Handmade Holiday Sale scheduled for Nov. 20

Photos of the types of items to be sold at the WCU Handmade Holiday Sale

The annual Handmade Holiday Sale will be held in the Star Atrium adjacent to the Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University on Thursday, Nov. 20, from noon to 7 p.m.

The sale will feature items such as scarves, ceramics, jewelry, knitted wear and books made by WCU community.

The Handmade Holiday Sale is held annually on the Thursday before Thanksgiving to enable community members to begin their holiday shopping and directly support local artists, said Dawn Behling, a gallery specialist.

Admission to the event and the museum is free, and purchases can be made by cash or check. A portion of proceeds will support programming at the FAM.

In conjunction with the sale, an opening reception for a portfolio exhibition of work in a range of media by students in WCU’s bachelor’s degree program in fine arts will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. In addition, a two-part exhibition titled “David Raymond’s Other People’s Pictures” and “Eric Oglander: Craigslist Mirrors” is open at the museum.

The FAM is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, with extended hours to 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Parking, available on both sides of the Bardo Arts Center, is free.

For more information about the sale, contact Behling at 828-227-3591 or dmbehling@wcu.edu.