Sunday, November 16, 2014

Christmas Marketplace is nigh!

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It's all go at Blackberry Central - the elves are busy, as I type, moving their fine artisan works into place for the 18th Annual Blackberry Artist's Society Christmas Marketplace.

It's a festive tradition here in Port Moody, and one that we look forward to all year. We have more space - the gift shop expands in Port Moody Arts Centre's 3D gallery in the run up to Christmas - so we have more space to bring brighter, bigger, better for your gifting pleasure.

Please join us - our opening reception, complete with the ringing of a ceramic bell handmade by member Jan Pavlic Falkenberg, is on Thursday, November 20th from 6pm to 8pm. Once the marketplace opens close to 7pm, we will be open extended hours (Mon - Fri, 10am to 6pm; Sat 10am to 5pm; Sun 12 to 4pm) until December 21st. The gift shop itself will be open on December 22nd before closing for the festive period.

Staffed every single day by our members, this is a great opportunity to a. get all your present-buying done, and b. meet an artist (yes, a real live local artist!). We're also giving art demos every Saturday between 12:30 and 2:30pm.

Local art demos???
More inspiring than YouTube; less expensive than a trip to the Louvre; safer than Jurassic Park ... see you there :)

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