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Holiday art show can provide decoration ideas for the season

An upcoming art show will give visitors unique tree-decorating ideas during this holiday season.

The Estacada Development Association is hosting its second Estacada Winter Artisan Show and Sale. The two-day event runs from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at City Hall, 475 S.E. Main St., Estacada.

The show will feature mostly local artists from areas such as Estacada, Damascus, Sandy and the Mount Hood villages.

“The show offers a variety of artists featuring fine, handcrafted work,” said Phil Linglebach, Estacada Development Association chairman and show chairman.

A multitude of art will be on display, including wood carvings, paintings, knitting and felting, cookware, jewelry, vases and craftsman-style tiles.

Painted Ukrainian Easter eggs, which can be used as Christmas tree ornaments, also will be on display and for sale.

Most of the art will be available to purchase, and the artists will donate small items that will be raffled every 30 minutes.

The show also will feature demonstrations by the artists. One artist will show how to knit with wire, while Linglebach will use his wood burning device to decorate medallions and design wood ornaments.

Visitors are invited to talk to the artists and get tips for their own work. Refreshments will be served, and a visit from Santa Claus is expected.

“This is a collection of people showcasing the best of their craft and selling their work,” Linglebach said.

The idea for the show came after Estacada discontinued its annual bazaar, which would leave the town draped in holiday lights while also giving artists the opportunity to display their work.

The Estacada Development Association is filling the void with a show that will feature artists and their holiday theme works.

“This was an opportunity to showcase local artists and put on the fine arts show that will display their creativity,” Linglebach said.




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