The Granby Artists Association and Granby Parks and Recreation are combining their holiday marketplaces again this year. Bring a friend, discover the talents and businesses of your neighbors. Both the old and new barn at Holcomb Farm will be full of vendors.
Here’s a glimmer of some of the delicious treats and treasures you’ll find in the Granby Artists Gift Show. Open Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 am to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8, from noon to 4 p.m. at Holcomb Farm, 113 Simsbury Road, West Granby.
Waste Not Want Not Community Kitchen will be providing lunch, snacks and beverages again this year. Be sure to come hungry and enjoy their delicious creations.
Granby artists are excited to announce its new participants in this year’s Gift Show. Basket maker Liz Carnes will have baskets for entertaining, gift giving and beautiful woven ornaments. Illustrator Gary Ebersole will have a collection of charcoal prints, horse-related artworks and postcards; some pieces will be hand tinted.
You’ll also find Aimee Gilbert, knitter and textile artist, with her hats, dryer balls, unique note cards and knitted items. Stu Browning, woodworker and artist, will have utensils made from the Granby Oak and polished cedar slabs that are ideal for trivets or centerpieces. He will also have original art and greeting cards available. New creations from calligrapher Debby Reelitz include engraved glassware, yoga bags designed from upcycled clothing as part of her Fun Organic Shirt collection, along with a new annual ornament design that celebrates our protected forests.
Glass artist Annukka Ritalahti will add sparkle to your holidays with glass snowflakes and bevel stars. You’ll also find Mark Gottlieb’s functional and decorative blown glass creations. Lamp artist Jean Luc Godard will be introducing a new design in the mushroom collection. It has a cool new type of shade with a very organic feel.
This gift show is the perfect place to see the whimsical side of fine artist Sally Markey with her sock animals, painted wood items, new decoupage ornaments with all manner of interesting themes, original watercolors, prints and cards. Laura Eden will have her 2019 ornament with an ocean pebble design as well as a new series of small watercolors on aquaboard..
A wonderful collection of affordable functional and decorative pottery created by Linda Yurasevecz, Avis Cherichetti and Tracy Marlor highlights the talents of Granby’s potters. Cherichetti will have pottery pieces printed with the Granby Oak and Mary’s Rock. Marlor will have holiday ornaments, votives, Christmas trees, mugs, bowls and a variety of platters and other beautiful gifts for friends and family.
Find them at granbyartists.org or call Debby Reelitz at 860-413-9041.