The Artery Studio has added the work of some new artists at its much anticipated annual Holiday Boutique and Open House

The Artery Studio has added the work of some new artists at its much anticipated annual Holiday Boutique and Open House. This year's event will be held on Dec. 1-2 at The Artery Studio, located at 214 Williams Ave. in Port St. Joe.

The event begins Friday night with a Preview Party, which is open to the public, from 5-9 p.m. ET, giving people the opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists and sample some refreshments, mostly prepared by the artists. Fine art and craft, made locally, will be available for sale that night. The sale continues on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. ET.

“We're excited about the new art and artists that we've brought in to the sale this year, said owner Leslie Wentzell. “But all of your favorite artists will be there with new items as well.”

With Christmas right around the corner, all of the artists have included work that would make unique gift items and are priced accordingly. Several of the artists have produced hand-made Christmas ornaments, home decor and gift items especially for this sale. A diverse selection of art will be offered for sale including pottery, jewelry, stained glass, paintings, notecards, mosaics, and more.

“You'll find special gifts here that you won't find anywhere else,” said Wentzell.

The Artery is a working art studio which is open to the public for classes and drop-in art activities. The studio will be transformed for the sale, but underneath it all, “You'll see a working artists studio,” said Wentzell. “Just as important as the art experiences here at The Artery, is the sense of community and fellowship.

“Seeing the studio, and more importantly, meeting the people who come here to be creative is the reason we open our doors for an event like this.”

More information may be obtained by calling Leslie Wentzell at The Artery, 227-5741 or by visiting the web site, www.ArteryStudio.com.