December, here at Sidestreet Arts, is quite a Very Merry experience! We fill the gallery head to toe with wonderful art that would be just right for that special someone on your Christmas list. We’ll have special art pieces from our regular artists and some new ones, too! And no red dots! You can buy anything in the gallery and take it home with you on the spot... for “Santa-ing purposes.”
Let us Christmas you on First Friday with a little eggnog, delightful holiday treats and some good cheer. We’ll have our Christmas tree loaded with purchasable artist-made ornaments throughout the month, as well as a hearty selection of holiday cards for the mailing. AND... We’ll be open December 23rd & 24th... (a Monday & Tuesday) to help you get those last minute gifts.
You'll see works by many of your favorite artists including Karrie Amiton’s reverse glass painting... works by encaustic artist Sharon Jonquil, muralist and artist Gary Hirsch’s BotJoys, ceramic sculptures made by Kendall Jones, Chayo Wilson’s charming ceramic mugs and dishes, and so many more. We’ll even have new-to-Sidestreet artists like Mark Dunst along with our happy regular member artists!
Sidestreet Arts Special Holiday Hours:
We will be open Monday, December 23rd, 11-6
Tuesday, December 24th, 11-3
Friday, December 6, and the first Friday of each month we'll be open until 9 pm with delectable snacks, beer and wine. This First Friday, you’ll find eggnog and holiday noshings to warm you up.
Join member and represented artists in the gallery starting at 6 pm, and visit our neighbors Wolff Gallery and Stark Street Studios on your Art Walk.
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Hot Toddy Sunday Brunch
Join us Sunday, December 15 from noon - 2 pm for a hot toddy and some good cheer as we brunch holiday style. Visit with our member artists and, as we do, we’ll have a special gift for the first dozen visitors.
The event is always free (though you do have to be 21 or over to enjoy the adult beverages). Non-alcoholic refreshments will also be available for the non-imbibing.
Print Month Celebration January 2 - February 2, 2020.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 3, 6 - 9pm
Our January show features printmakers from across the Pacific Northwest including Kelli MacConnell (shown), Jonathan Barcan, Steve Wenshi Chan, Chris Darr, Polly Dully, Kristen Etmund, Jessica Hartman, Beth Kerschen, Kristin Kohl, Kristy Lombard, Jane Pagliarulo, and Erik Sandgren.
Last Month’s To-Do’s
We had loads of fun in November starting with the opening for Kendall Jones and Katherine McDowell.
Katherine McDowell and Kendall Jones First Friday crowd
Really want that piece of art, buuuut....
Sidestreet Arts offers Layaway!
AND... just in time for the holidays...
Gift Cards! For that extra hard-to-buy-for art lover on your list... Sidestreet Arts Gift Certificates. Let THEM do the shopping and still get the love!
Off The Wall...
I was feeling a little unconventional this year. I’d wrapped Christmas gifts in the SE Examiner and brown paper wrappings. I repurposed old yarn and string to tie up packages and garnished with twigs, pine cones and bottle caps I made into magnets. And so here it was, Christmas Eve... what could I do that was a little different? Suddenly it came to me... “Forget the cookies and milk... no...” I thought aloud... “... for that jolly old elf, I’ll leave out some delicious Portland donuts and a mug full of hot housemade chai!” And with that, I set out fill a pretty plate with some Christmas cheer... and to Santa, A Very Merry PDXMAS and a Happy New Year!
Plate: “Blue Doug Fir” by Nicole Curcio, $50.
Porcelain Mug: Ha Austin, $59
Crocheted donut ornaments by Kat Mistry, $12 & $15