This holiday season, there’s no better way to find unique gifts and to support local artisans than to shop the fourth annual Routes to Art Holiday Sale on Saturday, Nov. 16. Produced by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, the Holiday Sale moves this year to the new Lodge at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville and runs from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Anne Conroy-Baiter, executive director of the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, stated that the new location is perfect for a holiday sale.
“We are so thrilled to welcome visitors to a new venue for this year’s event. Holiday Valley has been so welcoming and supportive of our regional artists and the new lodge overlooking the slopes will provide a stunning backdrop for the Holiday Sale,” said Conroy-Baiter. “Instead of shopping in a mall from store to store, shoppers can make their way from booth to booth finding handcrafted, one-of-a kind, affordable holiday gifts.”
The sale is made up of participating artists in next year’s 2014 Routes to Art open studio tour. Now in its seventh 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 17-18, 2014.
Regional artists like Sean Huntington, Barbara Fox, Ellen Paquette, Debra Eck, Penelope Minner, Elizabeth Jankowski, Keith McKale, Robin Zefers Clark, Elliott Hutten, Dawn Lombardi, Nance Jackson, John Balacki, 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 Routes to Art program 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.routestoart.com, call (716) 372-7455, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.