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Your Guide to Artful Giving at The Art League

With our Black Friday sale coming up and the official start of the holiday season this week, The Art League has lots of affordable artwork and art classes that could make a perfect gift.

The three exhibits in the Gallery this month are perfect opportunities to take home something special from a local artist. “Small Works,” a juried group exhibit features small, affordably priced artworks in all media, many of them priced $100 or less. Paintings, sculptures, etchings, photos, and collage are all looking for a good home.

“Large Works,” the companion exhibit, is made up of large-format pieces that could really light up a room — as could the bold black-and-white prints in “Cold River,” Andrew Zimmermann’s solo photography show this month. Zimmermann’s photographs of Colorado winter waterways, printed via direct contact, focus on the sharp contrasts in the landscape (more info on the exhibit page).

Check out our Flickr page and the gallery below for a preview of the shows!

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These three shows are open through December 3! Come by the Gallery and see if anything strikes your fancy. If you’re not sure what to give, The Art League also offers gift cards (for sale in the Gallery) which can be used for any purchase — artwork, a fine art class, a travel workshop, art supplies, or next year’s membership! (Check out the school catalog here.)

And finally, whether for your own tree or a friend’s, don’t forget to check out our Holiday Ornament Collection, with dozens of handmade ornaments by Art League artists! This yearly exhibit is a great place to find that unique decoration that you’ll enjoy seeing year after year.

“Madonna and Child,” a painted ornament by Amy Browning, was judged Best in Show by Christmas Attic’s Cheri Hennessy.
The Gallery’s tree.

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