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Dawson Creek, Art Galleries & Artists
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We went to the Art Gallery in Dawson Creek for the annual opening of the Christmas Gift Show and Sale.
The Grain Elevator Gallery is one of the few places in the city that is big enough to house a 15 or so foot Christmas tree, and I learned that each year, the Art Gallery uses all it's decorations from the previous year to decorate trees downtown to be auctioned off as a fund raiser.
The Gallery was bursting at the seams with top-drawer work from artists and artisans from the bottom gift shop and lobby all the way up the spiraling ramps that go to the top.
I saw woodwork, jewelry, pottery, watercolors, stained glass, fiber arts, soaps & lotions, metalwork and Christmas decorations. I checked a lot of the names on my gift list for the season.
There were trays of goodies and glasses of punch being served the whole time I was there. At 2 pm a local woman's choir came in to sing carols for an hour.
This annual event is a favorite for many shoppers whether they live in the community or come in as visitors and it's always well attended. It's more than just going shopping; it's a chance to participate in a celebration of community, art and Christmas. I wouldn't miss it.