On Saturday, Nov. 23, the Holiday Art Fair will showcase the work of more than two dozen artists whose paintings, ceramics, jewelry and other craft pieces will be available for sale. The event coincides with the Earlier than the Bird shopping event which takes place throughout downtown Livermore with an emphasis on hand made and one-of-a-kind gifts. As part of the Earlier than the Bird event, visitors to the Holiday Art Fair who wear pajamas are eligible to enter to win a Bankhead Wine Box with three bottles of award-winning Livermore wines.
The event is free and open to the public. It takes place from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the gallery of the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St. Visitors to the Fair can also enjoy the current exhibit “Worth a Thousand Words,” which celebrates the connection between the written word and visual art with poetry paired with art, poetry expressed with artistic flair, and works of art crafted from books.
In addition, art camps at the Bothwell offer a perfect creative outlet for the holiday breaks in both November and December. The Thanksgiving Art Camp takes place on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 25 and 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 Eighth St., Livermore. The Winter Art Camp takes place on Thursday, Jan. 2, at the same time and location. The cost is $140 each student, with limited scholarships available.
Multiple fun projects will be created using canvas, paper, drawing, painting and more. At the close of each camp, an artists’ reception allows family and friends to see the completed works and offer the artists gallery experience. These camps are ideal for budding artists or those looking to stretch their knowledge, techniques and portfolios. The camps are open for children ages 4-17.