BAYarts expands holiday offerings

Sidney Heaton helps young shoppers at last year's Kids Shopping Day.

The BAYarts holiday season kicks off on Nov. 17 and 18 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) for the Holiday Shop open house weekend. This is the first chance the public gets to see the expanded shop decorated and new merchandise. Coffee, hot chocolate and homemade bakery items will be offered in the Fuller House, with the addition of a photo wall with props. 

For those who can't make those November dates, the entire shop is open through Christmas. And on Thursday, Dec. 6, the annual Holiday Trunk Show will take place from 6-9 p.m. Featured that night will be colorful hand-sewn pillows, purses, bags and creatures; beach glass jewelry; and hand-painted wooden signs.

"Offering people a chance to support buying from local artisans is important to our mission statement," says BAYarts shop manager Linda Goik. "Every year it just gets better and better as we think up new decor ideas and find new Cleveland vendors. If you're looking for items that feature Cleveland and the local suburbs, we'll have that as coasters, mugs, shirts and ornaments. It is always popular."

Following that on Saturday, Dec. 8, is "Winter Wonderland: Murder Mystery" from 7-10 p.m. Local actors are involved and a holiday singalong will take place. More entertainment will be shown when the Bay Village Community Players present a free staged reading of Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol." Wrapping this all up is the Kids Shopping Day on Sunday, Dec. 16, noon-5 p.m., which includes a free personal shopper and free gift wrapping that kids get to customize.  

Please see our ad in the Observer for a convenient reminder. BAYarts can be reached at 440-871-6543 and

Jessica Stockdale

Jessica Stockdale is the Marketing Manager at BAYarts.

BAYarts is a cultural arts campus that features education, exhibition and events. 

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Volume 10, Issue 21, Posted 9:57 AM, 11.06.2018