BAYarts Holiday Trunk show is Dec. 6
A festive selection of favorite Cleveland artisans will be in attendance at the BAYarts Holiday Trunk Show on Thursday, Dec. 6, 6-9 p.m. Along with shopping, there will be cocktails and plenty of socializing. Each of the vendors will be bringing an extended assortment from what they currently offer in the holiday shop.
Diane Jacoby’s one-of-a-kind wool mittens became extremely popular in the Holiday Shop last year due to both comfort and style. Fair Isle patterns lead the pack, in everything from soft blue-and-white patterns to abundantly colored styles. The artist says they are made from “rescued” wool sweaters, and then “lined with soft fleece to keep your hands extra warm and protected from the winter chill.”
Jennifer Lee Studios is another at the trunk show for the first time. In an organic style, Lee juxtaposes shiny glazes (ex: antique jade and agate) against an unvarnished clay. Using simple textures and driftwood pieces, her custom style is unique. Along with large serving bowls, pods and mugs, Lee says, “I will have ornaments that make great stocking stuffers. The ornaments are my holiday best sellers. I have some that are exclusive to BAYarts, which feature various westside cities.”
A staple in the BAYarts shop for 10 years, Mary Jurs of Whimsyfolk creates delightful hand-sewn dolls, elves, animals and more. The charming and tender creatures inspire a cozy feeling. During the holidays, pillows, banners, dolls and her iconic pickle ornaments are what she cites as her biggest sellers. Remarking that she’s honored to be invited to the Trunk Show once again, Jurs expresses that, “It's great to visit with new people and old friends and to see the smiles and giggles my creations often inspire!”
Other trunk show vendors sharing the spotlight include Lindsey Close (etched wine, coffee and pint glasses), Mary Lou McPeek (seasonal floral and table top designs), Ramage Arts (pottery) and Beth Martin (seaglass jewelry).
Jessica Stockdale is the Marketing Manager at BAYarts.
BAYarts is a cultural arts campus that features education, exhibition and events.