Spend this weekend in Evanston for Artful Giving

I’m not quite ready for the Holidays yet, but come December 1 I will be. I like to let Thanksgiving simmer a little bit before decking the halls and selecting my wreath. My inventory is ready for the holidays though, and I just brought my pieces over to PerficalSense Studio and Salon, where they will have a sleepover through Sunday.


The Third Annual Artful Giving Party at PerficalSense Studio & Art Salon includes all pieces from the Salon show, along with cards and paper arts, fiber arts, jewelry, paintings and pottery. My Maraviglia collection will also be on display, as well as my Desktop Minis, and larger wall decor.


The party begins on Friday, November 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. with wine and cheese. Additional gift shopping hours are Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Look for the red house with the blue door at 1209 Hinman Avenue in Evanston.

If you enjoy handling merchandise before you purchase it, this is the perfect way to introduce yourself to a variety of media and truly get a feel for what it looks like in person. You can also combine your visit with a play, as Piccolo Theatre will show Bah Humbug! Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. There are lovely eateries on Main Street and Dempster as well, so make a day trip out to Evanston.

Participating artists include: Sandra Bacon, JoAnn Baumann, Bleeding Hearts, Ellin Blumenthal, Douglas Boehm, Elizabeth Bolich, Julie Cowan, Judy Disman, Gail Drozd, Nancy Engelhard, Evanston Print and Paper, Alicia Forestall-Boehm, Larry Geni, Michele Gorski, Susi Goldstein, Bridgette Guerzon-Mills, Diane Hallinan, Chris Heisinger, Cindy Jevon Hogan, Judith Joseph, Harriet Kohn, Magdalena Liss, Lisa Loomis, Eileen Madden, Danny Mansmith, Chandrika Marla, Ruti Modlin, Talya Modlin, Crystal Neubauer, Yuki Nyhan, Ann O’Brien, Alexis Ortiz, Layna Portugal, Babette Powell, Emily Rutledge, Vicki Schwartz-Mided, Vanessa Shaf, CeCe Short, Mary Krebs Smyth, Jill Sutton, Michele Thrane.


I look forward to perusing all the pretty art myself, and am drafting the shopping list of lucky recipients.

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