Artful Gifting

Fine art sale brings the holidays home

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana begins its annual holiday fine art sale Nov. 12, filling the Bower Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery at 212 Main St. with around 400 unique items by regional artists.

“All locally crafted and created by local, area artists,” says gallery director Andrea Adams.

Items for sale include paintings, prints, canvases, stickers, ornaments, jewelry, and ceramics. Most items are available only at the event, but a few are for sale online. Each purchase helps the council curate exhibits, host live music, and support local artists and galleries.

Adams says since the sale’s debut more than 10 years ago, the arts council’s staff aims to improve on the year prior. With a general holiday theme, she says the sale’s eclectic items appeal to wider audiences.

“We’ve tried to elevate the quality of the exhibit,” she says.

Abstract art and small paintings are the most popular items, with most sales going to walk-in visitors hunting for gifts.

“We try to make it easier to buy fine art for other people,” she says.



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Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti joined Tucker Publishing Group in September 2022 as a staff writer. She graduated from Gettysburg College in 2020 with a bachelors degree in English. A Connecticut native, Maggie has ridden horses for 15 years and has hunt seat competition experience on the East Coast.

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