafted wooden cribbage boards, locks, keepsake boxes, music stands and more; and Kay Shaw’s photography, photo note cards and books.

The festivities downstairs include a coffee house by Renaissance Breads & Pastries from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The menu includes morning coffee, tea, juice and cinnamon rolls. Lunch will include vegetarian Minestrone soup, French bread, cookies, coffee, tea, juice and soda.

Music and performances begin at 11 a.m. with The Winona Fiddlers directed by Betsy Neil at 11 a.m., Tri-State Accordion Club directed by Ron Reimer at noon, and the Cheezland Uke Band at 1:15 p.m.

Settle in with a cup of tea at WAC’s holiday coffee house and listen to a delightful reading of “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Dylan Thomas, read by Taff Roberts, at 2:30 p.m. “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” is a short story about the recollection of a boy’s memories about Christmas day.


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