The Artery Studio will be opening its doors to the public this weekend, with their second annual holiday art sale, “Artful Gifts” and Open House. The works of nineteen different artists will be on sale, including pottery, jewelry, stained glass, paintings, notecards, mosaics, driftwood art and more.
The sale will take place right in the studio, located at 214 Williams Avenue in Port St. Joe, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET this Saturday, Dec. 7.
A Preview Party, to be held Friday night from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. ET, will give people the opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists. Sales will also begin Friday night.
Many of the participating artists make their work right at The Artery with other area artists taking part 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. With this in mind, several of the artists each produced hand-made Christmas ornaments and decorations especially for this sale.
“You will let your loved ones know they are special when you give them a one-of-a-kind gift,” said Artery owner Leslie Wentzell.
The Artery is a working art studio which is open to the public for classes and drop-in art activities.
“You'll get a glimpse of the fun and funky atmosphere here,” said Wentzell.
She is a clay artist, and so there is a strong emphasis on pottery in the studio, but she also brings in other artists to teach painting classes, as well as other mediums.
“Just as important as the art experiences here at The Artery, is the sense of community and fellowship,” Wentzell said. “Seeing the studio, and more importantly, meeting the people who come here to be creative is the reason we want to open our doors for an event like this.”
More information may be obtained by calling Wentzell at The Artery, 850-227-5741 or by visiting the web site, www.ArteryStudio.com.