February is right around the corner, and love is in the air down at Linn County Arts Guild Gifts and Gallery. Mia just brought in some festive, decorative eggs. Summer has one of a kind watercolor Valentine’s cards. Colleen is showing her love of hearts with bark and metal, with a little wire wrapping on the side. And if it’s jewelry you’re after, we’ve got that, too! These heart shaped pieces are by Gina Darby. Come check out our lovely offerings today!
As we close out 2020, we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support during this tough year. We wish everyone a healthy and happy New Year! We are currently closed until January 5th.
We would really appreciate it if you would take a moment to fill out our survey. This helps us focus our advertising efforts and plan future events. We want to hear from all of you! Thanks in advance.
Donna Lee is offering a scratchboard class on January 16th. She will lead you in creating a piece of scratchboard art based on the photo below. You will need to bring an Exacto knife (or similar). All other supplies will be provided. More information is provided below the photo.
Date: January 16, 2021
Time: 1-4 pm
Cost: $30 per person
Supplies: Exacto knife or similar required. All other supplies will be provided.
Covid related information: Class size is limited to 6 participants. Masks are required. Participants will be able to maintain social distancing. There is hand sanitizer on site.
Call or come down to the gallery to sign up.
Shop with us during the rest of December and you could win this Santa wall hanging, donated by chainsaw artist Patrick Flanagan. Any purchase gets your name in the pot. We will draw the winner at noon on Christmas Eve. Good luck!
Our Holiday Store is underway. We have some fabulous artists joining us for the holiday season.
Petra from Petrichor Glass Works has beautifully crafted stained glass items. You have to come check them out!
Pam Doan brought in her fantastic paintings and photography, and she has prints of these as well. (You must come see her elk painting. We’ve all been admiring it.)
Annette Reisbeck brought in beautiful felted and knit items. Her most recent addition was a fun knit Santa hat!
Jackie Lewis has some fun and affordable jewelry, as well as sling bags and reusable shopping bags that fold down into a compact size.
Alan Fackrell brought in some beautiful rustic bowls wonderful tables made from live edge wood and repurposed cast iron sewing machine table bases.
Lori Garcy has copper yard stakes and jewelry made from copper or sterling silver.
Patrick Flanagan is back for the holidays with his joyful chainsaw carved sculptures.
Please come down and look at all of the lovingly crafted items we have at the Gifts and Gallery store. As always, we appreciate your patronage and willingness to support our local business and our independent artists. While you’re downtown, please grab a coffee or a bite to eat at one of the downtown restaurants and visit the other great downtown businesses.
Keep Lebanon strong!
The turkey show has concluded. We would like to thank to everyone who participated and everyone who voted. We would also like to give a big thank you the Linn County Cultural Coalition, who made this show possible.
Your Turkeys can be picked up now. Please make sure you get yours by Saturday. If you are a winner, we would like to get your picture! Please try to come down at noon on Thursday so we can take a picture of you and your winning bird. Even if you are not a winner, we’d love a picture of you with your turkey.
If you cannot pick your turkey up this week, please call and make arrangements to pick it up later. If you want to donate your turkey, let us know.
Please take a moment to fill out a brief survey. This will help us plan for future events. Watch this space for upcoming shows.
People’s Choice and Artists’ Choice Winners
And all of the other creative birds
Wow! This year keeps giving and giving. First we were closed during the lockdown. Then the recent fires filled the valley with smoke, sending our air quality into the “worst in the world” category and forcing us to close for that week. Then the rains came, and boy, did they come! We had some water damage that required cleaning up and drying out. The dehumidifier came out a couple of days ago, and we’re back up and running.
Because we were closed so much last month, we are extending the turkey show to the 24th of October. If you still have a turkey out, bring it back in. We will display it right away. We want to see everyone’s art! Watch this space for award information. This means we’d like turkeys picked up between the 24th and the 31st so we can have plenty of room for the Holiday Store.
As of this month, we are also resuming our regular schedule of Tuesday – Saturday, 11-5. Thanks for your patience and support.
Just a quick reminder that if you have a turkey out, you can still bring it back any time. Voting is open right now, but any turkeys that are returned in the month of September will still be displayed and voted on.
Come down to the Gifts and Gallery store and check out all of the community submissions to our turkey decorating contest, then vote for your favorite in each category. Winners will be announced in early October.
We are open Thursday-Saturday, 11-5. Ballots are available and we are rotating out and sanitizing used pencils. Please remember to wear a face covering and practice social distancing.
See you at the gallery!