The 212 Arts Center Holiday Sale kicked off with a party last Friday night, but the fun continues this week, until 6pm December 18. You can still get a wonderful piece of art “made in Michigan” for those special people on your gift list. (Even if that person is you!) You can choose from an excellent array of pottery pieces (really cool sea salt shakers!) re-purposed wool mittens, body scrubs, soaps and other wholesome body products, ornaments, jewelry, fiber arts, cards, paintings, and a perennial favorite – chocolate covered toffee!
Stop by the Arts Center Monday – Saturday 10 – 6, where our friendly staff will help you find just the thing. You may just meet a few artists while you’re there!

This is my coffee shop challenge piece. Cakeeaters on Friday met at My Favorite Cafe. The to-go cup has this cool design, so I asked friends if they wanted to make art based on it. Mine is about 12″ by 14″, applique and machine quilted. Fun, took about an hour. Number 325.

This quilt says, “I dream people grow on trees, like angels dangling from heaven”. First I drew the picture with a fabric pen. I painted it with watercolors on muslin. Then I added acrylic iridescent white sparkles, and glitter glue.
The circle is also painted, with fabric paint, and appliqued onto the picture. Then it’s all hand stitched and embellished with sequins. It was made for the class Art Quilt by Layers, a mixed media class. Number 324.

Artists from Washtenaw County, who participated in Art in the House exhibit at the Michigan State Capitol building, were invited to a reception with Pam Byrnes, our Representative. Some of the details inside the Michigan State Capitol include beautiful hinges on the Chamber door, and carved wood sides on the stairways.