TELLURIDE, Dec. 6, 5:45 p.m. – The Telluride Artisan’s Guild hosts its annual Holiday Bazaar this weekend, showcasing locally made arts and crafts with over 33 booths set up inside the Telluride High School cafeteria. The bazaar is an easy way to get gifts for the holiday season and support local artisans.
Regional artists have long since loved this market, hosted by TAG and supported by the Telluride Council for the Arts and Humanities. The 2007 Holiday Bazaar will feature the work of some of the region’s most popular and respected artists. There will be a variety of works at different price points, from $5 to $500. The broad display of artists includes beadworkers, sculptors, jewelers, glassblowers, holiday ornament and wreath makers, gourmet artisans, and hand-knitters. Artisans such as Telluride Truffles, Tomboy Soaps, Salt of the Earth salt lamps, ByRhea jewelry, Bali Dog yoga wear, and Lucy Boody’s fine children’s handknit pieces are all participating in the event.
The bazaar allows the region’s artists a holiday presence, all under one roof. With the closing of the Local’s Gallery, this is truly the market to buy locally-made artworks.
On Saturday, visitors can shop the Holiday Bazaar and then head next door to the Palm Theatre for the Dance Academy’s annual Nutcracker performance, rounding out their holiday experience in Telluride.
The 2008 TCAH fundraising calendar, showcasing one local artist per month in a desktop easel-type calendar, is also on sale for $12. The 2008 calendar highlights local landscape paintings by San Miguel County artists Roger Mason, MD Famous Artist, Susan McCormick, Bruce Gomez, Ellen Brody, Meredith Nemirov, Judy Kohin, Leigh Seikel, Kathryn Vinson Tatum, Sherri Worth, and Amy Poinsett.
Each image is of the Telluride region or inspired by the Telluride region. Notes TCAH Executive Director Renee Marr, "We are pleased to announce this calendar, the first in a hopefully annual series. We are proud to be able to promote our beloved local artists in a unique and exquisite way."
This year’s Holiday Bazaar will take place from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7; 11a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8; and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, with a local’s discount of 10 percent all day. Enjoy the holiday season and support your local artists.