November 4, 2012

hi friends
as we all know, the season is upon us. lets face it, we are all talented and want to make our loved ones handmade gifts but can only do so much.  the next best gift to give is one lovingly handmade by a local artist, usually unique and one of a kind as well. 



ardis and allison mock are having an open house at their home entitled ‘the work of our hands’. over SIXTEEN local artists, many of whom you may have seen at ligonier country market.  see the flyer below for more specific information.  their home is located at 5807 torrance drive, export pa 15632 (murrysville).  its very simple:  heading west on route 22, turn left onto harrison city road(there is a jug handle at this light so you technically have to take the road off to the right and come back down to the light – you will be going straight across to harrison city road at this point (sounds confusing but really isn’t); take the third left (torrance); it is the 4th house on the right.  plenty of parking both in the driveway and on the street.  
i may close up shop a little earlier than usual that friday, so anyone who wants can come here first and we can go to the mock’s home together if you’re unsure of directions.
st mary’s craft show in bradenville (just outside of latrobe)
snowflake showcase open house at the Greensburg Art Center on sunday, november 18 from 2 to 4.  this event showcases artists from western pennsylvania and includes light refreshments. the show runs from nov 18 through dec 22 for those late shoppers.  some of the works for sale include watercolor and oil paintings, knitted/felted items, jewelry, cards, christmas crafts and decorations, pottery, handpainted glassware, and much more.  
the greensburg art center is located at 230 todd school road in greensburg.  yes this is the place you see the tubes of paint along route 30 just before the mall on the west side but dont know how to get to!  it’s a wonderful historical one room school house that recently had an addition built for classes – if you havent been there, try to stop out.  for more info, contact GAC at 724 837 6791 or check out their website  
ligonier country market 4th annual christmas market
located at the YMCA, 110 w. church st, ligonier
hours are 10 to 3
i would appreciate any support you can give us. my plan for the holidays has always been what i cannot make myself, i do my best to purchase handmade items from local artists to help them support their trade or at the very least products made in the US.  
please try to stop out to any or all of the above and bring a friend.
thanks so much
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