Saturday, December 15, 2012

Jumble "Jumps Off"

The Holiday Art Jumble Sale & Exhibit opens on December 15 (1-4pm) and continues through January 20 (Wednesday to Sunday, 1-4pm). You will find unique gifts at “can’t-resist” prices and you will be supporting the arts in Yellow Springs. YS is home to many collectors of art, and they have been generously donating their paintings, arty bits & bobs, handmade jewelry and fine crafts. We have received art from all over the world! Several really fabulous items will be silent auctioned each week and we will be regularly refreshing the exhibit, so check in often to see what is new.

“‘Tis the season of giving” or “‘Tis the season of shopping”? – the modern-day holiday conundrum. This season you can do both! Fill your heart with cheer as you shop for one-of-a-kind gifts at the YSAC Holiday Art Jumble. Scores of arts supporters have donated gently-used artsy items and antique collectibles. The walls and pedestals of the YSAC Gallery will be filled with out-of-the-closet art, hand-crafted whimsy, tiny collectibles and fabulous chotchkies!

The festivities begin on Saturday, December 15 with First Dibs Jumble shopping from 1-4pm. That evening, combine your holiday shopping with jubilant entertainment at YSAC’s Jumble Sale and Heartstrings Concert, which runs from 6-10pm and includes festive music, fundraising sale vouchers, a silent auction, cash wine bar and seasonal treats to round out the evening. Local favorites, Heartstrings, will perform from 7-8:30pm. This five-woman group (Mary Beth Burkholder, Sarah Goldstein, Dottie Palsgrove, Linda Scutt & Carol Van Ausdal) plays traditional music with a signature blend of acoustic instruments including fiddle, mandolin, banjo, concertina and hammered dulcimer; their repertoire draws predominantly from Celtic and Appalachian traditions, with tastes of Scandinavian, Italian and Klezmer music. A $5 performance donation is suggested in memory of past quintet member, Chris Hess.