The Holiday Art Fair at the National Museum of Dance is an art-ful way to shop for the coming gift-giving season.
The fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the museum in the historic Saratoga Spa State Park, 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs.
The annual Holiday Art Fair is a juried fine arts and fine crafts fair of visual and performing arts. The show is staged throughout the Dance museum’s galleries and foyer.
Organizers said many of the artists featured are new to the show and some are favorites back from the summer Art Celebration.
“It is a great way to spend a fall weekend enjoying a beautiful art fair” says event director Sue Brown Gordon.
In addition to the art fair, visitors an see the museum’s current exhibits “Gender Neutral” and “Dancers in Film.”
Booths are set up like individual mini-galleries, featuring the works of over 45 invited artists and crafts people. They have been selected locally and nationally.
Paintings, handmade jewelry, photography, drawings, prints, sculpture, mixed media, ceramics, fiber, metal and glass pieces are all original works of art and are available for collecting and gifting in every price range. There will be demonstrations and children’s art activities to inspire creativity.
The event includes music. Visitors an see a dance performance by Half Moon Tribal, Sunday at noon. There will be free hands-on children’s art projects and a catered cafe. There will also be a Farmers Market next door
In the spirit of giving, the Holiday Art Fair will be collecting donations and food items for the local food pantry. Admission is free with a food item or a suggested $3 donation to benefit local food pantry and local mental health services.
Admission includes both the Holiday Art Fair and the National Museum of Dance exhibits.
There is plenty of free parking.
For info visit Gordonfinearts.org or call 518-852-6478.