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Routes to Art Holiday Sale December 1

This holiday season, there’s no better way to find unique gifts and to support local artisans than to shop the Routes to Art Holiday Sale on Saturday, Dec. 1.

For the third year, the Cattaraugus County Arts Council is producing the Holiday Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the Seneca Allegany Administration Building at 90 Ohiyo Way, right off the casino exit in Salamanca.

Anne Conroy-Baiter, executive director of the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, stated that the location is perfect for a holiday sale.

“We chose the Seneca Administration building because of its central location and the fact that all the Routes to Art artists can easily fit in the Grand Hall. Instead of shopping in a mall from store to store, shoppers make their way from booth to booth finding unique and affordable holiday gifts.”

The sale is made up of participating artists in next year’s 2013 Routes to Art open studio tour. Now in its sixth year, Routes to Art (RTA) is an annual, self-guided, open-studio artists’ tour taking place across Cattaraugus County and the Seneca Nation of Indians. Next year’s tour is scheduled for May 18-19, 2013.

Regional artists like Sean Huntington, Debra Eck, Penelope Minner, Keith McKale, Mary Jacobs, Robin Zefers Clark, Elliott Hutten, Dawn Lombardi, Nance Jackson, Samantha Jacobs, Jennifer Miller, Melanie Hill, Richard Big Kettle, Marilyn Reynolds, Dug Stein, Tom Martin, Kristina McLeod, Cheryl Tome, Patricia Eckstrom, Michael Weishan and others will display and sell many cash-and-carry items. Shoppers can expect to find cards, books, prints, jewelry, pottery, ornaments, as well as paintings, stained glass, basket weaving, woodcarving, photography and more.

“The Holiday Sale is a great opportunity to see a selection of our Routes to Art artists in one location under one roof. In this economy, when it’s so important to support local commerce, the Routes to Art Holiday Sale makes it easy to find the perfect holiday gifts and feel good about your purchases,” said Conroy-Baiter.

The Routes to Art Holiday Sale is designed to promote the collective arts community while advancing cultural tourism and enhancing enjoyment of life in the Southern Tier.

Cash, checks and credits cards accepted. For more information, visit www.myartscouncil.net, call (716) 372-7455, or email info@myartscouncil.net.

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