Works of art are gifts long cherished and forever remembered, but sometimes not affordable. The Occidental Center for the Arts has the solution: small works of art that fit both pocketbook and anyone’s home. Art in miniature for friends and family await your expressions of giving, sharing, and gratitude. “Art and Gifts: Toute Petite” is a unique exhibit and sale that will run from November 18 through January 15 and be open Fridays through Sundays.
Shop at the OCA gallery for a variety of ideas that will make your gift more personal, meaningful, and special: handmade books, original paintings, sculpture, jewelry, cards, photos, etchings, and prints—framed and unframed, matted and unmated. Avoid the hubbub of the cities and the cookie-cutter goods. Enjoy a festive, holiday atmosphere in this intimate gallery and the quaint village of Occidental. Have a cup of hot cider with the gallery docent and learn about how your gift was made. Watch while one of the artists demonstrates the creation of a work of art. And, if you can, stay in Occidental for a delicious meal at one its casual restaurants. You’ll finish your shopping feeling glad you discovered the “Toute Petite” experience. Want first choice of the items for sale – and have even more fun while perusing the options? Then attend the opening reception on November 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wine and appetizers are served. For your enjoyment, a reading of haiku poetry by John Matech will begin at 5:45 p.m. The OCA is a not-for-profit, public benefit corporation and all proceeds go toward the continuation and expansion of the Center’s public-service mission. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The gallery is located at 3850 Doris Murphy Ct, Occidental, off of Bohemian Highway near the intersection with Graton Road. Admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted.