Friday, November 13, 2009

Arts and Greens 2009

2009’s Arts & Greens Holiday Market
Brings The Ultimate Creative Arts Showcase

Award Winning Author Steven Hamilton, live music with Stray Dogs, 40 Artist Booths

Nov. 11, 2009 – Huron Valley Council for the Arts (HVCA) and Bogie Lake Greenhouses, Inc. present Arts and Greens Holiday Market, Friday, Nov 20-Sunday, Nov 22, 1525 Bogie Lake Road, White Lake, MI. Discover the magic in giving original art this holiday season. Free admission and parking. Handicap accessible, family event. Fri. 5pm-8pm, Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Information at 248-889-8660.
In its fourth year, Arts and Greens takes position as the preeminent Lakes Area holiday shopping experience for buyers seeking exquisite one-of-a-kind art treasures. Jury approval ensures quality, originality, and functionality, making this show a stand-out. Arts and Greens artists, musicians, and authors come from across Michigan and Ohio. Producing work from childrens’ books to historical novels and wearable art to wall art, these top talents represent the region in must-see fashion. Juried artists offer their talents in photography, painting, fine jewelry, handbags, glasswork, accessories, basketry, music, writing, and much more.
HVCA and Bogie Lake Greenhouses offer regional partnering like no other. The festive greenhouse environment highlights our holiday season’s arrival. Who can resist hot mulled cider, live music, wreaths, roping, artistic topiaries, plants, and fabulous art all in one place? Arts and Greens Holiday Market is the premier annual shopping event of Western Oakland County.
Local band “Stray Dogs” accompanies Friday evening’s Early Bird shopping. Detroit’s award winning author of the Alex McKnight mystery series, Steve Hamilton, joins us from his New York home. Mr. Hamilton is the first of several authors to meet during Arts and Greens book signings.
Nick Palise of “Sovereign Blues” and “Dr. Pocket” conducts Saturday’s TUBACHRISTMAS holiday tuba concert and guest sing-along. Doug and Beverly Larson share alternative folk Christmas music. Guitarists Gary Weisenburg and Mary Ann Murphy perform while authors Mike Willihnganz, “Sand Wedge: A Family History of China”, and Glen Ruggles, “Elk Rapids, the First One Hundred Years,” greet and sign. Illustrator Donna Pellegata signs “The Harp Mouse Chooses Her Home.” The book’s author,Diane E Dunn signs Sunday. Holiday greens and craft workshops are lead by Bogie Lake Greenhouse personnel and participating artists.
Spring Mills Elementary students provide Sunday’s Empty Bowls pottery. For a donation, enjoy a light lunch and take home the bowl you choose. Empty Bowls proceeds support Highland based Community Sharing Outreach Center. The afternoon features Spring Mills’ choir MORE prior to Susanne Vergeldt’s live fiddle tunes. Signing authors are Linda Robinson, “Chantepleure” and Diane Dunn, “The Harp Mouse Finds Her Home.” Craft workshops are available.
Your Arts and Greens purchases support our region’s economy while making you the star of your own show. No one will bring what you bring. An event for the entire family, Arts and Greens Holiday Market has something for everyone to admire and desire. Let regional style inspire your holiday gifting. We’ll keep the cider hot and see you Nov. 20-22.

Event Schedule
Friday 5pm-8pm: Opening Reception, Early Bird Shopping, Stray Dogs.
5pm-7pm, Author Steve Hamilton

Sat 9am-5pm: Shopping
9am-11am Doug and Beverly Larson
11am- Noon Gary Weisenburg
1pm- Mary Ann Murphy
1pm and 3pm- Holiday greens and crafting workshops
Authors and Illustrator book signing: 9am Mike Willihnganz,
Noon Glen Ruggles, 2pm DonnaPellegata

Sun 10am-5pm: Shopping
11am- Michele Rogers
11:30am-Empty Bowls fund raiser lunch
1pm- Spring Mills Elementary Choir
1pm and 3pm- Holiday greens and crafting workshops
3pm- Susanne Vergeldt
Author book signing: 11am Linda Robinson, 1pm Diane Dunn

Huron Valley Council for the Arts (HVCA), 205 W. Livingston Road, Highland, MI 48357

CONTACT: Leah Ohmer, Executive Director, 248-889-8660, .

PR Contact: Rebecca Arrington, Side Porch Ind., LLC, 248-756-5589

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