Holiday art sale at the MRHC

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Josh La Gorio

It’s the beginning of the holiday shopping season, and many are on the hunt for
a special and unique gift to give to loved ones. Looking to-and-fro and near-and-far, one particular place might stick out that could offer
the gift in question: The
Marquette Regional History Center (MRHC). Over 1,000 people attended the Holiday Art Sale last year, and event organizers hope that this year
follows suit. Normally host to a
variety of historical trinkets, the MRHC will host
the event, where a celebration of contemporary origins will
be the focus.

With around 29 current artists from the area, a
kaleidoscope of art will be
on display in the MRHC from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
on Saturday, Nov. 17. Jessica Bays, MRHC promotions and membership coordinator said, “What better way
to support the MRHC
than also supporting our local
artists?”

There is a $2 donation fee that will also unlock the doors to the rest of the History Center galleries and exhibits. An old fashioned bake
sale, the History Center store, and more are available.
Donations will go toward
the funding for the MRHC.

When people think about art, typically paintings and maybe sculptures come
to mind. For this event,
however, that’s not the
only thing to expect.
Attendees can expect to see familiar
local artists, such as Rock
River Farm with their wreaths, light bulbs and
centerpieces.

Other notable artists are Gordon Gearhart’s metals, Kristi Mills’
birchbark, natural materials and mixed media.
Jewelry, book arts, glass, fibers and more might uncover the
perfect gift.